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  1. Fundamentals of Business

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    Author(s): Stephen J. Skripak, Richard Parsons, Anastasia Cortes, Anita Walz
    Date: Oct 31, 2017

    Description: An introductory textbook in business that covers a variety of topics: The Foundations of Business, Economics and Business, Ethics and Social Responsibility, Business in a Global Environment, Forms of Business Ownership, Entrepreneurship: Starting a Business, Management and Leadership, Structuring Organizations, Operations Management, Motivating Employees,Managing Human Resources, Union/Management Issues, Marketing: Providing Value to Customers, Pricing Strategy, Hospitality and Tourism, Account...[more]

  2. Information Systems for Business and Beyond

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    Author(s): David T. Bourgeois, Ph.D.
    Date: Jan 17, 2017

    Description: Information Systems for Business and Beyond introduces the concept of information systems, their use in business, and the larger impact they are having on our world.

  3. Introductory Business Statistics: OpenStax

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    Author(s): Alexander Holmes, The University of Oklahoma, Barbara Illowsky, De Anza College, Susan Dean, De Anza College
    Date: Mar 19, 2018

    Description: Introductory Business Statistics is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the one-semester statistics course for business, economics, and related majors. Core statistical concepts and skills have been augmented with practical business examples, scenarios, and exercises. The result is a meaningful understanding of the discipline, which will serve students in their business careers and real-world experiences.

  4. Accounting Principles: A Business Perspective

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    Author(s): James Don Edwards, University of Georgia, Roger H. Hermanson, Georgia State University, Susan D. Ivancevich, University of North Carolina Wilmington
    Date: Dec 15, 2016

    Description: Accounting Principles: A Business Perspective uses annual reports of real companies to illustrate many of the accounting concepts in use in business today. Gaining an understanding of accounting terminology and concepts, however, is not enough to ensure your success. You also need to be able to find information on the Internet, analyze various business situations, work effectively as a member of a team, and communicate your ideas clearly. This text was developed to help you develop these skills.

  5. Business Communication for Success

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    Author(s): University of Minnesota Libraries' Publishing Services (Adapted version)
    Date: Jan 30, 2018

    Description: Business Communication for Success (BCS) provides a comprehensive, integrated approach to the study and application of written and oral business communication to serve both student and professor. The text includes a number of features such as learning objectives, exercises, real world examples, key terms, and post-chapter assessments. Each chapter is self-contained, allowing for mix-and-match flexibility and custom or course-specific design. The first three chapters form the core foundation for...[more]

  6. Introductory Business Statistics: Tiemann

    Author(s): Thomas K. Tiemann, Elon University
    Date: Jan 12, 2018

    Description: The book "Introductory Business Statistics" by Thomas K. Tiemann explores the basic ideas behind statistics, such as populations, samples, the difference between data and information, and most importantly sampling distributions. The author covers topics including descriptive statistics and frequency distributions, normal and t-distributions, hypothesis testing, t-tests, f-tests, analysis of variance, non-parametric tests, and regression basics. Using real-world examples throughout the text, the...[more]

  7. Business Math: A Step-by-Step Handbook

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    Author(s): Jean-Paul Olivier; Red River College of Applied Arts, Science, & Technology
    Date: Dec 7, 2017

    Description: Business math is the study of mathematics required by the field of business. Business professionals will work with taxes, gross earnings, product prices, and currency exchange; they will be offered loans, lines of credit, mortgages, leases, savings bonds, and other financial tools. This textbook covers all of these topics and how these financial tools can maximize their earnings and minimize their costs. It also discusses how to execute smart monetary decisions both personally and for their bus...[more]

  8. Introductory Business Statistics with Interactive Spreadsheets - 1st Canadian Edition

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    Author(s): Mohammad Mahbobi, Thompson Rivers University, Thomas K. Tiemann, Elon University
    Date: Apr 30, 2018

    Description: "Introductory Business Statistics with Interactive Spreadsheets - 1st Canadian Edition" is an adaptation of Thomas K. Tiemann's book, "Introductory Business Statistics". In addition to covering basics such as populations, samples, the difference between data and information, and sampling distributions, descriptive statistics and frequency distributions, normal and t-distributions, hypothesis testing, t-tests, f-tests, analysis of variance, non-parametric tests, and regression basics, the follow...[more]

  9. Introducing Marketing

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    Author(s): John Burnett
    Date: May 11, 2017

    Description: Through good economic times and bad, marketing remains the pivotal function in any business. Determining and satisfying the needs of customers through products that have value and accessibility and whose features are clearly communicated is the general purpose of any business. It is also a fundamental definition of marketing. This text introduces students to the marketing strategies and tools that practitioners use to market their products.

  10. Presentation Software

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    Author(s): ABT Collaborative
    Date: Feb 15, 2017

    Description: An introduction to creating electronic presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

  11. Human Resource Management

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    Author(s): Laura Dias , Shoreline Community College
    Date: Jan 17, 2017

    Description: Competing books are focused on the academic part of HRM, which is necessary in a university or college setting. However, the goal with this book is not only to provide the necessary academic background information but also to present the material with a practitioner’s focus on both large and small businesses. While the writing style is clear and focused, we don’t feel jargon and ten-dollar words are necessary to making a good textbook. Clear and concise language makes the book interesting and u...[more]

  12. Good Corporation, Bad Corporation: Corporate Social Responsibility in the Global Economy

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    Author(s): Guillermo C. Jimenez, Elizabeth Pulos; SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology
    Date: Apr 19, 2018

    Description: This textbook provides an innovative, internationally-oriented approach to the teaching of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and business ethics. Drawing on case studies in- volving companies and countries around the world, the textbook explores the social, ethical and business dynamics underlying CSR in areas such as: global warming, genetically-mod- ified organisms (GMO) in food production, free trade and fair trade, anti-sweatshop and living-wage movements, organic foods and textiles, et...[more]

  13. Project Management

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    Author(s): Adrienne Watt
    Date: May 1, 2018

    Description: This book covers the basics of project management. This includes the process of initiation, planning, execution, control and close out that all projects share. This book has been adapted by the author as of August 15, 2014. The adaptation includes Canadianized content, PowerPoints, Audio Files, and Chapter Questions, which are located in the book's appendixes.

  14. Professional Communications OER - Module 1: Foundations

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    Author(s): Olds College OER Development Team
    Date: May 17, 2017

    Description: This Open Educational Resource (OER), developed by Olds College is collaboration with the Government of Alberta, is a series of modules intended for use in Higher Education courses or by independent learners. This resource is useful for instructors whose courses cover introductory communication skills, workplace communication, technical communication, or business writing. It contains four modules, each with its own lesson plans, assessments, and supporting materials. This is module 1 of 4, in w...[more]

  15. Professional Communications OER - Module 2: Writing

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    Author(s): Olds College OER Development Team
    Date: Jan 16, 2018

    Description: This Open Education Resource (OER), developed by Olds College in collaboration with the Government of Alberta, is a series of modules intended for use in Higher Education courses or by independent learners. The resource is useful for instructors whose courses cover introductory communication skills, workplace communication, technical communication, or business writing. It contains four modules, each with its own lesson plans, assessments, and supporting materials. This is module 2 of 4, in whic...[more]

  16. Professional Communications OER - Module 4: Interpersonal

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    Author(s): Olds College OER Development Team
    Date: May 17, 2017

    Description: This Open Educational Resource (OER), developed by Olds College is collaboration with the Government of Alberta, is a series of modules intended for use in higher-education courses or by independent learners. This resource is useful for instructors whose courses cover introductory communication skills, workplace communication, technical communication, or business writing. It contains four modules, each with its own lesson plans, assessments, and supporting materials. This is module 4 of 4, in w...[more]

  17. Professional Communications OER - Module 3: Presentations

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    Author(s): Olds College OER Development Team
    Date: May 17, 2017

    Description: This Open Educational Resource (OER), developed by Olds College is collaboration with the Government of Alberta, is a series of modules intended for use in Higher Education courses or by independent learners. This resource is useful for instructors whose courses cover introductory communication skills, workplace communication, technical communication or business writing. It contains four modules, each with its own lesson plans, assessments, and supporting materials. This is module 3 of 4, in wh...[more]

  18. Professional Communications OER - Modules 1-4: Overview

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    Author(s): Olds College OER Development Team
    Date: May 11, 2017

    Description: This Open Educational Resource (OER), developed by Olds College is collaboration with the Government of Alberta, is a series of modules intended for use in Higher Education courses or by independent learners. This resource is useful for instructors whose courses cover introductory communication skills, workplace communication, technical communication, or business writing. It contains four modules (Foundations, Writing, Presentations, and Interpersonal), each with its own lesson plans, assessmen...[more]

  19. Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality in BC

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    Author(s): Morgan Westcott, LinkBC, Geoffrey Bird, Royal Roads University, Peter Briscoe, Ray Freeman, Royal Roads University, Kelly Glazer, Keith Henry, Terry Hood, Heather Knowles, Micki McCartney, Vancouver Island University, Donna Owens, George Brown College, Lynda Robinson, Vancouver Island University, Eugene Thomlinson, Royal Roads University, Griff Tripp, Don Webster, Capilano University, Rebecca Wilson-Mah, Royal Roads University
    Date: Apr 30, 2018

    Description: This textbook is an introduction to the tourism and hospitality industry in British Columbia, and is written with a first year college and university audience in mind. It is a collaborative work with input from educators, industry leaders, employers, and past graduates of BC’s tourism and hospitality management programs. All chapters have been reviewed by experts in the field. Each chapter is organized thematically moving from a global, then national, and finally provincial context. Chapters co...[more]

  20. Beginning Excel

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    Author(s): Noreen Brown, Barbara Lave, Julie Romey, Mary Schatz, Diane Shingledecker, OpenOregon
    Date: Feb 27, 2018

    Description: This textbook was written for a community college introductory course in spreadsheets utilizing Microsoft Excel. While the figures shown utilize Excel 2016, the textbook was written to be applicable to other versions of Excel as well. The book introduces new users to the basics of spreadsheets and is appropriate for students in any major who have not used Excel before.

  21. Principles of Marketing

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    Author(s): Jeff Tanner, Baylor University, Mary Raymond, Clemson University
    Date: Jun 12, 2017

    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. NOTE: This book was updated on January 20, 2017. Any reviews posted before this date are based on the older edition of this textbook.

  22. Principles of Microeconomics - 2e: OpenStax

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    Author(s): Timothy Taylor, Macalester College, Steven A. Greenlaw, University of Mary Washington, David Shapiro, Pennsylvania State University
    Date: May 10, 2018

    Description: Principles of Microeconomics 2e covers the scope and sequence of most introductory microeconomics courses. The text includes many current examples, which are handled in a politically equitable way. The outcome is a balanced approach to the theory and application of economics concepts. The second edition has been thoroughly revised to increase clarity, update data and current event impacts, and incorporate the feedback from many reviewers and adopters.

  23. Principles of Macroeconomics - 2e: OpenStax

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    Author(s): Steven A. Greenlaw, University of Mary Washington, David Shapiro, Pennsylvania State University, Timothy Taylor, Macalester College
    Date: May 10, 2018

    Description: Principles of Macroeconomics 2e covers the scope and sequence of most introductory economics courses. The text includes many current examples, which are handled in a politically equitable way. The outcome is a balanced approach to the theory and application of economics concepts. The second edition has been thoroughly revised to increase clarity, update data and current event impacts, and incorporate the feedback from many reviewers and adopters.

  24. Introduction to Financial Accounting - Second Edition (Revised)

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    Author(s): David Annand, Athabasca University
    Date: Sep 14, 2017

    Description: Based on International Financial Reporting Standards, this textbook was written by David Annand, EdD, MBA, CPA, CA, and Professor of Accounting in the Faculty of Business at Athabasca University. Each chapter includes questions and problems for review and feedback. Solutions are provided. The text and ancillary materials are freely-sharable under a Creative Commons CC-BY-SA-NC licence. The e-text version is extensively bookmarked for easy access and onscreen reading. Suggested solutions are lin...[more]

  25. Electronic Commerce: The Strategic Perspective

    Author(s): Richard T. Watson, Pierre Berthon, Leyland F. Pitt, George M. Zinkhan
    Date: Feb 6, 2017

    Description: This book contains eight chapters. Chapter Two briefly describes the technology that makes electronic commerce possible, while Chapter Three introduces the topic of Web strategy. The major functions of marketing are described in the next five chapters: Promotion (Chapter Four); Promotion and Purchase (Chapter Five); Distribution (Chapter Six); Service (Chapter Seven); and Pricing (Chapter Eight). The final chapter takes a broader, societal perspective and discusses the influence of electronic c...[more]

  26. Principles of Microeconomics: UVic

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    Author(s): Emma Hutchinson, University of Victoria, Maxwell Nicholson, Ben Lukenchuk
    Date: Dec 6, 2017

    Description: This book is an adaptation of Principles of Microeconomics originally published by OpenStax. This adapted version has been reorganized into eight topics and expanded to include over 200 multiple choice questions, examples, eight case studies including questions and solutions, and over 200 editable figures.

  27. Building a Competitive First Nation Investment Climate

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    Author(s): Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics
    Date: Jan 20, 2017

    Description: This is the first edition of the open text book Building a Competitive Investment Climate on First Nation Lands. This textbook is for students who are First Nation and tribal government employees or students who would like to work for or with First Nation and tribal governments. The purpose of this textbook is to help interested First Nation and tribal governments build a competitive investment climate. Work began on this text book in early 2012 with a generous grant from the Donner Canadian Fo...[more]

  28. Principles of Economics - 2e: OpenStax

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    Author(s): Steven A. Greenlaw, University of Mary Washington, David Shapiro, Pennsylvania State University, Timothy Taylor, Macalester College
    Date: May 10, 2018

    Description: Principles of Economics 2e (2nd edition) covers the scope and sequence of requirements for a two-semester introductory economics course. The authors take a balanced approach to micro-and macroeconomics, to both Keynesian and classical views, and to the theory and application of economics concepts. The text also includes many current examples, which are handled in a politically equitable way. The second edition has been thoroughly revised to increase clarity, update data and current event impact...[more]

  29. Principles of Macroeconomics: Lyryx

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    Author(s): Douglas Curtis, Ian Irvine, Lyryx Learning Team
    Date: May 15, 2018

    Description: Principles of Macroeconomics is an adaptation of the text, Macroeconomics: Theory, Markets, and Policy by D. Curtis and I. Irvine (and edited by Lyryx Learning), and presents a complete and concise examination of introductory macroeconomics theory and policy suitable for a first introductory course. Examples are domestic and international in their subject matter and are of the modern era -- financial markets, monetary and fiscal policies aimed at inflation and debt control, globalization and th...[more]

  30. Intermediate Financial Accounting (Volume 2): Lyryx

    Author(s): Glenn Arnold, Suzanne Kyle, Athabasca University, Lyryx Learning Team
    Date: Jul 26, 2017

    Description: This text is intended to be the second of two in Intermediate Financial Accounting courses. It presumes that students have already completed the Introductory Financial Accounting, and the first Intermediate Financing Accounting course. The text reflects both current International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and ASPE. This text covers all topics essential to a second level Intermediate Accounting course: current, long-term and complex liabilities, income taxes, pensions, leases, shareho...[more]

  31. Organizational Behavior

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    Author(s): Author removed at request of original publisher, Adaptation by the University of Minnesota
    Date: May 8, 2018

    Description: This book is not be about giving students all the answers to every situation they may encounter when they start their first job or as they continue up the career ladder. Instead, this book gives students the vocabulary, framework, and critical thinking skills necessary to diagnose situations, ask tough questions, evaluate the answers received, and to act in an effective and ethical manner regardless of situational characteristics. Often, students taking organizational behavior (OB) either do n...[more]

  32. Macroeconomics: Theory through Applications

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    Author(s): Russell Cooper, A. Andrew John
    Date: Feb 14, 2017

    Description: The intended audience of the textbook is first-year undergraduates taking courses on the principles of macroeconomics and microeconomics. Many may never take another economics course. We aim to increase their economic literacy both by developing their aptitude for economic thinking and by presenting key insights about economics that every educated individual should know. We have written a fundamentally different text for principles of economics, based on two premises: Students are motivated to ...[more]

  33. Mastering Strategic Management

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    Author(s): Dave Ketchen , Auburn University, Jeremy Short , University of Oklahoma
    Date: Feb 7, 2017

    Description: Mastering Strategic Management by Dave Ketchen and Jeremy Short is designed to enhance student engagement in three innovative ways. The first is through visual adaptations of the key content in the book. It is well documented that many of today’s students are visual learners. To meet students’ wants and needs (and thereby create a much better teaching experience for professors), Mastering Strategic Management contains multiple graphic concept pages in ever section of every chapter of the book. ...[more]

  34. Intermediate Financial Accounting (Volume 1): Lyryx

    Author(s): Glenn Arnold, Suzanne Kyle, Athabasca University, Lyryx Learning Team
    Date: Jul 26, 2017

    Description: This text is intended for a first course in Intermediate Financial Accounting. It presumes that students have already completed one or two Introductory Financial Accounting courses. The book reflects current International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), such as IFRS 15 - Revenue from Contracts With Customers. It focuses on more difficult intermediate accounting topics that match prerequisite requirements for students advancing to a second level Intermediate Financial Accounting course. Ad...[more]

  35. Principles of Microeconomics: Saylor

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    Author(s): Libby Rittenberg , Tim Tregarthen
    Date: Jan 24, 2017

    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]

  36. Mastering Strategic Management-1st Canadian Edition

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    Author(s): Janice Edwards, COTR, David Try, NWCC, Dave Ketchen, Auburn University, Jeremy Short ,University of Oklahoma
    Date: Jun 6, 2018

    Description: Mastering Strategic Management is designed to enhance student engagement in three innovative ways. The first is through visual adaptations of the key content in the book. It is well documented that many of today’s students are visual learners. To meet students’ wants and needs (and thereby create a much better teaching experience for professors), Mastering Strategic Management contains multiple graphic concept pages in ever section of every chapter of the book. Think of graphic concept pages as...[more]

  37. Guidelines for Improving the Effectiveness of Boards of Directors of Nonprofit Organizations

    Author(s): Vic Murray, University of Victoria, Yvonne Harrison, University at Albany, SUNY, Open SUNY
    Date: Mar 19, 2018

    Description: The purpose of this book is to help boards of directors of nonprofit organizations improve their performance after completing the Board Check-Up, online board performance self-assessment tool found at www.boardcheckup.com. This book is also valuable as a stand-alone resource for any board seeking to assess its performance in that it contains the diagnostic questions on which the online self-assessment tool is based. It goes further by providing a framework for boards to use in discussing needed...[more]

  38. Principles of Microeconomics: Lyryx

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    Author(s): Douglas Curtis, Ian Irvine, Lyryx Learning Team
    Date: Sep 7, 2017

    Description: Principles of Microeconomics is an adaptation of the text, Microeconomics: Markets, Methods, and Models by D. Curtis and I. Irvine (and edited by Lyryx Learning), which provides concise yet complete coverage of introductory microeconomic theory, application and policy in a Canadian and global environment. This adaptation employs methods that use equations sparingly and do not utilize calculus. The key issues in most chapters are analyzed by introducing a numerical example or case study at the o...[more]

  39. Macroeconomics: Theory, Models, and Policy

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    Author(s): Douglas Curtis, Ian Irvine, Lyryx Learning Team
    Date: Jul 12, 2017

    Description: Macroeconomics: Theory, Models, and Policy by D. Curtis and I. Irvine (edited by Lyryx Learning) provides complete, concise coverage of introductory macroeconomics theory and policy. The text observes short-run macroeconomic performance, analysis, and policy motivated by the recessions of the early 1980s and 1990s, the financial crisis and recession of 2008-2009, and the prolonged recovery in most industrial countries. A traditional Aggregate Demand and Supply (AD-AS) model is introduced, and a...[more]

  40. eMarketing - The Essential Guide to Online Marketing

    Author(s): Rob Stokes, Saylor Academy
    Date: Feb 22, 2017

    Description: eMarketing: The Essential Guide to Online Marketing is a textbook intended for third and fourth year marketing students and draws on both academic theory and practical experience. The book offers students information that is applicable to the eMarket industry by providing examples that are easily relatable. The book covers all of the important aspects of online marketing, including the areas associated with search engine marketing, affiliate marketing, web analytics and conversion optimisation,...[more]

  41. Microeconomics: Markets, Methods, and Models

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    Author(s): Douglas Curtis, Ian Irvine, Lyryx Learning Team
    Date: Jul 12, 2017

    Description: Microeconomics: Markets, Methods, and Models by D. Curtis and I. Irvine (edited by Lyryx Learning) provides concise yet complete coverage of introductory microeconomic theory, application and policy. The text begins with an explanation and development of the standard tools of analysis in the discipline and carries on to investigate the meaning of 'well-being' in the context of an efficient use of the economy's resources. An understanding of individual optimizing behaviour is developed, and this...[more]

  42. Human Resources in the Food Service and Hospitality Industry

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    Author(s): The BC Cook Articulation Committee, go2HR
    Date: Jun 19, 2017

    Description: Human Resources in the Food Services and Hospitality Industry is one of a series of Culinary Arts open textbooks developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s foodservice and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Cook, Baker and Meatcutter programs in mind, these have been designed as a modular series, and therefore can be used to support a wide variety of programs that offer training in foodservice skills.

  43. Information Systems

    Author(s): Richard T. Watson
    Date: Jan 17, 2017

    Description: Students need to understand systems and the systems concept, and they need to understand the role of ICT in enabling systems. Students will learn the characteristics of good systems (e.g., intuitive, likable, error-resistant, fast, flexible, and the like). Knowing the characteristics of good systems will permit students to demand well designed systems and to suggest how existing systems should be changed. Students need to understand the affordances, directions, and limits of hardware, software,...[more]

  44. American Government: OpenStax

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    Author(s): Glen Krutz, University of Oklahoma, Sylvie Waskiewicz
    Date: Oct 19, 2017

    Description: Published by OpenStax College, American Government is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the single-semester American Government course. This title includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including Insider Perspective features and a Get Connected module that shows students how they can get engaged in the political process. The book provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of American Government and understand how t...[more]

  45. Working in the Food Service Industry

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    Author(s): The BC Cook Articulation Committee, go2HR
    Date: Mar 1, 2018

    Description: Workplace Safety in the Foodservice Industry is one of a series of Culinary Arts open textbooks developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s foodservice and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Cook, Baker and Meatcutter programs in mind, these have been designed as a modular series, and therefore can be used to support a wide variety of programs that offer training in foodservice skills. Workplace Safety covers British Columbia le...[more]

  46. Writing for Strategic Communication Industries

    Author(s): Jasmine Roberts, The Ohio State University
    Date: Mar 1, 2018

    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]

  47. Database Design-2nd Edition

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    Author(s): Adrienne Watt, Douglas College, Nelson Eng, Douglas College
    Date: Dec 14, 2016

    Description: Database Design - 2nd Edition covers database systems and database design concepts. New to this edition are SQL info, additional examples, key terms and review exercises at the end of each chapter.

  48. Health Case Studies

    Author(s): Glynda Rees, Rob Kruger, Janet Morrison; British Columbia Institute of Technology
    Date: Dec 5, 2017

    Description: Health Case Studies is composed of eight separate health case studies that align with the open textbooks Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care and Anatomy and Physiology: OpenStax. Each case study includes the patient narrative or story that models the best practice (at the time of publishing) in healthcare settings. Associated with each case is a set of specific learning objectives to support learning and facilitate educational strategies and evaluation. The case studies can be used onli...[more]

  49. Workplace Safety in the Food Service Industry

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    Author(s): The BC Cook Articulation Committee, go2HR
    Date: Mar 1, 2018

    Description: Workplace Safety in the Food Service Industry is one of a series of Culinary Arts books developed to support the training of students and apprentices in BC’s foodservice and hospitality industry. Your health and well-being are your most valuable possessions. Many laws and regulations exist to ensure employee safety, yet every year thousands of serious injuries occur. In many cases, these injuries have serious long-term consequences for both employees and employers. For those new to the workfor...[more]

  50. Adult Literacy Fundamentals Mathematics: Book 6

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    Author(s): Liz Girard, Wendy Tagami
    Date: Nov 15, 2017

    Description: This is book six in a six-book series on fundamental mathematics for adult learners. These books include glossaries, self tests, practice requests, grades records, and unit tests. Ancillary Resources include the Instructor's Manual.

  51. Ethics in Law Enforcement

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    Author(s): Steve McCartney, Justice Institute of British Columbia, Rick Parent, Simon Fraser University
    Date: Feb 22, 2018

    Description: In this book, you will examine the moral and ethical issues that exist within law enforcement. This book will also familiarize you with the basic history, principles, and theories of ethics. These concepts will then be applied to the major components of the criminal justice system: policing, the courts, and corrections. Discussion will focus on personal values, individual responsibility, decision making, discretion, and the structure of accountability. Specific topics covered will include core ...[more]

  52. Line B: Employability Skills Competency B-4: Describe the Apprenticeship System

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    Author(s): Camosun College
    Date: May 2, 2017

    Description: This Competency provides the information necessary for you to understand the trades training system and how to explore any trades you may be interested in. Careers in the trades can be highly rewarding. Forecast shortages in skilled trades mean that there will be significant opportunities for new workers to enter many of the trades. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offering the flexibility ...[more]

  53. BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Reader 4

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    Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College
    Date: Apr 30, 2018

    Description: This reader contains nine original stories written specifically for adults, and is designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 4. This level 4 reader, one of a series of six readers, is roughly equivalent to grades 4.5 to 6 in the K-12 system. New vocabulary are set in bold throughout each story, and then summarized and defined in a Glossary found in the appendix. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for t...[more]

  54. Line B: Employability Skills Competency B-2: Describe Expectations and Responsibilities of Employers and Employees

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    Author(s): Camosun College
    Date: May 2, 2017

    Description: As you enter the workforce, it is important to understand the major trends in employment and how to find this information. In this Competency, we’ll look some of the current major trends in employment in Canada and British Columbia. This review includes an overview of the economy, skills that employers look for, and employee expectations. We’ll also look at employee expectations and effective strategies for entering the labour market and finding a job. The following list of lines and competenc...[more]

  55. Graphic Design and Print Production Fundamentals

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    Author(s): Graphic Communications Open Textbook Collective, British Columbia Institute of Technology
    Date: Jun 13, 2017

    Description: This textbook -- written by a group of select experts with a focus on different aspects of the design process, from creation to production -- addresses the many steps of creating and then producing physical, printed, or other imaged products that people interact with on a daily basis. It covers the concept that, while most modern graphic design is created on computers using design software, the ideas and concepts don’t stay on the computer. The ideas need to be completed in the computer softwa...[more]

  56. Introduction to Psychology

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    Author(s): Charles Stangor
    Date: Feb 28, 2017

    Description: This textbook includes learning objectives, key takeaways, exercises and critical thinking activities, and a marginal glossary of key terms. In short, I think that this book will provide a useful and productive synthesis between your goals and the goals of your students. I have tried to focus on the forest rather than the trees and to bring psychology to life—in ways that really matter—for the students. At the same time, the book maintains content and conceptual rigor, with a strong focus on th...[more]

  57. Global Women's Issues: Women in the World Today, extended version

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    Author(s): United States Department of State, Bureau of International Information Programs , Dr. Janni Aragon, Dr. Mariel Miller, University of Victoria
    Date: Apr 30, 2018

    Description: We cannot solve global challenges unless women participate fully in efforts to find solutions. Female participation in the private sector is a crucial economic driver for societies worldwide. Economic security benefits every facet of a woman’s life, with positive effects on the health, education and vitality of families. Learn about women who are changing their societies for the better. This book is based on the twelve critical areas of concern identified in the Beijing Declaration and Platform...[more]

  58. BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Reader 5

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    Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College
    Date: May 17, 2017

    Description: This reader contains nine original stories written specifically for adults, and is designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 5. This level 5 reader, one of a series of six readers, is roughly equivalent to grades 6 to 7.5 in the K-12 system. New vocabulary are set in bold throughout each story, and then summarized and defined in a Glossary found in the appendix. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for t...[more]

  59. Introduction to Psychology - 1st Canadian Edition

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    Author(s): Jennifer Walinga, Royal Roads University, Charles Stangor, University of Maryland
    Date: Apr 19, 2018

    Description: This book is designed to help students organize their thinking about psychology at a conceptual level. The focus on behaviour and empiricism has produced a text that is better organized, has fewer chapters, and is somewhat shorter than many of the leading books. The beginning of each section includes learning objectives; throughout the body of each section are key terms in bold followed by their definitions in italics; key takeaways, and exercises and critical thinking activities end each secti...[more]

  60. Basic Kitchen and Food Service Management

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    Author(s): go2HR, The BC Cook Articulation Committee
    Date: Jan 31, 2017

    Description: Basic Kitchen and Food Service Management is one of a series of Culinary Arts open textbooks developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s foodservice and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Cook, Baker and Meatcutter programs in mind, these have been designed as a modular series, and therefore can be used to support a wide variety of programs that offer training in foodservice skills. Other books in the series include: Food S...[more]

  61. BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 5

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    Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College
    Date: Sep 15, 2017

    Description: This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 5 (roughly equivalent to grades 6 to 7.5 in the K-12 system). Every chapter includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of between 500 and 800 words. The readings are freely available in a separate reader with convenient links to the readings in each chapter of this course pack. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF...[more]

  62. In the Community: An Intermediate Integrated Skills Textbook

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    Author(s): NorQuest College
    Date: Mar 20, 2018

    Description: This is an English language skills textbook to help ELL students acquire communication skills in the community (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). The book is aimed at Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels 5/6, focusing on intercultural skills and essential skills: reading text, document use, writing, oral communication, thinking skills, working with others, and computer use. The digital PDF file can be printed or used from a computer. All of the multimedia files can be accessed fro...[more]

  63. Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation

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    Author(s): Tom Theis, University of Illinois, Jonathan Tomkin, University of Illinois
    Date: Feb 28, 2017

    Description: With “Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation”, first and second-year college students are introduced to this expanding new field, comprehensively exploring the essential concepts from every branch of knowledge – including engineering and the applied arts, natural and social sciences, and the humanities. As sustainability is a multi-disciplinary area of study, the text is the product of multiple authors drawn from the diverse faculty of the University of Illinois: each chapter is written by ...[more]

  64. In the Workplace: An Intermediate Integrated Skills Textbook

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    Author(s): Bow Valley College
    Date: Dec 12, 2017

    Description: This is an English language skills textbook to help ELL students acquire communication skills in the workplace (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). The book is aimed at Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels 5/6, focusing on intercultural skills and essential skills: reading text, document use, writing, oral communication, thinking skills, working with others, and computer use. The digital PDF file can be printed or used from a computer. All of the multimedia files can be accessed fro...[more]

  65. Modern Pastry and Plated Dessert Techniques

    Accessible Ancillary Resources

    Author(s): The BC Cook Articulation Committee, go2HR
    Date: Feb 14, 2017

    Description: Modern Pastry and Plated Dessert Techniques is one of a series of Culinary Arts books developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s food service and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Cook and Baker programs in mind, these have been designed as a modular series, and there for can be used to support a wide variety of programs that offer training in food service skills.

  66. Line D: Organizational Skills Competency D-4: Use Codes, Regulations and Standards

    Adopted Accessible Ancillary Resources

    Author(s): Camosun College
    Date: May 2, 2017

    Description: Codes, regulations, standards, specifications, and recommended practices are used in all aspects of construction, fabrication, manufacturing, and inspection. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offering the flexibility for lines to be used as stand-alone books. Line D – Organizational Skills. D-1 Solve Trades Mathematical Problems, D-2 Apply Science Concepts to Trades Applications, D-3 Read ...[more]

  67. Handbook of eHealth Evaluation: An Evidence-based Approach

    Author(s): Edited by Francis Lau, Craig Kuziemsky
    Date: Dec 4, 2017

    Description: This handbook presents the science and practice of eHealth evaluation based on empirical evidence gathered over many years within the health informatics discipline. The handbook describes different approaches used to evaluate the planning, design, implementation, use and impact of eHealth systems in different health settings. It also provides a snapshot of the current state of knowledge on the consequences of opting for eHealth systems with respect to their effects and implications on provider ...[more]

  68. Understanding Media and Culture

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    Author(s): Jack Lule, Lehigh University
    Date: Jan 24, 2017

    Description: This book’s title tells its intent. It is written to help you understand media and culture. The media and culture are so much a part of our days that sometimes it is difficult to step back and appreciate and apprehend their great impact on our lives. The book’s title, and the book itself, begin with a focus squarely on media. Think of your typical day. If you are like many people, you wake to a digital alarm clock or perhaps your cell phone. Soon after waking, you likely have a routine that inv...[more]

  69. BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 4

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    Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College
    Date: Apr 30, 2018

    Description: This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 4 (roughly equivalent to grades 4.5 to 6 in the K-12 system). Every chapter includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of between 400 and 500 words. The readings are freely available in a separate reader with convenient links to the readings in each chapter of this course pack. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF...[more]

  70. Writing for Success: 1st Canadian Edition

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    Author(s): Tara Horkoff, Scott McLean
    Date: Mar 1, 2018

    Description: Writing for Success is a text that provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading, and critical thinking, and combines comprehensive grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing and composition.

  71. Nature of Geographic Information

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    Author(s): David DiBiase, Penn State
    Date: Feb 7, 2017

    Description: The purpose of this text is to promote understanding of the Geographic Information Science and Technology enterprise (GIS&T, also known as "geospatial").

  72. Introduction to Sociology 2e: OpenStax

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    Author(s): Heather Griffiths, Fayetteville State University, Nathan Keirns, Zane State College, Eric Strayer, Hartnell College, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Georgia Perimeter College, Sally Vyain, Ivy Tech Community College, Gail Scaramuzzo, Lackawanna College, Jeff Bry, Minnesota State Community and Technical College at Moorhead, Faye Jones, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Tommy Sadler, Union University
    Date: Oct 19, 2017

    Description: Introduction to Sociology 2e adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical, one-semester introductory sociology course. It offers comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories. The textbook presents section reviews with rich questions, discussions that help students apply their knowledge, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. The second edition has been updated significantly to reflect the latest research and current, re...[more]

  73. World Regional Geography

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    Author(s): Caitlin Finlayson, University of Mary Washington
    Date: Mar 1, 2018

    Description: World Regional Geography presents an overview of the discipline by introducing students to key themes and concepts in the discipline of geography through a study of the world’s regions. This text approaches geography as experts understand the discipline, focusing on connections and an in-depth understanding of core themes. This thematic approach, informed by pedagogical research, provides students with an introduction to thinking geographically. This text emphasizes depth over breadth by arrang...[more]

  74. Canadian History: Pre-Confederation

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    Author(s): John Douglas Belshaw, Thompson Rivers University
    Date: Mar 14, 2017

    Description: Canadian History: Pre-Confederation is a survey text that introduces undergraduate students to important themes in North American history to 1867. It provides room for Aboriginal and European agendas and narratives, explores the connections between the territory that coalesces into the shape of modern Canada and the larger continent and world in which it operates, and engages with emergent issues in the field. The material is pursued in a largely chronological manner to the early 19th century,...[more]

  75. Writing in College: From Competence to Excellence

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    Author(s): Amy Guptill, The College at Brockport, SUNY
    Date: Mar 1, 2018

    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]

  76. Together: The Science of Social Psychology

    Author(s): R. Biswas-Diener, Portland State University, E. Diener (Eds), Noba Textbook Series
    Date: Mar 7, 2018

    Description: The science of social psychology investigates the ways other people affect our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is an exciting field of study because it is so familiar and relevant to our day-to-day lives. Social psychologists study a wide range of topics that can roughly be grouped into 5 categories: attraction, attitudes, peace & conflict, social influence, and social cognition. This textbook presents core concepts common to introductory social psychology courses. The 8 units include 27 ...[more]

  77. Media Studies 101

    Author(s): Dr Erika Pearson, Dr Sy Taffel, Dr Brett Nicholls, Martina Wengenmeir, Khin-Wee Chen, Hazel Phillips, Collette Snowden, Bernard Madill, Jane Ross, Sarah Gallagher, Thelma Fisher, Shah Nister J. Kabir, Maud Ceuterick, Hannah Mettner, Massimiliana Urbano
    Date: Feb 14, 2017

    Description: Media Studies 101 is the open educational resource for media studies studies in New Zealand, Australia, and Pacifica. We have constructed this text so it can be read in a number of ways. You may wish to follow the structured order of 'chapters' like you would in a traditional printed textbook. Each section builds on and refers back to previous sections to build up your knowledge and skills. Alternatively, you may want to go straight to the section you are interested in -- links will help guide ...[more]

  78. British Columbia in a Global Context

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    Author(s): Arthur Green, Okanagan College, Siobhan McPhee, University of British Columbia, Aviv Ettya, University of the Fraser Valley, Britta Ricker, Simon Fraser University, Cristina Temenos, Simon Fraser University
    Date: Apr 19, 2018

    Description: This first year Geography textbook takes a holistic approach to Geography by incorporating elements of physical, human and regional geography, as well as bringing in methods and perspectives from spatial information science.. This textbook applies a fundamental geographical approach to understanding our globally changing world by looking at local processes which are linked to larger global processes and events. For example mining and its effects are a global issue and we can see how these unfol...[more]

  79. Introduction to Sociology - 2nd Canadian Edition

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    Author(s): William Little, Thompson Rivers University, Ron McGivern, Thompson Rivers University, Nathan Keirns, Zane State College , Eric Strayer, Hartnell College, Heather Griffiths, Fayetteville State University, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Georgia Perimeter College , Gail Scaramuzzo, Lackawanna College , Tommy Sadler, Union University, Sally Vyain, Ivy Tech Community College
    Date: Apr 19, 2018

    Description: Introduction to Sociology adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical introductory sociology course. In addition to comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories, we have incorporated section reviews with engaging questions, discussions that help students apply the sociological imagination, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. Although this text can be modified and reorganized to suit your needs, the standard version ...[more]

  80. Nationalism, Self-determination and Secession

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    Author(s): Geoff Andrews, Open University, Michael Saward, Open University
    Date: Feb 15, 2017

    Description: What makes a ‘nation’ and what makes peoples strive for nationhood? This unit will provide you with an introduction to studying political ideas by looking at how people who see themselves as nations challenge the existing order to assert their right to a state of their own. After studying this unit you should be able to: grasp the concepts of nation, nationalism and self-determination; have a better understanding of the role they play in current political disputes; think about the...[more]

  81. BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 3

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    Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College
    Date: Sep 15, 2017

    Description: This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 3 (roughly equivalent to grades 3 to 4.5 in the K-12 system). Every chapter within the three units includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of between 350 and 500 words. The readings are freely available in a separate reader with convenient links to the readings in each chapter of this course pack. For students using this program in a self-paced format, there are audio clips embedd...[more]

  82. Principles of Social Psychology - 1st International Edition

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    Author(s): Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Dr. Hammond Tarry, Capilano University, Adler School of Professional Psychology, Dr. Charles Stangor, University of Maryland
    Date: May 15, 2018

    Description: The first International edition of this textbook provides students with an introduction to the basic concepts and principles of social psychology from an interactionist perspective. The presentation of classic studies and theories are balanced with insights from cutting-edge, contemporary research. An emphasis on real world examples and applications is intended to guide students to critically analyze their situations and social interactions in order to put their knowledge to effective use.

  83. Communication Theory

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    Author(s):
    Date: Jan 20, 2017

    Description: This book is an introduction to communication theory — the theory of how humans share, encode, and decode what they know, what they need, and what they expect from each other.

  84. Line A: Safe Work Practices Competency: A-2 Describe WorkSafeBC Regulations

    Adopted Accessible Ancillary Resources

    Author(s): Camosun College
    Date: May 2, 2017

    Description: In most provinces, one or more agencies are responsible for safe, healthful working environments at job sites. These organizations normally have names such as the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) or the Occupational Health and Safety Department. WorkSafeBC is the provincial organization that promotes workplace health and safety for workers and employers in BC. When a work-related injury, disease, or death occurs, WorkSafeBC collaborates with those involved to provide return-to-work rehabilitat...[more]

  85. U.S. History: OpenStax

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    Author(s): P. Scott Corbett, PhD - Ventura College, Volker Janssen, PhD - California State University-Fullerton, John M. Lund, PhD - Keene State College, Todd Pfannestiel, PhD - Clarion University, Paul Vickery, PhD - Oral Roberts University, Sylvie Waskiewicz, PhD - Lead Editor
    Date: Oct 19, 2017

    Description: Published by OpenStax College, U.S. History covers the breadth of the chronological history of the United States and also provides the necessary depth to ensure the course is manageable for instructors and students alike. U.S. History is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of most courses. The authors introduce key forces and major developments that together form the American experience, with particular attention paid to considering issues of race, class, and gender. The text p...[more]

  86. Psychology: OpenStax

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    Author(s): Rose M. Spielman, PhD
    Date: Oct 19, 2017

    Description: Published by OpenStax College, Psychology is designed to meet the scope and sequence for the single-semester introduction to psychology course. For many students, this may be their only college-level psychology course. As such, this textbook provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of psychology and understand how those concepts apply to their lives. The authors strive to make psychology, as a discipline, interesting and accessible to students. A comprehensive c...[more]

  87. Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers

    Author(s): Michael A. Caulfield, Washington State University Vancouver
    Date: Mar 1, 2018

    Description: This is an unabashedly practical guide for the student fact-checker. It supplements generic information literacy with the specific web-based techniques that can get you closer to the truth on the web more quickly. We will show you how to use date filters to find the source of viral content, how to assess the reputation of a scientific journal in less than five seconds, and how to see if a tweet is really from the famous person you think it is or from an impostor. We’ll show you how to find p...[more]

  88. Medicines by Design

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    Author(s): US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences
    Date: Feb 14, 2017

    Description: Medicines By Design aims to explain how scientists unravel the many different ways medicines work in the body and how this information guides the hunt for drugs of the future. Pharmacology is a broad discipline encompassing every aspect of the study of drugs, including their discovery and development and the testing of their action in the body. Much of the most promising pharmacological research going on at universities across the country is sponsored by the National Institute of General Medica...[more]

  89. Precalculus: OpenStax

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    Author(s): Jay Abramson, Arizona State University
    Date: Oct 19, 2017

    Description: Published by OpenStax College, Precalculus is intended for college-level precalculus students. Since precalculus courses vary from one institution to the next, we have attempted to meet the needs of as broad an audience as possible, including all of the content that might be covered in any particular course. The result is a comprehensive book that covers more ground than an instructor could likely cover in a typical one- or two-semester course; but instructors should find, almost without fail, ...[more]

  90. Writing for Success

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    Author(s): Scott McLean
    Date: Mar 1, 2018

    Description: Scott McLean’s Writing for Success is a text that provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading, and critical thinking, and combines comprehensive grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing and composition. Beginning with the sentence and its essential elements, this book addresses each concept with clear, concise and effective examples that are immediately reinforced with exercises and opportunities to demonstrate, and reinforce, learning. Scott McLean is the Shadle-Ed...[more]

  91. Introduction to Criminal Investigation: Processes, Practices and Thinking

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    Author(s): Rod Gehl, Justice Institute of British Columbia, Darryl Plecas, University of the Fraser Valley
    Date: Feb 13, 2018

    Description: Introduction to Criminal Investigation, Processes, Practices, and Thinking, as the title suggests, is a teaching text describing and segmenting criminal investigations into its component parts to illustrate the craft of criminal investigation. Delineating criminal investigation within the components of task-skills and thinking-skills, this book describes task-skills such incident response, crime scene management, evidence management, witness management, and forensic analysis, as essential found...[more]

  92. Introductory Statistics: Saylor

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    Author(s): Douglas S. Shafer, Zhiyi Zhang
    Date: Feb 14, 2017

    Description: This book is meant to be a textbook for a standard one-semester introductory statistics course for general education students.Over time the core content of this course has developed into a well-defined body of material that is substantial for a one-semester course. The authors believe that the students in this course are best served by a focus on the core material and not by an exposure to a plethora of peripheral topics. Therefore in writing this book we have sought to present material that co...[more]

  93. OER Research Toolkit (including Surveys)

    Author(s): John Hilton III, David Wiley, Lane Fischer, Rob Nyland, Open Textbook Network
    Date: Apr 19, 2018

    Description: The OER Research Toolkit is comprised of the OER Research Guidebook and several additional resources, including surveys for both students and instructors who are using OER in the classroom. The purpose of this guidebook is to provide ideas for how individual faculty members and those who support them (e.g., librarians, instructional designers, etc.) can research the effect of their adoption of open educational resources (OER). Clearly educational research is a challenging enterprise; this guide...[more]

  94. BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 6

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    Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College
    Date: Sep 15, 2017

    Description: This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 6 (roughly equivalent to grades 7.5 to 9 in the K-12 system). Every chapter includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of between 500 and 1,000 words. The readings are freely available in a separate reader with convenient links to the readings in each chapter of this course pack. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and P...[more]

  95. Line A: Safe Work Practices Competency A-1: Control Workplace Hazards

    Adopted Accessible Ancillary Resources

    Author(s): Camosun College
    Date: Apr 24, 2017

    Description: Safety is a part of the job. When you take a job, you have a safety obligation to your employer, co-workers, family, and yourself. By recognizing and understanding the hazards in your work area, you can prevent the occurrence of many accidents. Most accidents are preventable. Both employees and employers must take responsibility for making the workplace safe. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while stil...[more]

  96. Teaching Autoethnography: Personal Writing in the Classroom

    Author(s): Melissa Tombro, SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology
    Date: Oct 19, 2017

    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]

  97. Precalculus: Stitz Zeager

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    Author(s): Carl Stitz, Ph.D., Jeff Zeager, Ph.D.
    Date: Feb 15, 2017

    Description: Precalculus is an introductory text. The material is presented at a level intended to prepare students for Calculus while also giving them relevant mathematical skills that can be used in other classes. The authors describe their approach as "Functions First," believing introducing functions first will help students understand new concepts more completely. Each section includes homework exercises, and the answers to most computational questions are included in the text (discussion questions a...[more]

  98. Introductory Statistics: OpenStax

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    Author(s): Barbara Illowsky, De Anza College, Susan Dean, De Anza College
    Date: Oct 19, 2017

    Description: Introductory Statistics follows the scope and sequence of a one-semester, introduction to statistics course and is geared toward students majoring in fields other than math or engineering. This text assumes students have been exposed to intermediate algebra, and it focuses on the applications of statistical knowledge rather than the theory behind it. The foundation of this textbook is Collaborative Statistics, by Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean, which has been widely adopted. Introductory Stati...[more]

  99. A Concise Introduction to Logic

    Author(s): Craig DeLancey, SUNY Oswego
    Date: Apr 26, 2017

    Description: A Concise Introduction to Logic is an introduction to formal logic suitable for undergraduates taking a general education course in logic or critical thinking, it and is accessible and useful to any interested in gaining a basic understanding of logic. This text takes the unique approach of teaching logic through intellectual history; the author uses examples from important and celebrated arguments in philosophy to illustrate logical principles. The text also includes a basic introduction to ...[more]

  100. Line B: Employability Skills Competency B-3: Use Interpersonal Communication Skills

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    Author(s): Camosun College
    Date: May 2, 2017

    Description: No matter what your job is, you will need to communicate with other people. Your communication skills determine how successfully you receive and transmit information. Communication is arguably the most important of all life skills and plays a significant role in all aspects of work and home life. Communication is verbal, written, and non-verbal, and every gesture, voice inflection, or facial movement speaks volumes and conveys information to others. An effective communicator is also an active l...[more]

  101. Naming the Unnamable: An Approach to Poetry for New Generations

    Author(s): Michelle Bonczek Evory. Western Michigan University
    Date: May 10, 2018

    Description: Informed by a writing philosophy that values both spontaneity and discipline, Michelle Bonczek Evory’s Naming the Unnameable: An Approach to Poetry for New Generations offers practical advice and strategies for developing a writing process that is centered on play and supported by an understanding of America’s rich literary traditions. With consideration to the psychology of invention, Bonczek Evory provides students with exercises aimed to make writing in its early stages a form of play that ...[more]

  102. Algorithms and Data Structures

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    Author(s): Jurg Nievergelt, Klaus Hinrichs
    Date: Dec 15, 2016

    Description: This is a textbook for first year Computer Science. Algorithms and Data Structures With Applications to Graphics and Geometry.

  103. University Success

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    Author(s): N. Mahoney, B. Klassen, M. D'Eon
    Date: Aug 16, 2017

    Description: University Success has a student-friendly format arranged to help you develop the essential skills and provide the information you need to succeed in university. This is not a textbook full of theory and extensive detail that merely discusses student success; rather, this is a how-to manual for your first year of study. The book provides realistic, practical guidance ranging from study skills to personal health, from test taking to managing time and money. Furthermore, University Success is acc...[more]

  104. Calculus-Based Physics II

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    Author(s): Jeffrey W. Schnick, Ph.D., Saint Anselm College
    Date: Jan 2, 2018

    Description: Calculus-Based Physics is an introductory physics textbook designed for use in the two-semester introductory physics course typically taken by science and engineering students. This is the second of two textbooks for this course.

  105. Teaching in a Digital Age

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    Author(s): A.W. (Tony) Bates
    Date: Nov 20, 2017

    Description: The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when everyone,and in particular the students we are teaching, are using technology. A framework for making decisions about your teaching is provided, while understanding that every subject is different, and every instructor has something unique and special to bring to their teaching. The book enables teachers and instructors to help students develop the knowledge and skills they will need in a digital age: not...[more]

  106. Introductory Chemistry

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    Author(s): David W. Ball
    Date: Jan 20, 2017

    Description: The goal of this textbook is not to make you an expert. True expertise in any field is a years-long endeavor. Here I will survey some of the basic topics of chemistry. This survey should give you enough knowledge to appreciate the impact of chemistry in everyday life and, if necessary, prepare you for additional instruction in chemistry. Throughout each chapter, I present two features that reinforce the theme of the textbook—that chemistry is all around you. The first is a feature titled, appro...[more]

  107. Research Methods in Psychology

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    Author(s): Paul Price, California State University, Fresno
    Date: Jan 24, 2017

    Description: While Research Methods in Psychology is fairly traditional— making it easy for you to use with your existing courses — it also emphasizes a fundamental idea that is often lost on undergraduates: research methods are not a peripheral concern in our discipline; they are central. The overarching goal of this textbook is to present the basics of psychological research methods — focusing on the concepts and skills that are most widely shared within the discipline — emphasizing both their centrality...[more]

  108. Line B: Employability Skills Competency B-1: Apply Study and Learning Skills

    Faculty reviewed Adopted Accessible Ancillary Resources

    Author(s): Camosun College
    Date: May 2, 2017

    Description: Every learner has different abilities, backgrounds, and life experiences. Some individuals will be entering a trades program directly from high school as part of a dual-credit program or youth initiative and have limited experience outside of the classroom. Others may have been out ofthe formal education system for a number of years, but bring valuable years of work experience into the classroom. Regardless of where you are starting from, integral to your success in postsecondary education is d...[more]

  109. Line A: Safe Work Practices Competency A-3: Handle Hazardous Materials Safely

    Adopted Accessible Ancillary Resources

    Author(s): Camosun College
    Date: May 2, 2017

    Description: Workers exposed to hazardous materials may be at risk for many serious health problems, such as kidney or lung damage, sterility, cancer, allergic reactions, or burns. Some hazardous materials can also cause fires or explosions. Legislation and regulations are in place to reduce injuries or diseases caused by exposure to hazardous materials used in the workplace. Every person working with or near controlled products has the right to know the hazards and how to safely use the products. The foll...[more]

  110. Introductory Chemistry - 1st Canadian Edition

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    Author(s): Jessie A. Key, Vancouver Island University, David W Ball, Cleveland State University
    Date: May 15, 2017

    Description: The goal of this textbook is not to make you an expert. True expertise in any field is a years-long endeavor. Here I will survey some of the basic topics of chemistry. This survey should give you enough knowledge to appreciate the impact of chemistry in everyday life and, if necessary, prepare you for additional instruction in chemistry. Throughout each chapter, I present two features that reinforce the theme of the textbook—that chemistry is all around you. The first is a feature titled, appro...[more]

  111. The Originals: Classic Readings in Western Philosophy

    Author(s): Edited by Jeff McLaughlin, Thompson Rivers University
    Date: Mar 7, 2018

    Description: It is important for students not only to get an appreciation and understanding of philosophy but also to be exposed to the very words and ideas of those who have shaped our thinking over the centuries. Accordingly, the title of this collection hints at the facts that these readings are from the original sources and that these philosophers were the originators of many of the issues we still discuss today. Major areas of philosophy covered here are: Ethics, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy o...[more]

  112. Environmental Biology

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    Author(s): Matthew R. Fisher, Editor, Open Oregon
    Date: Apr 20, 2018

    Description: Environmental Biology enables students to develop a nuanced understanding of today’s most pressing environmental issues. This text helps students grasp the scientific foundation of these issues so that they can better understand the world around them and their impact upon it. This open textbook covers the most salient environmental issues, from a biological perspective. The text is designed for an introductory-level college science course. Topics include the fundamentals of ecology, biodivers...[more]

  113. Nutrition and Labelling for the Canadian Baker

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    Author(s): The BC Cook Articulation Committee, go2HR
    Date: Apr 30, 2018

    Description: This book is intended to give students a basic understanding of nutritional information and labelling in the baking industry. In particular, there is a focus on Canadian regulations regarding labelling and merchandising of baked goods, as well as baking for customers with special diets, allergies, and intolerances. Nutrition and Labelling for the Canadian Baker is one of a series of Culinary Arts books developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s food ser...[more]

  114. Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World

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    Author(s): Steve Barkan, University of Maine
    Date: Jan 24, 2017

    Description: The book includes the most recent data in the following categories, so your students have access to the latest sociological trends: crime and victimization, income and poverty, life expectancy and aging, employment, marriage and divorce, education, medical care and health disparities, and fertility and population change.

  115. Literature, the Humanities, and Humanity

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    Author(s): Dr. Theodore L. Steinberg, SUNY Fredonia
    Date: Feb 7, 2017

    Description: Literature, the Humanities, and Humanity attempts to make the study of literature more than simply another school subject that students have to take. At a time when all subjects seem to be valued only for their testability, this book tries to show the value of reading and studying literature, even earlier literature. It shows students, some of whom will themselves become teachers, that literature actually has something to say to them. Furthermore, it shows that literature is meant to be enjoyed...[more]

  116. Greek and Latin Roots: Part I - Latin

    Author(s): Peter Smith, University of Victoria
    Date: Oct 19, 2017

    Description: Greek and Latin Roots: Part I - Latin is part one of a two part series. This series examines the systematic principles by which a large portion of English vocabulary has evolved from Latin and (to a lesser degree) from Greek. This book focuses on Latin roots. A link to the second part focusing on the Greek roots can be found below. Part I will try to impart some skill in the recognition and proper use of words derived from Latin. There is a stress on principles: although students will be conti...[more]

  117. Microbiology

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    Author(s): Peggy O'Sullivan
    Date: Aug 10, 2017

    Description: This Microbiology textbook, adapted from the Boundless version, is intended to provide health care professionals with a working knowledge of infectious disease. Much of the book is devoted to the structure/function relationships in pathogenic microorganisms and how these relationships are expressed in host-parasite interactions. The text also examines Microbial diseases of specific organ systems as well as host response mechanisms.

  118. Strategies for Academic Success

    Author(s): Liv Marken, University of Saskatchewan
    Date: Jul 25, 2017

    Description: Strategies for Academic Success accompanies the first-year University of Saskatchewan College of Arts and Science online course by the same name. However, the information it contains will apply to post-secondary institutions all over. The textbook has a reader-friendly format arranged to help you develop the essential skills and provide the information you need to succeed in university.

  119. Understanding Ingredients for the Canadian Baker

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    Author(s): The BC Cook Articulation Committee, go2HR
    Date: Mar 7, 2018

    Description: This book is intended to give students a basic understanding of the various types and uses of ingredients used in the baking industry, and how certain ingredients, in particular grains and flours are produced, graded and processed in Canada. Understanding Ingredients for the Canadian Baker is one of a series of Culinary Arts books developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s food service and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Coo...[more]

  120. The Word on College Reading and Writing

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    Author(s): Monique Babin, Carol Burnell, Susan Pesznecker, Nicole Rosevear, Jaime Wood, OpenOregon
    Date: Mar 7, 2018

    Description: Written by five college reading and writing instructors, this interactive, multimedia text draws from decades of experience teaching students who are entering the college reading and writing environment for the very first time. It includes examples, exercises, and definitions for just about every reading- and writing-related topic students will encounter in their college courses.

  121. Brief Calculus

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    Author(s): Benjamin Crowell, Light and Matter
    Date: Jan 20, 2017

    Description: This short text is designed more for self-study or review than for classroom use; full solutions are given for nearly all the end-of-chapter problems. For a more traditional text designed for classroom use, see Fundamentals of Calculus (http://www.lightandmatter.com/fund/). The focus is mainly on integration and differentiation of functions of a single variable, although iterated integrals are discussed. Infinitesimals are used when appropriate, and are treated more rigorously than in old book...[more]

  122. forall x: An Introduction to Formal Logic

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    Author(s): P.D. Magnus
    Date: Jun 14, 2017

    Description: forall x is an open access introductory textbook in formal logic. It covers translation, proofs, and formal semantics for sentential and predicate logic. forall x was written by P.D. Magnus, an associate professor at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Magnus received his PhD from UC San Diego.

  123. Principles of Social Psychology

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    Author(s): Charles Stangor, University of Maryland
    Date: Jan 24, 2017

    Description: Have you ever had trouble teaching the various topics of social psychology and fitting them together to form a coherent field? Dr. Stangor felt like he was presenting a laundry list of ideas, research studies, and phenomena, rather than an integrated set of principles and knowledge. He wondered how his students could be expected to remember and understand the many phenomena that social psychologists study? How could they tell what was most important? It was then that he realized a fresh approac...[more]

  124. Geographic Information System Basics

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    Author(s): Jonathan E. Campbell, UCLA, Michael Shin, UCLA
    Date: Jan 17, 2017

    Description: Essentials of Geographic Information Systems integrates key concepts behind the technology with practical concerns and real-world applications. Recognizing that many potential GIS users are nonspecialists or may only need a few maps, this book is designed to be accessible, pragmatic, and concise. Essentials of Geographic Information Systems also illustrates how GIS is used to ask questions, inform choices, and guide policy. From the melting of the polar ice caps to privacy issues associated wit...[more]

  125. Digital Foundations

    Author(s): Xtine Burrough, Michael Mandiberg
    Date: Dec 15, 2016

    Description: This book was written by two artist educators who teach digital art and design studio foundation classes. While teaching classes that take place in software laboratories, we noticed that many of our students expected to learn to use software, but gave little consideration to aesthetics or art and design history. A typical first day question is, "Are we going to learn Photoshop in this class?" This book is a mash-up of the Bauhaus Basic Course and open source software such as Inkscape, Gimp, Fi...[more]

  126. Prealgebra: OpenStax

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    Author(s): Lynn Marecek, Santa Ana College, MaryAnne Anthony-Smith, Formerly of Santa Ana College
    Date: Oct 19, 2017

    Description: Prealgebra is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements for a one-semester prealgebra course. The text introduces the fundamental concepts of algebra while addressing the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles. Each topic builds upon previously developed material to demonstrate the cohesiveness and structure of mathematics. Prealgebra follows a nontraditional approach in its presentation of content. The beginning, in particular, is presented as a sequence of small...[more]

  127. Calculus Volume 1: OpenStax

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    Author(s): Gilbert Strang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Edwin “Jed” Herman, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
    Date: Oct 19, 2017

    Description: Published by OpenStax College, Calculus is designed for the typical two- or three-semester general calculus course, incorporating innovative features to enhance student learning. The book guides students through the core concepts of calculus and helps them understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. Due to the comprehensive nature of the material, we are offering the book in three volumes for flexibility and efficiency. Volume 1 covers functions, limits, deriva...[more]

  128. Calculus Volume 2: OpenStax

    Adopted Accessible Ancillary Resources

    Author(s): Gilbert Strang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Edwin “Jed” Herman, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
    Date: Oct 19, 2017

    Description: Published by OpenStax College, Calculus is designed for the typical two- or three-semester general calculus course, incorporating innovative features to enhance student learning. The book guides students through the core concepts of calculus and helps them understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. Due to the comprehensive nature of the material, we are offering the book in three volumes for flexibility and efficiency. Volume 2 covers integration, differential...[more]

  129. Calculus Volume 3: OpenStax

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    Author(s): Gilbert Strang, Massachusetts Institue of Technology, Edwin “Jed” Herman, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
    Date: Oct 19, 2017

    Description: Published by OpenStax College, Calculus is designed for the typical two- or three-semester general calculus course, incorporating innovative features to enhance student learning. The book guides students through the core concepts of calculus and helps them understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. Due to the comprehensive nature of the material, we are offering the book in three volumes for flexibility and efficiency. Volume 3 covers parametric equations and ...[more]

  130. Astronomy: OpenStax

    Faculty reviewed Adopted Accessible Ancillary Resources

    Author(s): Andrew Fraknoi, Foothill College, David Morrison, NASA Ames Research Center, Sidney C. Wolff, National Optical Astronomy Observatory
    Date: Apr 11, 2018

    Description: Astronomy is written in clear non-technical language, with the occasional touch of humor and a wide range of clarifying illustrations. It has many analogies drawn from everyday life to help non-science majors appreciate, on their own terms, what our modern exploration of the universe is revealing. Astronomy was written, updated, and reviewed by a broad range of astronomers and astronomy educators in a strong community effort. Astronomy has information and images from the New Horizons exploratio...[more]

  131. Exploring Movie Construction and Production

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    Author(s): John Reich, SUNY Genesee Community College
    Date: May 2, 2018

    Description: Exploring Movie Construction and Production contains eight chapters of the major areas of film construction and production. The discussion covers theme, genre, narrative structure, character portrayal, story, plot, directing style, cinematography, and editing. Important terminology is defined and types of analysis are discussed and demonstrated. An extended example of how a movie description reflects the setting, narrative structure, or directing style is used throughout the book to illustrate ...[more]

  132. Linear Algebra with Applications: Lyryx

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    Author(s): W. Keith Nicholson, University of Calgary, Lyryx Learning Team
    Date: May 10, 2018

    Description: After being traditionally published for many years Linear Algebra with Applications by W. Keith Nicholson is now released as an open educational resource and part of Lyryx with Open Texts! Overall, the aim of the text is to achieve a balance among computational skills, theory, and applicationsof linear algebra. It is a relatively advanced introduction to the ideas and techniques of linear algebra targeted for science and engineering students who need to understand not only how to use these meth...[more]