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Open Educational Resources (OER): Free Publisher Resources

This guide provides an introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER), including how to find, evaluate, use, and adapt OER materials.

COVID-19 Response

In response to the unprecedented shift by most of higher education to remote instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic, various publishers are offering free access to many information resources.

Free Publisher Resources


Cengage is offering students free access to all our digital platforms and 14,000 ebooks through Cengage Unlimited, for the remainder of this semester.


RedShelf is a provider of digital instructional resources.  They are providing free access to digital textbooks to students from nonprofit, semester-based colleges and universities through May 25, 2020.


VitalSource has joined publishers to provide free access to digital learning materials through the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.

Wiley Online Courseware

Wiley is offering free access to their WileyPLUS or Knewton Alta courseware for the duration of this spring semester.

Wiley zyBooks

Wiley is offering free access to their zyBooks online textbooks for the duration of this spring semester.

W. W. Norton
W.W. Norton is providing access to the e-book versions of Norton Books for free (regardless of whether the books were purchased new or used) as well as free access to their courseware products for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester.