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Free Additional Online Resources for Titans

Posted in Academic Communities, Academic Disciplines, General News, Library Research, and Library Services

A number of publishers are providing the Pollak Library with additional resources on a temporary basis as we navigate through these unprecedented times.


These resources have been made available to help those who are unable to access local libraries and to continue reading and thriving during this time of crisis, keeping themselves and others safe.

National Emergency Library

Available through June 30, 2020 or the end of the US national emergency, whichever is later. 

The Internet Archive is suspending waitlists for the 1.4 million (and growing) books in their lending library and creating a National Emergency Library to serve the nation’s displaced learners.

Students will have access to assigned readings and library materials that the Internet Archive has digitized for the remainder of the US academic calendar.

RedShelf: Student Response

Available through May 25, 2020.

To ensure that all students have access to their course materials amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, RedShelf is partnering with the publishing community to provide you with up to 7 free eBooks from participating publishers.

This program applies to students at non-profit, semester-based schools.

VitalSource: User Sign In

Access to books by specific publishers is available through May 25, 2020.

Students and instructors at impacted 2 and 4-year non-profit institutions in the U.S. and Canada can now access an expansive catalog of eTexts. VitalSource provides students and educators access to immersive, engaging digital content. Interactive study and analytics tools give users experiences and insights that cannot be achieved with print textbooks.

Bookboon

This site hosts textbooks across categories including accounting, career and study advice, economics and finance, engineering, IT & programming, languages, marketing and law, natural sciences, statistics and mathematics, and strategy and management.

Manybooks

The site offers ebooks you can browse the library by genre, title, author, or language. You will find subjects ranging from African-American studies to Zoroastrianism.

Freebookspot

This site hosts an extensive selection of books ranging from reference materials to fiction novels.

Project Gutenberg

This site has popular classic novels. Because the copyrights, many masterpieces of literature have expired, Project Gutenberg can digitize them, and distribute them as ebooks that you can enjoy for free.

Open Library

Find classic pieces of literature as free downloads on the site, while the lending library includes many more modern titles. You get up to five titles for two weeks each.

Google Books

Although Google books does not provide the full-text of most currently-copyrighted books, it does sometime provide free excerpts. This can be helpful if your research need is simply for a quotation or sampling, not the entire book.

Planet eBook

Classic books for free! This site offers a small selection of high-quality eBooks in the public domain.

FreeComputerBooks

This site has e-books on computer languages, web design/programming, or any number of specific programs.


The Pollak Library hopes you are staying safe and healthy during these uncertain times. Please visit our webpage on University Library COVID-19 Updates and Resources for information on library services during the coronavirus pandemic.