Resources for Faculty
We're glad you're interested in the ALS project. Here are some resources to help you get started selecting and creating low-cost or free alternatives to "traditional" textbooks.
Resources Available Through the CSUDH Library
- ALS Resource Finder - See what other faculty members have used in the past for courses like yours. This search tool lets you find affordable course resources by subject area and price.
- Library Databases - Find specific articles available for free to students and faculty. (See also our list of Ebook databases, below.)
- ebrary Title Preview - Use this tool to find titles available for purchase in our ebrary database. The library may be able to purchase titles for your course.
- Library E-journals - Search and browse journal titles available for free in the library.
- Library e-reserves - This system will allow you to place articles and book chapters online for a semester for a specific course.
Ebook Databases Available Through the CSUDH Library
- ebrary - The library provides access to ebrary, where you can find free ebooks to use as course textbooks or supplemental readings.
- EBSCO Ebooks - Ebooks from EBSCOHOST, including all titles which used to be in the "NetLibrary" collection.
- Safari Tech Books Online - Tech books from O'Reilly, Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco, and other tech giants.
- UC Press E-Books Collection (Formerly "eScholarship Editions") - Freely-available scholarly books by the UC Press. Titles date from 1982 to 2004.
Resource Lists by the Chancellor's Office
- MERLOT - A leading edge, user-centered, collection of peer reviewed higher education, online learning materials, catalogued by registered members and a set of faculty development support services.
- Free Course Content - Freely available online course materials.
- Free Textbooks - Freely available online textbooks.
- Lower-cost Textbooks - How to find textbooks for cheaper.
- Authoring Content - Guides and links on how to author your own content.
Resources Available Through the CSUDH Bookstore
- Main Bookstore Page.
- eBooks available through the Bookstore
- Café Scribe - eBook Licensing available from the Bookstore.