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Since 1997, MERLOT has been led by the California State University, a consortium of higher education institutions, digital libraries, academic professional societies, and industry, all working together to deliver sustained Open Educational  Services and Resources for the worldwide education community.

Find open textbooks easily: Getting more with less effort

  • Search and browse for over 2,000 open textbooks cataloged by topics within its collection of over 30,000 free and open educational resources. MERLOT's Peer Reviews and community evaluations help inform your adoption decision.
  • Easily create RSS feeds to get updates on the Open Textbooks or other types of OER that meet your instructional needs. MERLOT delivers over 300,000 RSS feeds every month. You can turn any of your MERLOT searches into an RSS feed.
  • Use MERLOT's “One-Stop-Search-Shop” to simultaneously search across 22 other open educational collections of your choice. You will have access to over 1 million online resources (through MERLOT, Connexions, OER Commons, NSF's National Science Digital Library, OpenCourseWare Consortium, international open collections and more) and be provided with a single hit list that blends the results of all the collections.


January 27, 2015