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eTextbooks And Open Resources

This guide provides information on Textbooks open to the SMU Community and details pertaining to their access.

Cloudsource OA - An Open Access Database for Textbooks, Journals, Articles, Chapters and other Open Educational Resources

Cloudsource OA offers a collection of Open Access Journal Articles, eBooks, eTextbooks and OER content from some of the world’s top publishers.

  • Start with a broad search term and search within your results
  • View the resource, build your citations, and much more
  • Read up on the latest research, find resources to help with your assignments or just explore your favourite topic!


How to Navigate Cloudsource OA

Step 1: Search

Select the field you want to search in and type your search term in the search field.


Step 2: Browse search results : Use filters on the left to refine search

Step 3: Select applicable filters

Choose to “include” or “exclude” the filters in your search.


Step 4: Select resource and click on “View Resource” for full text

Saving Your Searches and Citations

  1. Copying permalinks for Reading lists: 

2. Generating Citations:

Click on the “Citation” option on the left of the search result to generate citation in preferred format.

3. Save the list of titles

Select the titles you want to save in a list.

Under “Select an Action”, choose what you would like to do.

There is an option to print the lists, email the lists or create a list of citations.


Finding Open Educational Resources eg. Lectures, Lesson Plans, and Full courses.

  1. Start with a Search term, eg. Statistics
  2. Set the Filter for OER Material on the left hand panel
  3. Select the type of OER required from the given options, eg. Data set, or Simulation as shown below
  4. Select INCLUDE 

The use of electronic resources must comply with the Appropriate Use of Electronic Resources Policy and Singapore Management University Acceptable Use Policy