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Illinois Tech Library Guides
Temporarily Free Resources
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many publishers and vendors have broadened their access. This page will be updated regularly as more resources become available.
Need help on finding free online resources or Open Textbooks for your course? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cengage is offering students free access to all our digital platforms and 14,000 ebooks through Cengage Unlimited, for the remainder of this semester.
Requires users to create an account for use.
Knowledge Bank: The Ohio State University Press
A collection of titles published by The Ohio State University Press. The full text can be accessed for publications that currently are not in a traditional paper edition. Materials from 2015-2020 openly available.
University of Michigan Press
In response to the request of the International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) for “creative solutions that allows critical access to publisher content for the research and public health communities,” University of Michigan Press will make all content in the University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC) free-to-read for the remainder of the academic term.
Beginning on Friday, March 20, access restrictions will be removed for all 1,150+ titles in the UMP EBC until the end of August 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.
Springer Nature Textbooks
Institutions will be able to access more than 500 key textbooks across Springer Nature’s eBook subject collections for free.
Journals and Databases
To support our institutions during this challenging time, JSTOR and our participating publishers are making an expanded set of content freely available to our participating institutions where students have been displaced due to COVID-19. Valid until June 30, 2021.
Available free for all, regardless of subscription status.