Open Educational Resources

Public Domain Resources

Open Educational Resouces (OER) are educational resources that are in the public domain or have an open license like one from Creative Commons and may include all types of educational materials. OER may be duplicated, edited, reused, and distributed depending on the specific item's license. Below is a list of some OER databases. 

Multi-disciplinary databases

AMSER: Applied Math and Science Educational Repository

Annenberg Learner

Digital Public Library of America


Internet Archive

Khan Academy


MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching


OER Commons

OpenCourseWare (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Open Education Consortium

OpenStax College

Project Gutenberg

The Orange Grove

SoftChalk Media Repositories Directory

TED (Ideas Worth Sharing)


Wisconsin Online Resource Center


Discipline-specific databases

ChemWiki: The Digital Chemistry Hypertext

The National Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education Digital Library (NSDL)