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Music Resources

A guide to Kaufman Library and Web resources for music research

What are OER?

"Open Educational Resources (OERs) are any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them. OERs range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video and animation." - UNESCO

As the definition above illustrates, OER are not limited to only open textbooks; however, textbook affordability is a central issue for many OER initiatives.

If you'd like to learn more about OER and textbook affordability, visit the Open Educational Resources and Affordable Textbooks guide.

OER for Music

The following is a curated listing of OER. If you don't see an OER that works for a course you're teaching, please reach out to your liaison. She can work with you to identify OER that will support your course.

Textbooks

Course Material, Activities, and Modules

Audio/Video

If you want to try searching on your own, the box below allows you to directly search OASIS, a tool to help locate OER on a variety of topics.

The Milne Library at SUNY Geneseo developed OASIS, a tool that searches across multiple OER sites.