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OER Textbook List: No Cost Texts for Your Classes!

The books listed below are all available electronically at no cost to students. Click on the title of the book to access it electronically from your computer or mobile device.  In many cases, print copies of these books are also available in the library.  See the library homepage for hours and contact information to request them. 

Please note that this list may not include all the books required for a course - some classes will require you to purchase one or two books but will have additional readings listed here that are available at no cost.  In other cases, there will be additional readings provided by the instructor in Canvas.  Your class syllabus will list all books and materials required for your class.  Books you are required to purchase can be found in the College Bookstore.

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are textbooks available to students online at no cost through a Creative Commons license. (Some OERs can also be purchased in print for a nominal fee through the college bookstore.)

No Cost Books are eBooks that the college library has purchased so students can access them through OneSearch at no cost to the student.  Many of these items serve as electronic reserve materials. Access from off-campus or from mobile devices may require you to login. Many of these eBooks are only available for one person to use at a time.  Please remember to close out of the eBook when you are finished so other students can use it! 

Addiction Studies

ADCT 15 (Altschuler) Becoming an Addictions Counselor (EBSCO; 3 users)

ADCT 18 (Bibona) The Body Keeps the Score (EBSCO; 1 user)

Anthropology

ANTH 4 (Garwin) Ozark Magic and Folklore (EBSCO; 1 user); Vampires, Burial, and Death (EBSCO; 1 user)

ANTH 5 (Shaw) Images of the Past (ProQuest; 1 user)

Astronomy

ASTRO 10, 11, 30, & 99  (PedicinoAstronomy (OER)

Automotive Technology

AT 12 (Shull) Automotive Braking Systems (EBSCO; 1 user)

AT 20 (Shull) Automotive Steering and Suspension (EBSCO; 1 user)

AT 30 (Shull) Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxles (EBSCO; 1 user)

Biology

BIOL 1 (Anderson; Best; Morrow; Orr) Concepts of Biology (OER)

BIOL 1 (Callahan) Biology 2e (OER)

BIOL 2 (Callahan; Kelly; Reiner) Microbiology (OER)

BIOL 3 (LaPenta) Biology 2e (OER)

BIOL 5 (Morrow) Botany (OER); Photographic Atlas (OER); Lab Manual (OER)

BIOL 6 (Basist; Jackson) Anatomy & Physiology (OER)

BIOL 7 (Riggs) Anatomy & Physiology (OER)

BIOL 8 (Callahan) Biology 2e (OER)

BIOL 11 (Morrow) Entangled Life (EBSCO; 1 user)

BIOL 20 (Reiss) Trees and Shrubs of California (EBSCO; 1 user); The California Naturalist Handbook (EBSCO; unlimited users)

BIOL 21 (Morgan; Morrow) Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast (EBSCO; 1 user)

Business

BUS 35 (Gaines) Likable Social Media (ProQuest; 3 users)

BUS 68 (Naffah) Harvard Business Review Project Management Handbook (EBSCO; 1 user)

Communication Studies

COMM 1 (Chick; Lancaster) Speak Out, Call In (OER)

COMM 1 (Pearson) Public Speaking: The Virtual Text (OER)

COMM 1 (Reitzel) Stand Up, Speak Out (OER)

COMM 1 (Sayles) Exploring Public Speaking 4e (OER)

COMM 6 (Sayles) An Introduction to Group Communication (OER); Small Group Communication: Forming & Sustaining Teams (OER); Dare to Lead (EBSCO; 1 user)

COMM 7 (Chick; Lancaster) Interpersonal Communication (OER)

COMM 7 (Sayles) Communicating to Connect (OER); Interpersonal Communication (OER); Dare to Lead (EBSCO; 1 user); Nonviolent Communication (EBSCO; unlimited users); Thanks for the Feedback (EBSCO; 1 user);  What Makes Love Last? (EBSCO; 3 users)

COMM 8 (Sayles) Exploring Intercultural Communication (OER); Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life (Gale eBooks, unlimited users)

Computer Information Systems

CIS 12 (Nickle) Think Java, Version 6.1.3 (OER)

Construction Technology

CT 80/81 (Glavich) The Complete Visual Guide to Building a House (EBSCO; unlimited users)

Economics

ECON 1 (Dennis) Modern Principles: Macroeconomics (ProQuest; 1 user)

ECON 10 (Dennis) Modern Principles: Microeconomics (ProQuest; 1 user)

English

ENGL 1A (Guimaraes) Here for It (EBSCO; 1 user); Minor Feelings (EBSCO; 1 user); The Undocumented Americans (EBSCO; 1 user)

ENGL 1A (Hernandez; Maiullo) Naming What We Know, Classroom Edition (EBSCO; unlimited users)

ENGL 1A (Mondor) Between the World and Me (EBSCO; 1 user); The Sum of Us (EBSCO; 1 user)

ENGL 1A (Roberson) What We’re Fighting for Now is Each Other (EBSCO; 1 user)

ENGL 2A (Egan) Naming What We Know, Classroom Edition (EBSCO; unlimited users)

ENGL 2A (Gorman) Understanding Rhetoric (EBSCO; 3 users)

ENGL 9 (Mondor) Parable of the Sower (EBSCO; 1 user)

ENGL 33 (Jean) Bird by Bird (EBSCO; 1 user)

Environmental Science

ENVSC 10 (Orr) Introduction to Environmental Science (OER); The Habitable Planet (OER)

ENVSC 11 (Roberts) A New Environmental Ethics (EBSCO; 3 users)

Forestry & Natural Resources

FNR 31 (Elder) Geospatial Concepts: The Fundamentals of Geospatial Science (OER)

FNR 32 (McCarthy) Essentials of Geographic Information Systems (OER)

FNR 51 (Elder) Trees and Shrubs of California (EBSCO; 1 user)

FNR 60 (Elder) Pests of the Native California Conifers (EBSCO; 1 user)

FNR 77 (Houghton) Fire in the Forest (ProQuest; unlimited users)

Guidance

GUID 8  (Klingonsmith) What Color is Your Parachute? 2020 (EBSCO; 1 user); What Color is Your Parachute for Teens (EBSCO; 1 user)

GUID 47 (Klingonsmith) The Leadership Challenge (ProQuest; unlimited users)

Health Occupations

HO 151 (Frye) The Language of Medicine 10e (EBSCO; 1 user); Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (EBSCO; 1 user)

History

HIST 8 (Dschida) The American Yawp Vol. I (OER)

HIST 8 (Merriwether) Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (OER); Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (ProQuest; unlimited users)

HIST 9 (Merriwether) Radical King (EBSCO; 1 user)

HIST 9 (Dschida) The American Yawp Vol. II (OER)

HIST 9 (Sokolow; Syrdal) Coming of Age in Mississippi (EBSCO; 1 user)

HIST 21 (Syrdal) A History of World Societies Vol.2 (ProQuest; 1 user); Sources of World Societies Vol.2 (ProQuest; 1 user)

Kinesiology

KINS 65 (White) Foundations of Kinesiology (EBSCO; 3 users)

Mathematics

MATH 5 (Matsumoto; Morin; Olsen) Math in Society (OER)

MATH 15 (Butler) OpenIntro Statistics (OER)

MATH 15 (Keiber; Pace) Introductory Statistics (OER)

MATH 15 (MacDonald) Statistics Using Technology 2e (OER)

MATH 25 (Jackson) Algebra and Trigonometry (OER)

MATH 30 (Heese) College Algebra corrected 3e (OER)

MATH 30 (Pace) Algebra and Trigonometry (OER)

MATH 30 (Wall) Precalculus, an Investigation of Functions (OER)

MATH 50A (Buntin) Calculus, Volume 1 (OER)

MATH 50B (Pace) Calculus, Volume 2 (OER)

MATH 50C (Jackson) Calculus, Volume 3 (OER)

MATH 130 (Nickle) Intermediate Algebra 2e (OER)

Native American Studies

Nursing

NURS 1, 20 (Howard) Nursing Diagnosis Handbook 11e (EBSCO; 1 user)

Physics

PHYS 2A; 2B (Kramer) College Physics (OER)

PHYS 4A (Kramer) University Physics volume 1 (OER)

PHYS 4B (Kramer) University Physics volume 2 (OER)

PHYS 4C (Kramer) University Physics volume 3 (OER)

Political Science

POLSC 10 (Meriwether) American Government 2e (OER)

Psychology

PSYCH 1 (Butler) Exploring Psychology (ProQuest; 1 user)

PSYCH 1 (Quiggle; Schopp) Psychology 2e (OER)

Social Work & Human Services

SWHS 2 (Perkins) Finding Your Way Through Field Work (EBSCO; 1 user)

Sociology

SOC 1 (Maher) Hand to Mouth (EBSCO; 1 user)

SOC 5 (Pike-Virtiak) How to Be an Antiracist (ProQuest; 1 user); There, There (EBSCO; 1 user)

SOC 9 (Maher) All the Single Ladies (EBSCO; 1 user); Becoming (EBSCO; 1 user); Feminism and Pop Culture (ProQuest; unlimited users); A history of U.S. Feminisms (ProQuest; unlimited users); Men and Feminism (ProQuest; unlimited users); Notorious RBG (EBSCO; 1 user); We Should All Be Feminists (EBSCO; 1 user); Yes Means Yes! (ProQuest; unlimited users)

SOC 10 (Pike-Virtiak) All about Love (EBSCO; 1 user)

SOC 33 (Maher) Last Dance (ProQuest; 1 user)