Search Engines

Search Engines

OER Commons

Is a Creative Commons search engine devoted to open-license educational resources on the web. Use the site just as you would a typical search engine.


temoa : Open Educational Resources (OER) Portal

is a knowledge hub that eases a public and multilingual catalog of Open Educational Resources (OER) which aims to support the education community to find those resources and materials that meet their needs for teaching and learning through a specialized and collaborative search system and social tools.It contains selected educational resources, described and evaluated by an academic community. Resources categorized by area of knowledge, educational level and language, among other Provides a friendly search engine through intuitive filters allow the creation of communities around educational resources.


Open Professional Education Network

This site will help you find openly licensed media elements to use within your courses.

Google Custom Search – University Learning = OCW+OER = Free

A meta-search engine incorporating many different OER repositories (uses Google Custom Search).



Learners and educators can use XPERT to search a growing database of open learning resources suitable for students at all levels of study in a wide range of different subjects.


edtechpost – OER Dynamic Search Engine

Directs your search to content from a host of top OER repositories. If you know a site that is not listed, feel free to add it.


Federal Registry for Educational Excellence

Allows you to 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.