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Open Educational Resources (OER)

This guide provides information about Open Educational Resources, or OER.

New Open Textbooks Available to Browse on Open Textbook Library

You can browse open textbooks by the date on which they were shared, from newest to oldest. New books include "Introductory Statistics for Psychology Students," "Dredging Engineering: Special Topics," and more!  Image Credit: Tulane Public RelationsCC BY 2.0 

Free Textbooks Improve Student Success

A study from the University of Georgia has shown that students given free course material not only save money but get better grades. 

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Teaching with OER Canvas Course Shells

This video shares information about how to easily import a course shell containing an open textbook and other free resources (presentations, notes, images) into your Canvas course with a few easy clicks. 

Welcome to the University Library Guide to

Open Educational Resources

This guide is an introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER): what they are, where to find them, and how to use them in courses.

For more information about any of these topics, contact the Library's Open Access & Scholarly Communication Librarian at

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Iowa State University is a proud member of the Open Textbook Network, an international organization of higher education institutions working together to advance the creation and use of open textbooks. 

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