During the COVID-19 outbreak, many information providers are making their resources more widely accessible to library patrons. Here are some resources that are temporarily available with your library card.
- Ancestry Library Edition, ordinarily only available from public library computers, is temporarily available from your home. Visit ohioweblibrary.org/db/ancestry for access. (Through June 2020)
- NewspaperArchive.com is offering remote access to their collection of over 300 million digitized newspaper pages. Visit ohioweblibrary.org/db/newspaperachive for access. (Ends June 15, 2020)
- World Book has created an expanded distance learning resource page, with tips, tutorials and activities. For the month of April, they have added additional subscriptions to Ohio's collection, including eBooks, a craft/activity resource, and additional science and social studies portals. Visit ohioweblibrary.org/db/worldbook for access.
- Tumblebooks is offering their collections for free until August 2020.
- EBSCOhost has upgraded their core product subscriptions to their highest category options until June 30.
- Gale has launched a COVID-19 Support Hub. They've made Kids Infobits (Elementary School) open access, as well as these additional resources, for the duration of school closures (tentatively June 30):
- Infobase has opened a “Custom Collection” (descriptions attached below) of their databases and streaming video products for children, teens and adults. (Ends July 1, 2020.)
- Specialty COVID-19 Resources
- Some vendors have opened up access to coronavirus-related information within their subscription products.
- The Gale eBooks: Coronavirus & Global Pandemics Collection helps learners better understand global viruses, pandemics, epidemics, outbreaks, and more.
- Gale In Context: Global Issues – Pandemic Preparedness supports global awareness and offers a global perspective.
- Gale Health and Wellness – Coronavirus, a comprehensive consumer health resource providing authoritative information on health-related issues.
- Gale In Context: Science – Viruses provides contextual information and virtual science instruction.
- Gale Interactive: Science – Coronavirus, interactive 3D model.