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Free Resources during COVID-19
Many library and educational vendors have started to offer free or greater access to their resources during the COVID-19 crisis. Read the summaries below and click the links offered to explore these resources. This guide will be updated frequently.
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JSTOR Open Content
Explore academic content on JSTOR that is open to everyone, everywhere. Search thousands of free journal articles and open access book chapters.
Open Educational Resources
A listing of open access educational resources. These may be particularly useful during this extraordinary time.
Oxford University Press Covid-19 materials
OUP has made content from online resources and leading journals freely accessible to assist researchers, medical professionals, policy makers, and others working to address the coronavirus situation.
EBSCO Faculty Select - Open Content Offer
EBSCO Faculty Select - Special Offer
NOTE: This is usually a paid service, currently being offered in a modified free version. Access to the EBSCO Faculty Select platform will not extend past June 30, 2020.
EBSCO Faculty Select is a tool designed to help faculty find Open Educational Resources and DRM-Free eBooks to support remote classroom needs.
This free temporary offer is a simplified version of Faculty Select that includes access to OER material as well as the option to discover more than 225,000 DRM-free EBSCO eBooks™ in one place, available at no charge for faculty to use through June 30, 2020.
The VitalSource Helps program offers free access to tens of thousands of ebooks through May 25, 2020 to affected approved 2- and 4-year schools Create an account using your Snumber@acad.tri-c.edu email address and borrow a max of 7 textbooks for free until May 25, 2020.
Free access to digital instruction tools from MacMillan, including LaunchPad, Sapling, iClicker, and FlipIt.
McGraw-Hill Learning Platforms
Free access to McGraw-Hill learning platforms, including McGraw-Hill Connect and ALEKS.
Cost-Free Pearson Resources
If your class uses a Pearson product that is supported by an ebook through VitalSource or RedShelf, students may be able to get immediate access at no charge.If you need immediate assistance moving your whole class from a printed textbook to digital material, please contact your Pearson representative.
OhioLINK Affordable Learning Response to COVID-19
This collection of course materials provided in part by OhioLINK's Affordable Learning program supports the transition to online learning.
Special Offers and Resources
Vendor Love in the Time of COVID-19
This is a UIPO (and allies) community-sourced list of video and other licensed content that library vendors are making available on free or modified terms during the COVID-19 outbreak. This is a list ONLY for subscription or licensed content that is now being made available for free or on significantly reduced/discounted terms. Companies include book and journal publishers, video and music providers, and more! These resources are not endorsed by the library but shared for information's sake.
Online Resources for Science Laboratories (POD) - Remote Teaching
A very long yet non-exhaustive list of science laboratory resources including simulations/virtual labs, case studies, data sets, other media (videos/ podcasts/ images/ photos) from a variety of sources. These resources are not endorsed by the library but shared for information's sake.
VideoLib's Special Streaming Offers during Covid19 Cheat Sheet
A non-exhaustive list of streaming video resources currently being made available from a variety of publishers and distributors. These resources are not endorsed by the library but shared for information's sake.
Information Services Providers - Public View
This view-only list is being updated daily as more information services providers' actions are communicated. The wide variety of publishers, distributors, and vendors listed here are making extraordinary offers for short periods of time. Library assistance can be provided for navigating these - just reach out to your liaison librarian.
Other Vendor Offers & Information
These offers are not made through a subscription through the library but extended to you at the discretion of the vendors as a sign of solidarity in times of trial. Some may include specific time frames for cancelation and some are just expanded free offerings for a specific time frame. Pay close attention to their terms!
Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe is making temporary at-home access to Creative Cloud available until May 31, 2020 for schools and colleges who currently have only lab access for students, at no additional cost.
To be eligible for this access, your school or college must be a current customer with an active Device, Shared Device License, or Serial Number plan. This at-home access is temporary, and will apply to Adobe ID, Federated ID or Enterprise ID users in your Adobe Admin Console. The temporary licenses may be provided and removed at Adobe’s sole discretion.
Gale Resource Center
Tools, tips, tricks, and resources from Gale designed to help navigate the transition to online education.
Free Resources on MUSE During COVID-19
In response to the challenges created by the global public health crisis of COVID-19, Project MUSE is pleased to support its participating publishers in making scholarly content temporarily available for free. Publishers include Johns Hopkins University Press, the Ohio State University, Press, and many more.
University of Michigan Press : Free eBook Access Through April 2020
Beginning on Friday, March 20, access restrictions will be removed for all 1,150+ titles in the UMP EBC until the end of April 2020. The UMP EBC contains the Press’s scholarly output published since 2012 as well as new books and older titles as they are digitized
Want to Know if that Film is Streaming>
A service that lets you see all the potential streaming (some free, some subscription cost required) where a specific title may be viewed.
Internet Archive: National Emergency Library
Internet Archive: NEL
Find here a collection that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.
Kanopy Special Offers - Through April 16, 2020
Until April 16, 2020, Kanopy has worked with the following content partners to offer a broad selection of films for streaming at no cost to subscribing institutions. To access their content, simply log into Tri-C's Library Kanopy page via the Library Streaming Video LibGuide.
Content partners include:
First Run Features
Collective Eye Films
Media Education Foundation
New Day Films
Passion River Productions
The Great Courses
Please make use of this and any other publisher offer at your own risk and understand that this free content is for a limited time only, until April 16, 2020. At that time, Tri-C's previous plan comes back into full effect and some media content may be unavailable under our normal terms. If you have questions, please reach out to your campus librarian.
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