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Open Educational Resources: Create OER

A guide to finding free or low-cost curriculum resources.

Getting Started

Affordable Learning Georgia Tutorial: Creating and Modifying Open Educational Resources - this is an excellent tutorial on how to create your own OER and adapt others' OER to your course.

Government Publications

Everything published by the Federal government is free of any copyright restrictions.  The research, reports and websites can be useful resources for classes when creating your own course material.

A great starting place to search is USA.gov.
 

Try to search a specific agency's website.  A-Z List of Federal Agencies. Many times these materials are not retrieved with simple Google searches.   Here are some examples of US Federal Databases. 

Homeland Security Digital Library
The Homeland Security Digital Library is a collection of documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management. Topics include maritime, unmanned aerial systems, terrorism, epidemics and many more. 

 

SciTech Connect
SciTech Connect is a collection of science, technology, and engineering research information from the U.S. Department of Energy.

The content on this guide has been adapted from Northern Michigan College's Open Educational Resources guide.