Theatre

 

Open Textbooks

 

Open Textbook Collections

Multimedia

  • YouTube
    • Search YouTube by keyterms and try filtering by channel or “Creative Commons” license (these videos are specifically labeled for reuse).

 

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

Theatre Ebooks – CSUSM Library

Journal Articles

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).

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

Open Courseware

  • MIT Open Courseware
    MIT Open Courseware offers an extensive series of online courses. Courses generally include lecture videos, assignments, exams, and more. Check the Topic: Fine Arts>Subtopic: Performance Arts to find the specialty categories of Theatre and Theatrical Design
  • 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 – Theatre
    Merlot (Multimedia Education Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) is a compilation of freely available resources for use in higher education, hosted by the California State Universities.

 

Other Open Educational Resources

–Theatre

–Film & Television

–Radio

Other CSUSM Library Resources

More information about finding and using library resources can be found on the Theatre submenu of the Visual and Performing Arts Research Guide.

 

Suggestions

Have a good idea for a free resource? Tell us about it! Email your subject specialist.