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This guide provides an overview of free resources from publishers and vendors who have made licensed content available for free during COVID-19. We will update this page as more resources become available. If you have questions about any of the below or about a specific resource that you or your students need, please feel free to contact your liaison librarian.


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Provides updates and special offers from vendors and other companies that work with the library community.

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Vendor Covid-19 Related Donations and Pro Bono Access

From University Information Policy Officers, a community-sourced list of videos and other licensed content that is available for free or in a modified version during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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Vendors and Publishers

5 Minute Consult

5MinuteConsult is a fully integrated digital resource to help guide primary care professionals and clinical students in daily decision support, giving access to the information needed at the point-of-care. This resource allows users to obtain information on diagnosis, treatment, and management for thousands of diseases.

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Academic Search Ultimate (via EBSCOhost)

Collection of peer-reviewed, full-text journals, including many journals indexed in leading citation indexes.

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Acland Anatomy

A comprehensive package of over 300 3D rotational gross anatomy videos produced and narrated by a leading anatomist—ideal for faculty and students in gross anatomy courses or in lab settings.

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Arcadian Library Online

Arcadian Library Online enables easy exploration of the rich holdings of the Arcadian Library, revealing the shared cultural heritage of Europe and the Middle East across the course of a millennium. Images are displayed in high resolution, full colour and include bindings, clasps and page edges. Choose between an English or Arabic interface and search in either language. 

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Advanced Practice Nursing

Supports both the practice and specialty-based areas of the curriculum for nurses working on either their Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or their Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).

Provides single-click access to competency-based content for students working toward certification and nurses already in practice (NPs, MSNs, and DNPs): 29 must-have core textbooks PLUS integrated audio files, clinical assessment videos, and case studies.

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Annual Reviews

To assist the many students, faculty, and researchers who are working and studying remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, they have made their journals available to all (without access control) through Thursday April 30, 2020.

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Bates Visual Guide

Bates’ Visual Guide delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for the (Advanced) Assessment or Introduction to Clinical Medicine course. The site features more than 8 hours of video content.

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Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts

This comprehensive resource offers instant, searchable access to over 170 books which combine visual inspiration with practical advice on idea generation, research techniques, portfolio development and more, across the main visual arts disciplines.

It is an essential resource for students and educators globally, working across multiple fields of practice, including:

Fashion and Textiles
Design and Illustration
Film and Animation
Architecture and Interiors
Marketing and Advertising

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Bloomsbury Architecture Library

Bloomsbury Architecture Library offers access to a carefully curated collection of fully-searchable text and image content, incorporating the new edition of Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture, exclusive to the platform and produced in partnership with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London. The all new Banister Fletcher is global in focus and sits alongside peer-reviewed cutting-edge academic research and a wealth of images.

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Bloomsbury Cultural History

Bloomsbury Cultural History is a fully cross-searchable digital resource that engages with culture throughout the ages from antiquity to modernity. It offers an authoritative survey of a wide range of subjects throughout history. Each subject is looked at in Antiquity, the Medieval Age, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, the Age of Empire and the Modern Age and thematic coverage is consistent across all periods so that users can either gain a broad overview of a period or follow a theme through the ages.

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Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies

Using highly structured and original content, users can easily study and compare countries through six key education levels: early childhood education, childhood, youth, primary education, secondary education, and higher education. Combined with existing eBooks, articles, and helpful research tools, students can study and build an understanding of education systems, policies, and the nature of childhood and youth experience in different countries throughout the world. This trial runs through May 31, 2020. 

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosphers features thousands of critical biographical entries on individuals who have contributed to the history of thought and philosophy. The Encyclopedia launched with 6,500 thinkers from North America, Britain, Ireland and the Middle East, including  a number of figures from other regions who studied, taught or worked in America and Britain, such as Theodor W.

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Bloomsbury Medieval Studies

Bloomsbury Medieval Studies offers fully-searchable access to a broad range of over 150 scholarly books including primary texts, research monographs, companions and more from Bloomsbury and other top publishers in the field such as IB Tauris, Arc Humanities Press and Amsterdam University Press.

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Bloomsbury Popular Music

Bloomsbury Popular Music offers access to a broad and expanding range of content:

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Books and articles on topics such as public health, distance learning, and crisis research.

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Business Source Ultimate (via EBSCOhost)

Peer-reviewed, full-text journals and other resources that provide historical information and current trends in business that spark discussion on future developments and changes in the business world. 

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For U.S. higher education institutions experiencing unplanned, mid-semester impacts due to COVID-19, Cengage is offering students free access to all our digital platforms and 14,000 ebooks through Cengage Unlimited, for the remainder of this semester.

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Drama Online

A digital library of the most studied, performed, and critically acclaimed plays from the last 2,500 years. Visit Drama Online to explore play texts and read "context & criticism."

Please note that our access privileges do not include all of the play texts; if access to a particular play is not available, please request a copy via interlibrary loan.   Our privileges also do not include the audio plays or filmed productions.

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Randall Library subscribes to the Drama Online Core Collection and Nick Hern Books; this trial expands access to the entire Drama Online database. Trial runs through May 31, 2020.
eBook Academic Collection (via EBSCOhost)

Academic ebooks from EBSCOhost's collection.

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Fairchild Books Library

An essential resource covering the entire range of fashion education from the creative to corporate, Fairchild Books Library offers content that covers a full spectrum of topics in fashion including construction, draping, fashion business management, history, illustration, journalism, marketing, promotion, theory, pattern making, styling, product development, sustainable fashion, textiles, and more. This trial runs through May 31, 2020. 

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Harvard Business Publishing ebooks

The Harvard Business Review Press Collection includes HBR’s complete catalog of e-books.Business subjects covered include Business Communication, Career Development, Decision-Making & Problem Solving, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resources & Personnel Management, Leadership & Management, Marketing, Organizational Behavior, Personal Success, Skill Development, and Strategic Planning. 

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Human Kinetics Library

The Human Kinetics Library features an exclusive package of over 150 ebooks and 200 videos. It is built around a mission to increase the knowledge, enhance the performance and improve the health and fitness of all people around the globe by developing and delivering authoritative information about physical activity and sport.

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JSTOR and participating publishers are making an expanded set of content freely available to participating institutions where students have been displaced due to COVID-19.

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LWW Health Library: Exercise Science

LWW Health Library for Exercise Science covers areas of theoretical knowledge–such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports psychology, and motor control–that all students enrolled in the Exercise Science undergraduate programs must master. Additionally, the ACSM Certification Suite offers targeted content chosen specifically to support in the comprehension and preparation for taking the ACSM Certification examination.

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Made Incredibly Easy

Designed to help guide the study experience for RN/BSN students, Made Incredibly Easy gives clear explanations of key concepts in an engaging format, facilitates preparation for certification exams & leverages the popularity of the Made Incredibly Easy book series.

This single online portal helps students and practitioners (BSNs and RNs) better understand challenging clinical concepts with image-based, interactive content—including 30 core, foundational textbooks and supplemental interactive digital material.

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MasterFile Complete (via EBSCOhost)

Collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers. 

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MIT Press eBooks

Key subject areas covered in the complete collection include art and architecture, biomedical sciences, business and finance, computer science, cognitive science, design, education, environment, game studies, humanities, information science, linguistics, neuroscience, new media, philosophy, and social sciences.This trial runs through May 31, 2020. 

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Ohio State University Press

All titles published from 2015-2019 have been opened up in OSU Library's repository.

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Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press is offering free access for students to OUP Higher Education eBooks for the remainder of the spring semester through RedShelf and Vital Source.

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An online (no software installation needed) U.S. national data and mapping tool and analytics platform with multidisciplinary applications for college students and faculty.  Undergraduate and graduate schools use us in their curriculum and research related to social sciences, urban studies, real estate and housing analysis, community and economic development, public administration, public health, policy and political science, education, business, economics, statistics, and geography, among others.    Users can leverage thousands of U.S.

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Project MUSE COVID-19 Access

In response to the challenges created by the global public health crisis of COVID-19, Project MUSE is supporting its participating publishers in making scholarly content temporarily available for free on their platform. A list of publishers is available here: https://about.muse.jhu.edu/resources/freeresourcescovid19/.

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ProQuest EBook Central

Unlimited access to all owned ebooks through June 19, 2020.

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Up to seven free eBooks from participating publishers through May 25th.

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SAGE Knowledge Complete Books and Reference Collection

Randall Library has temporary access to the entire Sage Knowledge Books and Reference Collection through June 26, 2020. Subjects in the collection include

  • Business & Management
  • Counseling & Psychotherapy
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Geography, Earth & Environmental Science
  • Health & Social CareLeadership
  • Media, Communication & Cultural Studies
  • Nursing
  • Politics & International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
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Sage Research Methods: Video

Randall Library has temporary access to the following Sage Research Methods: Video collections through June 26, 2020. 

SAGE Research Methods Video Collection
SAGE Research Methods Video Practical Research and Academic Skills Collection
SAGE Research Methods Video Data Science, Big Data Analytics, and Digital Methods Collection
SAGE Video Research Methods Market Research

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Sage Video

Randall Library has temporary access to the following Sage video collections through June 26, 2020. 

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Screen Studies

 Explore award-winning screenplays, critical, contextual and practical books on films and filmmaking from the late nineteenth century to the present, expert overview articles on key themes, and an interactive timeline of cinema history to enhance contextual understanding. This trial runs through May 31, 2020. 

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Theology & Religion Online

Theology & Religion Online is the digital home to a growing range of resources designed for students and scholars of Theology, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies and related fields. Resources range from digital reference products to richly layered thematic collections comprising audio-visual content, monographs and scholarly reference. 

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University of Michigan Press E-book Collection

Titles in this collection are free to read through April 30, 2020.

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