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Open Course Materials for Science and Technology

MERLOT Collection:

Click on the topics below and MERLOT will provide you with a hitlist of online course materials in that subject area. You can explore the MERLOT collection of online materials, find ones that suit your instructional needs, and add the link to the online materials into your learning management system. It’s easy.

MERLOT also provides peer reviews, member comments, “playlists” of materials created by faculty and students, and learning exercises for using the materials in the classroom so you can make informed choices about the best materials for our classes and your students.

Entire Science and Technology Collection

  • Agriculture
    Including subdisciplines of Agriculture Education, Agriculture and Bio Engineering, Agriculture, Environment, & Development Economics, Animal Sciences, Environment and Natural Resources, Food science, and Plant Sciences.
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
    Including subdisciplines of Botany, Cytology, Development, Ecology, Evolution, General, Genetics, Human Anatomy, Life, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Natural History, Physiology, and Zoology.
  • Chemistry
    Including subdisciplines of Analytical, Biochemistry, Chemical Education, Environmental, Inorganic, Introductory & General, Materials, Nuclear, Organic, Physical, and Polymer & Macromolecular.
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
    Including subdisciplines of Foundations and Related, Hearing & Vestibular, Language & Communication, and Speech & Swallowing.
  • Computer Science
    Including subdisciplines of Artificial Intelligence, Computer Simulation, Computer Software, Databases, Documentation, General, Human-Computer Interaction, Internet, Multimedia, Programming, Programming Languages, Robotics, Study & Teaching, Theory, and User Interfaces.
  • Engineering
    Including subdisciplines of Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Science, Environmental Engineering, General, Geological Engineering, Industrial and Systems, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Ocean Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering.
  • General Science
  • Geoscience
    Including subdisciplines of Atmospheric Science, Biogeosciences, Geology, Hydrology, Lunar and Planetary Science, Oceanography, and Paleontology.
  • Health Sciences
    Including subdisciplines of Cancer, Cardiology, Dentistry, Dermatology, Ear Nose & Throat, Endocrinology, Epidemiology, Gastroenterology, General, Genetics & Infectious Disease, Geriatrics, Healthcare Administration, Hematology, Internal Medicine, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Nutrition, OB & Gyn, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Other, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Public Health, Pulmonary Medicine, Radiology, Rheumatology, Sports Medicine, Surgery, Therapeutics, and Veterinary Medicine.
  • Information Technology
    Including subdisciplines of Applications, Computer Information Systems, Database, E-commerce, Hardware, Information Literacy, Networking, Operating Systems, Programming, Security, Software Engineering, Systems Analysis, and Web.
  • Nanotechnology
    Including subdisciplines of Nano-bio Device & Systems, Nano-electromechanical Systems (NEMS), and Nano-electronics.
  • Physics
    Including subdisciplines of Classical Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism, General, Modern Physics, Optics, Oscillations and Waves, Quantum Mechanics, and Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics.

Other Collections:

Connexions Science and Technology Collection
OER Commons Science and Technology Collection
Biological Sciences Education Network (BEN)- the NSDL pathway for Biological Sciences
Chemical Education Digital Library – the NSDL pathway for Chemistry
comPADRE – The Physics and Astronomy Education Community – the NSDL pathway for Physics
Digital Library for Earth Systems Sciences Education
NSDL Engineering Pathway
NSDL Computational Sciences Pathway
NSDL Materials Sciences Pathway
GLOBE – International consortium for online course materials
Internet Public Library (ipl2)

Are you using open course materials already and would like to add them to the MERLOT Collection?

It’s easy to do! By spending a few minutes cataloging the online materials you use, your fellow faculty and/or students will have a easier time finding the quality course materials that can help them teach and learn. If everyone pitches in just a little, we can build a shared collection of open courses materials.

Click here for more information about adding materials to MERLOT.