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Teaching Online

This guide provides information, tools, and resources to support online instruction for those teaching online.

Increased Access to Online Resources

With the continued shift to online instruction in this time of crisis, many publishers are providing expanded free access to their online materials to libraries. This page is frequently updated with the latest information regarding free access to these collections.

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Access is constantly changing based on the evolving situation. You may also view the Information Services Providers Spreadsheet and Vendor Love in the Time of COVID-19 for externally updated lists of vendor and publisher responses to COVID-19.

While some of these collections can be accessed directly through their websites where noted, they are also all accessible through Quick Search or the databases which normally contain the resources.

Please contact the Libraries with any questions, and happy researching!


Streaming Media

Films On Demand

Films On Demand is continually updating their streaming video collection. Films on Demand contains full length videos from Films Media Group covering Humanities & Social Sciences, Science, Business & Economics, Health, Archival Films & Newsreels.

Digitalia Film Library

Digitalia has expanded its access of new streaming videos. Digitalia streams feature films and documentaries in Spanish, Portuguese, and 34 other languages, all with English subtitles. Includes collections of Latin American, Cuban, Brazilian, European and French cinema as well as early 20th century animation.


The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) has made its coronavirus focused content and related resources freely available. JoVE publishes peer reviewed videos of research protocols.

Alexander Street Press

The Alexander Street Press collection continues to be updated with new streaming educational videos covering a wide variety of disciplines.


New films have been added to Docuseek2, a portal for independent, documentary, educational and social issue video and films.



Journals, Ebooks, Etc.

ProQuest Coronavirus Research Database

Including coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak, this database curates openly available content related to coronaviruses. It includes thousands of open-access articles from the world’s leading publishers as well as current research from pre-print repositories such as arXiv and will continue to grow and evolve as more is learned about the pandemic. 


Bloomsbury has provided full access to the following:

  • Arcadian Library Online: Europe and the Ottoman World: Archive of diplomatic correspondences, treaties and accounts of ambassadorial missions, many of which are being made available publicly for the first time. Originating from between 1475 and 1877, the collection charts and illustrates the complex relationships between the Ottoman Empire and European powers from the golden age of the Empire's expansion and flourishing through to the era of its decline.
  • Arcadian Library Online: History of Science and Medicine: The History of Science and Medicine collection brings together one of the world’s most important and unique collections of books and manuscripts showcasing the contribution of early Arab and Persian scientists, doctors and thinkers; their translation, reception and influence in Europe and their lasting influence on the development of Western scientific and medical knowledge.
  • Bloomsbury Cultural History Series: Multi-volume cultural histories on these topics: Animals, Childhood and Family, Dress and Fashion, Emotions, Food, Gardens, Hair, The Human Body, Money, Law, The Senses, Sexuality, Theatre, Western Empires, Women, and Work.
  • Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers: Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers features critical biographies of individuals who have contributed to the history of intellectual thought.
  • Screen Studies: 90 critical books in the BFI Screen Classics series, 69 screenplays, and 407 critical works as well as a timeline of the history of cinema.
  • Bloomsbury Fashion Central: Includes interconnected major reference works, exclusive articles, scholarly eBooks, case studies, biographies, lesson plans, bibliographic guides, textbooks, video content, runway and backstage photos from fashion shows, and tens of thousands of images from museums around the world.
  • Church Missionary Society papers: Archival records of the CMS and the many other missionary societies which have become associated or amalgamated with it over its lifetime.


To support institutions during this challenging time, JSTOR and participating publishers are making an expanded set of content freely available to participating institutions where students have been displaced due to COVID-19.

Further details about this program, participating publishers, and links to other useful resources can be found at

Digital Loeb Classical Library

The Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library and Harvard University Press announced that subscriptions to the digital Loeb Classical Library are made free to schools and universities impacted by COVID-19.


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