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Open Textbooks

Open Textbook Collections (if applicable)


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

Math Ebooks – CSUSM Library (optional: update after June 30, 2017)

Journal Articles

Consider including journal articles as required or supplemental reading for your courses. Search through our mathematics 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 Courseware

  • MIT Open Courseware
    MIT Open Courseware offers an extensive series of online courses. Courses generally include lecture videos, assignments, exams, and more.
  • The Open Learning Initiative (OLI)
    You can access course materials at no cost to the student or to you the instructor. Students work at their own pace, and can review modules before exams. Requires free registration.
  • MIT Open Courseware
    An extensive number of mathematics courses for undergraduates.
  • Saylor Foundation
    This resource provides course learning outcomes, mathematics curriculum, and lecture videos embedded in the site. You can browse through the materials and pick and choose what you can apply to your course.

Other CSUSM Library Resources

More information about finding and using library resources can be found on the Mathematics Research Guide.


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