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An Anthology of Texts From Early America Through the Civil War
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This book is the result of students who have endeavored, over the semesters, to follow links to the public domain locations of the texts I assigned in the Survey of American Literature I course. The ease with which works in the public domain can be digitally accessed has enabled this book exist. In it, you will find a collection of texts that represent the diverse literary cannon that colleges and universities collectively refer to as American Literature.

The authors and texts here are representative of the many writers who were writing throughout the colonization and development of what we now consider the United States of America. The text begins with a selection of Native American stories, which passed down orally for many years before they were committed to paper around the turn of the 20th century. I have included these to give a context to the portrayal of the Native Americans that is provided in the early texts written by explorers and colonists, as well as to acknowledge the vast array of cultures and stories that were present in this continent when the first explorers arrived. From there, the text is organized chronologically. At first, most of the texts are non-fiction, documenting the experiences of traveling to and settling in a new world. Some of these authors will be familiar to you, as they also figure prominently in early American history. Several historical documents are included within this collection, often excerpted from the larger complete document. This text represents a variety of genre, from letters, personal narratives, and speeches to poetry, sketches, and fiction. My hope is that you find this collection useful, interesting, and enlightening.

Subject:
Literature
English Language Arts
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA)
Author:
Jenifer Kurtz
Date Added:
10/15/2020
Discover Psychology 2.0 - A Brief Introductory Text
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This textbook presents core concepts common to introductory courses. The 15 units cover the traditional areas of intro-to-psychology; ranging from biological aspects of psychology to psychological disorders to social psychology. This book can be modified: feel free to add or remove modules to better suit your specific needs.

This book includes a comprehensive instructor's manual, PowerPoint presentations, a test bank, reading anticipation guides, and adaptive student quizzes.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Diener Education Fund
Provider Set:
Noba
Author:
Cara Laney
David M. Buss
David Watson
Edward Diener
Elizabeth F. Loftus
Emily Hooker
George Loewenstein
Henry L. Roediger III
Jeanne Tsai
Kathleen B. McDermott
Mark E. Bouton
Max H. Bazerman
Richard E. Lucas
Robert Siegler
Robert V. Levine
Ross Thompson
Sarah Pressman
Sudeep Bhatia
Susan T. Fiske
Yoshihisa Kashima
Date Added:
12/08/2016
Graduate research methods in social work
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This textbook guides students, step-by-step through the process of conducting a student research project--conducting a literature review, conceptualizing a research question, designing a research project, collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, as well as disseminating results to academic and lay audiences. The textbook emphasizes ethics, cultural humility, social justice, information literacy, and feasibility as core components of the research process.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA)
Author:
Cory Cummings
Kate Agnelli
Matthew Decarlo
Date Added:
10/20/2020
Introduction to Petrology
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"Learn about igneous and metamorphic rocks (and how to analyze them), the fun way! Students learn concepts and practice knowledge by conducting inquiries guided with examples based on videos and interactive diagrams"--Introduction to Petrology, Pressbooks.

Subject:
Geology
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Elizabeth Johnson
Juhong Christie Liu
Date Added:
02/18/2020
Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology
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The first peer-reviewed open access textbook for cultural anthropology courses. Produced by the Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges and available free of charge for use in any setting.

Subject:
Anthropology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
American Anthropological Association
Author:
Laura Gonzales
Nina Brown
Thomas McIlwraith
Date Added:
01/01/2017
Python Jubilee Project
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The Python Jubilee Project adapted various available OER into a single resource for an introductory course in programming in Python. Dr. Showalter arranged the materials into weekly course modules that can be accessed and completed by enrolled students.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Daniel Showalter
Date Added:
02/05/2020