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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Searching Google for OER

Google Advanced Search 

Using Google Advanced Search is a great way to find resources by license type. Here are directions on how to use Google Advanced Search to find materials with open licenses.

  1. On the Google Advanced Search (Links to an external site.) page, scroll to the bottom and look for the "usage rights" field.
  2. Change the "usage rights" field to "free to use share or modify" or "free to use, share or modify, even commercially" depending on what type of license you want.
  3. Use the other fields to plug in key words and to narrow your results.
  4. Hit the "Advanced Search" button.
  5. The results page should show only Creative Commons resources. Make sure to verify exact license type and terms of use. 


You can watch the following video for a demonstration of a Google Advanced Search: