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Open Textbooks

Open Textbook Collections


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

Environmental Science Ebooks – CSUSM Library 

Journal Articles

In the library

  • Consider including journal articles as required or supplemental reading for your courses. Search through our environmental studies 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
  • Selected Titles
  • Journal of Political Ecology [JPE] – peer-reviewed journal | Publisher: University of Arizona
  • Search for Journals
  • Directory of Open Access Journals


Open Courseware

Other Open Educational Resources

Directory of Open Access Books [doab]

Other CSUSM Library Resources

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


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