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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)?

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Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning, and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions.

- 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