Open Educational Resources (OERs) are materials created under Creative Commons, a public copyright license that gives others permission to share or add to an otherwise copyrighted work for educational use.

Open Educational Resources and Other No Cost Options for Citrus College Students

Open Educational Resources (OER) are Zero Cost Textbooks or other learning materials available online through an open Creative Commons License. They allow for unlimited simultaneous users. 

Students - No Cost Textbooks are e-resources that the library has purchased for students. Many no cost options that the library provides serve as e-reserves. For 1 or 3-user at a time titles, please close out of the ebook when you are finished to allow someone else to access it. Many copies allow for unlimited simultaneous users. Note: Print textbook reserves are not included in this list by can be accessed by searching Course Reserves by title, author, instructor or course or visiting the library Reserves Desk to checkout in the library.

Faculty: If you are interested in adopting OER for your courses, or already do and you are not on this list, I'd love to hear about it. If you are OER curious, I'm here to help!   -- Sarah Bosler, Academic Senate OER Liaison

Fall 2021: Titles marked with blue highlight are being used for select fall 2021 sections.

Winter 2022: Titles marked with green highlight are being used for select winter 2022 sections.

Spring 2022: Titles marked with orange highlight are being used for select spring 2022 sections.

American Sign Langauge

Open Educational Resources (OER) Adoptions 

Anthropology

Open Educational Resources (OER) Adoptions

 No Cost (to students)

Astronomy

Open Educational Resources (OER) Adoptions

  • ASTR 115 Kary, Asaro – Astronomy (OpenStax) Fall 2021 Spring 2022
  • ASTR 116 Kary, Kinnaman – Astronomy (OpenStax) Fall 2021 Spring 2022

Automotive Technology

No Cost (to Students)

  • AUTO 191 Davis & Lipp
  • AUTO 295 Brown (Korn PDF)

Biology & Biotechnology

Open Educational Resources (OER) Adoptions

No Cost (to students)

Business

No-Cost (to students)

Child Development

Open Educational Resources (OER) Adoptions

Counseling

Open Educational Resources (OER) Adoptions

No Cost (to students)

Earth Science

Open Educational Resources (OER) Adoptions

 

Educational Assistance Course

Open Educational Resources (OER) Adoptions

No Cost (to students)

English

Open Educational Resources (OER) Adoptions (Winter/Spring 2021)

No Cost (to students)

  • ENGL 098A Phillips – Tuesdays with Morrie (EBSCO 1-User) Fall 2021
  • ENGL 098B Phillips – Tattoos on the Heart: the power of boundless compassion (EBSCO 6-Users) Fall 2021
  • ENGL 098B Phillips - The Book of Unknown Americans (EBSCO 1-User) Fall 2021
  • ENGL 101/E Various fiction and nonfiction (EBSCO & ProQuest)
    • Awakening by Kate Chopin (EBSCO 1-User) Hall   Fall 2021)
    • Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott (ProQuest 1-User) Kuroki
    • Destroyer by Victor Lavalle (ProQuest Unlimited) Telesca Fall 2021
    • Drive by Daniel H. Pink (EBSCO 1-User)
    • Educated by Tara Westover (EBSCO 1-User)
    • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (EBSCO 3-Users)
    • Frankenstein: 1831 Edition by Mary Shelley (EBSCO Unlimited) Galvez
    • Frankenstein: The 1818 Text by Mary Shelley (EBSCO 5-Users)
    • Garbology by Edward Humes (ProQuest 2-Users) Odegaard (Fall 2021)
    • Gorilla, My Love by Toni Cade Bambara (EBSCO 1-User) Dau
    • Grit by Angela Duckworth (EBSCO 3-Users)
    • The Guardians by Ana Castillo (EBSCO 2-Users) Kuroki (Fall 2021)
    • I Am Not your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez (EBSCO 1-User) Gonzalez (Fall 2021)
    • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (EBSCO 1-User) Kelly (Fall 2021)
    • Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer (EBSCO 1-User) 
    • Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie (ProQuest Unlimited) Villeneuve
    • Long Walk by Stephen King (EBSCO 1-User) Handa (Fall 2021)
    • Orange is the new Black by Piper Kerman (EBSCO 10-Users) Dingman, Hanson, Huver, Martinez, Phillips, R.  Fall 2021)
    • The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg (EBSCO 2-Users) Godoy (Fall 2021)
    • The Power of Reading: Insights from the Research (ProQuest Unlimited) Olivas (Fall 2021)
    • Smarter Than You Think by Clive Thompson (ProQuest 1-User) Kuroki
    • Tattoos on the Heart: the power of boundless compassion by Gregory Boyle (EBSCO 6-Users) Leano
    • The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien (EBSCO 5-Users) Dau Winter 2022
    • Tropic of Orange by Karen Tei Yamashita (ProQuest Unlimited) Henson (Fall 2021)
    • Twilight, Los Angeles, 1992 by Anna Deavere Smith (ProQuest 3-Users) Villeneuve (Fall 2021)
    • When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka (ProQuest 2-Users) Telesca (Fall 2021)
    • Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros (EBSCO 1-User) Dau Winter 2022
    • Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg (EBSCO 1-User) Kuroki
    • Writing without Teachers by Peter Elbow (ProQuest Unlimited) Kuroki
  • ENGL 102 Telesca - Fences by August Wilson (EBSCO 1-User)
  • ENGL 102 Telesca - Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz (EBSCO Unlimited) Fall 2021
  • ENGL 103 Durfield – Critical Theory Today: a user-friendly guide (EBSCO 3-Users)
  • ENGL 103 Henson  - Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegria Hudes (EBSCO Unlimited) (Fall 2021)
  • ENGL 103 Henson - A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry (EBSCO 1-User) (Fall 2021)
  • ENGL 103 Naiyer - Ibsen: Three Plays incl A Doll's House (ProQuest 3-Users) Fall 2021

Ethnic Studies

No Cost (to students)

French

Open Educational Resources (OER Adoptions)

FREN 101 Mouniloux - Francais Interactif (Univ. of Texas) Fall 2021

Geography

Open Educational Resources (OER) Adoptions

History

Open Educational Resources (OER) Adoptions

No Cost (to students)

Humanities

Open Educational Resources (OER) Adoptions

No Cost (to students)

Japanese

No Cost (to Students)

Kinesiology

Open Educational Resources (OER) Adoptions

No Cost (to students)

Mathematics

Open Educational Resources (OER) Adoptions

Music

No Cost (to students)

Non-Credit Courses

Open Educational Resources (OER) Adoptions

Nursing Programs

No Cost (to students)

Philosophy

Open Educational Resources (OER) Adoptions

No Cost (to students)

Physics

Open Educational Resources (OER) Adoptions

Political Science

Open Educational Resources (OER) Adoptions

  • POLI 108 Gao - Project Gutenberg (Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Mill, and Marx) Fall 2021

Psychology

 

Open Educational Resources (OER) Adoptions

No Cost (to students)

Sociology

Open Educational Resources (OER) Adoptions

No Cost (to students)

Spanish

No Cost (to Students)

Theater Arts

No Cost (to students)

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