Physics/Applied Physics

 Open Textbooks

Open Textbook Collections

Multimedia

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

Physics 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 physics 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

Other Open Educational Resources

  • Open Source Physics
    Site dedicated to engaging students in the design of physical models to describe, explain, and predict phenomena through computational physics and computer modeling.
  • Physics Interactive Simulations
    Collection of simulations provided by the University of Colorado Boulder.
  • Astronomy Image Explorer
    Access to images published in peer-reviewed journals.
  • ComPADRE Digital Library
    Network of free online resource collections supported by faculty, students, and teachers in Physics and Astronomy Education.

Other CSUSM Library Resources

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

Suggestions

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