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Open Educational Resources

OER Textbooks for Chemistry

Places to Discover OER Textbooks

Open Tools, Learning Objects, and More for Chemistry

Search Across OER Platforms

Mason OER Metafinder (MOM)‚Äč

Created by George Mason University, the Mason OER Metafinder searches sixteen targets in real-time, instantly returning the top several hundred or so relevant hits from each site.

Openly Available Sources Integrated Search (OASIS)

Openly Available Sources Integrated Search (OASIS) is a search tool that aims to make the discovery of open content easier. OASIS currently searches open content from 52 different sources and contains 155,375 records. OASIS is being developed at SUNY Geneseo's Milne Library in consultation with Alexis Clifton, SUNY OER Services Executive Director.

Readings about OER in Chemistry

Allen, G., Guzman-Alvarez, A., Molinaro, M., & Larsen, D. S. (2015). Accessing the impact and efficacy of the open-access ChemWiki textbook project.

Pence, H. E., & Losoff, B. (2011). Going beyond the textbook: The need to integrate open access primary literature into the chemistry curriculum. Chemistry Central Journal, 5(1), 1-4. doi:10.1186/1752-153X-5-18

Robinson, T. J., Fischer, L., Wiley, D., & Hilton III, J. (2014). The impact of open textbooks on secondary science learning outcomes. Educational Researcher, 43(7), 341-351. doi:10.3102/0013189X14550275