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Research Guides

Open, Free & Affordable Course Materials

Selective list of major OER repositories, sources of open university courseware, and zero-to-low cost material licensed by the University of Toronto.

Learning Exchange

The Learning Exchange logoThe Learning Exchange is sponsored by the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services. It contains a variety of materials relating to social work education and training, including: information sheets, official publications, interactive learning resources, video clips, case studies, and radio broadcasts.


The Student2Scholar (S2S) modules will help graduate students in the social sciences develop their core academic literacies and research skills, enabling them to participate more actively and confidently in their communities of research. Modules fall within four categories: inquiry and exploration; investigation and organization; analysis and evaluation; and creation and communication. Each module includes a wide range of interactive, self-paced learning activities and assessments.

American History in Video

American History in Video logoAmerican History in Video provides more than 7,000 titles and 1,900 hours of video covering American historical events. This includes commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries.

Don't Forget!

Check the multidisciplinary tab for other humanities and social sciences-related course materials.