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A Guide to Sociology Resources

Guides to sociology-related resources available through WUSTL Libraries.

Open Educational Resources (OER)- Defined

Open Educational Resources (OER) are educational materials that are in the public domain or that have been introduced with an open license. An open license means that anyone can use, copy and re-share the materials. OER can be in the form of full courses, course materials, textbooks, curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, tests, assignments, videos or audio (UNESCO)

Open Access vs. OER

Open Access is not the same as OER. While OER are created under an open license, Open Access materials are protected under traditional copyright and cannot be copied, shared, or remixed as can be done with OER.  Open Access materials can be read online without a subscription or download. Open Access content cannot be embedded either, you can only link to these resources in the same way you would link to the Library's databases.

OER - Textbooks in Sociology

This page contains selective OER textbooks in the discipline of Political Science. 

Open Textbook Library - Sociology Textbooks

OpenStax - Introduction to Sociology 2 edition

OER - Open Courses in Sociology