New and Noteworthy is the City Tech Library OER Team’s bi-weekly roundup of new and noteworthy OER. We try to include at least one OER relevant to each school at City Tech in every post. At the end of the month, these resources will be compiled and distributed by the library liaison for your department. Please contact us if you know of new or particularly interesting OER to share with our colleagues or would like more information about OER initiatives at City Tech. 


  1. Knowing Home: Braiding Indigenous Science with Western Science, Book 1, edited by Gloria Snively and Wanosts’a7 Lorna Williams, University of Victoria (2016).
    License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “The book provides a window into the vast storehouse of innovations and technologies of the Indigenous peoples who live in Northwestern North America. It is our hope that the Indigenous Science examples, research and curriculum models will inspire deep reflection regarding the under-representation of Aboriginal students in the sciences. It is intended that the rich examples and cases, combined with the resources listed in the appendices, will enable teachers and students to explore Indigenous Science examples in the classroom, and in addition, support the development of curriculum projects in home places.”

Arts & Sciences

  1. Non-majors College Biology Lab Manual, by Marie McGovern, Kingsborough Community College (2021). License: CC BY-NC 4.0
    This lab manual was created for use in a non-majors biology laboratory course. Topics covered include the scientific method and observation, photosynthesis, biodiversity, and marine ecosystems.

  2. Right Research: Modelling Sustainable Research Practices in the Anthropocene, edited by Chelsea Miya, Oliver Rossier and Geoffrey Rockwell (2021). License: CC BY
    “…Right Research is a bold invitation to the academic community to rigorous self-reflection on what their research looks like, how it is conducted, and how it might be developed so as to increase accessibility and sustainability, and decrease carbon footprint. The volume follows a three-part structure that bridges conceptual and practical concerns: the first section challenges our assumptions about how sustainability is defined, measured and practiced; the second section showcases artist-researchers whose work engages with the impact of humans on our environment; while the third section investigates how academic spaces can model eco-conscious behaviour.”

Professional Studies

  1. Financial Management for Small Businesses: Financial Statements & Present Value Models, by Lindon Robison, Steven Hanson, and J. Roy Black, Michigan State University Libraries (2020). License: CC BY
    “This book is for those whose financial management focus is on small businesses. For you, we adapt the traditional financial management themes emphasized in corporate financial management courses to meet the needs of small businesses.”

  2. Contemporary Families: An Equity Lens, by Elizabeth B. Pearce, Linn-Benton Community College (2021). License: CC BY
    “This openly licensed text, created with students, approaches contemporary families from an equity lens. It asks two questions relevant to the Difference, Power, and Discrimination outcomes at Linn-Benton Community College and Oregon State University: “What do families need?” and “How do society and institutions support or get in the way of families getting what they need?” Original content is licensed under CC BY, except as otherwise noted. More specific information can be found under Licenses and Attributions at the bottom of each section.”

Technology & Design

  1. Interpretation of Metal Fab Drawings, by Cameren Moran, Open Oregon Educational Resources (2021). License: CC BY
    “Interpreting metal fab drawings is a course that introduces the principles of interpretation and application of industrial fabrication drawings. Basic principles and techniques of metal fabrication are introduced by planning and construction of fixtures used in fabrication from drawings. Basic tools and equipment for layout fitting of welded fabrications are utilized. Covers the use and application of the AWS welding symbols. This course will utilize blueprints and welding symbols and will apply them in classroom and in shop as practical assignments.”

  2. Computer Science I – Version 1.3.7, by Chris Bourke, Chris Bourke (2018). License: CC BY-SA
    “This textbook covers the traditional introductory Computer Science I topics but takes a unique approach. Topics are covered in a language-agnostic manner in the first part with supplemental parts that cover the same concepts in a specific language. The current version covers C, Java, and PHP. This textbook has been used in several Computer Science I sections over multiple years at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.”

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