Cambridge University Press have set up free-of-charge online resources to help NUST staff and students overcome the disruption caused by the global response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This includes free access to HTML textbooks, Cambridge Histories, Cambridge Companions and Cambridge Elements, through to 31st May.
Below various links to the content:
A full list of 700+ HTML textbooks published on the platform can be found here
In addition, they are providing free access to coronavirus research on Cambridge Core. More than 80 relevant book chapters and journal articles are currently in the collection, with future articles being added once they are published:
The Press has also joined other publishers in signing a commitment to make the research available through PubMed Central and other public repositories of journal literature.
More details on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic from the Press’s Academic Publishing group can be found here:
The ICOLC statement on the Global COVID-19 Pandemic, calls on publishers and content providers to make any relevant information and data sets about COVID-19, Coronaviruses, vaccines, antiviral drugs, etc. Open Access immediately.
Print: Print resources available for users include journals, newsletters, newspapers, annual reports, memoirs, transactions, and proceedings of societies. All print resources are for library use only. Patrons can borrow a maximum of 1 newspaper and 3 journals at a time.
What is Faculty Select?
Faculty Select is a single interface where faculty can easily discover and access Open Educational Resources (OER), as well as find and request access to unrestricted, DRM-free e-books from top academic publishers.
With this option, EBSCO is offering a simplified version of Faculty Select that includes access to OER material as well as the option to discover more than 225,000 DRM-free EBSCO eBooks™ in one place, available at no charge for faculty to use through June 30, 2020. Contact your EBSCO representative if you have any questions or want to learn more.
Faculty can use this link to access now.
How will it work?
- Faculty can then click the above link to access the simplified version of Faculty Select.
- Faculty can then search more than 12,400 Open Educational Resources, and copy/paste links to relevant materials into their Learning Management System (LMS) or send links to the material directly to students to access.
- Faculty can also search and discover more than 225,000 DRM-free EBSCO eBooks; if they discover an e-book of interest, they can contact their librarian to discuss potentially purchasing.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, EIFL is working with its partners globally to help ensure that education and research continue despite disruptions, and that the scientific and health sectors have access to the widest range of trusted resources to support their work while the crisis continues.
To Access: EIFL’S RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC