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Open Educational Resources and Open Textbooks: Open Educational Resources in Health Sciences

Adopting and Creating Open Educational Resources (OER)

Many open textbooks, open educational resources (OER), and other free teaching and learning materials have been produced for subject areas and specialties in health sciences, including the collections highlighted on this page. If you know of an excellent resource not listed here, tell us about it!

To discuss your specific needs, please contact your liaison librarian or schedule a consultation with the Open Education Librarian.

This guide was originally authored by Melanie Smith, UW Libraries Open Education Graduate Assistant 2021-2022.

General Collections

The platforms in this section provide freely available teaching and learning materials for a variety of health professions and health sciences subject areas. 

Specialized Collections


Images & Illustrations

Other Free Online Materials