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.

All titles hosted on NSCC Pressbooks.

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NSCC Living in Nova Scotia: A Resource Guide for Students book cover

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: 22/02/2024

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.
Safety, Health and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education book cover

Safety, Health and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education

CC BY (Attribution)  32 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Jennifer Paris

Subject(s): Early childhood care and education

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 19/02/2024

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.
NSCC Living on Campus Guide book cover

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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NSCC Guide to Using PressbooksEDU

CC BY (Attribution)  1 H5P Activities    English (Canada)

Author(s): NSCC, Lauri M. Aesoph

Editor(s): Corinne Litchfield, Josie Gray

Subject(s): Language: reference and general

Publisher: BCcampus

Last updated: 19/01/2024

A reference guide for using Pressbooks at NSCC adapted from the BC Campus openly licenced Pressbooks Guide.

The Guide does not replicate information provided by the Pressbooks Userguide published by Pressbooks.com. Instead, in parts and chapters laid out to mimic the steps an author might take to create or modify an open textbook in Pressbooks, it redirects readers to pertinent chapters in the Pressbooks Userguide, supplements it with additional information, and includes instructions specific to NSCC.

Each section of this guide begins with a list of topics covered in its chapters. Key terms, specific to Pressbooks and its features, are set in bold and defined in the text body as well as summarized in the Glossary. Links to chapters in other guides and toolkits are also included to complement the Pressbooks material.

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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​ 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.
NSCC Student Advising Handbook book cover

NSCC Student Advising Handbook

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  12 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): NSCC

Subject(s): Student life

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 19/01/2024

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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