- user name: distancelearning2
- password: trial
- Expires: April 30, 2020
- Films On Demand Master Collection streaming video, documentaries and more
- World News Digest
- Bloom’s Literature
- Issues & Controversies
- Ferguson’s Career Guidance
- Today’s Science
- Writer’s Reference
Book & Reading Engagement Kit: Home Edition (open access)
Includes videos with read-aloud children’s books, audio recordings such as author interviews, activities and lessons, about children’s and young adult books. Geared to teachers, pre-service education students in K-12, and some are appropriate for parents and kids at home.
Users must create an account to “borrow” books. The Internet Archive has temporarily made over one million scanned “modern” print books available without user limits, in addition to the 2.5 million open access titles already in their database. Includes orphan works, in-copyright titles often not available online elsewhere.
Free access to 256 textbooks published by Elsevier is available through ~June 15, 2020. An Excel list of the titles is linked here: https://www.elsevier.com/solutions/sciencedirect/content/book-title-lists. To access a title, link to ScienceDirect above and search for it.
RedShelf textbooks from multiple publishers
No list of book titles is available, but the list of publishers participating through May 25 is extensive: https://www.about.redshelf.com/redshelfresponds. Search by title or ISBN is available.
This list is geared toward librarians who are assisting their patrons. Some entries do not provide links to access the actual content, but library staff may be able to assist users.
Please send feedback about trial databases to Deborah Rollins, Head, Collection Services Dept., unless otherwise noted below the database description.