How to Find Classes with Free or Low-Cost Textbooks

Would you be interested in courses with  free or low-cost textbooks*?  You can find these classes in Pipeline by searching for sections marked with the OER attribute (see the steps below). 

Open educational resources (OER) are free teaching materials that are licensed to allow for revision and reuse, which means they can be accessed by everyone on the first day of class for free! 

Step One: Choose the Advanced Search.


Step Two:  Choose the subject (OR select all subjects).

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Step Three:  Under Attribute Type, choose Open Educational Resources OER.

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Step Four: View a list of courses in that subject with the OER attribute.

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*Please note: While open educational resources are free, some classes may require you to purchase supplementary course materials. 

To learn more about OER efforts on campus, please visit 



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