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A Guide to Library Resources During COVID-19 Conditions: Home

During this public health crisis, many publishers and vendors are expanding temporary access to their collections. The list below will be updated as the library receives notifications. 

In addition to the list below, Walker Library still subscribes and provides access to an enormous amount of online content:

Freely Available

VitalSource

Content Type: Textbooks and eBooks

  • VitalSource has been joined by publishers and partners to offer free access to ebooks to students whose classes have moved online until May 25, 2020.
  • Students will be able to access the expansive catalog of ebooks from participating publishers through the VitalSource Bookshelf app effective immediately.
  • Create an account to access the VitalSource Bookshelf app by using their MTSU email address. Find and view course materials from participating publishers via VitalSource’s Explore capabilities within Bookshelf
  • https://bookshelf.vitalsource.com/#/user/registration

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RedShelf

Content Type: Textbooks

RedShelf is an EdTech company that distributes affordable digital textbooks.

  • Users will need to create an account and then login to borrow their textbook
  • Search by title or ISBN
  • There is a limit of 7 free textbooks per student
  • Note: Users have reported a delay (ranging from 30 mins. to an hour) in seeing the free borrow option for certain titles. If this occurs, please check back after an hour to see if the option appears.

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Annual Reviews

Content Type: Journal

Full-text of all Annual Review publications in biomedical sciences, physical sciences and social sciences. This includes a complete backfile of all titles, some of which date back to 1930.

All Journals Available until April 30, 2020

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JSTOR

Content Type: Journal, eBooks, Primary Sources

  • JSTOR Archive and Primary Source collections available at no cost until June 30, 2020
  • Expedited release of 26 journal archives in Public Health: NOW AVAILABLE.

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Elsevier

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ScienceDirect

Content Type: Textbooks and eBooks


GALE Cengage

Content Type: eBooks, Journals

Offering free access to all digital platforms and 14,000 ebooks through Cengage Unlimited

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Project Muse

Content Type: eBooks, Journals

The following publishers have chosen to temporarily make content freely available on Project MUSE. Each publisher designates the specific content and for how long it will be freely available on MUSE. The list below is a partial one. See Project MUSE's website for a complete, current list of all publishers offering free content.

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Duke University Press 

Content Type: eBooks, Journals

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University of Michigan Press

Content Type: eBooks

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National Emergency Library

Content Type: eBooks

  • As of March 24, 2020, the Internet Archive will suspend waitlists for the 1.4 million (and growing) books in our lending library by creating a National Emergency Library to serve the nation’s displaced learners.
  • This suspension will run through June 30, 2020, or the end of the US national emergency, whichever is later.

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Streaming Media


EBSCOhost, through the end of June

Content Type: eBooks

  • Upgrades for Active EBSCO eBooks Customers: A growing number of publishers are automatically upgrading all 1U, 3U and Concurrent Access models to a UU model until June 30, 2020, at no cost*.

Press Release: https://t.co/aJpUqJnRkA?amp=1

 

ProQuest, through mid June

Content Type: eBooks

Press Release: https://www.proquest.com/blog/pqblog/2020/Coronavirus-Impacted-Libraries-Get-Unlimited-Access-to-Ebook-Central.html


Open Resources, always available 

COVID-19 Specific Resources

Looking for resources specific to COVID-19?

Vendors and publishers have also enabled free access to coronavirus-related research articles. The library has an updated list available for you here: https://library.mtsu.edu/remote-resources/publishers