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Open Educational Resources Playbook

This playbook will help you locate open educational resources.

Searching MERLOT for CC-Licensed Materials

Note: Not everything in MERLOT is licensed under a Creative Commons license.

Step 1: Go to MERLOT (

Step 2: Click Search. Choose Search Materials.

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Step 3: Under Material Advanced Search, expand the Find materials by Cost, Copyright, Creative Commons Licenses, Accessibility option. Check the Yes box next to Creative Commons.

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Step 4: Verify that the material is, in fact, licensed under a Creative Commons license. From the results screen, click on title of the item you wish to use. Scroll down to About.

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