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Machine Shop VESL book cover

Machine Shop VESL

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  433 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Lisa Hillyard

Subject(s): Other manufacturing technologies

Publisher: MHCC Library Press

Last updated: 08/02/2024

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MO141 Patient Advocacy

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Jessica Sellars

Editor(s): Jessica Sellars

Institution(s): Mt. Hood Community College

Publisher: MHCC Library Press

Last updated: 08/02/2024

This online textbook was created for MO141 Patient Advocacy at Mt. Hood Community College, including sections on publicly funded and private health insurance, access to care issues, and case studies of patients in different medical scenarios and the different roles of health care providers who cared for them.
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Where We Live: Race and Housing

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

Author(s): Naomi Abrahams

Subject(s): Racism and racial discrimination / Anti-racism, Sociology

Institution(s): Mt. Hood Community College

Publisher: MHCC Library Press

Last updated: 08/02/2024

Race in the United States has influenced where we live.  This project-based book explores how race played a role in land ownership and housing policy, focusing on Oregon.  In essence, the project is a way of using the Sociological Imagination to examine where we live.  The Sociological Imagination requires an understanding of the connection between macro level social structures and the lives of individuals.  In this case, we are looking at the ways that the macro level of racial discrimination in housing and land ownership historically impact where we live.

This project begins with mapping technologies.  Users first learn about the racial demographics of their census tract.  Next, they explore the Native Land digital map.  In the process, they layer onto their geography some of the history of the tribal communities.  Next, users read about racial discrimination in Oregon’s history impacting: land ownership, housing policy,  immigration, and racial demographics.   This history helps users to understand the racial demographics of their census tract.

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Critical Thinking, Second Edition

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Andrew Gurevich

Subject(s): Language learning: writing skills

Institution(s): Mt. Hood Community College

Publisher: MHCC Library Press

Last updated: 05/02/2024

This text explores the nature and structures of academic arguments through the analysis and implementation of critical and creative thinking techniques. Through a combination of the latest research in hemispheric science, neuropsychology, and brain development, along with the long-established rhetorical algorithms for analyzing the dynamic structure of arguments, this text attempts to develop a clearer and more robust model for the construction and deconstruction of various forms of argument. A variety of "texts" are used to help students develop rhetorical analysis skills, critical thinking tools, creative problem solving abilities, and a responsive, diverse, and integrative apparatus for establishing the veracity of truth claims in both academic and cultural contexts.
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Introduction to Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals

CC BY (Attribution)  9 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Amanda Shelton

Publisher: MHCC Library Press

Last updated: 17/01/2024

This project was funded by the MHCC Foundation OER Grant Program and published by MHCC Library Press. MARC record available at the end of the book.

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Career & Life Planning

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Dawn Forrester, Eden Isenstein

Publisher: MHCC Library Press

Last updated: 13/11/2023

This is an introductory career planning textbook, designed to guide you through the career decision-making process and to identify skills related to successful work environments. You will learn more about yourself: your interests, skills, values, and personality, and how these relate to career and college major choices. You will also learn how to research and evaluate careers, make decisions, set goals, and develop action plans. This textbook will guide you through self-assessment activities, personality and interest inventories, career research, and use of online resources.


This project was funded by the MHCC Foundation OER Grant Program and published by MHCC Library Press. MARC record available at the end of the book.

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Culturally Responsive Composition

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Andy Gurevich

Editor(s): Andy Gurevich, Kevin Moore

Subject(s): Writing and editing guides, Language learning: writing skills, Research and information: general

Institution(s): Mt. Hood Community College

Publisher: MHCC Library Press

Last updated: 09/08/2023

This was originally published as an introduction to Gurevich’s first OER publication, “Critical Thinking.

(The material is curated and presented to be applicable for subjects and assignments across a number of academic disciplines.)

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VESL Basic Blueprint Reading

CC BY (Attribution)  14 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Lisa Hillyard

Editor(s): Lisa Hillyard

Subject(s): Educational: Other vocational education and training, Engineering graphics and draughting / technical drawing

Publisher: MHCC Library Press

Last updated: 27/04/2023

This is an entry level blueprint reading book written for the first year welding student. The book will be used in the first term of a two year welding program to familiarize the student to sketching and reading blueprints.
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World Mythology

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Andy Gurevich

Subject(s): Folklore studies / Study of myth (mythology), Comparative literature, Comparative religion, Social and cultural anthropology

Publisher: MHCC Library Press

Last updated: 06/04/2023

Using insights from the fields of anthropology, depth psychology, religious studies, world literature, and archaeology, we explore the living knowledge of the world’s great wisdom traditions and what they can teach us about how to live more meaningful, integrated lives in the modern world.

This project was funded by the MHCC Foundation OER Grant Program and published by MHCC Library Press. MARC record available at the end of the book.

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Composition in Cultural Contexts

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Andy Gurevich

Publisher: MHCC Library Press

Last updated: 02/04/2023

This OER text seeks to reimagine the college essay across a number of different modalities and subjectivities. Attention is paid to how traditional research has changed over the last ten years; the importance of multimodal instruction and composition; and how concepts like “authority,” “coherence,” and “standard English” carry cultural, economic, and political connotations that can be, when acknowledged and integrated into the process, meaningfully addressed to ensure as many students as possible are engaged and empowered to create meaningful and impactful forms of intentional, academic content.


This project was funded by the MHCC Foundation OER Grant Program.