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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Humanities and Social Sciences 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)

Other Recommended Platforms

  • Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet -  includes reports, journal articles and a range of sources.
  • Open Course Library (Anthropology Courses)
  • Edsitement! - offers a wide range of humanities subjects, from American history to literature, world history and culture, language, art, and archaeology, and have been judged by humanities specialists to be of high intellectual quality. EDSITEment is not intended to represent a complete curriculum in the humanities, nor does it prescribe any specific course of study.
  • Lowitja Institute LitSearch - This search tool provides access to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health literature in PubMed. Refine your search to “Open Access” or select "Free Access" and check the license of individual article before reusing the content.
  • NOBA Project Textbooks - Focusing on psychology with textbooks, quizzes, PowerPoint presentations, and instructor manuals.

Suggested textbooks:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies



Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies


Philosophy and Psychoanalytic Studies

Politics and International Studies