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Oasis: An integrated worldwide search for OER

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The goal of the Openly Available Sources Integrated Search is to facilitate the discovery of OER.

Co-developed at SUNY Geneseo by Ben Rawlins, director of Milne Library, and Bill Jones, digital resources and systems librarian, in consultation with SUNY OER Services Executive Director Alexis Clifton, OASIS currently searches open content from 61 different sources and points to more than 160,000 records,

The Geneseo news release shares:

OASIS offers users worldwide the ability to search a range of OER materials including textbooks, courses and corresponding materials, interactive simulations, public domain books, audiobooks, modules, open access books, videos and podcasts on a variety of topics – from anthropology to zoology. OASIS also is the only tool that allows users to limit searches by creative commons licenses or by faculty review.

Users can search across all the aggregated portals or browse by type of material or subject.  An Advanced Search allows users to refine by author, title, specific subject, a growing number of source portals, or to search by link.

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To maximize local discovery of OER, consider embedding an Oasis Search Widget Code to your own website or LMS, using this code:
<div id="oasis-search-widget" style="border:2px solid #C0C0C0; border-radius: 4px; padding:15px">
<div class="oasis-search-tile" style="padding-bottom: 5px;"><img style="width:100px" src="" alt="oasis logo"></div>
<form action="" method="post" target="_blank">
<div style="padding-bottom: 5px;">
<input type="search" name="search_query" style="border: 1px solid #ccc;border-radius:2px;padding:10px 15px;width: 90%;margin-bottom: 5px;" placeholder="Search OASIS for open content" aria-label="Search">
<button type="submit" style="border:none;color:#fff;background:#396f3a;border-radius:2px;padding:11px 15px;">Search</button>
<a style="color: #345290;" href=""><strong>Advanced Search</strong></a>
Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza

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