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The subject guide aims to provide access to a variety of quality open access content and open educational resources

Open Access and Open Educational Resources

Open access (OA) is a set of principles and a range of practices through which research outputs are distributed online, free of cost or other access barriers (Wikipedia)

View video : What is Open Access?

Open educational resources (OER) are freely accessible, openly licensed text, media, and other digital assets that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes. The term OER describes publicly accessible materials and resources for any user to use, re-mix, improve and redistribute under some licenses. (Wikipedia)

View video : An Introduction to Open Educational Resources

View video : Turning a Resource into an Open Educational Resource

The use of Open Educational resources (OER) shared in this subject guide is subject to the terms and conditions of use provided by the generators of content beyond the provisions of Fair dealing outlined in section 12 of the South African Copyright Act No 98 of 1978 (as amended).

SA Copyright Act No. 98 of 1978 (as amended)

South Africa: Copyright Regulations, No. 6252 of December 22, 1978

Copyright Legislation and Treaties

Plagiarism Prevention Policy

Copyright procedures & guidelines at University of Pretoria, Department of Library Services.


Welcome to this guide on Open Access Resources for Humanities.  Please contact the relevant information specialist should you have any queries, or should you want to add other useful references.

Take note that conditions or certain licenses, e.g. Creative Commons, may apply to some of these resources.  It is good practice to check the Conditions of Use if you are using the material beyond the provisions of 'Fair Dealing' in the SA Copyright Act. Some may be entirely free to use and reproduce, whilst others may have some conditions related to the re-use or reproduction of works. 


Copyright and Licensing