Open Resources


Here are a few Open Access resources to get you started (and don’t forget you can search many social media and sharing websites like Flickr and Youtube by rights):

Learn about OER

CTL’s curated resources:

Free on the Internet (Overview of OER, Tools & Tips)

OA/OER Brief

Searching Tips (Internet Archive, Google)

Rights / Copyright Tools

This document


OE Consortium – Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) , ;  Webinars

Open 4 Us, ; Webinars

College Open Textbooks

Affordable Learning Georgia


Searching by rights

Creative Commons search:

DPLA (all formats, some public domain):

Internet archive (all formats; some public domain; can limit to rights via advanced searching, ): ; Georgia related items

Library of Congress (all formats; some works in public domain) :

Open Access library:

University of Montana list of public domain (books, manuscripts, music, maps, visual art)


Search collections by format


Audio books

Images & Film

Music (licensed under creative commons)


Open Education Resources


Tips: Search google, flickr, bing (and others!) by rights or usage – often using filtering after a search

Advanced searching in Youtube:

Advanced searching in Google


Open Access Week website


Curated by Robin Fay, Portal Manager