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CSU students have acess to course materials in a digital format at a 60% or more discount off of the hard copy publisher edition's price. Partners may have selected titles available or all titles available via Rent Digital.
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To aid you in your search for quality, peer-reviewed textbooks we have compiled brief summaries of textbook reviews from other local college professors. Links to the textbook evaluation summaries can be found below separated by class.
More detailed reviews can be found Cool4Ed Reviews.
Cal State LA Resources
ITS provides Cal State LA faculty and students with free or reduced-cost software that they can download to their personal computers. Titles include Wolfram Mathematica, Camtasia, Autodesk, and Adobe Creative Cloud. For an updated list of software for students, please visit ITS Study-at-home Software. For a list of software for faculty, please visit ITS Work-at-home Software.
lynda.com is a video library that contains 2,850 video courses on various subjects; including Accounting, Computer Skills, Education, Marrketing and Web Design. Videos can be watched from your computer, tablet or mobile device. Certificates of completion are available at the end of a video course.
For more information on Cal State LA's policies on textbook adoption, check out Textbook and Course Material Adoption Guidelines.
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Open Access Journals
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