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
- Public Health: Methodology, Environmental and Systems Issues by Maddock, ed. | Source: InTech – Open Access Publisher
- Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (2015) by Hamborsky, Kroger, & Wolfe | Source: Public Health Foundation
Open Textbook Collections
- Search YouTube by keywords and try filtering by channel or “Creative Commons” license (these videos are specifically labeled for reuse).
- Some good channels:
- Tip: Try searching YouTube by the title of your favorite journal publication to see if that journal also produces a YouTube channel.
- TED Talks – Public Health / Epidemiology / Sanitation / Vaccines / Bacteria / Disease / Virus / Climate change / Environment / Global Development / Global Issues / Mental Health / Natural Resources / Natural Disaster /
- A collection of TED Talks and playlists on Public Health and related topics.
- Khan Academy
- Lecture videos from 1-30 minutes in length
- Videos through the CSUSM Library
- Select “Books & More” tab and use these limits: Full Text Available Online and Video.
- 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.
Consider including journal articles as required or supplemental reading for your courses. Search through our public health 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).
Other Open Educational Resources
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Other CSUSM Library Resources
More information about finding and using library resources can be found on the Public Health Research Guide.