COVID-19 Library Closure FAQs

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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*:

Off campus accessOnce 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: (enter your email address, i.e.,, and follow the on-screen instructions). If you are having trouble resetting your password, contact the IT help desk at 517-629-0479 or


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.


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Library Databases:

Library Research Guides:


*Ebook Academic Collection: 

*ProQuest Ebook Central:

Internet Archive National Emergency Library: 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):

University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection: 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:

RedShelf (free registration required):

Vital Source (free registration required):

*ACLS Humanities Ebooks:

Cambridge University Press:

Cambridge Companions:

Cambridge Histories:

Cambridge Elements: (These consist of original, concise, authoritative, and peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific research, organized into focused series edited by leading scholars, and provide comprehensive coverage of the key topics in disciplines spanning the arts and sciences) –

Cambridge textbooks: (books in nearly all disciplines) -

Brill Open Access E-Books:


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: And click on this link near the top of the page: “Free access to all JoVE Education videos until June 15. Click here”. 

*SAGE Video:

*SAGE Research Methods Video:

*Films on Demand:


Academic Video Online:  From the link, complete the captcha and click on Academic Video Online.  Free access provided by ProQuest through July 6th.  The most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers more than 68,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more.


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*ProQuest Central:

*E-Duke Journals Scholarly Collection:

*JSTOR: 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:

*Flipster: 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. 

Brill Open Access E-Journals:


Bloomsbury Digital Resources

PDF iconBloomsbury Digital Resources.pdf is providing access through May 31st to full text and video resources in Anthropology, Architecture, Art & Visual Culture, Biblical Studies, Classical Studies & Archaeology, Design, Education, Film & Media, History, Kinesiology, Law, Linguistics, Literary Studies, Middle East Studies, Music & Sound Studies, Philosophy, Politics & International Relations, Religious Studies/Theology, and Sociology.

If you have any questions, please email

* = Login required using your Albion College campus network username and password. 

How to contact a Librarian for research assistance:

Email: We will respond as soon as possible.

For information on finding online articles and databases, consult the Library Research 101 guide.

If you have questions about accessing online Library resources, please email and we will respond as soon as possible.

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.

Due to library closures across the nation and world, interlibrary loan (MelCat and ILLiad) will be unavailable until further notice.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  If you need help locating a resource, contact and we will respond as soon as possible.