To help support librarians who are working quickly to provide a rich online experience for their patrons and students during the COVID-19 pandemic, EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and its partners are making several resources freely available as well as offering expanded access. EBSCO is also making its COVID-19 related clinical content freely available.
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To learn more about these resources and share them with your audiences, you can check out EBSCO’s blog post and visit the new EBSCO COVID-19 Resources site which provides access to a growing list of available resources.
EBSCO and its partners are making resources freely available and expanding access to e-content to help library staff support their institutions as they focus on online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As we all grapple with the impact of COVID-19, the move to online research and learning and the desire for recreational activities have put libraries around the world in a unique position to serve. Libraries have cultivated a rich online experience for years and the pandemic has forced colleges and universities and K-12 schools to move residential, or in-person learners, to online learners. It has also sparked interest in online resources as public library patrons are now working remotely and supporting their children who are also “working (and learning) from home.”
EBSCO has worked with its content partners to help expand access to resources during the length of this crisis and has opened up some of its own content during the pandemic as well. These resources are designed to help librarians and library staff support distance learning and remote work and manage stress; they include expanded access offers, open resources and a webinar series. Librarians can use the new EBSCO COVID-19 Resources site to view the offerings and sign up for webinars.
The offers available range from unlimited e-book user access (UU) from a growing list of more than 300 publishers and an easy way to request UU access from Harvard Business Review. EBSCO has also made a version of its Open Educational Resource and DRM-free EBSCO eBooks™ resource, Faculty Select™, available to libraries working to help their faculty create rich course materials.
Visit EBSCO’s web site for more information.