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Major Open Access Resources (Temporary)
In response to COVID-19, numerous vendors and publishers have temporarily made their content open access.
Journal Of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) Education
JoVE has decided to offer universities access to the all of the JoVE Education resources for 3 months to aid students with the distance learning, especially for lab work.
Content that is freely available on the Project MUSE platform during the COVID-19 crisis will display a distinctive “Free” icon, different from the “OA” icon used for fully open access content on MUSE.
ProQuest Ebook Central
To support the urgent need for resources, ProQuest has partnered with more than 100 publishers to support libraries in providing unlimited access to Ebook Central holdings for all patrons – at no extra charge.
JSTOR Open Content
Explore academic content on JSTOR that is open to everyone, everywhere. Search thousands of free journal articles and open access book chapters.
American Psychological Association (APA) Publication Manual and Other Resources
To support academic libraries and their many patrons, APAStyle is providing temporary free access to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th and 7th editions), the Concise Guide to APA Style, and more than 160 other books published by APA Books through VitalSource and RedShelf.
Pearson - Working and learning online during a pandemic
In this uncertain environment, it’s important that learning continues, even if it can’t happen in person. That’s why we’re providing access to expert faculty, best practices, and other online learning resources for people who are studying, teaching or working remotely. We’ll be updating this site regularly with even more helpful resources.
Free Britannica ebooks (through June 30, 2020)
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• Elementary Spanish
• Elementary STEAM
• Elementary ELA
• Middle School Social Studies
• Middle School STEAM
• High School STEM
• High School World History
Crowdsourced Lists of Additional Open Access Resources
Several lists have been curated by librarians and researchers to keep track of all the open access / freely available content from vendors and publishers:
Access to Reed Library E-Resources
Online resources and services continue to be available.
Fredonia students, faculty and staff use their eServices username and password to log in via our proxy server from off campus.
When you click on a link to any library database or online journal from off campus, you will be prompted to enter your eServices username and password. This is the same one used to log in to the campus network, FREDapps, FREDmail, etc
The State University of New York at Fredonia and Reed Library do not necessarily endorse nor condone content found on third-party websites. Links are provided as a convenience only.
Additional Online Resources
The Guggenheim Museum just released more than 200 books about modern art. You can read them online or download them in PDF or ePub formats, free of charge at the Internet Archive.
Did you know your local library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks? You can borrow them with your library card, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand.
Library of Congress - Prints and Photographs Online Catalogue
The Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC) contains catalog records and digital images representing a rich cross-section of still pictures held by the Prints & Photographs Division and, in some cases, other units of the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress offers broad public access to these materials as a contribution to education and scholarship.
New York Public Library
Interested in borrowing e-books and e-audiobooks? Consider a virtual library card. Using your Android or iOS device, download SimplyE—The New York Public Library's free e-reader app—to get started. Residents of New York State over the age of 13 are eligible to apply. If you work or go to school in New York State, you qualify for this application.
Open Research Library
The Open Research Library (ORL) is planned to include all Open Access book content worldwide on one platform for user-friendly discovery, offering a seamless experience navigating more than 20,000 Open Access books.
Open Textbook Library
Open textbooks are textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. These books can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost. All textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization. The library currently includes 703 textbooks, with more being added all the time.
Free & Discounted Services
Adobe is supporting educators and students with free at-home access to its Creative Cloud applications online after thousands of schools switched to online learning to combat the coronavirus spread. Adobe’s current global higher education and K-12 institution customers are able to request at-home access, which will be granted until May 31, 2020. It’s also offering free 90-day access to its web conferencing tool, Adobe Connect, for both current subscribers and non-customers, until July 1, 2020.
Khan Academy/Walt Disney Imagineering
‘Imagineering in a Box’ is a free online program that is "designed to pull back the curtain to show you how artists, designers and engineers work together to create theme parks. Go behind the scenes with Disney Imagineers and complete project-based exercises to design a theme park of your very own.
Employees who are now working from home can access 16 of LinkedIn’s online learning courses. The courses cover everything from tips for leading video conferences to advice on how to best work from home.
The Metropolitan Opera
North America’s largest classical music organization, which temporarily shut down last week, is providing nightly streams of performances on its site for free, as long as the opera remains closed.
News-O-Matic is a resource for safe, age-appropriate global news. "We want to help minimize educational disruption and keep young readers informed about their world." Schools and students have free access to News-O-Matic now through June 30.
Spotify Premium Student with Hulu and SHOWTIME
Students with a .edu email address can sign up for Spotify Premium, which also includes access to Hulu (ad-supported), and SHOWTIME for $4.99/month.
U-Haul is offering 30 days of free self-storage to anyone with a college ID to aid college students who were forced to move out of dorms and head back to their hometown to start online classes. The offer is based on availability at your local U-Haul owned and operated facility.
New York Times in Education
All Fredonia students, faculty and staff can sign up for a digital version of the New York Times. This provides you with full access to NYTimes.com and the NYTimes.com smartphone apps* for a period of 52 weeks from the date you activate it.
For additional information, visit the Professional Development Center's New York Times in Education page.
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