COVID-19 Library Closure FAQs
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- How do I access electronic resources remotely?
- What are some of the online resources available to me?
- How do I get research assistance remotely?
- How do I find articles and databases?
- What do I do with my checked out library materials?
- What if I have overdue materials?
- Is interlibrary loan available?
Accessing Library Resources Remotely
All of the Library's subscription online resources are available to Albion College faculty, staff, and students from off-campus. When accessing resources from off-campus, you will be prompted to authenticate with your Albion College network username and password*:
Once you have authenticated, all resources will be available to you throughout your session in the browser.
It is possible the page may time out due to high traffic. If so, try clicking the login button again or refreshing.
*If you do not know your Albion College network password, you can reset it following the instructions here: http://myapps.
We would like to make sure you are aware of a number of information resources that you might find useful. Below are a number of general Library research resources, as well as links to sources of ebooks, online journals, and video streaming services. Some of these are services that the Library subscribes to, while others are services that the publishers are making freely available temporarily.
GENERAL LIBRARY RESEARCH TOOLS
Library Databases: https://library.albion.edu/databases?filter=all&sort=asc&l=
Library Research Guides: https://library.albion.edu/research-guide
FULL TEXT EBOOKS
Internet Archive National Emergency Library: https://archive.org/details/nationalemergencylibrary Internet Archive is making 1.4 million full-text ebooks freely available, at least through the end of June. After registering for a free account, users can check out up to 10 books at a time. Look here for books to support research as well as for many of the books faculty have placed on Course Reserve this semester.
*E-Books Duke University Scholarly Collection (through June 21, 2020): http://albion.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://read.dukeupress.edu/
University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection: https://www.fulcrum.org/michigan All 1,150+ titles in the University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC) are freely available until the end of April 2020. The UMP EBC contains the Press' scholarly output published since 2012 as well as new books and older titles as they are digitized. Strengths include political science and public (including health) policy, performing arts, classical and medieval studies, American studies, and Area studies (especially East Asian, African, and German studies).
*SAGE E-Books: http://albion.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://sk.sagepub.com/
RedShelf (free registration required): https://www.about.redshelf.com/redshelfresponds
Vital Source (free registration required): https://bookshelf.vitalsource.com/
*ACLS Humanities Ebooks: https://albion.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.fulcrum.org/heb
JoVE offers FREE ACCESS to extensive STEM education video library to aid remote teaching & learning as COVID-19 pandemic shuts down classrooms around the world. The offer includes free access to the following resources:
• JoVE Core – a video textbook that isolates and visually presents core concepts in Biology and Social Psychology to improve learning comprehension.
• JoVE Science Education – a collection of simple, easy-to-understand video demonstrations in eight STEM fields
• Lab Manual – comprehensive, curriculum focused videos for introductory biology lab courses
To register for access, follow this link: https://www.jove.com/access And click on this link near the top of the page: “Free access to all JoVE Education videos until June 15. Click here”.
*SAGE Research Methods Video: http://albion.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://methods.sagepub.com/video
*E-Duke Journals Scholarly Collection: http://albion.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://read.dukeupress.edu/
*JSTOR: https://albion.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.jstor.org JSTOR has temporarily opened access to all journals in their collection, including titles we haven’t subscribed to in the past.
Numerous subject-specific databases: https://library.albion.edu/databases?filter=all&sort=asc&l=
*Flipster: https://albion.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?profile=eo n&custid=s8874901&authtype=ip,uid Flipster is an easy-to-use digital magazine newsstand full of titles across many genres and fields of study--from academic journals to entertainment magazines.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
* = Login required using your Albion College campus network username and password.
Due dates for checked out Library materials have been extended to the end of the semester and will be extended longer if necessary. You may still return items to the Library's outside drop box.
Any fines or fees incurred during the closure will be waived.