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While OER are available in a variety of disciplines, resources have been devoted to creating OER where course material costs are highest: namely general education course textbooks in STEM and business. However, there are a growing number of resources in the humanities and social sciences, including materials for upper-level courses. Keep in mind that an OER might not exist in the area you're exploring. Consider other affordable course material options: eTexts, library-licensed content, and fair use (see IUB's Open Scholarship Affordable Course Materials page for more information/ scanning print materials (more details on the OER LG). If you go this route, be clear with the faculty member that these options are not OER and give them details on what kinds of costs students might incur/ what kinds of DRM restrictions are in place.