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A Repository of Resources for finding Cultural backgrounds and references


On this page you will find various database resources that you can use in your research. They have been separated by databases you can access through Moorpark College and open education resources that are open to all. Many of these should provide help in finding cultural connections for your research. 

What is OER?

OER stands for Open Education Resources. These are resources that can be used in various ways depending on the copyright license. Most of these resources use what is known as a creative commons copyright. This means that their work is intended to be shared, edited, adapted or used. Because the nature of the works mean they are intended to be shared they are open for you to use and great resources when working on your research. 


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Library Databases

OER Databases

The Five R's of OER

OER is often defined by David Wiley’5R Framework which list 5 key features that can be found in most Open Education Resources

the right to make, own, and control copies of the content
the right to use the content in a wide range of ways (e.g., in a class, in a study group, on a website, in a video)
the right to adapt, adjust, modify, or alter the content itself (e.g., translate the content into another language)
the right to combine the original or revised content with other open content to create something new (e.g., incorporate the content into a mashup)
the right to share copies of the original content, your revisions, or your remixes with others (e.g., give a copy of the content to a friend)