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 2022 Titles marked with blue highlight are being used for select fall 2022 sections (as of 8/3/22)

Winter 2023 Titles marked with purple highlighting are being used for winter 2023 sections

Spring 2023 Titles marked with purple highlighting are being used for spring 2023 sections

 

 

American Sign Langauge

Open Educational Resources (OER) Adoptions 

  • ASL 101 Lewis, Pinto, Ruiz, Pinto (Google Doc) Fall 2022/Winter 2023/Spring 2023
  • ASL 102 Lewis, Pinto, Ruiz (Google Doc) Fall 2022/Spring 2023

Anthropology

Open Educational Resources (OER) Adoptions

 No Cost (to students)

Astronomy

Open Educational Resources (OER) Adoptions

  • ASTR 115 & 115H Kaisler, Kary, Asaro – Astronomy (OpenStax) Fall 2022/Spring 2023
  • ASTR 116 Kary, Kinnaman – Astronomy (OpenStax) Fall 2022/Spring 2023

Automotive Technology

No Cost (to Students)

  • AUTO 191 Davis & Lipp Winter 2022
  • AUTO 295 Brown (Korn PDF) Winter 2023

Biology & Biotechnology

Open Educational Resources (OER) Adoptions

No Cost (to students)

Business

Open Educational Resources (OER) Adoptions

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

No Cost (to students)

  • ENGL 098A Monaster – Tuesdays with Morrie (EBSCO 1-User) Spring 2023
  • ENGL 098A Monaster - Between the World and Me (EBSCO 1-User) Fall 2022
  • ENGL 098B Galvez, Monaster – Tattoos on the Heart: the power of boundless compassion (EBSCO 6-Users) Fall 2022/Spring 2023
  • ENGL 098B Phillips - The Book of Unknown Americans (EBSCO 1-User) Spring 2022
  • ENGL 101/E Various fiction and nonfiction (EBSCO & ProQuest)
    • Awakening by Kate Chopin (EBSCO 1-User) Hall  Fall 2022
    • Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott (ProQuest 1-User) Kuroki
    • Destroyer by Victor Lavalle (ProQuest Unlimited) Telesca Spring 2022/Fall 2022
    • 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) Spring 2022
    • Garbology by Edward Humes (ProQuest 2-Users) Henson, Odegaard Fall 2022/ Winter 2023/Spring 2023
    • 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 Spring 2022/Fall 2022/Spring 2023
    • I Am Not your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez (EBSCO 1-User) Gonzalez Fall 2022/Winter 2023/Spring 2023
    • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (EBSCO 1-User) Kelly, D. Spring 2022/Fall 2022/Spring 2023
    • Interpreter of Maladies (ProQuest 1-User) Orona Fall 2022
    • Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer (EBSCO 1-User) 
    • Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie (ProQuest Unlimited) Villeneuve Spring 2022/Fall 2022/Spring 2023
    • Long Walk by Stephen King (EBSCO 1-User) Handa Spring 2022/Fall 2022/Spring 2023
    • On Writing: A memoir of the craft (EBSCO 1-user) Orona Fall 2022
    • Orange is the new Black by Piper Kerman (EBSCO 10-Users) Dingman, Hanson, Martinez, Phillips, R. Fall 2022/Winter 2023/Spring 2023
    • Piecing Me Together (EBSCO 4-users) Hogan, Martinez Fall 2022/Winter 2023/Spring 2023
    • The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg (EBSCO 2-Users) Godoy Fall 2022/Winter 2023/Spring 2023
    • The Power of Reading: Insights from the Research (ProQuest Unlimited) Olivas
    • 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 Spring 2022/Fall 2022
    • The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien (EBSCO 5-Users) Dau Spring 2022
    • Tropic of Orange by Karen Tei Yamashita (ProQuest Unlimited) Henson Spring 2022
    • Twilight, Los Angeles, 1992 by Anna Deavere Smith (ProQuest 3-Users) Villeneuve Spring 2022/Fall 2022/Spring 2023
    • When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka (ProQuest 2-Users) Fossum, Telesca Spring 2022/Fall 2022/Spring 2023
    • Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros (EBSCO 1-User) Dau Spring 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 3-Users)
  • ENGL 102 Telesca - Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz (EBSCO Unlimited) Fall 2022/Spring 2023
  • 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) Spring 2022
  • ENGL 103 Henson - A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry (EBSCO 1-User) Spring 2022/Spring 2023
  • ENGL 103 Naiyer - Ibsen: Three Plays incl A Doll's House (ProQuest 3-Users) Spring 2022/
  • ENGL 216 Cross -

Ethnic Studies

No Cost (to students)

French

Open Educational Resources (OER Adoptions)

FREN 101 & 102 Mouniloux - Francais Interactif (Univ. of Texas) Spring 2022/Spring 2023

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 103 Alameddine, Ross - American Government 3e (OpenStax) Summer 2022/ Fall 2022/Winter 2023/Spring 2023
  • POLI 108 Gao - Project Gutenberg (Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Mill, and Marx) Spring 2022

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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