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Zero Cost Course Resources Initiative (Open Educational Resources (OER) / BU Library eResources)

Guide to Open Educational Resources sites and textbooks, and eResources available via the Bethel University Library

Zero Cost Course Resources Initiative


We have the opportunity to provide our students with a more affordable education, and with a more engaging educational experience through the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) and the more effective use of the Bethel Libraries' eResources. 

The Zero Cost Course Resources Initiative seeks to encourage faculty to use these resources in their courses rather than expensive commercial textbooks.

This guide will provide you with the tools you will need to begin locating, selecting, evaluating, and assessing the use of OER and Library eResources.

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Strategic Growth Award


In 2018, the Zero Cost Course Resources Initiative received a Strategic Growth Award grant from the Bethel University Foundation to fund the staffing, training, and tools needed to launch the initiative.  Stay tuned for further information!

Questions about this guide?


Earleen Warner
Reference/Instruction Librarian

Zero Cost Course Resources Initiative Coordinator
Bethel University Library