- Introduction to Art: Design, Context, and Meaning, by Pamela Sachant and Peggy Blood, University of North Georgia Press, 2016.
Open Textbook Collections (if applicable)
- UC Press E-Book Collection
- ACLS Humanities E-Books
- Open Culture Meta Collection
- College Open Textbooks
- Cool 4 Ed
- Khan Academy
- Ebooks Directory, searchable by keyword or topic.
- HathiTrust: A collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.
- Project Gutenberg offers thousands of free ebooks. Books can be searched by title or by category.
- Open Library searches a variety of sources for print and online books. Many ebooks are freely available for online reading or download.
- METPublications Over 400 free books on art published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- Guggenheim Digitized Books
- Search YouTube by keyterms and try filtering by channel or “Creative Commons” license (these videos are specifically labeled for reuse).
- Some good channels:
- Tip: try searching YouTube by the name of your favorite museum to see if they have a YouTube channel.
- TED Talks – Animation / Art / Creativity / Culture / Design / Fashion / Media / Museums / Painting / Performance / Performance Art / Photography / Science and Art / Social Change / Social Media / Society / Sound / Street Art / Television / Typography / World Cultures/
- A collection of TED Talks and playlists on the Arts and related topics.
- Art & Art History Videos from Stanford Humanities Center
- Videos through the CSUSM Library
- Select “Books & More” tab and use these limits: Full Text Available Online and Audio Visual.
- Library Media Reserves, including Video on Demand option (allows you to stream videos to CSUSM students). Keep in mind that you should leave at least 1 week of lead time for processing these requests.
Ebooks in the Library
The CSUSM University Library has an extensive collection of ebooks on a variety of topics. To find what’s available:
- Go to the University Library homepage
- Choose “Books and More”
- Enter keywords and search
- Use the limiters to narrow by “Full Text Online” to ensure all results can be accessed directly from your computer
- Limit by “Books” to filter out journals and media
Consider including journal articles as required or supplemental reading for your courses. Search through our Visual Arts databases for articles. Just be sure to direct students to the article by permalink (or static URL) rather than posting the PDF directly in your Cougar Course. This will ensure two things: 1) that we are complying with copyright and publisher restrictions, and 2) that our journal usage is counted (this allows us to justify maintaining our subscriptions).
This page provides examples illustrating how to find permalinks in the Library’s databases.
Please contact your librarian if you are still unsure of how to find the permalink.
Open Access Journals
- Directory of Open Access Journals – search Open access journal titles
Other CSUSM Library Resources
More information about finding and using library resources can be found on the Visual & Performing Arts Research Guide.
Searchable by discipline and academic level, this site provides a broad range of instructional materials, including texts, images, videos, primary sources and more.
Online course in feminist art
Other Open Educational Resources
Other tools and resources