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Knowledge Unbound

by Peter Suber The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

In these texts, Suber makes the case for open access to research; answers common questions, objections, and misunderstandings; analyzes policy issues; and documents the growth and evolution of open access during...


Writing About Literature in the Digital Age

by Gideon Omer Burton Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

This is a collection of short essays by students at Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah) who push the boundaries of traditional literary study to explore the benefits of digital tools in academic writing....


The Technique of the Mystery Story

by Carolyn Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Do you love mystery stories, such as the Sherlock Holmes stories and those of Edgar Allan Poe and Agatha Christie? Do you ever yearn to be a good writer of mysteries?

Carolyn Wells was a prolific author of mystery...


The Art of Public Speaking

by Dale Breckenridge Carnegie Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Training in public speaking is not a matter of externals--primarily; it is not a matter of imitation--fundamentally; it is not a matter of conformity to standards--at all. Public speaking is public utterance,...


The Elements of Style

by William Strunk Jr. Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Elements of Style is an American English writing style guide. It is one of the most influential and best-known prescriptive treatments of English grammar and usage in the United States. It originally detailed...


Media studies 101

by Dr. Erika Pearson BCcampus, BC Open Textbook Project (March 22, 2018)

"Media Studies 101 is the open educational resource for media studies in New Zealand, Australia, and Pacifica. We have constructed this text so it can be read in a number of ways. You may wish to follow the...


Conventions 101: a functional approach to teaching (and assessing!) grammar and punctuation

by Chauna Ramsey Open Oregon Educational Resources; Press Books (March 22, 2018)

"This is a collection of cumulative units of study for conventional errors common in student writing. It's flexible, functional, and zeroes in problems typically seen in writing of all types, from the eternal...


About writing: a guide

by Robin Jeffrey Open Oregon Education Resources (March 22, 2018)

"This writer's reference condenses and covers everything a beginning writing student should need to successfully compose college-level work. The book covers the basics of composition and revising, including...


Babel Fish Bouillabaisse

by Barbara Fister Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

As part of a sabbatical project, I have collected some things I’ve written into a lightly-edited, open access, Creative Commons-licensed volume. Some of this material comes from my personal blog, where I’ve...


Eclipse Phase Core Rulebook

by Lars Blumenstein Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

  • Your mind is software. Program it.
  • Your body is a shell. Change it.
  • Death is a disease. Cure it.
  • Extinction is approaching. Fight it.

A Quick-Start Rulebook is also available.

Humanity stands on the cusp of...


How Wikipedia Works and How You Can Be a Part of It

by Phoebe Ayers No Starch Press (January 30, 2018)

How Wikipedia Works is a guide to understanding and using Wikipedia, for readers with a basic understanding of the project. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, is the largest and most popular reference web- site...


So You Want to Be a Librarian

by Lauren Pressley Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Provides information about librarianship as a career, including types of libraries, types of jobs within libraries, professional issues, and educational requirements.


Transforming Scholarly Publishing Through Open Access: A Bibliography

by Charles W. Bailey, Jr. Charles W. Bailey, Jr. CreateSpace Independent Pub (January 30, 2018)

Can scholarly journal articles and other scholarly works be made freely available on the Internet? The open access movement says "yes," and it is having a significant impact on scholarly publishing. There are...


Open Access

by Peter Suber Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

The Internet lets us share perfect copies of our work with a worldwide audience at virtually no cost. We take advantage of this revolutionary opportunity when we make our work "open access": digital, online,...


An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments

by Ali Almossawi Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This book is aimed at newcomers to the field of logical reasoning, particularly those who, to borrow a phrase from Pascal, are so made that they understand best through visuals. I have selected a small set of...