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).
- OER Commons
Searchable by discipline and academic level, this site provides a broad range of instructional materials, including texts, images, videos, primary sources and more.
- Merlot – Arts
- Art & Art History courses, via Open Culture list of free online courses
- n.Paradoxa MOOC (Mass Open Online Course)
Online course in feminist art
Other Open Educational Resources
- National Gallery of Art image collection
- Rijksmuseum image collection
- Museum of Modern Art image collection
- Metropolitan Museum of Art Image Collection
- Open Image Collection from the British Library
- CSU IMAGE Project
- South Asian American Digital Archive
- New York Public Library Digital Collections Prints, photographs, maps, manuscripts, ephemera from the collection of NYPL
- Political posters from the collection of the Oakland Museum of California
- Los Angeles Public Library Digital Collections
- SFAQ/NYAQ/LXAQ (San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles Art Quarterly)
- Met Publications (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Other tools and resources
- Getty Search Tools
- Visualizing Cultures Project (MIT)
- Picturing the Story (University of Rochester)
- New York Art Resources Consortium
- Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
- Smarthistory (Khan Academy collection of images, videos, and essays)
- CAMEO: Conservation & Art Materials Encyclopedia Online (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)