Open Education Resources are defined as free materials used for teaching and learning. In higher education, these include courseware, textbooks, digital sources, open access journals, and government documents.
For more information, tutorials, and links to different types of OER collections, visit UWF's innovative guide on Open Education Resources
What is an Open Access (OA) Journal?
Open access (OA) journals are scholarly journals that are available online to the reader "without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself."
The following vendors and collections contain OA articles for the sciences, including health and biological science.
The Open Textbook movement focues on the creation of books that are built specifically for use as free or low-cost option for education. Different repositories have different focuses and collections so you should check multiple places. For a more comprehensive list, visit UWF's Open Textbook Collections OER Guide.
The OpenCourseWare movement is university driven, and is focused on making the educational course materials that have been created by faculty available outside of the institution. The materials available vary by course, professor and even semester posed. Materials can include syllabi, written lectures, assignments, readings, videotaped lectures, and audio lectures.
The following OCWs have areas with a health focus, such as global health, medical, nursing, and public health. Browse by subject, course, or collection to identify materials specific to HCA.