Following online resources are used for teaching, learning and research.

Select List Of Specialised Search Engines

The Commonwealth of Learning’s Directory of Open Educational Resources was designed to aid distance education practitioners in particular and it seeks out OER in the major repositories. – http://doer.col.org

Creative Commons Search is not limited to OER and contains links to open content of all sorts.

Google University Learning searches through a collection of OER and Open Courseware sites.

OERCommons is a large database of OER with resources suitable for a variety of education environments, from K–12 to higher education.  www.oercommons.org

OER Dynamic Search Engine  provides a list of websites that house various OER. –

Computer Science OER Portal – http://iiscs.wssu.edu/drupal/csoer_collections

OpenTapestry is a repository of OER from Saylor.org and other OER sites. It “also provides tools that help organizations easily adopt and adapt open courses into existing learning management systems.” – www.opentapestry.com/courses

TEMOA Knowledge Hub is a public multilingual portal searchable by subject area or media type. It also includes social networking tools. www.temoa.info

Xpert can be used to search a database of open learning resources. Note that not everything is openly licensed. – www.nottingham.ac.uk/xpert


  • More Useful Repositories

Academic Earth houses US college courses. – http://academicearth.org

Ariadne Finder searches a European repository that hosts content in many languages. – http://ariadne.cs.kuleuven.be/AriadneFinder

Connexions in the US has more than 20,000 OER. – http://cnx.org/

Curriki is a US OER repository with mainly K–12 content. – www.curriki.org

The Federal Registry for Educational Excellence is a US government search engine. Many resources in this repository are public domain but not all. – http://free.ed.gov

JISC in the UK provides search advice and a list of open and free repositories. – www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/guide/finding-video-audio-and-images-online/#creative-commons

Jorum is a UK Further and Higher Education repository of OER. – http://www.jorum.ac.uk

MERLOT in the US has links to more than 40,000 resources, but some are subject to copyright restrictions. – www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm

The National Repository of Open Educational Resources in India contains a wide variety of OER types. – http://nroer.in/home

OER Knowledge Cloud is a repository of scholarly articles, research and reports about OER. – https://oerknowledgecloud.org

Siyavula houses a South African repository of K–12 books in science and technology. Sign-up is required. http://projects.siyavula.com/technology-powered-teaching

Wikiversity links to wiki-based OER in several languages. – www.wikiversity.org

A catalogue of OER repositories is available in Appendix 6 (p. 87) of the Commonwealth of Learning’s publication Basic Guide to OER www.col.org/PublicationDocuments/Basic-Guide-To-OER.pdf

Creative Commons has a page dedicated to open educational resources. – http://creativecommons.org/education

Creative Commons has a page that highlights OER case studies. http://wiki.creativecommons.org/OER_Case_Studies

  • E- resources Using in Library System/ inflibnet
  1. Delhi University Central Library E-resources  http://crl.du.ac.in/sub.database/SUBS.E-RESOURCE.htm
  2. Subject wise e-resources http://crl.du.ac.in/subjectportal/
  3. N-LIST Programme website http://nlist.inflibnet.ac.in/