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Open Education Resources (OERs)

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Find Existing Resources

Contact the Open Education Librarian, Brenda Smith, for help on finding what OER resources are currently available in your field.

Finding Open Content on Google

You can narrow your Google search to find openly licensed resource:

  1. Go to Google search at
  2. Look for Settings (may be in different places depending on your browser and browser version)
  3. Choose Advanced Search from the settings menu
  4. Scroll down the page to the Usage Rights drop down. You should see several selections where you can choose to narrow by different type of licence.
  5. Select the licence and then perform your search.

What do the usage rights permit?

  • Not filtered by licence: no licence is specified, which means is under traditional copyright
  • Free to use or share: you may copy or redistribute its content if the content remains unchanged
  • Free to use share or modify: you may copy, modify, or redistribute in ways specified in the license
  • Commercially: be sure to select an option that includes the word "commercially" if you want to use content for commercial use



Creative Commons License
"Open Education Resources (OERs)" by TRU Libraries is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).

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