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COVID-19: Resources in different subject areas that are freely available during lockdown: Additional free resources

This guide is a work in progress. More content will be added as information and resources become available.

Faculty Select

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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.

Faculty can search more than 12 400 Open Educational Resources, and copy/paste links to relevant materials into their Learning Management System (LMS) or send links to the material directly to students to access.

Faculty can also search and discover more than 225 000 DRM-free EBSCO eBooks. If they discover an e-book of interest, they can contact their faculty librarian to discuss potential purchasing.

Use this link to access Faculty Select.

American Psychological Association (APA)

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APA is providing additional free publishing resources to provide both professional and personal assistance as you navigate this pandemic:

  • Tutorials and quick guides to help students in need of APA Style guidance;
  • To help children and caregivers navigate feelings of anxiety, stress, and grief, APA’s children’s book imprint has implemented a twice-weekly Magination Press Story Time with authors reading their books;
  • A webinar series to offer tips for managing stress and anxiety.

Mason OER Metafinder

The Mason OER Metafinder helps you find Open Educational Resources in 22 different sources of open educational materials, such as MIT OpenCourseware, Open Textbook Library, Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) and others.

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Gale

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Gale have created the COVID-19 Hub that is designed to support libraries and users as the transition to online teaching/research during the disruption caused by the pandemic. It includes:

  • Free, open access to a range of resources to support teaching
  • Access to reliable sources on the pandemic and global issues related to the virus
  • Access to a professional development eBook collection tailored to institutions transitioning to online teaching/learning

You may be prompted to enter with a password. The password for all is "open".

Available until 31 July 2020.

Elsevier Coronavirus Research Hub

Researchers and data scientists focused on Coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccines and drugs, as well as clinical research, can freely access a number of Elsevier solutions until 28 October 2020.

Elsevier Coronavirus Research Hub initially offers these solutions only for drug, vaccine, and clinical research, including data science. Researchers need to register using the online form on the site. The free license is granted to you as an individual researcher. 

Please access the Elsevier Coronavirus Research Hub for more information.

Project MUSE For Instructors

Project MUSE For Instructors provides a set of resources for discovering course content, facilitating online research, and helping to navigate the challenges and opportunities of e-learning.

JSTOR

JSTOR offers a free set of resources on remote teaching, including tools for finding and organizing course content, articles on online learning, and tips to share with students.

Emerald

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Mind Tools have created a support pack of resources to help you through these difficult times, both personally and professionally.  It includes articles and videos packed with tips on topics such as working from home, dealing with anxiety, crisis management and virtual meetings.

Emerald: Kindness matters

Free access to Emerald publications and author videos: Our publications have content on mental health and burnout that we would like to share with you. We have a range of videos from our authors and some articles freely available until the end of July.

Kindness matters