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Scholarly Communications & Open Access

Open Access Repositories

Looking for free peer-reviewed full-text articles? The Open Access Repositories page collects OA registries and subject-specific repositories.

Start Using OERs

OERs are flexible learning materials that can expand or replace readings, assignments, and exercises you use in class. There are a number of online communities, courses, and models that can help you understand how to incorporate OERs into your curriculum.

Open Textbooks at CSU-Pueblo

Finding Open Education Resources

Open Education Resources are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under a license that permits their free use and repurposing by others. OERs can be textbooks, full courses, lesson plans, videos, tests, software, books, or images. Each of the repositories below collects OERs for multiple disciplines.

Request OERs

Are you a CSU-Pueblo instructor interested in incorporating OERs or open textbooks into your course? The scholarly communications librarian can help:

  • Locate OERs for your subject
  • Modify, expand, or combine OERs into a new product
  • Help with formatting files 
  • Identify print-on-demand vendors and create production files
  • Assist with selecting a CC license for your original work
  • Deposit your new creations into OER databases so other instructors can discover them

The Five "R's" of Openness

Retain: the right to make, own, and control copies of your content

Reuse: the right to use content in a range of ways

Revise: the right to adapt, adjust, or modify content

Remix: the right to combine original or revised content with other open content to create something new

Redistribute: the right to share copies of your content, your revisions, and your remixes