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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Using Generative AI With Your Students book cover

Using Generative AI With Your Students

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

Author(s): Kristina Parlee, Madeline Donnelly, Kevin Yee, Kirby Whittington, Erin Doggette, Laurie Uttich

Subject(s): Practical applications of information technology, Educational equipment and technology, computer-aided learning (CAL), Artificial intelligence

Publisher: Nova Scotia Community College

Last updated: 14/03/2024

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Introduction to Tourism

CC BY (Attribution)  1 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Edited by: Morgan Westcott, Wendy Anderson, Adapted by NSCC

Subject(s): Hospitality, sports, leisure and tourism industries

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 05/03/2024

An introduction to tourism. The NSCC edition has been adapted to include Nova Scotia specific content and examples.
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NSCC Living on Campus Guide

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

Author(s): NSCC Student Services

Subject(s): Student life

Publisher: Nova Scotia Community College

Last updated: 13/02/2024

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Beginning Excel 2019

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Noreen Brown, Barbara Lave, Hallie Puncochar, Julie Romey, Mary Schatz, Art Schneider, Diane Shingledecker

Subject(s): Spreadsheet software

Institution(s): Portland Community College

Publisher: Nova Scotia Community College

Last updated: 31/01/2024

This textbook was written for a community college introductory course in spreadsheets utilizing Microsoft Excel. While the figures shown utilize Excel 2019, 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. This textbook includes instructions for Excel for Mac.
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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: 24/01/2024

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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Western Civilization: A Concise History

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

Author(s): Christopher Brooks

Subject(s): History

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 19/01/2024

Western Civilization: A Concise History‚Äč is an Open Educational Resource textbook covering the history of Western Civilization from approximately 8,000 BCE to 2017 CE.

  • Volume 1: from the origins of civilization in Mesopotamia c. 8,000 BCE through the early Middle Ages in Europe c. 1,000 CE. Volume 1 covers topics including Mesopotamia,Egypt, Persia, Greece, Rome, the Islamic caliphates, and the early European Middle Ages.
  • Volume 2: from the early Middle Ages to the French Revolution in 1789 CE. Volume 2covers topics including the High Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the European conquest of the Americas, the Reformation, the Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment.
  • Volume 3: from the Napoleonic era to the recent past. Volume 3 covers topics including the Industrial Revolution, the politics of Europe in the nineteenth century, modern European imperialism, the world wars, fascism, Nazism, and the Holocaust, the postwar era, the Cold War, and recent developments in economics and politics.
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NSCC Project Management

CC BY (Attribution)   English (Canada)

Author(s): Florence Daddey, Adrienne Watt

Subject(s): Project management

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 17/01/2024

This book covers the basics of project management.
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Clinical Nutrition

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  10 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Kendra Riggs

Subject(s): Dietetics and nutrition

Publisher: Nova Scotia Community College

Last updated: 17/01/2024

This open textbook was created for NSCC's Food Service and Nutrition Management program to support the study of clinical nutrition as it applies to food service and nutrition management.

Cover image by Honolulu Media CC BY
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Business Plan Development Guide

CC BY-SA (Attribution ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): Lee A. Swanson

Subject(s): Business process / operations management, Business and Management, Business communication and presentation

Institution(s): University of Saskatchewan

Publisher: Nova Scotia Community College

Last updated: 21/12/2023

This textbook and its accompanying spreadsheet templates were designed with and for students wanting a practical and easy-to-follow guide for developing a business plan. It follows a unique format that both explains what to do and demonstrates how to do it.
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Principles of Microeconomics

CC BY (Attribution)   English (Canada)

Author(s): Emma Hutchinson, OpenStax

Subject(s): Microeconomics,

Publisher: Nova Scotia Community College

Last updated: 15/12/2023

This book is an adaptation of Principles of Microeconomics originally published by OpenStax. This adapted version has been reorganized into eight topics and expanded to include over 200 multiple choice questions, examples, eight case studies including questions and solutions, and over 200 editable figures.