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Online Resources for Faculty: Free Online Resources

Online resources from the library and the web to aid in online instruction during the coronavirus crisis.

Please Note...

As our situation evolves, more publishers and providers are making content freely accessible. As we learn of new resources, we will update this page. If you are aware of or are using something not listed on this page, please contact a librarian so we may add it for others to see.


JoVE is providing free access to their Science Education videos through June 15.  Their videos cover topics useful for the biological sciences, chemistry, psychology, nursing, and more.  

To access videos, first create an account using your email account.  From there, you can then view videos and embed them into your Canvas courses. Take a look at the document below for instructions on embedding JoVe videos into Canvas.

National Emergency Library

The National Emergency Library is providing free access to more than one million texts through June 30, 2020. This site typically has a waitlist to borrow items, but during this emergency, all waitlists have been suspended and all books will be available to borrow immediately.  For more information, read their announcement.


The site below provide free access to textbooks through May 25, 2020. Students may access up to 7 books. Both sites require users to create an account in order to access books.

Vital Source

Gale Open Access

Gale Open Access

Provides free access to Gale In Context: College and other resources related to health and global issues.

ACM Digital Library

The Association for Computing Machinery is making their ACM Digital Library open access through June 30, 2020. Their collection includes the full-text of ACM publications including journal articles, conference proceedings, books, magazines, and more.

Contact a Librarian

Peter Sezzi, Librarian & Department Chair
Office:  LRC 212
Phone:  805-289-6189
Kaela Casey, Librarian
Office:  LRC 211
Phone:  805-289-6563
Linda Kennedy, Librarian
Office:  LRC 210
Phone: 805-289-6399
Reference Desk
Phone:  805-289-6382