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Open Educational Resources (OERs) @ OWU

Biology Open Educational Resources

These links will take you directly to the portions of databases that contain materials relevant to Biology. However, this is by no means an exhaustive list. Feel free to explore the General Collectionsto find additional resources.

  • MERLOT Biology Materials -- MERLOT II is a program of the California State University, in partnership with educational institutions, professional societies, and industries to provide a database of more than 40,000 materials related to a wide variety of subjects. These materials come in a variety of formats, including animations and simulations, assignments and quizzes/tests, case studies and reference materials, and open textbooks, journals, and articles.
  • College Open Textbooks -- Biology & Genetics -- College Open Textbooks is the initiative of a number of organizations who have made it their goal to provide free, open source textbooks online for students. Licenses vary. Verify individual items.
  • Global Text Project - Biology  -- The Global Text Project is a joint initiative between the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia and The Daniels College of Business of the University of Denver to publish eBooks that can be accessed by all, especially the developing world. Licenses vary. Verify individual items.
  • InTech Life Sciences Books -- InTech publishes more than 2,300 open textbooks and 6 journals in a variety of subjects that fall under the heading of science, technology, and medicine. Licenses vary. Verify individual items.
  • HippoCampus - Biology -- Hippocampus offers educators a wide variety of multimedia content online, including videos, animations, and simulations. An additional feature offers educators the ability to create "playlists" for their students, which correlate specifically to their particular instruction material. Site-specific license.

*This content was copied from Furman's OER General Collections LibGuide page with permission.