- Writing Spaces by a number of writing instructors with separate downloadable chapters (undated, work in progress)
- Literature, the Humanities and Humanity by Theodore L. Steinberg (2014)
- Creating Literary Analysis by Ryan Cordell and John Pennington
- Successful Writing by Scott McLean
- Writer’s Handbook (author’s name withheld by publisher)
Open Textbook Collections
- Ebooks Directory
- Searchable by keyword or topic.
- A collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world, including many of the great philosophy texts.
- Project Gutenberg
- 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.
- Search YouTube by keyterms and try filtering by channel or “Creative Commons” license (these videos are specifically labeled for reuse).
- Some good channels:
- YouTube-produced “CrashCourse” series
- Tip: try searching YouTube by the title of your favorite journal publication to see if that journal also produces a YouTube channel.
- TED Talks – Books / Creativity / Culture / Feminism / Gender / Gender Equality / Humanity / Humor / Identity / Journalism / LGBT / Library / Literature / Media / Men / Novel / Performance / Poetry / Race / Self / Sex / Social Change / Social Media / Society / Spoken Word / Storytelling / TED Books / Transgender / Women / World Cultures / Writing
- A collection of TED Talks and playlists on Literature and related topics.
- Videos from the 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 literature and writing 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).