Open Textbook Collections
- UC Press E-Book Collection
- ACLS Humanities E-Books
- Open Culture Meta Collection
- Open Textbook Library
- Cool 4 Ed
- 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).
- Tip: try searching YouTube by name of your favorite theatre company to see if they have a YouTube channel.
- TED Talks –Art / Comedy / Creativity / Culture / Film / Entertainment / Media / Movies / Performance / Performance Art / Social Change / Spoken Word / Storytelling / Television / Theatre / World Cultures / Writing
- A collection of TED Talks and playlists on Theatre and related topics.
- Open Video Project
Collection of links to sites offering a wide variety of freely-available filmed content.
- Prelinger Archives
Part of the Internet Archive, this is a major portion of the site’s moving image content.
- 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 (including monologues and playscripts)
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 or subject and search (for monologues, use monolog* and playscripts, use playscrip*)
- 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 Theatre 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).