Q. Where can I access free e-books and resources in the time of COVID-19?

Answered By: Kathryn Ray
Last Updated: May 14, 2020     Views: 66

1) Here's a quick guide from Wheaton College listing sources for free textbooks and other Coronavirus special offers from vendors:

https://guides.library.wheaton.edu/COVID19Offers/etextbooks

 

3) For classics that are in the public domain such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Herman Melville and thousands more, take a look at Project Gutenberg.

4) Special access provided by academic publishers and vendors:

"Vendor Love in the Time of COVID-19" (Vendor COVID-19 Related Donations and Pro Bono Access)

5) Other places to check for free e-books are Vital Source. You just need to sign up for a free Vital Source account and borrow the books through their Bookshelf platform. Both platforms are providing free access to e-books until May 25, 2020.

6) RedShelf website states "In collaboration with the academic publishing community, RedShelf is providing students with free, convenient access to their learning materials."

7) 88 Open Essays: A Reader for Students of Composition & Rhetoric

PLEASE NOTE SOME OF THESE OFFERS MAY EXPIRE IN MAY, 2020.

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