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Open-access (OA) literature is understood to be online, frequently free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. This guide links to open resources in higher education that provide open teaching materials, videos, books, and image

Open Access Overview by Peter Suber

Sawyer Library Licensed Materials

The Mildred F. Sawyer Library subscribes to a large number of databases which offer scholarly journal articles, ebooks, films, and images. Current students, faculty, and staff have access to all of this material.

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Open Educational Resources (OER) Defined

Open Educational Resources are educational materials freely available for public use.  In many cases, licenses permit improving, sharing, and/or redistributing this material. Educational Resources generally include learning content, such as courses, course materials, resource collections, and journals.

The Goal of Using OER

The goal of engaging with OER is to provide access to quality educational resources for everyone regardless of income or location.  An OER also creates opportunities to share new methods of teaching and learning in a collaborative environment.


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