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Textbook Affordability - OER

Textbook Affordability - OER

Recommended OERs by Subject

What Are Open Educational Resources?

OER = Teaching and learning materials that are freely available online for everyone to use, whether you are an instructor, student, or self-learner.

From: OER Glossary and the California OER Council. 

How To Use This Guide:

This page library guide is designed as a list of suggested open educational resources by subject. 

This is aimed at faculty members who want textbook recommendations.

The goal is to reduce the time you spend searching for materials that you can legally use for your courses.

This is NOT a complete list of OERs by subject. There are many databases for OERs which you can find listed on SCC's OER website

For more information, see Sacramento City College's OER website.

This site is in progress! If you are using an OER that you would like to be listed here, email me at

Non-OER, Free Online Resources

There are many sites that have educational content that is free to students and faculty. However, many of these resources are not OER as they are typically copyrighted. These resources can be freely and legally accessed, but often do not have the licensing to make the OER; they can't be copied, edited, or distributed outside of their original location. These resources can be linked to from Canvas, but not copied into Canvas. Despite these restrictions, they are often valuable resources for faculty and students. 

Here are a list of some of the more popular ones: