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OERs for Cultural Anthropology

Use this LibGuide to help you select free e-textbooks and other education material related to the field of cultural anthropology.

What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

OER LogoOpen Educational Resources are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and repurposing by others. 

OER include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.

- William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Locating OER

There are three main sources for OER:

  • OER Publishers and Producers
    • Examples: OpenStax, Lumen, Saylor
  • OER Repositories
    • Examples: OERCommons, Merlot II, OrangeGrove
  • Public Domain Materials
    • Examples: Project Gutenberg, Government Documents

Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources