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Using the Louisiana Statewide Common Course Catalog, LOUIS created and maintains a list of potential open educational resources (OERs) that faculty may choose to adopt in their courses. The Open Textbook Library is the primary source of OER content for this project and content from other OER repositories will be included on an ongoing basis.

OER Commons

OER Commons is a digital public library and collaboration platform, informed by the organization's pioneering efforts in knowledge management and educational innovation. It offers a comprehensive infrastructure for curriculum experts and instructors at all levels to identify high-quality OER and collaborate around their adaptation, evaluation, and use to address the needs of teachers and learners. 

Faculty Portal

The Faculty Portal provides a simple search interface for faculty to identify content the library can purchase that can be provided free-of-charge to students in place of costly textbooks. This is the first-of-its-kind interface and we're adding newly-available titles each week.

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MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community. You can search peer reviewed open educational resources (OER), create Course ePortfolios, Bookmark Collections, and Learning Exercises, and build your own learning materials with their Content Builder.

SAGE Knowledge Complete

With nearly 5,000 titles, SAGE Knowledge is the ultimate social sciences online library for students and researchers at all levels – undergraduates, post-graduates, teachers, and professors. Download the title list at

LOUIS libraries have access to the entire collection through July 31, 2018.


SkillsCommons is a free and open online library that contains free and open learning materials and program support materials for job-driven workforce development.  The Open Educational Resources (OER) are produced by community colleges across the nation and can be found, reused, revised, retained, redistributed and remixed by individuals, institutions, and industry.

Open Textbook Network

The Open Textbook Network (OTN) promotes access, affordability, and student success through the use of open textbooks.

OTN workshops help introduce faculty to the use of open textbooks in their courses and build administrative and staff support for open textbook adoption.

LOUIS can help facilitate an OTN workshop on your campus!.