Results: 385 Open Textbooks
  • The NGO Handbook

    Author(s): Hilary Binder-Aviles

    Updated: Jan 14, 2022

    Description: Have you ever seen a problem and wanted to do something about it? Of course you have. The schools, police, government welfare offices, churches and families aren’t handling it. Others share your concerns and want to do something. That’s why you would start a nongovernmental organization, or NGO. This handbook will guide you through the steps of starting and operating an NGO. The online version includes several translations such as Arabic, Chinese, French, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spani...[more]

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  • Writing for Strategic Communication Industries

    Author(s): Jasmine Roberts, The Ohio State University

    Updated: Jan 14, 2022

    Description: Good writing skills are important in today’s competitive work environment. This is especially the case for communication-related professions such as public relations, brand communication, journalism, and marketing. Writing for Strategic Communication Industries emphasizes practical application of academic inquiry to help readers improve their writing skills. This book has straightforward chapters that use real-world examples to illustrate key points. It discusses different writing styles and te...[more]

  • Principles of Marketing

    Author(s): University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

    Updated: Jan 14, 2022

    Description: Principles of Marketing teaches the experience and process of actually doing marketing—not just the vocabulary. It carries five dominant themes throughout in order to expose students to marketing in today’s environment: Service dominant logic, sustainability, ethics and social responsibility, global coverage, and metrics. This book includes a test bank created by Michael Orwick. NOTE: This book was updated on January 20, 2017. Any reviews posted before this date are based on the older edition o...[more]

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  • Principles of Sociological Inquiry: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

    Author(s): Amy Blackstone, University Of Maine-ME-Orono

    Updated: Jan 14, 2022

    Description: Principles of Sociological Inquiry: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods emphasizes the relevance of research methods for the everyday lives of its readers, undergraduate students. Each chapter describes how research methodology is useful for students in the multiple roles they fill: (1) as consumers of popular and public information, (2) as citizens in a society where findings from social research shape laws, policies, and public life, and (3) as current and future employees. Connections to th...[more]

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  • Principles of Microeconomics (Saylor)

    Author(s): Libby Rittenberg , Tim Tregarthen

    Updated: Jan 14, 2022

    Description: Recognizing that a course in economics may seem daunting to some students, we have tried to make the writing clear and engaging. Clarity comes in part from the intuitive presentation style, but we have also integrated a number of pedagogical features that we believe make learning economic concepts and principles easier and more fun. These features are very student-focused. The chapters themselves are written using a “modular” format. In particular, chapters generally consist of three main cont...[more]

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  • The History of Our Tribe: Hominini

    Author(s): Barbara Helm Welker, SUNY Geneseo

    Updated: Jan 14, 2022

    Description: Where did we come from? What were our ancestors like? Why do we differ from other animals? How do scientists trace and construct our evolutionary history? The History of Our Tribe: Hominini provides answers to these questions and more. The book explores the field of paleoanthropology past and present. Beginning over 65 million years ago, Welker traces the evolution of our species, the environments and selective forces that shaped our ancestors, their physical and cultural adaptations, and the p...[more]

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  • Writing in College: From Competence to Excellence

    Author(s): Amy Guptill, The College at Brockport, SUNY

    Updated: Jan 14, 2022

    Description: Writing in College: From Competence to Excellence is designed for students who have largely mastered the conventions of high-school level writing and are now rising to meet more the advanced expectations of college. Students will find in Writing in College a warm invitation to think of themselves as full, self-motivated members of the academic community. With concise explanations, clear multi-disciplinary examples and empathy for the challenges of student life, this short textbook both explains...[more]

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  • Steps to Success: Crossing the Bridge Between Literacy Research and Practice

    Author(s): Kristen A. Munger, Editor, Open SUNY

    Updated: Jan 14, 2022

    Description: Steps to Success: Crossing the Bridge Between Literacy Research and Practice introduces instructional strategies linked to the most current research-supported practices in the field of literacy. The book includes chapters related to scientifically-based literacy research, early literacy development, literacy assessment, digital age influences on children’s literature, literacy development in underserved student groups, secondary literacy instructional strategies, literacy and modern language, a...[more]

  • Teaching Autoethnography: Personal Writing in the Classroom

    Author(s): Melissa Tombro, SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology

    Updated: Jan 14, 2022

    Description: Teaching Autoethnography: Personal Writing in the Classroom is dedicated to the practice of immersive ethnographic and autoethnographic writing that encourages authors to participate in the communities about which they write. This book draws not only on critical qualitative inquiry methods such as interview and observation, but also on theories and sensibilities from creative writing and performance studies, which encourage self-reflection and narrative composition. Concepts from qualitative in...[more]

  • Nursing Care at the End of Life: What Every Clinician Should Know

    Author(s): Susan E. Lowey, The College at Brockport, SUNY

    Updated: Jan 14, 2022

    Description: Nursing Care at the End of Life: What Every Clinician Should Know should be an essential component of basic educational preparation for the professional registered nurse student. Recent studies show that only one in four nurses feel confident in caring for dying patients and their families and less than 2% of overall content in nursing textbooks is related to end-of-life care, despite the tremendous growth in palliative and end-of-life care programs across the country. The purpose of this textb...[more]

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