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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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.
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Introductory Chemistry – 1st Canadian / NSCC Edition

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

Author(s): David W. Ball, Jessie A. Key

Subject(s): Chemistry

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 25/09/2023

The goal of this textbook is not to make you an expert. True expertise in any field is a years-long endeavor. Here I will survey some of the basic topics of chemistry. This survey should give you enough knowledge to appreciate the impact of chemistry in everyday life and, if necessary, prepare you for additional instruction in chemistry. Throughout each chapter, I present two features that reinforce the theme of the textbook—that chemistry is all around you. The first is a feature titled, appropriately, “Chemistry Is Everywhere.” Chemistry Is Everywhere” focuses on the personal hygiene products that you may use every morning: toothpaste, soap, and shampoo, among others. These products are chemicals, aren’t they? Ever wonder about the chemical reactions that they undergo to give you clean and healthy teeth or shiny hair? I will explore some of these chemical reactions in future chapters. But this feature makes it clear that chemistry is, indeed, everywhere. The other feature focuses on chemistry that you likely indulge in every day: eating and drinking. In the “Food and Drink App,” I discuss how the chemistry of the chapter applies to things that you eat and drink every day. Carbonated beverages depend on the behavior of gases, foods contain acids and bases, and we actually eat certain rocks. (Can you guess which rocks without looking ahead?) Cooking, eating, drinking, and metabolism—we are involved with all these chemical processes all the time. These two features allow us to see the things we interact with every day in a new light—as chemistry.

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Professional and Technical Writing

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Author(s): Suzie Baker

Subject(s): Writing and editing guides, Communication studies

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 22/09/2023

This textbook for professional and technical communication is a compilation of several Open Resource materials. The purpose in its design is to provide a wide variety of materials on subjects in professional and technical communication, and to offer several different perspectives and delivery modes of those materials.
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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: 21/09/2023

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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NSCC Organizational Behaviour

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

Author(s): University of Minnesota, NSCC

Subject(s): Organizational theory and behaviour

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 19/09/2023

Organizational Behavior bridges the gap between theory and practice with a distinct ”experiential“ approach.
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Safety, Health and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education

CC BY (Attribution)  32 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Jennifer Paris, Kelly McKown

Subject(s): Early childhood care and education

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 19/09/2023

Early childhood is a critical time in development. Many outcomes, both positive and negative, have their beginnings in these years. It is vital that children’s health and safety be protected. High-quality early care and education programs can play a valuable role in improving outcomesfor children.
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NSCC Fundamentals of Business

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  86 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Business Faculty from Nova Scotia Community College, Business Faculty from Ontario Colleges, Original Authors and Contributors from Virginia Tech

Subject(s): Business studies: general

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 18/09/2023

Updated for Fall 2023

An introductory textbook in business that covers a variety of topics: The Foundation of Business, Ethics and Social Responsibility, Business in a Global Environment, Forms of Business Ownership, Entrepreneurship: Starting a Business, Management and Leadership, Structuring Organizations, Operations Management, Management Human Resources.
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NSCC Math For Bookkeeping

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


Subject(s): Accounting, Management accounting, bookkeeping and auditing

Publisher: Nova Scotia Community College

Last updated: 15/09/2023

NSCC Math for Bookkeeping is an adapted condensed version of Business Math. The open textbook was written to meet the needs of a twenty-first century student. It takes a systematic approach to helping students learn how to think and centers on a structured process termed the PUPP Model (Plan, Understand, Perform, and Present). This process is found throughout the text and in every guided example to help students develop a step-by-step problem-solving approach.
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Developmental Psychology

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Bill Pelz, Linda Overstreet

Subject(s): Child, developmental and lifespan psychology

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 15/09/2023

This course is designed to provide an engaging and personally relevant overview of the discipline of Developmental Psychology.  In this course you will examine the cultural, social, psychological, and physiological influences which imp[act human development from conception to death.

Except where expressly noted otherwise, the contents of this course
are based on materials published in the Open Source Library by Linda Overstreet. These materials
were originally published freely under a Creative Commons Attribution
License (you can review the license at
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/). The original version of
the materials as published as Psyc 200 Lifespan Development may be accessed for
free at http://opencourselibrary.org/econ-201/.