OER Index – Continuing Professional, Online & Distance Learning

Open Educational Resources or OERs are freely accessible resources such as textbooks, lecture slides or videos. This benefits teachers and students alike as it means that the resources are accessible anywhere, to anyone, for free.

To access OERs by name use the A–Z listing below.

For more information regarding Open Educational Resources please see our Libguide

Culinary Arts

BC Campus (Culinary Arts).

This resource provides links to open textbooks on the culinary arts on BC Campus.

Chemistry of Cooking.

This textbook, written by Sorangel Rodriguez-Velazquez, covers topics such as: flours, fat, sugar, dairy products, eggs and spices.

Essential Skills Companion Kit for Culinary Arts Trade Training.

Modern Pastry and Plated Desserts Techniques.


Advanced Professional Communication.

An Introduction to Organizational Communication.

Business Communication for Success.

Management Communication.


Chemistry: Atoms First 2e (OpenStax).

Chemistry (Merlot).

Chemistry (Open Textbook Library).

Chemistry 2e (OpenStax).

Introductory Chemistry.

Civil Engineering

Advanced Engineering Testing.

Civil Engineering and Symmetry.

Courses in Civil Engineering and Construction, Soil Mechanics.


New trends in Structural Engineering.

OER Metafinder Search.

Risk Management.

Structural Analysis.

Computer Science and Information Systems

Computer Networks: A Systems Approach.

Designing the Digital World.

High Performance Computing.

Key Concepts of Computer Studies.

Computer Engineering / Software Engineering

Computer Simulation.

Courses in Computer Engineering, Graphics, Networks, Computer aided technologies, Software Engineering.

Delftse Foundations of Computation.

The fifth Generation (5G) of Wireless Communication.

From Natural to Artificial Intelligence.

Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering.

Learning JavaScript Design Patterns.

MySQL 8.0 Reference Manual.

OER Metafinder Search.

Practical mod_perl.

Producing Open Source Software.

Programming for Computations – Python.

RESTful Web APIs.

Soft Computing.

Software Engineering Course.

The Fifth Generation (5G) of Wireless Communication.

Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing.

Version Control with Subversion.


Little Book of Insurance.

This book produced by Accenture provides a basic overview of insurance in Ireland. This book is free to access in PDF format.

Copyright © 2016 Accenture All rights reserved.


Immunology (Merlot).

Research Methods

A Quick Guide to Quantitative Research in the Social Sciences.

A research handbook for patient and public involvement researchers.

Asking about Gender and Sexual Orientation in your Questionnaire.

Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research.

Doing Critical and Creative Research in Adult Education.

Graduate Research Methods in Social Work.

Introduction to Political Science Research Methods.

Learning to Manage and Share Data.

Mantra Research Data Management Training.

Principles of Sociological Inquiry – Qualitative and Quantitative Methods.

Pioneering Ethics in a Longitudinal Study.

Qualitative Analysis and Documentary Method: In International Educational Research.

Qualitative Data Collection in an Era of Social Distancing.

Queer Methods and Methodologies Intersecting Queer Theories and Social Science Research.

Research Ethics for Students in the Social Sciences.

Research Integration Using Dialogue Methods.

Research Methods for the Social Sciences: An Introduction.

Research Methods Handbook .

Research Methods in Developmental Psychology.

Research Methods Knowledge Base.

Research Methods in Social Psychology.

Social Science Research: Principles, Methods, Practices.

Studying Trans: Recommendations for Ethical Recruitment and Collaboration with Transgender Participants in Academic Research.

Systematic Reviews in Educational Research.

The Media and Communications Study Skills Student Guide.

The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics.

Transforming Research Methods in the Social Sciences: Case Studies from South Africa.

Using Twitter as a data source: An overview of ethical, legal and methodological challenge.

Visualisation: Visual Representations of Data and Information.

Teaching and Learning AIT Resources

Facilitating Team Based Learning (TBL) – Tools to Succeed: Pre Class Preparation.

Team Based Learning Facilitator Guide.

Technology for Team Based Learning Tools.

Technology for Team Based Learning: Peer Evaluation.

Facilitating Team Based Learning – Tools to Succeed: Application Exercises.

Facilitating Team Based Learning – Tools to Succeed: Readiness Assurance Tests.

Enhancing Team Based Learning (TBL) with Technology – 5 Tips: Online TBL.


Principles of Toxicology.

Toxicology (Merlot).


Transfusion Evidence Library.

The Transfusion Evidence Library is an information resource that provides access to evidence-based publications (Systematic Reviews, Randomised Controlled Trial and Health Economic Evaluations) on all aspects of transfusion medicine, and expert Clinical Commentaries on selected studies.