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Newly accessible or upgraded ebooks, streaming video, and other e-resources, made available in response to Covid-19 outbreak

Newly accessible or upgraded ebooks, streaming video, and other e-resources, made available in response to Covid-19 outbreak

Resources not mediated by the Library

--Find temporarily open books and journals from the university presses in the Public Books Database.  This is a useful central resource for a wide range of publishers, and it includes the UNC Press and the Duke University Press.  Many of these books are available through Project Muse, and I see a lot of new 2020 books (including a book by Judkin Browning!).

-- I think many university faculty and students have already reached out to publishers of their textbooks and sometimes gotten e-textbook access.  See Association of American Publishers' Covid-19 response page.

-- There are several sources that cover a broad range of textbooks: including CengageVital Source, Perusall, and Redshelf.  Requires that user set up new accounts.  Redshelf and Vital Source both limit to 7 ebooks.  (Thanks to whoever signed AppState up with Vital Source.)  Next to test: McGraw-Hill Connect.

-- National Emergency Library -- Few textbooks, and mostly not the latest books, but the Internet Archive does good work, and this is probably a good use of anyone's time.  See if the book you need is in here.  Up to 10 books at a time. 

-- There is a lot of journal and news content that is now open, especially if it's related to the coronavirus.  See this list of publishers' actions, for example, but the most efficient method is probably to click on your link and see if it opens.  (Find it in Google or Google Scholar, and we have people who are ready to help also.)

-- Don't forget HathiTrust and Google Books (although I have not heard that they opened additional content).


Resources mediated by the Library -- a few highlights.   Also see New Databases/Trial Databases (Thanks, Kayla!)

Sage is giving us trial access to three sets of products:  Sage Video, Sage Research Methods Video, and Sage Knowledge

EBSCO and ProQuest are giving "unlimited" ebook access, for participating publishers.  This only means that when we have or buy a book allowing only one (or 3) simultaneous user(s), we'll now have it available for an unlimited number at the same time.  No action is need on the part of the library or users.  This should help with whole-book reading assignments (as opposed to assignments of one or a few chapters).  We are still buying ebooks, to support instruction.  (3/27 -- expecting EBSCO access to Harvard Business Review ebooks soon.)

JoVE has opened up their Science Education videos, .

Docuseek2 has offered to give us streaming access for any films that we've purchased on DVD.  See this (messy) list.  (Please let me know if you would like to clean it up.  I can give you editing "privilege."

ScienceDirect ebooks are now opening.  You won't find these in our catalog, but if you go to ScienceDirect and there search for your book, you'll probably find it.  There are 258 textbooks.  I think this is how it will work with other publishers with whom we have subscriptions (usually journal).  Ask us for help.

Publishers with whom we already have some kind of subscription, such as Oxford Handbooks, Project Muse, and others.  I have not tested yet, but I think in some cases we'll have new access to their ebooks.  See Science Direct instructions.

Oxford Handbooks (appears to give ebook when we own pbook)

Project Muse (for some publishers)

Looking at InfoDocket and lots of library guides, and all my emails.


Contact -- John Wiswell

John Wiswell  
Health Sciences Librarian
Levine Hall 542F and Belk Library 225   (828)262-7853
Available for consultations with students, faculty, and staff. 
I work with distance and on-campus students.  Web conferencing is available, by appointment.  I can also do workshops for groups.