Historic SyllabiNeed a syllabus for a class? These are from previous semesters but can give you a general idea of the requirements. Always check with the professor for current information, especially before you purchase a book.
Faculty LIbGuide GuideHere is where you can learn the features of LibGuides as well as how to get started using your own.
Understanding OERThis ten module course from Austin Community Colleges helps navigate OER, offering tons of tips and tools to find useful resources for your classroom. Explore the whole course or pick topics of interest
Course Load CalculatorA cool tool that helps you figure out how much work the students will be doing so you can balance the work load.
ANDI - Accessibility Testing ToolANDI is an accessibility inspection tool designed specifically to check for compliance with Section 508 standards. ANDI lives in the bookmarks or favorites section of a user's browser toolbar, and when clicked, it automatically analyzes the current webpage and displays a window that flags accessibility issues and suggests recommended actions. It also indicates what a screen reader should say for interactive elements. To install, simply drag the icon from the page linked above to the toolbar of any browser (ANDI works on Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari). At the top of the page, users can click "Tutorial" and "Modules'' to learn more about ANDI's features and how to use it. The "Alerts'' section provides an overview of the accessibility alerts that will appear in ANDI's analysis. ANDI is an open-source project created and maintained by the Accessible Solutions Branch of the U.S. Social Security Administration.
Using Graphic NovelsHave you considered using graphic novels in the classroom? There are a lot more options than you may realize.
Teaching 9-11The 9/11 Memorial and Museum has established an expansive set of tools to teach about the events of the day that changed the world. It explores the consequences of terrorism on individual lives and communities at the local, national, and international levels and encourages critical thinking about the repercussions of 9/11. Access them here and adapt them to fit the needs of your classroom.
World Happiness ReportThe annual World Happiness Report looks at happiness and well-being around the world. Readers can check out how their home country ranks among others, learn the secrets of Earth's happiest countries, and consider how data can be employed to measure happiness. The 2021 report focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on happiness, including mental health (chapter 5), social connections (chapter 6), and the workplace (chapter 7), as well as evaluating the effectiveness of each country's pandemic response (chapters 2-4 and 8). The most buzzed-about section of the report, the world rankings, can be found in Table 2.1 and Figure 2.1 in Chapter 2. In the page header, readers can click "Read the Reports" to find the previous eight editions of the report from 2012 to 2020. Any kind of social sciences class can use this information.
Gale Academic OneFile, provides millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources and covers everything from art and literature to economics and the sciences. Also included are thousands of podcasts and videos.
This cross-curricular resource supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions. Useful for writing assignments, speeches, debate preparation, creating presentations, and more.
Cross-search content from select Gale products, including Gale's OneFile periodicals, In Context products, and/or eBooks. Gale databases are accessible through their link and the Gale password found on our homepage or through TexShare directly.
Articles from over 2,500 United States newspapers. Research diverse perspectives, topics and trends that align with areas of study such as Business, Health, Criminal Justice, Science, Humanities, Political Science and more. Features reliable, credible information from a wide variety of international, national and local news sources. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.
The Guide to the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements: Development, Interpretation, and Application, 2nd Edition is an essential resource for nursing classrooms, in-service training, workshops and conferences, self-study, and wherever nursing professionals use ANA’s Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements in their daily practice.
For convenience of reference, the text of ANA’s Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements is included as an appendix. This book will challenge each nurse to achieve deeper professional and personal understanding, and will provide a foundation for professional pride.
From the classroom to professional practice, nurses in all roles or settings will find Guide to the Code of Ethics for Nurses to be a powerful tool for learning how to examine and apply the values, duties, ideals and commitments of their living ethical tradition to their practice.
You Will Own Nothing: Your War with a New Financial World Order and How to Fight Back by Carol Roth
When Carol Roth first heard that one of the World Economic Forum’s predictions for 2030 was “You will own nothing, and be happy,” she thought it was an outlandish fantasy. Then, she researched it. What she found was that many businesses, governments, and global elites share a utopian vision that everyone will have everything they need, and no one will own anything. But that’s the perfect economic environment for the rich and powerful to solidify their positions and prevent anyone else from getting ahead. Here Roth shows why owning fewer assets makes you poorer and less free. This book is an essential guide to protecting your hard-earned wealth for the coming generations.
Winning the Peace: The Marshall Plan and America's Coming of Age as a Superpower by Nicolaus Mills
Politicians of every stripe frequently invoke the Marshall Plan in support of programs aimed at using American wealth to extend the nation's power and influence, solve intractable third-world economic problems, and combat world hunger and disease. Do any of these impassioned advocates understand why the Marshall Plan succeeded where so many subsequent aid plans have not? Historian Nicolaus Mills explores the Marshall Plan in all its dimensions to provide valuable lessons from the past about what America can and cannot do as a superpower.
Texas Loud, Proud, and Brash by Rusty Williams
The history of New Texas, the Texas we know today—oil-rich, insufferably loud, and unbearably proud of itself—begins in the late 1920s, when a horned frog wakes from its thirty-one-year nap in a courthouse cornerstone and flabbergasts the nation. In slightly over two decades ten individuals—their words, actions, and accomplishments—come to define the New Texas of the twenty-first century. While the history of Old Texas rests on oft-told legends of Houston, Austin, Travis, Crockett, Rusk, Lamar, and Seguin, today’s New Texas—proud, loud, self-promotional, sports-crazy, and too rich for its own good—is the Texas that percolates throughout the nation’s popular culture.
The Madman's Gallery: The Strangest Paintings, Sculptures and Other Curiosities from the History of Art by Edward Brooke-Hitching
Brought to light from the depths of libraries, museums, dealers, and galleries around the world, these forgotten artistic treasures include portraits of oddballs such as the British explorer with a penchant for riding crocodiles, and the Italian monk who levitated so often he’s recognized as the patron saint of airplane passengers. Discover impossible medieval land yachts, floating churches, and eagle-powered airships. Encounter dog-headed holy men, armies of German giants, 18th-century stuntmen, human chessboards, screaming ghost heads, and more marvels of the human imagination. It is a captivating odditorium of obscure and engaging characters and works.
The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World by Jeff Goodell
What if Atlantis wasn't a myth, but an early precursor to a new age of great flooding? By century's end, hundreds of millions of people will be retreating from the world's shores as our coasts become inundated and our landscapes transformed. Coastal regions will disappear. Engineering projects to hold back the water are bold and may buy some time. Yet despite international efforts and tireless research, there is no permanent solution-no barriers to erect or walls to build-that will protect us in the end from the drowning of the world as we know it. The Water Will Come is the definitive account of the coming water, why and how this will happen, and what it will all mean.
Comet Madness: How the 1910 Return of Halley’s Comet (Almost) Destroyed Civilization by Richard J. Goodrich
Halley’s Comet visits the earth every seventy-five years. Since the dawn of civilization, humans had believed comets were evil portents. Despite scientific advances, when Halley’s Comet returned in 1910 and astronomers announced that our planet would pass through its poisonous tail, newspapers gleefully provoked a global hysteria that unfolded with tragic consequences. In Comet Madness, author and historian Richard J. Goodrich examines the 1910 appearance of Halley’s Comet and the ensuing frenzy sparked by media manipulation, bogus science, and outright deception. The result is a fascinating and illuminating narrative history that underscores how we behave in the face of potential calamity – then and now.
How Highly Effective People Speak: How High Performers Use Psychology to Influence With Ease (Speak for Success) by Peter Andrei
Why do we think what we think? Think we know what we think we know? Believe what we believe? Like what we like? Do what we do? Why do others trust or distrust us? Respect or disrespect us? Listen to or ignore us? Reach out to or neglect us? Believe or doubt us? In How Highly Effective People Speak, you'll discover 194 communication habits of highly effective people (proven by 57 scientific studies).
The Kite Runner Graphic Novel by Khaled Hosseini
Since its publication in 2003, nearly 7 million readers have discovered The Kite Runner. Through Khaled Hosseini's brilliant writing, a previously unknown part of the world was brought to vivid life for readers. Now, in this beautifully illustrated graphic novel adaptation, Hosseini brings his compelling story to a new generation of readers.
American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird, Martin J. Sherwin
In this magisterial, acclaimed biography twenty-five years in the making, Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin capture Oppenheimer’s life and times, from his early career to his central role in the Cold War. This is biography and history at its finest, riveting and deeply informative.
Brave Hearted: The Women of the American West by Katie Hickman
Hard-drinking, hard-living poker players and prostitutes of the new boom towns; wives and mothers traveling two and a half thousand miles across the prairies in covered-wagon convoys, some of them so poor they walked the entire route; African-American women in search of freedom from slavery; Chinese sex-workers sold openly on the docks of San Francisco; Native American women brutally displaced by the unstoppable tide of white settlers – these were the women who settled the American West, whose stories until now have remained mostly untold. This is American history not as it was romanticized but as it was lived.
A Practical Guide to Kinesiology Taping for Injury Prevention and Common Medical Conditions by John Gibbons
This book is a must for any athletic trainer, physical therapist, and athlete involved in the treatment of patients, athletes, or indeed anyone who may present with any type of sports-related injury or common medical condition. This new edition offers self-help techniques to allow the patient to self-treat, where appropriate. This book highlights over 60 specific areas of pain that are identified through individual artistic illustrations that have actually been drawn onto the body, and includes over 40 QR codes to YouTube of practical demonstrations of the key techniques.
Aliens: The World's Leading Scientists on the Search for Extraterrestrial Life by Jim Al-Khalili
In these lively and fascinating essays, scientists from around the world weigh in on the latest advances in the search for intelligent life in the universe and discuss just what that might look like. Since 2000, science has seen a surge in data and interest on several fronts related to ET (extraterrestrials); AI (artificial intelligence); and SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence). The debate has intensified over whether life exists outside our solar system, what that life would look like, and whether we'll ever make contact. For those who have ever wondered, Is there anybody out there? here are the latest theories and evidence that move us closer to answering that question.
Seasons of the Moon: Folk Names and Lore of the Full Moon by Michael Carabetta
From Strawberry to Dragon, Harvest to Storm, the full moon is known by many names around the world and across the seasons, and each name has a story behind it. This beautiful photographic celebration of our closest celestial neighbor captures the visual wonder and the connection we feel to the moon. Including three dozen folk names and short evocative explanations drawn from Native American, Inuit, Celtic, medieval English, Hindu, Chinese, Japanese, and pagan cultures, Seasons of the Moon presents an inspired visual pairing for each, taken in the month the folk name represents.
The Heat Will Kill You First: Life and Death on a Scorched Planet by Jeff Goodell
The world is waking up to a new reality: wildfires are now seasonal in California, the Northeast is getting less and less snow each winter, and the ice sheets in the Arctic and Antarctica are melting fast. Heat is the first order threat that drives all other impacts of the climate crisis. The Heat Will Kill You First is about the extreme ways in which our planet is already changing. It is about why spring is coming a few weeks earlier and fall is coming a few weeks later and the impact that will have on everything from our food supply to disease outbreaks.
My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf
You only think you know this story. In 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer seared himself into the American consciousness. To the public, Dahmer was a monster who committed unthinkable atrocities. To Derf Backderf, "Jeff" was a much more complex figure. In My Friend Dahmer, a haunting and original graphic novel, writer-artist Backderf creates a surprisingly sympathetic portrait of a disturbed young man struggling against the morbid urges emanating from the deep recesses of his psyche—a shy kid, a teenage alcoholic, and a goofball who never quite fit in with his classmates. With profound insight, what emerges is a Jeffrey Dahmer that few ever really knew, and one readers will never forget.
Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm by Dr. Robin DiAngelo
Writing directly to white people as a white person, DiAngelo identifies many common white racial patterns and breaks down how well-intentioned white people unknowingly perpetuate racial harm. These patterns include: rushing to prove that we are “not racist”; downplaying white advantage; romanticizing Black, Indigenous and other peoples of color (BIPOC); pretending white segregation “just happens”; expecting BIPOC people to teach us about racism; carefulness; and feeling immobilized by shame. BIPOC readers may also find the “insiders” perspective useful for navigating whiteness. Includes a study guide.
The UFO Hotspot Compendium: All the Places to Visit Before You Die or Are Abducted (MUFON) by Craig Campobasso
The definitive UFO hunter's bucket list of legendary and active UFO and alien hotspots in North America The UFO Hotspot Compendium will take you on your own behind-the-scenes trip to some of the most visited UFO hotspots—areas where aliens and cryptids are spotted, forbidden scary locations, as well as terrifying places only the brave dare to visit. This book is a guided tour of thirty-five of the most remarkable UFO-related sites: the when, where, backstory, investigations, and things to do when visiting the site, including MUFON’s top twenty-five places known for the most UFO sightings, legendary spots known for UFO activity, alien kitsch sites, and more.
What the Fact?: Finding the Truth in All the Noise by Dr Seema Yasmin
What is a fact? What are reliable sources? What is news? What is fake news? How can anyone make sense of it anymore? Well, we must. As conspiracy theories and online hoaxes increasingly become a part of our national discourse and “truth” itself is being questioned, it has never been more vital to build the discernment necessary to tell fact from fiction, and media literacy has never been more important.
The Creative Act: A Way of Being by Rick Rubin
Many famed music producers are known for a particular sound that has its day. Rick Rubin is known for something else: creating a space where artists of all different genres and traditions can home in on who they really are and what they really offer. He has made a practice of helping people transcend their self-imposed expectations in order to reconnect with a state of innocence from which the surprising becomes inevitable. Over the years, as he has thought deeply about where creativity comes from and where it doesn’t, he has learned that being an artist isn’t about your specific output, it’s about your relationship to the world.
Things that Make White People Uncomfortable by Michael Bennett
Michael Bennett is a Super Bowl Champion, a three-time Pro Bowl defensive end, a fearless activist, a feminist, an organizer, and a change maker. He's also one of the most humorous athletes on the planet, and he wants to make you uncomfortable. Bennett adds his voice to discussions of racism and police violence, Black athletes and their relationship to powerful institutions like the NCAA and the NFL, the role of protest in history, and the responsibilities of athletes as role models to speak out against injustice.