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OER for MU Students

A Libguide dedicated to all things MU Staff, bringing together useful resources, tools and services available to MU Staff in one place.

Why use OER?

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Sources of OER for students

There are lots of sources for OER online. Some cover many different topics, some are discipline-specific. 

Begin by trying out some of the most well-known sources. 

Take a look at this page; it lists a huge amount of OER sources, and you may find one that perfectly suits your subject. 


Using OER - for students

Silhouette of man standing on top of a hill, successful.  Photo by Scott Webb from PexelsWhat are the benefits to YOU, if your lecturer uses an OER (Open Educational Resource) textbook or resource in your module?

  • Low cost (printing only) or no cost (online use); saving you money on textbooks / required reading costs
  • It will be modified to suit your specific module
  • Your lecturer may use the resource in class to co-create content, thereby increasing your information skills
  • OER use is linked to student success (retention, completion and cost savings to you)

Remember! ALL the content in MU Library is FREE for you to use while you are studying in MU, so make sure you access the eBooks, eJournals and access to databases in your study. OER provides an alternative, non-traditional way for your lecturer to create customised content for your class, in addition to the millions of free resources in MU Library that you already have access to. Start your search for relevant information on your subject with MU Library's Subject Guides first.

OER & students: news stories

  1. University Libraries play key role in lowering students’ educational costs | University of Nevada, Reno (
  2. SU advocates for more open educational resources on campus - The Gauntlet


OER adoption in MU by students

Under construction: please check back in 2023

Have YOU used an OER as a student in MU? Please let me know so that I can add details to this page.