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OER and OA for Business

Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Access (OA) for Business


Open Educational Resources (OERs) are freely available teaching materials, such as, textbooks, lesson plans, activities, media, and supporting content. They're a type of open access material.

OER Textbooks for Business - Academic sites


USC eBook databases

OER Resources - consortia and cooperatives

Multi-platform OER Search Tools

OER and related materials can be found on multiple websites from multiple sources. These tools can help you find them:

Searching for eBooks at USC

eBooks can be found from the main USC Libraries' Search.

  • Enter some search terms, then scroll down the page and select "Books." 
  • Once you see your results,use the tools on the left side of the page to refine your search:
  • Scroll down the page to find Subject, and select: Electronic Books OR you can select 'Available online' under Availability.
  • Use other filters to listed under 'Refine my search,' such as date and subject (in addition to keyword for a better result)

eBook collections can also be browsed through various subscription databases. Some selected databases are below, but the full list can be found on our databases page. We also have a guide to eBooks that may be helpful including "Using eBooks For A Course?"