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Expanded Content and Services during Covid-19

The library is adding temporary content turned on to support our current virtual-only environment.


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Jennifer Starkey
Kelvin Smith Library 201-F

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Reminder: Online Access

  • Library resources require going through CWRU Single Sign-On.
  • The best method is to follow links from the library website.
  • When logged in and a browser window is not closed, access should continue from resource to resource.
  • Remember to close your browser when done.

Online Learning Support

Library Expands E-Content

The Kelvin Smith Library supports many options to stream video content.

The library has worked hard to expand access to online content. Click on the name for specific details or scroll down the page to browse options.

Cengage - Open Access Textbooks & Course Materials for Students and Faculty

Cengage is offering:

  • Free access to entire catalog - all online learning platforms and eTexts - through Cengage Unlimited, through end of term, to any student in any class at any U.S. college that has been impacted by COVID-19. 
    • By opening up Cengage Unlimited, students get access to high quality, proven materials and digital platforms across 675 course areas, all in one place.
    • They also get access to our Cengage Mobile App, which enables them to access learning materials in the event that they do not have internet access or a computer at home.
  • Open access resources for educators, both resources for general best practices and strategies that can be used by anyone using any product, and resources for using Cengage’s products online.  And for faculty who want to use our courseware, personalized services to get up and running.

HathiTrust - Expected to end during August 2021

Once logged in to HathiTrust, you will now be able to access the entire public domain corpus plus temporarily have limited access to in-copyright and copyright-undetermined volumes that are held at CWRU Libraries. Almost 50% of the campus's print holdings are now available for online reading through this temporary arrangement. Access is temporary until the campus libraries fully reopen.

JSTOR - Expanded Access

All the JSTOR Archive and Primary Source collections, that the university did not have access, have been turned on through June 30, 2022.

Public Books Database

With university classrooms and libraries shuttered because of the COVID-19 crisis, scholars are facing disruptions not only in their teaching lives but also in their ability to access research materials. In response, many academic presses have made hundreds of their titles freely accessible online. The Public Books Database aims to catalog such resources in a single location and to highlight titles of particular interest.

SAGE Publishing - Free resources to help you transition to teaching online

To help you navigate the challenge of transitioning to teaching online, SAGE has opened up access to resources to help you set up and manage an online course quickly and successfully, at no charge to you or your students. Resources include textbooks, courseware, journal content related to coronavirus, and tips from instructors.

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