Open Educational Resources (OERs) are defined in this manner by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation:

OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.

To find out more about OER at the University of Missouri-St. Louis visit https://libguides.umsl.edu/oer.

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Textbooks

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Teaching in a Digital Age, A.W. (Tony) Bates

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An Introduction to Psychological Statistics, Garett C. Foster, David Lane, David Scott, Mikki Hebl, Rudy Guerra, Dan Osherson, and Heidi Zimmer

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Writing the Nation: A Concise Introduction to American Literature 1865 to Present, GALILEO Open Learning Materials, Amy Berke, Robert Bleil, Jordan Cofer, and Doug Davis

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Principles of Economics 2e, OpenStax, Steven A. Greenlaw, and David Shapiro

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Microbiology, OpenStax, Nina Parker, Mark Schneegurt, Anh-Hue Thi Tu, Brian M. Forster, and Philip Lister

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The Information Literacy User’s Guide: An Open, Online Textbook, OPEN SUNY Textbooks, Deborah Bernnard, Greg Bobish, Daryl Bullis, Jenna Hecker, Irina Holden, Allison Hosier, Trudi Jacobson, and Tor Loney