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Purdue University Press Open Access Resources

March 19th, 2020

Purdue University Press is pleased to offer open access resources made available on Purdue e-Pubs, the open access text repository and publishing platform supported by the Purdue University Libraries.

Here is a brief summary of what is available.

Open Access Books

The Year in C-SPAN Archives Research is a book series that presents the finest interdisciplinary research utilizing tools of the C-SPAN Video Library. The most recent volume in the series is President Trump’s First Term: The Year in C-SPAN Archives Research, Volume 5, research addresses Trump’s moral language, his rhetoric on climate change, and his African American support. All volumes are now available open access through Purdue e-Pubs. During Purdue’s 150 Years of Giant Leaps celebration, a selection of books on the history of Purdue were republished and made available for free online. This includes a biography of Purdue’s namesake The Midas of the Wabash: A Biography of John Purdue by Robert C. Kriebel, Purdue’s first president Richard Owen: Scotland 1810, Indiana 1890 by Victor Lincoln Albjerg, and other notable Purdue leaders like Edward Charles Elliott, Educator by Frank K. Burrin and The Hovde Years: A Biography of Frederick L. Hovde by Robert W. Topping.

Other recent books that have been published open access include Transforming Trauma: Resilience and Healing Through Our Connections With Animals edited by Philip Tedeschi and Molly Anne Jenkins, A History of Yugoslavia by Marie-Janine Calic, and Imagining Afghanistan: Global Fiction and Film of the 9/11 Wars by Alla Ivanchikova.

You can view the whole collection of open access books here.

Open Access Journals

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture publishes new scholarship in theory and criticism, comparative literature, and cultural studies. First Opinions, Second Reactions (FOSR) fills a void by publishing book reviews that meet the needs of K–12 teachers of language arts, parents and children, and public and school librarians.

The Journal of Aviation Technology & Engineering serves the needs of collegiate and industrial scholars and researchers in the multidisciplinary fields of aviation technology, engineering, and human factors. The Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research is dedicated to addressing the need for increased engineering interest, preparedness, and representation; to transforming P–12 education through the inclusion of engineering curricula; to preparing a globally competitive engineering workforce; and, ultimately, to creating a society of engineering‐literate citizens. You can find the archives of current and former journals here.

Purdue University Book Previews

A short preview of a majority of new Purdue University Press books is posted here prior the publication date. The preview generally includes the introduction of the book and the first chapter. See all of the previews here.