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Upward Bound: Explore Open Collections

Below we've collected and openly available recommended resources.

Resources at a distance

Below you'll find some of our favorite open access databases and resources that you may access from anywhere.


A community of open educators worldwide generously create and contribute to an every expanding body of Open Educational Resources (OER), teaching and learning resources that are assigned creative commons licenses or reside in the public domain. These resources allow free use by educators and are findable in search engines, repositories, and referatories. Below you'll find a few a few we recommend. When searching for OER, consider what you are looking for before you begin. Are you interested in texts, digital lectures, test banks? Use these terms and search features to filter your results. 

Want to learn more about OER? Visit our OER guide.