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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Science, Engineering and Technology OERs

Where to start tips...

  1. Remember to keep a note of all your searches because OERs can be from multiple places
  2. Begin your search with this OER website:

3. Did you find a suitable resource? (If not, search the OER sites below or look for DRM-Free resources via the A-Z Databases)

4. If found, evaluate the source

5. Check license restrictions and apply where necessary

6. Adapt and don't forget to attribute the author (if applicable)

Recommended Platforms

  • American Institute of Mathematics Approved OER Textbooks 

  • AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository

  • Chem LibreTexts - is a Chemistry Living Library is a principal hub of the LibreTexts project, which is a multi-institutional collaborative venture to develop the next generation of open-access texts to improve postsecondary education at all levels of higher learning. The LibreTexts approach is highly collaborative where an Open Access textbook environment is under constant revision by students, faculty, and outside experts to supplant conventional paper-based books.

  • Engineering - InTechOpen - Open access books in various subfields of Engineering. As these books are intended for scholars, some volumes may be more appropriate for graduate courses.
  • Engineering Technology: Simulations for Learning - "This website is a segment of a Department of Labor grant awarded to the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) of Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott. This project seeks to provide a unique approach to learning about engineering technology."
  • Engineering Computations with Python - Created in Jupyter Notebooks, these modules' target audience is first-year engineering students, but the course would be equally useful to students in any science or technology field.
  • NSDL: National Science Digital Library: This repository gathers all possible online open resources from various providers in all STEM disciplines. Resources are browsable by education level, resource type, and subject. Even though most resources are free on this site, there are also some that have some cost associated with them.

  • IntechOpen - Open Access Book - World’s largest Science, Technology & Medicine Open Access book publisher. The website contains more than 3,000 open access books distributed under CC BY 3.0 license in various subjects.

  • LibreTexts - Explore courses, textbooks, homework exercises and ancillary materials. Topics include: Algebra, Abstract Algebra, Number Theory, Calculus, and many other mathematical topics.
  • Lumen Learning - provides textbooks for Algebra, Calculus, and Statistics. 
  • The National Academies Press (NAP) - This is a great resource that provides textbooks on math and statistics.
  • Open Intro - Statistics - provides data basics, probability (optional), distributions, inference for means and proportions, and regression, including multiple and the basics of logistic regression.
  • QUBES - is a security-focused desktop operating system that aims to provide security through isolation. Virtualization is performed by Xen, and user environments can be based on Fedora, Debian, Whonix, and Microsoft Windows, among other operating systems.


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