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Resources for Learning and Teaching Remotely

This guide lists a few of the electronic resources that are now available to students and faculty to help with distance learning and teaching for the Spring semester

Expanded Ebook Resources Available from the Library!

For any questions about the e-book resources listed below, please contact Acquisition Librarian kerry.falloon@csi.cuny.edu. Thank you! 

JSTOR Ebook Collections- June 30th

JSTOR is providing free access to over 20,000 ebooks through the end of June. You can access simply by searching JSTOR as usual, and selecting the "Book Chapters" filter on the right-hand side of the search results. The books can be downloaded as PDFs or read on-line. By clicking on the chapter title, you can see information about the book and its other chapters. (JSTOR is also opening up additional journal content until June, see link). 

Ebook Central ProQuest- June 15th

Ebook Central has partnered with more than 110 publishers (including SAGE) to support libraries in providing unlimited access to Ebook Central holdings for all patrons through their library at no extra charge through mid-June. This means that all current licenses including single-user and three-user models have automatically converted to unlimited access for that period.The unlimited access also applies to additional titles purchased through mid-June.

EBSCO Ebooks: Academic Collection and Harvard Business Review- May 31

EBSCO is expanding access to ebooks for the semester! In addition to our regularly available ebooks, the whole eBook Academic Collection is available. EBSCO is also making available all books in their Harvard Business Review Collection until May 31st.  To search primarily newly temporarily available books, go to the eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost) page. To search all Ebooks titles we own and those through June, go to the eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) page.

R2 Digital Library from Rittenhouse

 The R2 Digital Library is a permanent part of our collection, added just recently! It currently offers  approximately 9,0000 ebook titles and 30 OER t titles from a variety of publishers in the health sciences, including nursing, medicine, and allied health, along with cross-referenced materials. Books can be searched, read online or Epub downloaded. Use the above link to browse by a multitude of topics or search by keyword directly. 

SAGE Knowledge Complete: Books and Reference Collection

Until the June 30th! Includes an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, as well as business case studies, and back to SAGE streaming video  making this a social sciences digital library.

MIT Press books

MIT press is allowing schools to access their books for free online though the end of the semester on The MIT Press Direct website to help with remote learning. 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.

Bloomsbury Digital Resources

Bloomsbury Digital Resources is opening up their book collections in addition to providing digital support in subject areas for instructors. Please view these resources through the links provided until the end of May 2020. Also, please link to  Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers!

zyBooks and Labs from Wiley

zyBooks (from Wiley) is offering free access to its interactive books and web content for the rest of the Spring semester, to facilitate distance learning in Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics. The offer will include access to zyLabs (programming labs in C, C++, MATLAB, Java), instructional materials and onbaording sessions.  Interested faculty members  can browse their catalog for relevant content and then follow the "please fill out this form" link on their Covid-19 Digital Care Package page. 

National Emergency Library from Internet Archive

Through June, the Internet archive is making a selection of books available for instant download. This library includes many 20th century literary classics that might not be available via other platforms. Get a free account on their Sign Up page. Then check out up to 10 books at a time from their National Emergency Library of over 2.5 million books!  While textbooks aren't included, both academic and popular books are avalable, the archive focuses on acquiring and digitizing books from the 1920s-1990s that don’t have an ebook otherwise available.

Cambridge Core Books: Histories, Companions & Elements

Cambridge is making all of its textbooks and many of its reference materials available via Cambridge Core until May 31st. Most e-books are  published while others say "coming soon" ito be published later in the year. 

  • Histories: Over 400 books, the entire Histories catalog, is available for viewing and chapter download. Not only are authoritative collections available for all world regions, but there are also special collections for Ancient and Classical History, Philosophy, Religion, and Music. The CSI library owns a portion of these titles in perpetuity. 
  • Companions: Over 700 books are available in this collection, the entire Companions Catalog. These books are a series of guides written by academic subject experts, offering accessible introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics, and some historical periods.
  • Elements: About 180 short books are available, organized into focused series edited by scholars, which provide comprehensive coverage of the key topics in disciplines spanning the arts and sciences. While content is focused in the humanities, materials are also available in the social, life, and physical sciences. 

Additional Ebook Resources

  

1. The Association of University Presses has created a document that lists the presses and where they have made their e-books openly 

       available  during this time. Please go to the following link, which is a PDF file.