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Business OER & Fair Use

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 materials can be found in the form

About this Guide

This guide serves to inform College of Business faculty about Open Education Resources in general; direct them to specific open textbooks, courses, and courseware for business classes; and explain Creative Commons licensing, public domain, and Fair Use.


The 5 R's of OERs 

The 5Rs of Open
Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries OER Program Guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License


Creative Commons Licenses

Finding open access images - CHEM 2131: Chemistry of the Elements - Library  Guides at University of Denver

Image credit: Creative Commons licenses by Foter (CC-BY SA)


Fair Use Sliding Scale

Adapted from University of Minnesota Libraries 


This guide has been created with the Open Education Resources Guide from the University of Maryland Global Campus which has a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license, the BRASS Business Open Educational Resources Guide from RUSA a division of ALA licensed under a CC BY 4.0 Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license and the Open Education Resources (OER) Toolkit created by Sophie Forrester at Daniel A. Reed Library, is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 International License.