Important Notice for Students
Free Resources

Barnes & Noble Education
Press release
“Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE: BNED), a leading solutions provider for the education industry, today announced the Company has joined VitalSource® in an effort to support students impacted by the recent COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Beginning today and through the remainder of the Spring 2020 term, VitalSource will offer free access to eTextbooks for students at BNED campuses that have closed due to COVID-19.”

Cengage (ebooks)
“If your campus has been closed due to COVID-19, your students on US campuses get a free subscription to Cengage Unlimited through the remainder of the term, which gives them access to all Cengage ebooks and platforms.”

Pearson Press
release 3/18
Press release aimed at faculty: “As you make the mid-semester transition to online classes, many of your students will need to switch from print to digital versions of Pearson materials. We are committed to helping with this transition, and offer several ways to ensure your students can access materials at no additional cost for the remainder of the term.” Access via VitalSource or Redshelf for campuses covered by those, or contact link for others.

e-textbook platform 3/16 Press release
List of publishers participating in free textbook access via VitalSource

We are making our core digital learning platforms, McGraw-Hill Connect and ALEKS, available for free to any student and instructor who needs it for the remainder of this Spring 2020 term.

Project MUSE
Press Release
3/18 Project MUSE is pleased to support its participating publishers in making scholarly content temporarily available for free on our platform. With many higher education institutions moving into an exclusively online learning environment for the foreseeable future, we hope that easy access to vetted research in the humanities and social sciences, from a variety of distinguished university presses, societies, and related not-for-profit publishers, will help to support teaching, learning, and knowledge discovery for users worldwide. Among the publishers currently opting to make content free on Project MUSE are:

We expect to announce additional participants and will continually update the list of publishers offering free access to content.

JSTOR (journals and books)
First, we are expediting the release of a new set of 26 journal archives in Public Health, making them openly accessible through June 30, 2020. We also have an expanded set of content that is available to institutions where students have been displaced due to COVID-19 through June 30, 2020. If your institution would like to take advantage of any of the following, please contact JSTOR Support.

JoVE (science videos)
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, many colleges and universities are making the difficult decision to move to remote teaching and learning models. Whether your institution is already moving forward with such an initiative or preparing for the possibility, we want to support you in enabling your faculty to teach remotely.  JoVE is happy to provide all of our Education video content free to use in STEM teaching efforts through June 15.

JoVE Core
Isolate key scientific concepts and visualize them to maximize learning comprehension. This video textbook, available in Biology and Social Psychology, can be used as a primary teaching resource or a supplement to teaching materials.

JoVE Science Education
Teach scientific fundamentals with this video library of simple, easy-to-understand video demonstrations in 8 STEM fields.

Lab Manual
Bring the lab home with comprehensive, curriculum-focused videos for introductory biology lab courses.

No strings. This is our opportunity to give back to our education community at a time where flexibility and adaptability are crucial. All you have to do is let us know you want to get your institution set up by completing the form below or just replying to this email, and we’ll take it from there.

Jean-Jacques Medastin, Ph.D.
Director of Online Learning
P: 937-376-6302