The MERLOT Collection is made up of over 20,000 materials in 14 different material type categories. You can browse or search the learning materials in MERLOT.
Some frequently Asked Questions about the MERLOT material:
How do materials get into MERLOT?
MERLOT materials are submitted by members of the community. You have to be a member of MERLOT to contribute materials, but membership is free. MERLOT welcomes all to submit learning materials to the collection.
Who is an author in MERLOT?
A MERLOT member that has authored a material will have an author icon associated with their profile. This lets others know they are the creator of materials.
Where are all the materials stored?
MERLOT does not store the materials; however we maintain the metadata records for each material in the collection. On a monthly basis we verify the links of the materials to ensure their validity. We have a very low (~2%) rate of deletion due to inactive websites.
Can I use materials from MERLOT in my course? Are MERLOT materials copyrighted?
Every material in MERLOT indicates on the metadata record whether the material has a cost for associated with its use or if the material is copyrighted. If you have a question beyond the information included, please contact the author or email@example.com.