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Open Educational Resources: Science & Health Careers

Let's make an OpenCCBC!

Science & Health Careers

OER as a system relies on attribution and mindful licensing to thrive. Not all resources on this page are fully free or OER, but do fit within a larger textbook affordability strategy. Creative commons licensing defines boundaries and permissions for Retaining, Reusing, Revising, Remixing, & Redistributing OER content.

For more information about Creative Commons and quick reference to license definitions see the Creative Commons page. 

Library-Licensed Content

Contact a librarian to see what eBooks we might already own on your subject area.

We can also locate streaming videos and articles to supplement any material you might already have.

You can also try building a Reading List using SmartSearch Educational Resources: SSER

Open Textbooks

Supplementary Materials

  From Carnegie Mellon, Resources to Teach and Learn Chemistry

Cell image library Cell Image Library Tumblr

TED Ed Talks - Sciences - Can be filtered to Life, Earth, or Physical Science topics

HEAL (Health Education Assets Library) Images, videoclips, animations, presentations, and audio files that support healthcare education

HHMI BioInteractive

Wisc-Online - Health Science Careers

Open Genetics

MERLOT - Health Careers Portal

Dog 3D Bone Set

SkillsCommons Vet Tech Resources

CCBC Science & Health Careers Courses Using OER

AHE 124 Medical Terminology Online Check with instructor for materials being used
BIOL 230 Microbiology Lecture Lessons
BIOL 230 Microbiology E-text
BIOL 230 Microbiology Lab Manual
CHEM 107 Fundamentals of Chemistry Chemistry Textbook
CHEM 131 General Chemistry 1 OpenStax Chemistry: Atoms First
CHEM 133 General Chemistry 2 OpenStax Chemistry: Atoms First


Contact your School Representative on the OER/Affordable Textbook Committee for more information on who is using OER in your Pathway:

School of Math and Science: Jesse Kiefner

School of Health Professions: Jane Trainis