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Resources to aid in finding OER and free resources for English Composition courses.
Last Updated: Jun 19, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Free Access "...Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse..." Includes quotations, Strunk's Style, Harvard Classics, Shakespeare and the King James Bible. Some ads.

DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals. Index of peer reviewed journals

Google Books. Books you can preview or read for free. Full text is available for books that are out of copyright

Project Gutenberg - Free eBooks, available to download



Videos beyond YouTube

Khan Academy   Lectures and educational videos of varying length, quizzes

TED talks Technology, Education, Design videos of varying length

C-SPAN Video Library National politics, history, landmark cases, presidents, profiles, first ladies, american writers

Highlighted Resources


Good starting point for finding OER textbooks: and See more on the OER LibGuide / Find OER

  • Boundless Writing Hub - 1 Introduction to the Practice of Writing 2 Paper Execution 3 Academic Writing 4 Conversations 5 Style, Structure, Grammar
    CC BY-SA 4.0 with attribution required.
  • CollegeOpenTextbooks
    See textbook listings / by subject / English - contains resources for both Literature, and English Composition includes quizzes, PowerPoints
  • English Composition 1
    Lumen Learning. Includes chapters on writing and types of essays, with videos, quizzes and mini lessons.
    CC BY: Attribution. License
  • English Composition I
  • Pre- English Composition
  • Three Modules on Clear Writing Style: An Introduction to The Craft of Argument,
    pdf available from and Rice University Openstax cnx
    Creative Commons Attribution License 2.0 license.
    online at
  • 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 College
    Free web book is a full-length collegetextbook- for beginning college students. Use Contents or left-hand column links to view 58 chapters. Includes study questions/activities and grammar handbook at Online
    Text, design, and photos copyright 2002-12 by R. Jewell or as noted.
    Permission is granted for nonprofit educational copying and use without a written request.
  • Writing Spaces
    Essays about writing

Free Resources in the Library

For a complete list see  List of all PCCC Online Resources 
Highlighted resources:

Under the heading Controversial Issues
CQ Researcher
Issues & Controversies
New York Times (
Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Issues and Controversies– “In depth investigation of today’s top issues”.  Pro/con articles include statistics and primary sources.   Resources link includes Educator tools, summarizing an article and debate videos.

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