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Digital Public Library of America
A wide range of digital materials from libraries, archives and museums around the United States. "The copyright status of items in DPLA varies. DPLA links to a wide variety of different materials: many are in the public domain, while others are under rights restrictions but nonetheless publicly viewable. For individual rights information about an item, please check the “Rights” field in the metadata, or follow the link to the digital object on the content provider’s website for more information."
Full university courses
(Indexed in OER Commons)
HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.
The project currently hosts over 130 languages worth of free, public domain material from the US Peace Corps, Foreign Service Institute and the Defense Language Institute, along with some private contributions.
Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching. Tens of thousands of learning modules, tutorials, readings, videos, textbooks, etc., all available (check licensing) for educational use.
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.
Peer-reviewed open access publications from across Europe.
A repository of a variety of OER materials -- textbooks, activities, video, images, case studies, etc. Browse by Subject/Discipline or Material Type.
Open Michigan Initiative
Open Michigan enables the University of Michigan community to make the products of its research, teaching, and creative work available to the world beyond campus. We are the home for all things open at the University of Michigan—including expertise and services for open educational resources, open data, and open publications.
Open Professionals Education Network
Links to all the major search engines and sites for finding OER materials. Includes sites for finding videos, images, music, course content, textbooks, etc.
Orange Grove Repository
"The Orange Grove repository, is Florida's digital repository for instructional resources. The repository provides an environment for educators to search for, use, remix, share, and contribute educational resources."
Open Educational Resources from leading colleges and universities.
Utah Education Network
"OER Web Collections" towards bottom of the page is especially useful.
The World Digital Library
A project from the Library of Congress, offers a wealth of primary resources from almost 200 countries in a variety of languages.
QUBES is a community of individuals and organizations committed to accelerating STEM education reform. Supported by our social-cyberinfrastructure and commitment to teaching quantitative skills, we work to make sure that our teaching is effective, open, accessible, equitable, and inclusive.
Vimeo (Creative Commons)
Browse the Creative Commons licensed videos on Vimeo. Learn about what you can and can't do with other people’s videos on Vimeo to help you share, rework and reuse legally.
National Screening Room
The National Screening Room showcases the riches of the Library’s vast moving image collection, designed to make otherwise unavailable movies, both copyrighted and in the public domain, freely accessible to the viewers worldwide.
The majority of movies in the National Screening Room are freely available as both 5 mb MP4 and ProRes 422 MOV downloads.