Expanded collections in response to COVID-19 and the transition to remote teaching

Many of our library vendors have temporarily expanded access to their collections as many institutions are moving to online learning in response to COVID-19.

ProQuest Ebook Central:
Single-user and three-user licenses from 50 participating publishers will automatically convert to unlimited access until mid-June.

JoVE is providing free access to all of their Science Education video content until June 15. You must go through the library link above in order to access this content. Subject areas include biology, physics, chemistry, clinical skills, environmental sciences, and psychology.

Kanopy is providing a small collection of films for free until April 12: title list.

Starting March 16, all selections from The Great Courses collection will be freely available for the next four weeks.

Annual Reviews:
Temporarily opening up all of their journals.

Cambridge University Press textbooks:
All 700 textbooks published and currently available in HTML format on Cambridge Core are freely available until the end of May 2020.
Update: “Due to performance issues caused by unprecedented demand and reported misuse, we have had to temporarily remove the free access to textbooks. We apologise for the inconvenience caused and are working to address these concerns to reinstate free access as soon as possible.”

Cambridge Core:
Langara has access to the full Cambridge Companions Online, Cambridge Histories Online, and Cambridge Elements until May 31st.

Gale In Context:
Gale is providing access to their database of “interdisciplinary content that reinforces the development of skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.”

University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection
Starting March 20, University of Michigan Press will make all content in the University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC) free-to-read until the end of April 2020. This includes 1,150+ scholarly titles.

Project MUSE books and journals
Several publishers are making their content free on Project MUSE. This content will be marked with a “Free” icon. When searching in Project MUSE, limit your search to “Only content I have access to.” This will include the Free content as well as Open Access content.

JSTOR is providing expanded access to subscribers and activating all unlicensed Archive and Primary Source collections until June 30, 2020.

University of California Press journals
Free access to their scholarly journals until June 2020.

Bloomsbury Collections
DRM free, unlimited concurrent user access eBook platform with over 9,000 titles. Available until May 31.

Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts
Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts combines visual inspiration with practical advice on everything from idea generation and research techniques to portfolio development – making this the ultimate guide to a visual arts education. Available until May 31.

Bloomsbury Architecture Library
Bloomsbury Architecture Library is a leading digital resource for the study of architecture, urbanism, and interior design. Available until May 31.

Bloomsbury Design Library
Bloomsbury Design Library provides cutting-edge scholarly coverage of design and crafts worldwide, from 1500 BCE to the present day. It offers an expanding range of authoritative reference and book content, alongside a rich selection of museum object images, which are fully searchable and underpinned by an intuitive taxonomy for seamless navigation. Available until May 31.

Bloomsbury Cultural History
Bloomsbury Cultural History is an extraordinary, fully cross-searchable digital resource that engages with culture throughout the ages from antiquity to modernity. Thanks to its interdisciplinary nature and ever-expanding collections, this unique digital reference tool promises to be an essential resource on many courses from cultural studies and sociology to history and anthropology. Available until May 31.

Bloomsbury Food Library
Bloomsbury Food Library is a growing and vibrant digital resource. Home to the widest-ranging existing collection of food studies content it reflects the interdisciplinary nature of this growing subject, making it an essential resource for students, researchers, and scholars studying food, on courses as wide-ranging as history, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, human geography, sustainability, agriculture, culinary arts, literary studies, political science, and development studies. Available until May 31.

Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies
A digital platform offering systematic and comprehensive coverage of education and childhood studies around the world. 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. Available until May 31.

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers
This encyclopedia features thousands of critical biographical entries on individuals who have contributed to the history of thought and philosophy. Available until May 31.

MIT Press Direct ebook collection
MIT Press Direct is a scholarly ebook collection. Key subject areas covered 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. Available until May 31.

Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. It is being made temporarily available to everyone in the world.

SAGE Video
SAGE Video showcases highly relevant educational video across key social science disciplines. Each collection includes a breadth of video types to support diverse research and learning needs. All videos are fully citable with searchable transcripts, custom clip creation and embedding. Available until June 23.

SAGE Knowledge
SAGE Knowledge is home to an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content including reference works, academic books, professional development titles and more. This cross-media platform allows users to search and browse over 10,000 items, video, book and reference titles within the Social Sciences. Available until June 23.

EBSCO database upgrades: Academic Search Ultimate, Business Source Ultimate, MEDLINE Complete, and Ebook Academic Collection
EBSCO is providing complimentary upgrades to Academic Search Ultimate, Business Source Ultimate and ebook Academic Subscription Collection until June 30, 2020. These resources offer users access to 12,000+ full text journals and magazines, and 200,000+ ebook titles.

Berghahn academic journals
All Berghahn Journals – new issues and all back issues – will be made freely available through June 30.

Ovid health resources
Ovid has provided complimentary access to several of their health resources until June 2, 2020.

The Canadian Electronic Library, aka desLibris, is a collection of electronic books and documents from and about Canada. We have complimentary access to this collection until June 30.

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