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This is a collection of openly licensed or free textbooks and materials that can be used to enhance teaching and learning. This page highlights some of the Open Educational Resources (OER) available, but this is by no means an exhaustive list. If you would like to learn more about OER please visit the Open Educational Resources and Textbook Affordability Library Guide.
Political Science Textbooks
Political Science Resources
Open government portal to tools and resources to conduct research.
The Reasons We're Here: Oral Histories of Immigration at Portland Community College - Book
This collection of stories about immigration is based on oral histories with staff, faculty, and students of Portland Community College from over twenty countries. Their narratives cover such topics as education, economic hardships and opportunities, family, marriage, documentation status, citizenship, gender, sexuality, war, violence, xenophobia, refugee camps, religion, politics, and language.
Race, Immigration, and Planning - Course and Materials
This course provides an introduction to the issues of immigrants, planning, and race. It identifies the complexities and identities of immigrant populations emerging in the United States context and how different community groups negotiate that complexity. It explores the critical differences and commonalities between immigrant and non-immigrant communities, as well as how the planning profession does and should respond to those differences. Finally, the course explores the intersection of immigrant communities’ formation and their interactions with African Americans and the idea of race in the United States.
OER Commons: Political Science
OER Commons is a public digital library of open educational resources
Open Learn - Society, Politics & Law
Produced by The Open University, a world leader in open and distance learning, all OpenLearn courses are free to study. We offer nearly 1000 free courses across 8 different subject areas. Our courses are available to start right away.
C-SPAN: Political Science
Set of freely available videos dealing with political science created by the C-SPAN Network.
TEDEd - Political Science
Created by Technology, Entertainment and Design or TED this curated selection of videos covers a large number of subjects in Political Science.
CrashCourse - U.S. Government and Politics
CrashCourse is an educational YouTube channel started by John and Hank Green in 2012. This curated YouTube playlist covers a number of topics related to U.S. Government and Politics.