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Open Educational Resources: Books and articles explaining OERs

This LibGuide provides information relevant to open educational resources and open access. Please also take a look at the LibGuide on MOOCs


The following are links to pre-determined keyword searches and these are self-updating.  After clicking on each link, a list of articles will come up containing keywords covering the theme.  Not all the articles may be relevant.  Select those articles which you think are applicable to your approach to the topic.  Select the pdf option for downloading or email the pdf article to yourself  the email function.  When emailing, please ensure that the box next to “pdf as a separate attachment” is √

These links are from the Ebsco suite of databases.  Use similar keyword combinations to search the other databases. 


The following are selected titles covering various aspects covering Open Educational Resources and Open Access.

 Please click on each of the links below.

When the page opens go to Connect to : and click on the hyperlink. 

You will be prompted for your student number and myUnisa password.

Some titles allow you to download the pdf files chapter by chapter and other allow you to copy and paste.  Enjoy reading about OER !

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