NSCC Open Textbook Catalogue

This catalogue contains NSCC Open Textbook Titles that have been authored or adapted at NSCC and Open Textbooks being used by NSCC instructors.

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Exploring Substance Use in Canada

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  41 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Julie Crouse

Subject(s): Health, illness and addiction: social aspects, Drugs and alcohol: social aspects

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 30/11/2023

This open textbook is designed for post-secondary learners who want to improve their knowledge about substance use in Canada. Using a constructivist approach, with a critical eye on the intersectionality of the social determinants of health and substance use, learners will have the opportunity to critically explore their own beliefs and improve their understanding of a complex topic. Reflecting current trends in Canada as well as evidence based policies, this text offers learners reflective activities, classroom discussions and individuals assignments.
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NSCC Living in Nova Scotia: A Resource Guide for Students

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): NSCC Student Services

Subject(s): Landlord and tenant law, Student life, Counselling and care of students

Publisher: Nova Scotia Community College

Last updated: 22/11/2023

This resource guide is for all NSCC students who want to gain knowledge and skills for Living in Nova Scotia. This guide contains information relevant to all campuses with the primary goal of educating students in:
* how to search for housing,
* being successful tenants,
* and understanding how to be safe in their local and campus communities.

All NSCC Students who complete this guide can take a short quiz and receive a digital statement of completion.
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Project Management

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English (United States)

Author(s): [Author removed at request of original publisher]

Subject(s): Project management, Business and Management

Publisher: Nova Scotia Community College

Last updated: 14/11/2023

Project Management from Simple to Complex is adapted from a work produced and distributed under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-SA) in 2010 by a publisher who has requested that they and the original author not receive attribution.

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1, 2, 3 Write!

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): Gay Monteverde

Subject(s): Language learning: writing skills

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 30/10/2023

1, 2, 3 Write! provides step-by-step instruction to build college writing skills. It combines comprehensive grammar and mechanics review with sentence, paragraph and essay writing techniques and practice. Links to example essays from professional and student writers demonstrate the skills studied and provide reading and critical thinking opportunities.

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Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Language

CC BY (Attribution)  187 H5P Activities    English (Canada)

Author(s): NSCC, Kimberlee Carter, Marie Rutherford, Douglas College Biology Department

Subject(s): Medical and health informatics, Medical assistants / Physicians’ assistants, Medical study and revision guides and reference material

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 27/10/2023

This open textbook, created for ANAP 1001 Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Language, focuses on the basic structure, functions and medical language related to human body systems. It’s a helpful resource for course learning activities, quizzes, and applied learning practicum experiences.

The book is organized in three sections – 1 |Medical Language, 2 |Human and Anatomy and Physiology and 3 |Systems of the Human Body. Each section contains content text, engaging learning activities, video content, and other visual activities.

A foundational knowledge of human anatomy and medical terminology is essential to the study and practice of embalming, pathology, and restorative art. This open textbook may be used as a resource for the following Funeral and Allied Health Services program courses:
•FUSV 1017 Microbiology and Pathology Foundations
•FUSV 1007 Embalming Practice Essentials
•FUSV 2104 Restorative Art
•FUSV 2019 Mortuary Pathology
•FUSV 2007 Embalming Challenges and Restorative Procedures
•All FNRL Applied Learning Practicum Courses
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NSCC Introduction to Sociology

CC BY-SA (Attribution ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): NSCC, William Little

Subject(s): Sociology

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 16/10/2023

This textbook is a NSCC customized edition adapted from Introduction to Sociology - 2nd Canadian Edition to more closely match NSCC outcomes. See the versioning chapter for more information.
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Introduction to Sociology - 2nd Canadian Edition

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): William Little

Subject(s): Sociology, , ,

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 16/10/2023

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 is organized so that topics are introduced conceptually, with relevant, everyday experiences.

For the student, this book is based on the teaching and research experience of numerous sociologists. In today’s global socially networked world, the topic of Sociology is more relevant than ever before. We hope that through this book, students will learn how simple, everyday human actions and interactions can change the world. In this book, you will find applications of Sociology concepts that are relevant, current, and balanced.

For instructors, this text is intended for a one-semester introductory course and includes these features:

  • Sociological Research: Highlights specific current and relevant research studies.
  • Sociology in the Real World: Ties chapter content to student life and discusses sociology in terms of the everyday.
  • Big Picture: Features present sociological concepts at a national or international level.
  • Case Study: Describes real-life people whose experiences relate to chapter content.
  • Social Policy and Debate: Discusses political issues that relate to chapter content.
  • Section Summaries distill the information in each section for both students and instructors down to key, concise points addressed in the section.
  • Key Terms are bold and are followed by a definition in context. Definitions of key terms are also listed in the Key Terms, which appears at the end of each chapter.
  • Section Quizzes provide opportunities to apply and test the information students learn throughout each section. Both multiple-choice and short-response questions feature a variety of question types and range of difficulty.
  • Further Research: This feature helps students further explore the section topic and offers related research topics that could be explored.
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NSCC Foundations of Entrepreneurship

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Michael Laverty, Chris Littel, NSCC

Subject(s): Entrepreneurship / Start-ups, Economics, Finance, Business and Management

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 04/10/2023

A remixed adapted version of Entrepreneurship by OpenStax.
Foundations of Entrepreneurship aims to drive students toward active participation in entrepreneurial roles, and exposes them to a wide range of companies and scenarios.
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Academic Integrity

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  43 H5P Activities    English (Canada)

Author(s): Ulrike Kestler

Publisher: Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Last updated: 26/09/2023

After working through the Academic Integrity pressbook, students will be able to explain the six fundamental values of academic integrity, identify unethical academic behaviours, and will be familiar with the university’s policy and procedures for academic integrity violations. They will have developed an understanding of plagiarism as a form of misrepresentation, will be able to describe how citations work and will be aware of quoting and paraphrasing properly as well as of good note-taking practices. Students will be able to explain the university services available to them if they need assistance with their work.

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Basic Kitchen and Food Service Management

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): The BC Cook Articulation Committee

Subject(s): Educational: Food technology, cooking skills, Food and drink service industries

Publisher: Nova Scotia Community College

Last updated: 25/09/2023

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 the food service and hospitality industry.