Library Resources and Services to Support Remote Instruction

This post is updated with new content periodically.

Below is a list of online library resources and services available to support remote instruction. If you need assistance accessing these resources or creating a proxied link to them for access in Pilot, please reach out to your subject librarian.

Ask a Librarian/Ask an Archivist

Online assistance from WSU professional librarians and archivists through the Ask a Librarian and Ask an Archivist services. Hours may vary however both services will be available as long as Wright State University classes remain in session.

Sources to help students do effective scholarly research

Research Toolkit Workshops: Our online workshops explain some of the foundational concepts of information literacy that help students in their library research and are available as Pilot modules with quizzes at There are also a variety of videos that explain different library processes and procedures available at

Research Guides: Our custom research guides curate recommended databases, website, books, and other sources to start students on their way to successful scholarly research. Guides are available for all disciplines and some specific courses. If you would like our librarians to create a customized class guide for research projects your students will be working on these new few weeks, or if you have any questions about how the library can work with you and your students, please contact your subject librarian.

Journal Collections

Annual Reviews ( has temporarily opened access to all of its content (no end date provided).

Berghann  – no end date provided

Chronicle of Higher Education – login using your campus w account

John Libbey Eurotext: – no end date provided

JSTOR: opened access to A&S and Primary Source Collections not already licensed by WSU. Also opened access to selected e-books.

Mary Ann Liebert: Health Security  -no end date provided.  This is a single title

Project Muse – selected journal content opened

Royal Society – no end date provided

University of California Press – through June 30 2020

Electronic Book Collections

Wright State University collections: Many ebook collections are available through the WSU libraries. A list of those ebook collections is available and all ebook titles are in the libraries online catalog.

Brill Publishing House open access ebook collection – Brill’s publications focus on the Humanities and Social Sciences, International Law and selected areas in the Sciences. Brill publications also include the imprints Brill | Nijhoff, Brill | Rodopi, Brill | Hes & De Graaf and Hotei Publishing. Brill has developed distinctive platforms for its online resources.

InTech Open Access ebook collection – Read, share and download more than
4,600 peer-reviewed Open Access books

JSTOR: selected e-books

NCBI’s Open ebook collection provides free online access to books and documents in life science and healthcare.


REDSHELF and VITALSOURCE – major textbook providers have opened up free access for students until the end of term. Refer to their websites for details — check to see if your texts are available — these are large providers of textbooks for classes. Vitalsource requires a user account.

University of Michigan Press e-books: – Freely available March 20 through April 30, 2020

Elsevier textbooks: title list at Available through May 31, 2020

Gale/Cengage: Cengage Unlimited open to students until end of semester. Students have to login at and create an account.  Gale has been reaching out to faculty who are using their textbooks directly, so many may already know about this.

Project Muse – selected ebooks opened

Internet Archive

Ohio State University Press – access through OSU’s Knowledge  Bank

Streaming Media

Kanopy Streaming Videos – Kanopy is a large library of streaming videos covering a broad range of subjects in the arts and humanities, social sciences, sciences, education, business, film, and theatre. It includes documentaries, classic and independent films from major distributors such as PBS, BBC, Criterion, and the Media Education Foundation. Videos that are already licensed for classroom use at WSU may be embedded in pilot courses. A list of those licensed videos is available on our Kanopy Research Guide. UPDATE ** Kanopy has opened access to the Great Courses videos and to a short list of other videos.  The current list (will be updated) is at: . This links downloads a pdf file.

JoVE Educational STEM video content is available with free access through June 15, 2020. Activate Free Access from JoVE through June 15, 2020.
• 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 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.

Copyright Assistance

A not-so-secret society of copyright librarians is offering assistance for faculty/instructors and folks helping faculty/instructors transition their courses online. We are offering virtual copyright booth hours to help address questions people might have. Please consider sharing with your colleagues at other institutions, if it will be helpful, to anyone working with course materials and supporting a move to virtual instruction.

Virtual Copyright Booth Hours: