Despite the recent shift to online instruction as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Georgia Tech Library remains essential for the continuity of curriculum delivery and research across the Institute. Access to electronic collections represents 99.6 % of all Library business, so e-resources remain available. In addition, all scheduled courses and consultations with librarians, archivists, and public service associates will continue virtually. In many ways, it’s business as usual — even in unusual times.
Here’s a look at some of the resources you can access from home. Some, because of the extraordinary nature of the situation, are time-bound.
For more information, visit the Library’s COVID-19 response page.
The Library has a limited quantity of laptops available for long-term loan for students in need. Students can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a laptop.
Special Electronic Resources
If you are doing any research related to COVID-19 with ventilators, protective clothing, barrier protection, or organizational issues during this pandemic, some applicable standards are now available at no cost, but you must register. Through our subscriptions, we already have access to ASTM and IEEE standards. Contact your subject matter expert if you have any questions.
ProQuest has partnered with renowned provider Film Platform to bring more than 500 high-demand, thought-provoking documentaries to Academic Video Online. Film Platform is known across the globe for award-winning films curated for academic audiences. Highlighted titles include RBG, An Inconvenient Sequel, The Hunting Ground, Human Flow, and How to Survive a Plague.
This resource provides temporary free access to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th and 7th editions), the Concise Guide to APA Style, and more than 160 other books published by APA Books through VitalSource and RedShelf.
All Bloomsbury databases are open through the end of May. They include:
- Bloomsbury Architecture Library
- Bloomsbury Cultural History
- Bloomsbury Design Library
- Bloomsbury Drama Online
- Bloomsbury eBook Collections (includes quite a few subjects including Sound & Music and Linguistics)
- Bloomsbury Screen Studies
Many publishers have upgraded their licenses to unlimited users through June.
Gale has created an online toolkit where librarians and educators can optimize their existing resources, access additional resources supporting health research and content for teaching, find professional development resources to help transition to virtual learning, and more.
HathiTrust is a partnership of academic and research institutions offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world. The HathiTrust Digital Library brings together the immense collections of the partner institutions in digital form, preserving them securely to be accessed and used today — and by future generations. Items in the public domain are available in full text. Others are fully searchable.
With the support of select content partners like First Run Features, Samuel Goldwyn, Collective Eye Films, FilmRise, Films We Like, Media Education Foundation, NYX, and more, Kanopy has put together a collection of films that you can watch at no cost until April 12. This is a very limited selection.
Several publishers have chosen to temporarily make content freely available on Project MUSE. Each publisher designates the specific content and the amount of time it will be freely available on MUSE. View the list of participating publishers daily, as it changes often.
You will need to create a free account to access the texts. Expires May 25. Georgia Tech's bookstore, Barnes and Noble, has partnered with digital course materials provider VitalSource and leading publishers to launch VitalSource Helps, a program that provides students with access to e-books. Participating publishers include Cengage, Wiley, McMillan, McGraw Hill, Taylor and Francis, and many more, as well as university presses.
Georgia Tech‘s journal access has been upgraded to include all World Scientific journal content published since 2001. It is available until June 30.