4/20 – Finding E-book Access in a Shifting World (a GC Library workshop)

You can’t go to the library. That chapter you were planning to scan, the reserve book you won’t be able to look at–are those materials out of your reach entirely? Maybe not. Journals, academic publishers, even some mainstream corporate publishers are relaxing their access, expanding e-book offerings, in some cases opening their resources completely. This is especially true for material that’s directly related to COVID-19, but there’s more available than epidemiology and biochem.

How do I find out who’s offering what? Where is my book, if my book is there at all? We’ve been putting together resources and techniques for finding the materials you need and can’t touch, and we’ll share those secrets in an online workshop.

Monday April 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This workshop will be offered as a webinar. Registration details coming soon. (Check here for more info.)

NOTE: The Mina Rees Library has an updated ebook resource guide that includes links to expanded access provided by publishers during COVID closure. Many publishers are making materials openly accessible to all due to the restrictions researchers are facing while print collections are unavailable. We have also launched an ‘ebook detective service’ which allows GC folks to submit book title requests to our team of librarians who will then work to locate online versions where available.


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