Search Engines


  • OER Commons is a Creative Commons search engine devoted to open-license educational resources on the web. The commons allows you to narrow your search by subject, education level, material type and various other advanced criteria.
  • temoa : Open Educational Resources (OER) Portal is a search engine run by the Tecnológico de Monterrey System’s Center for Innovation in Technology and Education. Temoa provides easy access to multilingual OER materials and access to an OER support community. It also provides members with the opportunity to create, audit, and catalog the new and existing OER materials. The site’s easy-to-use search bar and media type filter allow users to easily customize their searches.
  • Open Professional Education Network describes and links to over thirty open education resources, repositories, and search engines sorted by resource type. The network also includes brief instructions on how to use many of these sites. 
  • Google Custom Search – University Learning = OCW+OER = Free A meta-search engine that uses Google Custom Search to scour multiple OER repositories.
  • Xpert  searches over 400,000 resources for more than 120,000 learning objects.
  • edtechpost – OER Dynamic Search Engine uses Wikispaces to direct your search to content from a host of top OER repositories.  Contributed content is licensed under a CC-BY-SA licence. If you know of a site that is not listed, feel free to add it. This is a great resource, but as Wikispaces will be closing down in 20018 or 2019, it may not be up for much longer.
  • Federal Registry for Educational Excellence allows you to easily search learning resources from government agencies. Find animations, primary documents, photos, videos and more. Licenses tend to be either All Rights Reserved or Public Domain.