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Due to increased online instruction as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many publishers and platforms have temporarily expanded access to online resources free of charge. Use this guide to take advantage of expanded access to online resources. This list will be updated as more information becomes available.
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AMS is providing instructors with complimentary electronic “reserve” copies of textbooks for cases in which students do not have access to their print copies (use the “request desk copy” link on the specific textbook page). In addition, AMS is partnering with ProQuest to allow multi-user access through mid-June to all e-books purchased on ProQuest platforms.
RedShelf is a textbook platform, and they are opening up content to students through May 25. Students will need to establish an account with their .edu email address and can have access to no more than 7 titles. RedShelf may not be accessible in some countries.
The 256 textbooks currently on ScienceDirect will be automatically entitled to all active ScienceDirect customers (including those journals customers who do not currently have books) for a period of 90 days. Users accessing ScienceDirect through IP or remote access will be able to use these books while campuses are closed.
Numerous leading publishers (e.g., Pearson, Macmillan, McGraw-Hill, Elsevier) are working with VitalSource to grant free access to course e-textbooks through May 25, 2020. To access these e-textbooks, students need to log into the VitalSource Bookshelf app using their school email address. Limitation is 7 free books to sign out, so students may want to use other sources as well. There they can find and view course materials from participating publishers via VitalSource’s Explore capabilities within Bookshelf.
Over 10,000 books and 150 journals from over 10 publishers are freely available. Access will continue until May 31, 2020 or June 1, 2020 depending on the publisher.
Among the publishers currently opting to make content free on Project MUSE are Johns Hopkins University Press (all books and journals), Ohio State University Press (all books and journals), University of Nebraska Press (all books and journals), University of North Carolina Press (all books), Temple University Press (all books), and Vanderbilt University Press (selected books). Additional list of participants evolving.
ProQuest Ebook Central customers impacted by COVID-19 can get unlimited access to all owned titles from over 50 publishers through mid-June. This means that all licenses – including single-user and three-user models – will automatically convert to unlimited access during that period, helping librarians bridge the gap for their patrons in this rapidly changing environment. The unlimited access also applies to additional titles purchased through mid-June. No action is required by librarians to switch on unlimited access – this will be done automatically, and the transition will be seamless for users.