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In order to support the shift to virtual instruction, the UCBA Library is collecting a list of temporarily freely accessible online academic resources.  These sites offer curriculum aligned resources and training materials that can help augment your instruction.  If you have any questions or need assistance accessing these, please contact us 8:00-5:00 Monday through Friday at ucbalibrary@ucblueash.edu.

Booklist

Booklist Announces Free Online Access for All

All Booklist and Book Links content on www.booklistonline.com is now freely available until further notice.

Free online access includes:

For an enhanced online experience and to read digital editions on mobile devices, sign in to your existing online profile or complete the free profile form. Note that a profile is not necessary for reading online content, but having one will allow you to save, share, and download your work.

To learn how to put Booklist Online to work, please view this informative video tutorial.

For additional questions about Booklist Online, please check out our extensive FAQ.

EBSCO

Faculty Select is a single interface where faculty can easily discover and access Open Educational Resources (OER), as well as find and request access to unrestricted, DRM-free e-books from top academic publishers.

With this option, EBSCO is offering 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. Contact your EBSCO representative if you have any questions or want to learn more.

Faculty can use this link to access now.

 

To avoid session timeout, please ensure faculty use the above link by forwarding this email directly to them. Do not access the product and copy/paste the link from your browser or you may experience a session timeout. 

Gale Cengage

To support librarians and educators as they navigate a rapid shift to virtual learning and across many communities, the physical closure of libraries, we have launched a COVID-19 resource center. Though this online hub is quickly evolving, you can immediately start using and sharing, for free:

 

  • Interdisciplinary, curriculum aligned resources to support online learning from pre-K through undergraduate.

  • Live and on-demand training materials to help you optimize your existing resources.

  • Professional development eBooks to help transition to and strengthen virtual learning.

  • Authoritative Gale resources on health-related topics and global issues.

Heinlein Academic

FREE Remote Access to HeinOnline Academic 

We are now providing all institutions with free HeinOnline access for the remainder of the current semester and all of next semester, with no obligations. 

 
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are now offering free campus-wide and remote access options to HeinOnline Academic for the remainder of the current semester and all of next semester. Join the premier research platform used by more than 800 U.S. institutions and provide your faculty and students with an entire print library of nearly 30 databases and 120 million pages of content in a single digital platform. 
 
Access options available: 
Off-campus remote access  •  Campus-wide IP access 

JoVE Science Education

In times of unprecedented change during this pandemic response, we understand that our science and education communities are experiencing great disruption. We want to do what we can to help at a time when flexibility and adaptability are crucial. 

JoVE creates the ultimate solutions for advancing research and science education by making and publishing videos of scientific experiments from the top laboratories around the globe. By allowing scientists, educators and students to see the intricate details of cutting-edge experiments rather than read them in text articles, JoVE increases STEM research productivity and student learning

As many colleges and universities are making the difficult decision to move to remote teaching and learning models, JoVE is happy to provide all of our Education video content free to use in STEM teaching efforts through June 15th.  JoVE is also offering one-on-one demos and syllabi mapping assistance.  Please contact us at ucbalibrary@ucblueash.edu for further assistance.

You can access the videos here.

Royal Society

The Royal Society has signed a Wellcome statement on the subject of research findings and data relevant to the coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak. We are one of several signatories to this statement and our collective aim is to ensure that the relevant research and data are shared rapidly and openly in order to inform the worldwide public health response and to help save lives. This special collection comprises some papers likely to be relevant to the outbreak.    

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