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This page lists textbooks that OCC students may view for free.

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Orange Coast College students can come here to view assigned textbooks that are free for their use. Not all textbooks are available through this site - only those designated as "free" or "OER" or "library resources" can be found here. If your books are not listed here, please visit the bookstore or OCC Library Course Reserve for the correct textbook.

Please Note: Library resources require a login - access is restricted to current OCC students and employees. Many library ebooks have restrictions on how many students can access a book at one time. These limits are noted beside each book. If all copies are being used, try to access the book again at a later time. All other books are Open Educational Resources. These books are free to everyone and Creative Commons licensed. 

For questions about this page, please contact Lori Cassidy, OCC OER Project Grant Coordinator & Librarian by email: lcassidy@occ.cccd.edu

Course Course Materials Licensing Professor
ANTH A110 Omnivore's Dilemma Library Resource: 1 copy Salena Wakim
ARCH A105 Architectural Graphics (2015, 6e) Library Resource: 9 copies Multiple
ARCH A110 Why Architecture Matters (2009) Library Resource: Unlimited Users Rose Anne Kings
ARCH A110H Why Architecture Matters (2009) Library Resource: Unlimited Users Rose Anne Kings
ARCH A115 Architecture: Form, Space and Order (2014) Library Resource: 3 copies Rose Anne Kings
ARCH A167 Filmmaker's Handbook (2013) Library Resource: 3 copies Dean Abernathy
ARCH A167 Poetics (Aristotle) Library Resource: 5 copies Dean Abernathy
ARCH A180 Architectural Graphic Standards (2010) Library Resource: 3 copies Rose Anne Kings
ARCH A180 Building Construction Illustrated (2014, 5e) Library Resource: 3 copies Joseph Sarafin
ARCH A215 Steal Like an Artist (2012) Library Resource: 3 copies Rose Anne Kings
ARCH A215 Foundations: The Grasshopper Primer, 3e CC-BY-NC-SA Joseph Sarafin
ARCH A290 Global History of Architecture (2011) Library Resource: 6 copies Dean Abernathy
ARCH A290H Global History of Architecture (2011) Library Resource: 6 copies Dean Abernathy
ARCH A296 Global History of Architecture (2011) Library Resource: 6 copies Dean Abernathy
ARCH A296H Global History of Architecture (2011) Library Resource: 6 copies Dean Abernathy
ASTRO A100 OpenStax Astronomy CC-BY Multiple
BIO A100 OpenStax Biology CC-BY Marc Perkins
CA A120 Professional Chef (2011, 9e) Library Resource: 2 copies William Barber
CA A122 Professional Chef (2011, 9e) Library Resource: 2 copies William Barber
CA A124 Professional Baking (2017, 7e) Library Resource: 1 copy Melissa Simpson
CA A131 Bread Baking (2010) Library Resource: 3 copies Melissa Simpson
CA A149 Professional Chef (2011, 9e) Library Resource: 2 copies Jill Bosich
CA A200 Garde Manger: The Art and Craft of the Cold Kitchen (2012, 4e) Library Resource: 1 copy Jill Bosich
CA A226 Professional Cake Decorating (2007) Library Resource: 3 copies Melissa Simpson
CA A245 Professional Chef (2011, 9e) Library Resource: 2 copies William Barber
CIS A129 CSS: The Missing Manual (2015, 4e) Library Resource: 3 copies Pamela Barvarz
COUN A107 Latino Student's Guide to College Success (2012, 2e) Library Resource: Unlimited Users Eric Cuellar
COUN A107 Barrios to Burbs (2012) Library Resource: Unlimited Users Eric Cuellar
COUN A107H Latino Student's Guide to College Success (2012, 2e) Library Resource: Unlimited Users Eric Cuellar
COUN A107H Barrios to Burbs (2012) Library Resource: Unlimited Users Eric Cuellar
COUN A120 Career Quizzes (2008) Library Resource: Unlimited Users Carol Barnes
DMAD A115 Type Rules! (2014) Library Resource: 3 copies Romain
DMAD A117 Rapid Viz (2006) Library Resource: Unlimited Users Chris Kerins
DMAD A182 Design Elements: A Graphic Style Manual (2007) Library Resource: 1 copy Cora Volkoff
ECON A175 Principles of Macroeconomics CC-BY-NC-SA Robert Fey
ENGL A099 Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2007) Library Resource: 1 copy Leigh Ann Weatherford
ENGL A100 Building Great Sentences (2013) Library Resource: 1 copy Alan Lovegreen
ENGL A100 Eating Animals (2009) Library Resource: 1 copy Genevieve Zuidervaart
ENGL A100 The Craft of Research (2008, 3e) Library Resource: 1 copy Daniel Staylor
ENGL A100 The Unwanted (2001) Library Resource: 1 copy Daniel Staylor
ENGL A100 Writing Tools (2006) Library Resource: 1 copy Amelia Hardin
ENGL A101 Water Knife Library Resource: 1 copy Alan Lovegreen
ENGL A101 The Road (2006) Library Resource: 2 copies Genevieve Zuidervaart
ENGL A101 Pattern Recognition (2005) Library Resource: 1 copy Alan Lovegreen
ENGL A101 Ecotopia (1981) Library Resource: 1 copy Alan Lovegreen
ENGL A101 Little Red Writing Book: Writing plus Grammar Library Resource: Unlimited Users Patrick Keller
ENGL A101 Winesburg, Ohio Library Resource: Unlimited Users Dustin Hopkins
ENGL A101 My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me Library Resource: 1 copy Amelia Hardin
ENGL A101 Christmas Carol Library Resource: Unlimited Users Patrick Kennedy
ENGL A101 The Chimes Library Resource: Unlimited Users Patrick Kennedy
ENGL A101 Cricket on the Hearth Library Resource: Unlimited Users Patrick Kennedy
ENGL A101 Rashomon and 17 Other Stories Library Resource: 1 copy Patrick Kennedy
ENGL A101 101 Great American Poems Library Resource: 1 copy Justin Brewer
ENGL A101 Waiting for Nothing and Other Writings Library Resource: Unlimited Users Sarah Gray
ENGL A101 Heart of Darkness Library Resource: Unlimited Users Sarah Gray
ENGL A102 Bartleby and Benito Cereno Library Resource: 1 copy Erik Rangno
ENGL A119 What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Library Resource: 1 copy Erik Rangno
ENGL A143 Peter Pan Library Resource: Unlimited Users Chris Evans
ENGL A143 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Library Resource: Unlimited Users Chris Evans
ENGL A150 Song of Myself Library Resource: Unlimited Users Erik Rangno
ENGL A150 Moby Dick Library Resource: Unlimited Users Erik Rangno
ENGL A150 Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist Library Resource: Unlimited Users Erik Rangno
ENGL A150 Nature and Other Essays (Emerson) Library Resource: Unlimited Users Erik Rangno
ENGL A150 Wieland or the Transformation Library Resource: Unlimited Users Erik Rangno
ENGL A150 Young Goodman Brown and Other Short Stories Library Resource: Unlimited Users Erik Rangno
ENGL A160 Odyssey (Homer) Library Resource: Unlimited Users Kenneth Parker
ENGL A160 Aeneid Library Resource: Unlimited Users Kenneth Parker
ENGL A170 Hippolytus and the Bacchae Library Resource: Unlimited Users Karen Felts
ENGL A176 Mythology: The Voyage of the Hero (1998, 3e) Library Resource: 1 copy Donna Barnard
ENGL A176 Bhagavad Gita Library Resource: 1 copy Donna Barnard
ENGL A187 Black Skin, White Masks Library Resource: 1 copy Karen Felts
ENGL A275 Monday or Tuesday Library Resource: Unlimited Users Donovan Gaytan
ENGL A275 Frankenstein Library Resource: Unlimited Users Donovan Gaytan
ENGL A275 Picture of Dorian Gray Library Resource: Unlimited Users Donovan Gaytan
ESL A065 Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain Library Resource: 1 copy Tamar Goldmann
FILM A110 Bare Bones Camera Course for Film and Video Library Resource: 3 copies Multiple
FILM A262 Cinematography: Theory and Practice (2016, 3e) Library Resource: 3 copies Erik Forssell
FILM A265 Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide (2014, 2e) Library Resource: 3 copies Erik Forssell
FILM A265 Documentary Storytelling (2010, 3e) Library Resource: 3 copies Erik Forssell
FSM A250 Variety of free materials in Canvas course - must enroll in class to view   Barbara Cooper
GNDR A100 Gender Roles: A Sociological Perspective (2016, 6e) Library Resource: 3 copies Jessica Alabi
GNDR A130 Women, Power, and Politics: A Global Perspective (2014) Library Resource: Unlimited Users Jessica Alabi
HLED A100 Free materials in Canvas course - must enroll in class to view   Anna Hanlon
HIST A170 OpenStax US History CC-BY Brent Rudmann
HMDV A184 Theories of Attachment: An Introduction to Bowlby, Ainsworth, Gerber, Brazelton, Kennell, and Klaus (2010) Library Resource: 1 copy Luz Melendez
HORT A109 Soil Science Simplified (2015, 6e) Library Resource: 3 copies Lori Pullman
HORT A115 Landscape Graphics: Plan, Section, and Perspective Drawing of Landscape Spaces (2013) Library Resource: 1 copy Lori Pullman
HTT A265 Special Events: The Roots and Wings of Celebration (2008) Library Resource: 3 copies Brenda Shine
HUM A100 Free materials in Canvas course - must enroll in class to view   Charles Otwell
LIB A100 Information Literacy User's Guide CC-BY-NC-SA Lori Cassidy
MATH A170 OpenStax Precalculus CC-BY Multiple
MRSC A185 Surf, Sand, and Stone (2015) Library Resource: 325 views a year Multiple
MUS A115 Music Theory for Dummies (2012, 2e) Library Resource: 3 copies Apolinario Navidad
PHOT A110 Free materials in Canvas course - must enroll in class to view   Richard Kraft
PSCI A110 The Prince Library Resource: Unlimited Users Mark Roessler
PSCI A180 American Government (2013) CC-BY-NC-ND Vesna Marcina
PSCI A180H American Government (2013) CC-BY-NC-ND Vesna Marcina
PSCI A185 Free materials in Canvas course - must enroll in class to view   Vesna Marcina
PSCI A188 Free materials in Canvas course - must enroll in class to view   Vesna Marcina
PSYC A100 OpenStax Psychology CC-BY Lien Pham
PSYC A260 Principles of Social Psychology CC-BY-NC-SA Lien Pham
RADT A100 Radiologic Science for Technologists (2017, 11e) Library Resource: 6 copies Loren Sachs
RADT A180 Radiography in the Digital Age (2014, 2e) Library Resource: Unlimited Users Kelly Holt
RLST A115 Letters from a Skeptic Library Resource: Unlimited Users Andrew Dzida
RLST A115 Why God Won't Go Away (2008) Library Resource: 1 copy Andrew Dzida
RLST A130 Complete Gospel Parallels (2012) Library Resource: Unlimited Users Mike Holland
RLST A130 Gnostic Bible Library Resource: 1 copy Mike Holland
THEA A105 Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll Library Resource: 1 copy John Ferzacca
THEA A105 Talking With... Library Resource: 1 copy John Ferzacca
WELD A100 Welding Essentials (2006, 2e) Library Resource: 3 copies Multiple
WELD A101 Welding Essentials (2006, 2e) Library Resource: 3 copies Multiple

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If you need assistance with this page, please contact Lori Cassidy, OCC OER Project Grant Coordinator & Librarian by email: lcassidy@occ.cccd.edu