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Online Learning and Teaching

This guide will support faculty, staff, and students in the transition to and practice of online (distance) teaching and learning.

What is this list?

This list includes some of the publishers and vendors who are extending access or making access to their content free during this period of the increased need for online access. The time periods for these new access conditions vary, so please check the company's policy or contact the Libraries for support. If there is another service you'd like to know about, please contact us.

*Please note: continuing access to these resources is not guaranteed by the Touro College Libraries. We encourage you to make use of these resources if they support your online emergency teaching, but discourage you from using them as a permanent part of your curriculum going forward.*

(verified 12/31/2020)

ProQuest Coronavirus Research Database: ProQuest has enabled this resource to create a clearinghouse for coronavirus information from a variety of publishers. You can access this under the TCL databases menu. Please find OA resources in the box below.‚Äč

OpenStax has collected a list of free learning technologies on their blog, including:

  • LabArchives - lab manuals for biology and chemistry
  • Lumen Learning - online courses and readings
  • XYZ homework - homework and grading platform

JSTOR: While it already provides many open access resources, JSTOR is expanding access to collections and books through June 30, 2021.

Public Books Database: University presses are offering free access to many eBooks during the coronavirus pandemic.

If there is another publisher or vendor that you'd like to check the status of, please view this compiled list of publishers and vendors offering free expanded access for a limited time (many through the end of the semester): Vendor Covid-19 Related Donations and Pro Bono Access available at Information Policy Officers, Vendor Love in the Time of COVID-19, © 2020. CC-BY.

Many of the resources in this guide are included thanks to the Boatwright Memorial Library at the University of Richmond.

COVID-19 Resources

Many publishers are making their research and publications about COVID-19 available for free. Some of those resources are listed below, and others may be found in our LibGuide for COVID-19.

Elsevier: Novel Coronavirus Information Center 

American Society for Microbiology (ASM): free access to research articles published over the last year in ASM’s 16 scholarly journals 

JoVE: Coronavirus Free Access Resource Center 

Wiley Online Library:  Novel Coronavirus Content Free to Access 

Oxford University Press: Free Access to OUP Resources on Coronavirus and Related Topics 

Duke University Press:  Navigating the threat of Pandemic Syllabus  

Sage Publishing: Access COVID-19 Articles (freely available) 

Springer Nature: Free research articles, ebooks, and additional commentary on COVID-19 

American Society for Microbiology: freely available Novel Coronavirus Resources 

JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Assoc.) Network: Coronavirus Resource Center 

DynaMed: COVID-19 Diagnosis and Management Resource Center 

NEJM (New England Journal of Medicine): COVID-19 Resources 

Clarivate: Global Resource Site

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