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FREE Vendor Resources to Enhance Teaching during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database, CLCD Enterprise PreK-12 (accessible until January 2021)

CLCD Enterprise PreK-12 Database
The premier academic resource for courses needing to locate Children's and Young Adult books and other media. The content includes millions of fiction/non-fiction titles, thousands of awards and quality reviews including author/title links, lesson plans and teaching guides. The search engine offers multiple options including 50 search filters to find materials for determining interest & reading levels; selecting trade books based on standards; creating thematic, annotated biographies; interpreting reviews; developing classroom collections and more.

GeoScience World Ebook Collection (Free access until the COVID-19 Pandemic is OVER)

GeoScience World Book Publications
Helping support online learning and remote research for the remainder of the semester, nine GSW book publishers have extended public access to all of their ebooks: AAPG, Canadian Sci Pub, Clay Minerals Soc, GSA, PSAAPG, SEPM, Soc of ECOnomic Geologists, and Univ of Wyoming.

JoVE Education Resources (Free access until until the COVID-19 Pandemic is OVER).

JoVE Core Biology Videos
JoVE Core Biology videos including Plant Biology - a new unit of 3 chapters focused on Plant Biology is being introduced alongside additional videos in Core Biology (Search ALL 12,060 JoVE videos.)

JoVE Core Social Psychology
Isolate key concepts and bring the foundations of our social world to life. This video textbook can be used as a primary teaching resource or it can supplement other teaching materials (Search ALL 12,060 JoVE videos).

JoVE Video Journal
JoVE Video Journal is the leading peer-reviewed, PubMed-Indexed video methods journal. The journal publishes experimental techniques in a visual format with detailed text protocols to increase scientific reproducibility and productivity. (Search ALL 12,060 JoVE videos).

JSTOR Has Expanded Access to JSTOR for Our Institution for ALL Eligible Programs (until December 31, 2020)

Expanded Access to JSTOR Journals and Primary Sources
FREE access to journals and primary sources Centenary College does not already have access to from JSTOR.

Expanded Access to JSTOR Ebooks
FREE access to the growing list of over 35,000 ebooks that Centenary does not currently subscribe to.

Public Health Journals on JSTOR
Twenty-six newly released Public Health journals available FREE thru December 31, 2020.

NEW Public Health Journals on JSTOR
Twenty-six newly released Public Health journals available FREE thru December 31, 2020.

OPEN and FREE content on JSTOR and ARTSTOR
OPEN ACCESS & FREE access to journals and books Centenary College does not already have access to from JSTOR.

SAGE Publishing Library Resources to Support Online Learning
(available for OVER 90-days).

SAGE Video
SAGE Video showcases highly relevant educational video across key social science disciplines. Each collection includes a breadth of video types to support diverse research and learning needs. All videos are fully citable with searchable transcripts, custom clip creation and embedding. See our Development Partners, Content Partners, and International Editorial Advisory Boards here.

SAGE Research Methods Video
SAGE Research Methods Video includes hours of tutorials, interviews, video case studies, and mini-documentaries covering the entire research process. Find videos made with expert researchers from leading research institutions, your favorite SAGE authors, great teachers, and more.

SAGE Knowledge Books & Reference
The premier social sciences platform for SAGE and CQ Press book, reference, and video content.

SALEM PRESS Has Expanded Access to a number of their e-books for our institution for ALL Eligible Programs.

Salem Press, Grey House & H.W.Wilson
FREE: 83 E-titles with UNLIMITED users and remote access.

Open Content Textbooks Matter

The costs of college is going up every year, and it's not just tuition that weighs on student's minds and bank accounts. According to the College Board, undergraduates spend an average of $1200 on textbooks annually. Faced with these costs, the academic impact is seen in classrooms across the country—many students choose to not buy a required text, take fewer courses, and some even drop or fail a course completely.

Bookboon
As a global eBook publisher, Bookboon.com offers a wide range of over 900 textbooks for students and 600 eBooks for business professionals in 7 languages.

College Open Textbooks
College Open Textbooks has peer-reviewed more than 100 open textbooks for use in community college courses and identified more than 550: College Open Textbooks has already peer-reviewed several new open textbooks for use in community college courses and identified more than 250 others for consideration. Open textbooks are freely available for use without restriction and can be downloaded or printed from web sites and repositories.

Global Text Project
Available in Chinese, English, and Spanish, subjects encompass business, computing, education, health, science, and social science.

Louisiana Statewide Common Course Catalog
Using the Louisiana Statewide Common Course Catalog, LOUIS created and maintains a list of potential open educational resources (OERs) that faculty may choose to adopt in their courses. The Open Textbook Library is the primary source of OER content for this project and content from other OER repositories will be included on an ongoing basis

Merlot II
MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community.

National Emergency Library
The National Emergency Library, a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.

Open Access Textbooks (Florida)

OER Commons - Open Educational Resources
OER Commons is a digital public library and collaboration platform, informed by the organization's pioneering efforts in knowledge management and educational innovation. It offers a comprehensive infrastructure for curriculum experts and instructors at all levels to identify high-quality OER and collaborate around their adaptation, evaluation, and use to address the needs of teachers and learners.

OpenStax College (Rice University)

Open Textbook Library
Open Textbook Library has real, complete textbooks licensed so teachers and students can freely use, adapt, and distribute the material. Open textbooks can be downloaded for no cost, or printed inexpensively.

Open textbooks are a solution. The Open Textbook Library provides a growing catalog of free, peer-reviewed, and openly-licensed textbooks.

Explore the library's books to see if an open textbook fits your course's, and students', needs.

SAGE eTextbooks
This is a 12-month evidence based acquisitions project with LOUIS' Affordable Learning LOUISiana to provide free, open content textbooks to Louisiana college students. This project runs through Spring, 2018.

SUNY Open Textbook initiative
Open SUNY Textbooks is an open access textbook publishing initiative established by State University of New York libraries and supported by SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grants. This pilot initiative publishes high-quality, cost-effective course resources by engaging faculty as authors and peer-reviewers, and libraries as publishing service and infrastructure.

Professional Resources

AAUP: American Association of University Professors
The mission of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is to advance academic freedom and shared governance; to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education; to promote the economic security of faculty, academic professionals, graduate students, post‐doctoral fellows, and all those engaged in teaching and research in higher education; to help the higher education community organize to make our goals a reality; and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good.

Academia.edu is a place where you can share your research and follow other people in your field.

Academic Earth
Collection of free online college courses and original videos covering such topics as art history, biology, business, chemistry, computer science, education, engineering, mathematics, physics, psychology and sociology.

Choice Reviews Online

  • For Faculty use ONLY for book ordering. Internet version of the print magazine CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. CHOICE reviews significant current books and electronic resources of interest to those in higher education.

The Chronicle of Higher Education (Full Text:01/08/1999 to present (with a 30 Day delay)
The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.

What is LOUIS (Louisiana Library Network) and what does it mean for Louisiana libraries
A video explaining the LOUIS library network in Louisiana.

Why do Professors Care About Information Literacy?