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Tuesday, December 12

  1. page shortstories edited ... {free Google ebooks search limit.jpg} Search Google for "short stories" and then lim…
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    {free Google ebooks search limit.jpg} Search Google for "short stories" and then limit search to Free Google eBooks
    Short Story Library (American short stories in the public domain)
    Writing
    About Writing: A Guide
    Condenses and covers everything a beginning writing student needs to successfully compose college-level work, including the basics of composition, grammar, and research.
    Rhetoric and Composition: A Guide for the College Writer
    Designed for use as a textbook in first-year college composition programs, written as a practical guide for students struggling to bring their writing up to the level expected of them by their professors and instructors.
    Writing Commons
    Free, comprehensive, peer-reviewed, award-winning Open Text for students and faculty in college-level courses that require writing and research.
    Writing for Success
    Provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading, and critical thinking. Includes a comprehensive grammar review, introduction to paragraph writing.
    Writing in College: From Competence to Excellence
    Designed for students who have largely mastered high-school level conventions of formal academic writing and are now moving beyond the five-paragraph essay to more advanced engagement with text.

    Writing Spaces Volume 1 - Writing Spaces is an open textbook project for college-level writing studies courses
    Writing Spaces Volume 2 - Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, volume 2
    Web Writing Style Guide - Writing Spaces - This book is written for undergraduate writing students
    Grammar
    English Grammar. WIkibooks
    Thanks to Lansing Community College library for compiling some of these textbooks.
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  2. page ebooksandarticles edited ... Google Scholar Google Scholar indexes "articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opini…
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    Google Scholar Google Scholar indexes "articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research." Proprietary works are indexed as well, so much of this material may only be available in a nearby library or for a fee. However some resources are accessible to all. Try searching for your terms and then including filetype:pdf as a term. This seems to restrict search results to items that are freely accessbile. Example
    "virtual worlds" filetype:pdf
    HighWire Press SOME articles are available for free. Highwire Press publishes and/or distributes material from scholarly publishers and societies indexing over five million full-text articles. More than two million articles are open access. A list of which journals provide open access via HighWire Press is available at
    http://highwire.org/lists/allsites.dtl

    Information Bridge DOE Scientific and Technical Information provides free public access to over 266,000 full-text documents and bibliographic citations of Department of Energy (DOE) research report literature. Documents are primarily from 1991 forward and were produced by DOE.
    International Development Research Centre (IDRC) social and political sciences ebooks
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    Grand Valley State University
    Humboldt State University
    Lansing Community College
    Oklahoma
    SJSU
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    DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Do you have a doi - a digital object identifier - for an article? Find out if the article is available open access by using OADOI.ORG
    Try "OA paper version lookup by DOI" : oadoi.org
    BASE https://www.base-search.net/about/en/ "**BASE**
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    Project Gutenberg
    CORE
    https://core.ac.uk/
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    SOLONAUTS http://solvonauts.org/
    "A [rather small] search engine that returns OER including images
    ScienceDirect http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/search - Scroll
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    VLRC http://www.virtuallrc.com Find
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    magazine articles
    Semantic Scholar
    https://www.semanticscholar.org/
    covers computer and neuroscience. No obvious way to limit resuts to open access only. Adding *.pdf to search terms seems to work.
    Sample search
    user interface design
    number of results
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Sunday, December 10

  1. page Attribution edited Attribution When using Creative Commons and other open education resources, remember to provide d…
    Attribution
    When using Creative Commons and other open education resources, remember to provide documentation of your source material.
    What's the difference between citation and attribution: "
    Both citation and attribution give credit to others. Citations give credit when you use someone else’s ideas or words in your own work. Attributions give credit when you reuse or reproduce someone else’s work." In order to avoid a copyright license violation, use attributions for openly licensed content. There is no official style guide. Be sure to include the title, author, URL, and license. See slide deck by Amy Hofer for Open Oregon Educational Resources based on presentations by Quill West (see his work on SlideShare.net
    Here are some tools for providing attributions:
    Creative Commons. Best practices for attribution (including links to other guides on attribution)
    https://wiki.creativecommons.org/wiki/Best_practices_for_attribution
    Open Washington
    http://www.openwa.org/open-attrib-builder/
    CC Attribute-ify: An add-on for Google Docs called CC Attribute-ify developed by Dave Ghidiu (daveghidiu@gmail.com)
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cc-attribute-ify/hlocahocpaohiakiklpodblddppelmof?hl=en-US
    In an email (December 12, 2017) to the CCCOER discussion list, Dave wrote "I made a Google Docs Add-on called "CC Attribute-ify", and consulted with the Open Washington people when I built it. It's the same format as the Washington one, but let's you access it directly from Google Docs (and inserts it into your document properly formatted)."

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Wednesday, November 22

  1. page ebooksandarticles edited ... Reminder: Freely accessible, open access resources may still be subject to copyright. While op…
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    Reminder: Freely accessible, open access resources may still be subject to copyright. While open access resources can be used for your course work or your personal use, check copyright before making other uses of resources discovered at these sites. Of course always cite your sources including works in the public domain.
    ArXiv.org E-Prints
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    and Economics.”
    AU Press Athabasca University Press (Canada)
    Open access books from Athabasca University Press.
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    Google Scholar Google Scholar indexes "articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research." Proprietary works are indexed as well, so much of this material may only be available in a nearby library or for a fee. However some resources are accessible to all. Try searching for your terms and then including filetype:pdf as a term. This seems to restrict search results to items that are freely accessbile. Example
    "virtual worlds" filetype:pdf
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    available at http://highwire.stanford.edu/lists/freeart.dtl
    http://highwire.org/lists/allsites.dtl

    Information Bridge DOE Scientific and Technical Information provides free public access to over 266,000 full-text documents and bibliographic citations of Department of Energy (DOE) research report literature. Documents are primarily from 1991 forward and were produced by DOE.
    International Development Research Centre (IDRC) social and political sciences ebooks
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  2. page ebooksandarticles edited ... Reminder: Freely accessible, open access resources may still be subject to copyright. While op…
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    Reminder: Freely accessible, open access resources may still be subject to copyright. While open access resources can be used for your course work or your personal use, check copyright before making other uses of resources discovered at these sites. Of course always cite your sources including works in the public domain.
    ArXiv.org E-Prints
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    research papers. It covers areas such as physicsAs of November 2017, ArXiv.org lists “1,327,800 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance, Statistics, Electrical Engineering and related disciplines, mathematics, non-linear sciences,Systems Science, and computer science. The e-prints on E-Print ArXiv are freely accessible for everyone.Economics.”
    AU Press Athabasca University Press (Canada)
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    access books from Athabasca University Press.
    Bielefeld Academic Search Engine BASE.
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    other respositories. " Use the ADVANCED search tab and scroll down and make sure that "open access" is checked and "uncheck" non-open access and "uncheck" unknown.
    BioMed Central: The Open Access Publisher
    "All original research articles published by BioMed Central are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication... All research articles in BioMed Central's journals receive rapid and thorough peer review. "
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    Dialnet : revistas accesibles
    A current listing of over 1,100 open access ejournals, journals primarily written and published in the Spanish language. Dialnet is a service of the Universidad de La Rioja in Spain. More than a simple directory, this service also offers an easy and uniform way to access the full-text of the journal articles. Includes some English-language articles as well. A reviewer of this site suggests "The Google-visible titles/full-text of all the articles may also be searched by using the following Google search: "key phrase" site:dialnet.unirioja.es/servlet/articulo?codigo - there are many thousands of English-language articles to be found in this way." [from Intute]
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    (From BePress)
    Digital Library of India The Digital Library of India is a major portal to online collections of books hosted by
    Use the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in co-operation with over 21 Indian universities andimage on the Indian government. It provides free accessmain screen to a growing number of ebooks scanned from Indian library collections. .It alsoexplore what is available in various disciplines. (This site includes links to major Indian newspapers and journals online. [From Intute]some student work such as honors theses.)
    DOAB Directory of Open Access Books A small, but growing collection of freely-accessible books.
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    scholarly journals.
    Efforts have been made to include only journals that have gone through a quality control check.

    DP.LA (Digital Public Library of America). Over 1.5 million ebooks from libraries, museums, and archives - some in languages other than English. "The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world." ( http://dp.la)
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    BookBoon, etc. The site does NOT support copyright infringement.
    e-Revist@s NOW ReDib
    Electronic Journals Library / Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek (EZB) This gateway offers access to thousands of full-text journals in all subject areas. It is used by a number of German universities as a gateway to their ejournal collections, but is also a useful way of accessing free online journals for non-members of these institutions. The accessibility of each is indicated by the traffic light system of different colours: green = free full-text, yellow = only accessible for users of the host institution, (for external users, there is usually access to tables of contents and abstracts), red = no access to full-text, (but usually tables of contents and abstracts are available). This resource is hosted by the Library of the University of Regensburg, Germany and presented in both English and German language versions.
    engrXiv Archive of engineering preprints
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    medical journals.
    Some journals embargo the most recent issues. For examples, the New England Journal of Medicine articles are free after six months.

    FreeTechBooks.com All the books, textbooks, and lecture notes listed in this site are "freely and legally available."
    Google Books Google Books provides full text access to books in the public domain or with permission of publishers. Some full text may not be available to users in every country. Other publishers may allow limited views or snippets of the books. Google Books also provides access to some magazines.
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Thursday, November 9

  1. page home edited ... SEARCH TOOLS List of OER search tools - Tidewater Community College Do DOI (Digital Object…
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    SEARCH TOOLS
    List of OER search tools - Tidewater Community College
    DoDOI (Digital Object Identifier) Do you have
    Try "OA paper version lookup by DOI" : oadoi.org
    BASE https://www.base-search.net/about/en/ "
    One of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic open access web resources from over 2,000 sources." Use the ADVANCED search tab and scroll down and make sure that "open access" is checked and "uncheck" non-open access and "uncheck" unknown.
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    OER MetaFinder (from George Mason University)
    Use to find open textbooks and other OER materials from sites ranging from OpenStax to Project Gutenberg

    CORE
    https://core.ac.uk/
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