Almost all online library resources can be accessed from off-campus by logging in using your Dickinson username and password. This includes e-books, e-journals, databases, and streamed films.
Use links from the library website. Your locally saved bookmarks may not work from off campus.
SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS ON ACCESSING SPECIFIC TYPES OF ONLINE RESOURCES. Also search our existing FAQ on the "Ask A Librarian" service page - that may answer many questions about online resource access not addressed in our COVID 19 guide.
Nothing has changed regarding access to e-journals, databases, online news sources available through the library. These are almost all available from off-campus with your Dickinson login.
Some information providers have made resources freely available to their customers or the public in order to facilitate remote teaching and learning during COVID-19. The following items are known to be accessible to Dickinson users at this time.
Access to these resources is temporary.
BOOKS FOR ONLINE COURSES: The Library already has multi-user access to several hundred thousand e-books. We will attempt to fulfill requests for unlimited e-book versions of print books held by the library.
If you are unable to access a library ebook required for course reading:
TEXTBOOKS - Faculty, please also refer to the "Library" section of the Teaching Continuity Moodle site for additional textbooks information.
VitalSource and RedShelf are working with many (but not all) publishers to provide free e-books for the remainder of the term. Not all textbooks are available online through these programs (old editions, and most books published before 2015), and some of the smaller publishers are not participating.
INDIVIDUAL PUBLISHERS may have made their textbooks available free online during the emergency (e.g., Norton, Springer Nature, etc.) Check publisher websites, and some of these are highlighted in the "Library" section of the faculty Teaching Continuity Moodle site.
OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES: The Library has posted a guide to finding educational materials that are freely available to use, share, adapt, and reuse: http://libguides.dickinson.edu/OER
These collections are always freely available online without a paywall. Additional open access collections are indicated on our Databases page with an open padlock icon .
Suggestions for faculty who want to use films in online courses: