- An Introduction to Sociology 2e | Source: OpenStax CNX
- Sociological Landscape – Theories, Reality, Trends | Dennis Erasga ed. | Source:InTech – Open Access
- The Meaning of a Crime – Source: College Open Textbooks
- Principles of Sociological Inquiry – Qualitative and Quantitative Methods | Source: Saylor Foundation
Open Textbook Collections
MERLOT II – Change the source dropdown to open (access) textbooks
- Cool 4 Ed
- Khan Academy
- InTech – Open Access Publisher
- Open Textbook Library
- Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources – Search for Textbooks by subject
- OpenStax CNX – browse for books, or use the Advanced search
- College Open Textbooks – search for textbooks
- Search YouTube by keyterms and try filtering by channel or “Creative Commons” license (these videos are specifically labeled for reuse).
- Some good channels:
- YouTube-produced “CrashCourse” series
- Norton Sociology Videos
- Sociology Live!
- TED Talks – Community / Crime / Criminal Justice / Culture / Prison / Sociology / Social Change
- A collection of TED Talks and playlists on Sociology and related topics.
- 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.
- American Sociology Review Podcast
- Office Hours by The Society Pages (about)
- Contexts Podcast
- Critical Sociology Podcast Series by Sage journals
- The Sociological Imagination Podcasts
- Social Science Bites made in association with Sage
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
Sociology Ebooks – CSUSM Library
Consider including journal articles as required or supplemental reading for your courses. Search through our Sociology 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.
Search for Open Access Journals
Other CSUSM Library Resources
More information about finding and using library resources can be found on the Sociology Research Guide.
Have a good idea for a free resource? Tell us about it! Email your subject specialist.
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