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About Writing: A Guide
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This writer’s reference condenses and covers everything a beginning writing student needs to successfully compose college-level work, including the basics of composition, grammar, and research. It is broken down into easy-to-tackle sections, while not overloading students with more information than they need. Great for any beginning writing students or as reference for advanced students!

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English Language Arts
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Textbook
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OpenOregon
Author:
Robin Jeffrey
Date Added:
05/27/2015
Basic Blueprint Reading
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This is an entry level blueprint reading book written for the first year welding student. The book will be used in the first term of a two year welding program to familiarize the student to sketching and reading blueprints.

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Introduces principles of welding fabrication drawings. Visualization of parts and projects, dimensioning and sketching are presented to develop the skills necessary to function in the fabrication and repair field and other related fields that require knowledge of prints.

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Welding
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Textbook
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OpenOregon
Author:
Ric Costin
Date Added:
06/12/2019
Basic Electronics 2
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This course is the 2nd in a three part series intended to support the flipped classroom approach for traditional basic electronics classes. Basic Electronics 2 covers capacitors and the transient capacitor charge and discharge process, inductors and the transient inductor storage and release process, sinusoidal properties, complex numbers and complex impedance, phasors, AC Ohm’s Law, series AC circuit analysis, parallel AC circuit analysis, and series-parallel AC circuit analysis. The text includes discussions of Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law, the AC Voltage Divider Rule, Kirchhoff’s Current Law, and the AC Current Divider Rule. Additionally the text covers use of AC voltmeters, AC ammeters, function generators, and oscilloscopes. These resources are meant to accompany a hands on lab with the guidance of an instructor.

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Electronic Technology
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Textbook
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OpenOregon
Author:
Jim Pytel
Date Added:
06/28/2019
Basic Electronics 3
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This course is the 3rd installment in a three part series intended to support the flipped classroom approach for traditional basic electronics classes. Basic Electronics 3 covers apparent, real, and reactive power and power factor, power factor correction, ideal and non-ideal transformers, and transformer connection diagrams, AC circuit analysis techniques and theorems like source conversion, the AC superposition theorem, AC Thevenin’s Theorem, and the AC Maximum Power Transfer Theorem, 3 phase AC systems including balanced and unbalanced 4 wire Y configurations, 3 wire Y configurations, and delta configurations, the single wattmeter method and the two wattmeter method. These resources are meant to accompany a hands on lab with the guidance of an instructor.

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Electronic Technology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Jim Pytel
Date Added:
06/28/2019
Beginning Excel
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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.

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Career and Technical Education
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Textbook
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OpenOregon
Author:
Barbara Lave
Diane Shingledecker
Julie Romey
Mary Schatz
Noreen Brown
Date Added:
01/01/2017
Biology 101A Lab Packet
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Lab Manual for BIO101 at Mt Hood Community College. The associated textbook is available at https://openoregon.pressbooks.pub/mhccbiology101/

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Biology
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Activity/Lab
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OpenOregon
Author:
Christine Anderson
Lisa Bartee
Date Added:
09/20/2016
Body Physics: Motion to Metabolism
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Body Physics was designed to meet the objectives of a one-term high school or freshman level course in physical science, typically designed to provide non-science majors and undeclared students with exposure to the most basic principles in physics while fulfilling a science-with-lab core requirement. The content level is aimed at students taking their first college science course, whether or not they are planning to major in science. However, with minor supplementation by other resources, such as OpenStax College Physics, this textbook could easily be used as the primary resource in 200-level introductory courses. Chapters that may be more appropriate for physics courses than for general science courses are noted with an asterisk symbol (*). Of course, this textbook could be used to supplement other primary resources in any physics course covering mechanics and thermodynamics.

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Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
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OpenOregon
Author:
Lawrence Davis
Date Added:
11/29/2018
Conventions 101: A Functional Approach to Teaching (and Assessing!) Grammar and Punctuation
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This is a collection of cumulative units of study for conventional errors common in student writing. It's flexible, functional, and zeroes in problems typically seen in writing of all types, from the eternal "there/they're/their" struggle to correct colon use. Units are organized from most simple to most challenging.

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English Language Arts
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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OpenOregon
Author:
Chauna Ramsey
Date Added:
08/23/2016
A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning To College For Non-traditional Students
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A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning Non-Traditional Students is designed to introduce students to the contextual issues of college. Non-traditional students have an ever-growing presence on college campuses, especially community colleges. This open educational resource is designed to engage students in seeing themselves as college students and understanding the complexity of what that means to their lives.

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Education
Material Type:
Textbook
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OpenOregon
Author:
Alise Lamoreaux
Date Added:
06/14/2017
Digital Foundations: Introduction to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Cloud, Revised Edition
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Digital Foundations uses formal exercises of the Bauhaus to teach the Adobe Creative Suite. All students of digital design and production—whether learning in a classroom or on their own—need to understand the basic principles of design in order to implement them using current software. Far too often design is left out of books that teach software for the trade and academic markets. Consequently, the design software training exercise is often a lost opportunity for visual learning. This revised edition updates the original text for use with Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 software.Order a print copy: http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/digital-foundations-introduction-to-media-design-with-the-adobe-creative-cloud-revised-edition/24461332

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Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Graphic Design
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Textbook
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OpenOregon
Author:
Michael Mandiberg
xtine burrough
Date Added:
10/28/2014
Environmental Biology
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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, biodiversity, pollution, climate change, food production, and human population growth.

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Environmental Science
Biology
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Textbook
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OpenOregon
Author:
Alexandra Geddes
Jonathan Tomkin
Kamala Doršner
Matthew R. Fisher
OpenStax
Tom Theis
Date Added:
01/01/2017
Español para hablantes nativos: Lenguaje en acción
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Este libro fue elaborado teniendo en cuenta las necesidades del estudiante de habla hispana. El contenido combina elementos gramaticales con diversos y relevantes
temas del mundo de hoy. Al utilizar este libro de texto, el estudiante logrará mayores posibilidades en obtener el sello de bi-alfabetización. También desarrollará el idioma español y se sentirá motivado y seguro para tomar cursos más avanzados en la lengua. Finalmente, estará más preparado para incorporarse al entorno laboral teniendo más probabilidades de conseguir el éxito en cualquiera de las carreras donde el idioma español ya no es una opción, sino una necesidad.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Amalia Carter
Cecelia Monto
Joe Romero
Date Added:
06/06/2019
Forest Measurements: An Applied Approach
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This is a forest measurements textbook written for field technicians. Silvicultural applications and illustrations are provided to demonstrate the relevance of the measurements. Special “technique tips” for each skill are intended to help increase data collection accuracy and confidence. These include how to avoid common pitfalls, effective short cuts and essentials for recording field data correctly. The emphasis is on elementary skills; it is not intended to be a timber cruising guide.

Subject:
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Textbook
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OpenOregon
Author:
Adrianna Sutton
Joan Deyoung
Date Added:
06/14/2017
General Biology II: Survey of Molecular Life and Genetics
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BI102A is a survey course that introduces the discipline of molecular biology and genetics, exploring topics including cell division, protein production, inheritance and gene regulation. This book focuses on putting those topics into an appropriate context for students who are not biology majors.

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Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Date Added:
01/01/2016
General Biology I: Survey of Cellular Biology
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BI101A is a survey course that introduces the discipline of cellular biology, exploring topics including the scientific method, parts of a cell, and how cells function. This book focuses on putting those topics into an appropriate context for students who are not biology majors.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Christine Anderson
Lisa Bartee
Date Added:
09/07/2016
Home and School: Ten Easy Picture Stories for Beginning Students of English
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This book contains 10 easy picture stories for beginning students of English. The stories have a Lexile level of 100L-500L and address common home and school situations. Each story includes images, self-correcting comprehension exercises, and a conversation prompt.

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Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Textbook
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OpenOregon
Author:
Timothy Krause
Date Added:
11/01/2018
How to Learn Like a Pro!
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How to Learn Like a Pro! features the “big six” effective learning/study skills topics:

- Learning styles and preferences
- Time and materials management
- Critical thinking and reading
- Note-taking
- Memory principles and techniques
- Test-taking

Each of the six units featuring a total of twenty-three lessons and accompanying exercises (with a dash of humor here and there) were developed with the diverse student body of the community college in mind as well as learners in other educational venues.

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Education
Material Type:
Textbook
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OpenOregon
Date Added:
01/01/2016
Hydraulics and Electrical Control of Hydraulic Systems
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This collection of instructional resources is intended to support teaching the “Hydraulics and Electrical Control of Hydraulic Systems” class using the flipped classroom format where lecture content is placed online and all class time is re-purposed into a hands on workshops or lab activities. Lectures are available at all times and can be paused, rewound, and reviewed to support the learning process. Additionally, these resources can be used to facilitate supplementary or remedial instruction.

Success in this course depends upon the active participation and discipline of the student. Watch the assigned lectures in the sequence dictated by your instructor and use the associated study guides to assist in comprehension of the material. Pause the lecture when asked to do so and attempt the example problems. If you struggle with the example problem, the online lecture will guide you to the correct solution.

These resources are divided into 6 units where each unit might take a 1-2 weeks to assimilate, review, and conduct associated lab activities. The complete playlist is arranged in the intended sequence, however, a particular class may choose to place more or less emphasis on a particular topic given that class’s intended focus.

All of the recorded lectures are collected in a YouTube playlist.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Jim Pytel
Date Added:
03/05/2019
Integrated and Open Interpreter Education: The Open Educational Resource Reader and Workbook for Interpreters  Authors:
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This Open Educational Resource (OER) on interpreting offers authors and readers free and open access to current, relevant, easy-to-access, and free materials. The editors have created a space where emerging scholars in the field of signed language interpreting make contributions with the ability to revise as the interpreting studies discipline and the scholars,themselves, develop and change. This OER provides faculty and students readings and practical application experiences that connect program specific coursework and concepts across the interpreter education curriculum emphasizing the holistic nature of the field of interpreting.

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Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Amanda Smith
Elisa Maroney
Erin Trine
Sarah Hewlett
Vicki Darden
Date Added:
06/13/2019
Interpretation of Metal Fab Drawings
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Interpreting metal fab drawings is a course that introduces the principles of interpretation and application of industrial fabrication drawings. Basic principles and techniques of metal fabrication are introduced by planning and construction of fixtures used in fabrication from drawings. Basic tools and equipment for layout fitting of welded fabrications are utilized. Covers the use and application of the AWS welding symbols. This course will utilize blueprints and welding symbols and will apply them in classroom and in shop as practical assignments.

Subject:
Welding
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Cameren Moran
Date Added:
06/20/2019