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Open Access

this is the archived version of the previous guide

Open Textbooks

MIT OpenCourseWare

MIT OpenCourseWare -- "a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity." 


MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning & Online Teaching -- "a leading edge, user-centered, searchable collection of peer reviewed and selected higher education, online learning materials, catalogued by registered members and a set of faculty development support services."

Finding Other Online Lectures

Selective Bibliography of On-Demand Academic Public Lectures -- "This selective bibliography provides access to and information about university and other web sites in the United States offering online, on-demand public lectures."

Internet Archive


"...more than 14.6 million items...

  • Images - paintings, drawings, maps, photos and pictures of museum objects
  • Texts - books, newspapers, letters, diaries and archival papers
  • Sounds - music and spoken word from cylinders, tapes, discs and radio broadcasts
  • Videos - films, newsreels and TV broadcasts"

Open Educational Resources Commons

Open Educational Resources Commons-- "Find Free-to-Use Teaching and Learning Content from around the World. Organize K-12 Lessons, College Courses, and more."

The Orange Grove: Florida's Digital Repository

The Orange Grove "is an online library of free instructional resources for Florida's educators."

Smarthistory (Art & Art History)


Resources for Free Online Books

Other Open Resources