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Open Educational Resources (OER) for Medicine and Health Sciences

Explore the tabs at the left to locate OER textbooks and course materials in your specific discipline.


What is OER?

OER are Open Educational Resources: free, open-source course materials and textbooks created by academic institutions, professors, and teachers.

OER are created with the intention that they be used by other instructors and institutions, and most are peer-reviewed. OER are usually licensed under creative commons licenses, which allow specific different kinds of uses, allowing others to alter completely, alter partially, or simply republish OERs.

One of the aims of OER-creation is to save students money by replacing costly textbooks with free course materials, and so the majority of OER textbooks are created for undergraduate-level general education courses which typically have the most student enrollment. However, new OER are created every day.

Please see the comprehensive Chester Fritz Open Access Libguide to learn more about the concepts behind open access and open educational resources.