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This page will continue to be updated as new services become available.

In this difficult time, many publishers and vendors are making portions of their resources available temporarily for use in distance learning.  Below is a list of currently know offerings you may be able to use in your classes.

Note: with so many more people using streaming services for distance learning, there may be connection issues.

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Electronic Resources (databases, ebooks, ejournals)

Reference E-Book Collections

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News and Media Resources

Streaming and Video Resources

Open Access Resources

Oxford Text Archive

A repository of full-text literary and linguistic resources.Thousands of texts in more than 25 languages.
Types: E-books

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. We’ll be updating the list regularly as additional materials are made available.
Types: E-books

PLoS (Public Library of Science)

Collection of peer-reviewed, open-access scientific and medical journals; includes original research as well as timely feature articles.
Dates: 2003-present
Sources: Journals - Full-text

Directory of Open Access Books

A service of OAPEN Foundation based at the National Library in The Hague. Database contains more than 5,000 academic, peer-reviewed books from 163 publishers.
Types: E-books

University of Michigan Press e-books

Beginning on Friday, March 20, access restrictions will be removed for all 1,150+ titles in the UMP EBC until the end of April 2020. The UMP EBC contains the Press’s scholarly output published since 2012 as well as new books and older titles as they are digitized.
Types: Ebooks

HathiTrust Digital Library

HathiTrust is a partnership of academic and research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.
Note: Queens College is not a member library. Our access is limited to the general collections.
Types: E-books

Making of America Books

Making of America (MOA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history primarily from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The book collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books with 19th century imprints.
Types: E-books

Universal Library

The Universal Library Project, sometimes called the Million Books Project, was pioneered by Jaime Carbonell, Raj Reddy, Michael Shamos, Gloriana St Clair, and Robert Thibadeau of Carnegie Mellon University. The Governments of India, China, and Egypt are helping fund this effort through scanning facilities and personnel. The Internet Archive has contributed 100k books from the Kansas City Public Library along with servers to India. The Indian government scanned the appropriate books. The Internet Archive has performed automated conversion of these scans into this collection.
Types: E-books

Directory of Open Access Journals

DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. DOAJ is independent. All funding is via donations, 22% of which comes from sponsors and 78% from members and publisher members. All DOAJ services are free of charge including being indexed in DOAJ. All data is freely available.
Types: E-Journals