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Open Educational Resources (OER): History

This guide explains what Open Educational Resources are and provides resources for faculty.

Getting Started

On this page you will find a sampling of resources for finding OER in History. This is not an exhaustive list, but a good place to start. (Note - in any of these resources, you can do a more specific search, such as American History or European History. This page is just to show you how to access the materials.)

OER Commons


Open Michigan

This academic content was curated by the University of Michigan. Most of it is published under the CC By (Creative Commons BY) license, meaning it is free to use and adapt as long as work is attributed to the original creators.


Find Open Textbook

After clicking link, enter the ISBN of a book to find related FREE open textbooks and materials.


A collection of openly licensed, peer-reviewed textbooks in a variety of subjects, available for free to download or in print for a reduced price. 

Open Access Journals

MIT OpenCourseWare: History

A selection of free courses in American, European, and World History from MIT.

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