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Continuity Planning: COVID-19

Resources for transitioning to distributed online learning and teaching.

Accessing Textbooks

Requests & Questions

Please note- we are trying to provide online access to as many textbooks as possible. If you have a specific request or question regarding textbook access, please email us.

View the current course reserves. We are working on getting increased online access through our database providers. We will link e-book/online versions of your sources if we find them, but it may take some time for us to search through resources and find a copy.  

While we will try to find free copies for you though various resources, you may consider/need to contact the publisher directly to access some texts.  If we cannot find a copy though services/products that publishers have made freely accessible during these times, we will work with you directly to find other options. If none of these options work to provide your class access to their course reserves, you can also reach out to the Accessibility Resource Center ( to request digitization of specific chapters of your text from the physical copy.


For Faculty who use Connect

If you need textbook access for students, please reach out to Missy Stoll at McGraw-Hill with a class code, class name, textbook name, and the number of students needing access.

For faculty not using Connect

Complete this online form:

Request Connect and a Course Build

Additional Resources

Our regular journal and article access is available through the semester. We will post any outages or changes here.

Many vendors are providing complimentary access to online resources through the semester. See below for details.

Enhanced and Complimentary Access to Online Resources for Spring Semester 2020

Bloomsbury Digital Resources (end date July 5, 2020)

Arcadian Library Online
Berg Fashion Library
Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts
Bloomsbury Architecture Library
Bloomsbury Collections
Bloomsbury Cultural History
Bloomsbury Design Library
Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies
Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers
Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases
Bloomsbury Fashion Video Archive
Bloomsbury Food Library
Bloomsbury Medieval Studies
Bloomsbury Popular Music
Churchill Archive
Drama Online
Fairchild Books Library
Fashion Photography Archive
Human Kinetics Library
Screen Studies
Theology & Religion Online

Credo Reference (end date TBD)

Online versions of published reference works, including general and specialized dictionaries and encyclopedias.

EBSCO is providing enhanced access to eBook collections and journal packages (through June 30):

EBSCOhost Academic Search Ultimate (comprehensive journal package)
EBSCOhost Business Source Ultimate (comprehensive business journal package)
EBSCO eBook Collections (coverage includes Academic, Business, Clinical, Engineering, History, and Religion titles)
EBSCO Faculty Select Open Ed Resources (DRM-free eBooks)

Flipster (Ebsco)(end date June 31, 2020)

Provides remote access to digital magazines.

HeinOnline Academic (end date December 15, 2020)

Access to 300+ years of information on political development and the complete history of the creation of government and legal systems around the world. Includes Fastcase, a leading next-generation legal research service.

JoVE Science Education (end date June 15, 2020)

A video library dedicated to teaching scientific fundamentals through simple easy-to-understand video demonstrations.

JSTOR (end date December 31, 2020)

JSTOR and participating publishers are making an expanded set of content freely available to support students displaced due to COVID-19.

Lippincott Advisor (end date June 30, 2020)

The single source for immediate, evidence-based, online nursing clinical-decision support. It delivers instant, 24/7 access to the latest evidence-based information that clinicians need at the point of care with over 17,000 monographs and patient teaching handouts.

Ovid (Lippincott Discovery) (end date June 15, 2020)

Includes access to: 

  • LWW Health Library: 
    • Premium Basic Sciences
    • Clerkship
    • Board Review Series
    • Internal Medicine
    • Physician Assistant (Core and Specialties/Rotations)
    • Exercise Science
    • Physical Therapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Premium Pharmacy
    • Advanced Practice Nursing
    • Nursing Made Incredibly Easy
  • Firecracker
  • Firecracker PA
  • Acland’s Atlas of Human Anatomy
  • Bates Visual Guide
  • 5 Minute Clinical Consult

ProQuest Central (end date June 30, 2020)

Complete databases across all major subject areas, including Business, Health and Medical, Social Sciences, Education, Science and Technology, and Humanities.

R2 Digital Library (Rittenhouse) (end date June 30, 2020)

Medical, nursing and allied health source book content from key health science publishers.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text (Ebsco)(end date June 28, 2020)

Comprehensive set of full-text, scholarly music resources.

RILM Music Encyclopedias (Ebsco)(end date June 28, 2020)

An expanding, full-text compilation of reference works with titles published from 1775 to the present and comprising over 330,000 entries.

The Royal Society (tentative end date: end of semester; accessible as of June 5, 2020)

International, peer reviewed journals publishing high quality science.

SAGE Video (end date June 21, 2020)

SAGE Video showcases highly relevant educational video across key social science disciplines.

SAGE Data Planet (end date June 30, 2020)

Data Planet simplifies data analysis by providing an all-in-one resource for social science researchers and students to access statistics relevant to their areas of study.

SAGE Research Methods Video (end date June 21, 2020)

SAGE Research Methods Video includes hours of tutorials, interviews, video case studies, and mini-documentaries covering the entire research process. Find videos made with expert researchers from leading research institutions, your favorite SAGE authors, great teachers, and more.

SAGE Knowledge (Books and Reference) (end date June 21, 2020)

SAGE Knowledge is home to an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content alongside SAGE Video, containing over 5,500 titles. Content includes reference works, academic books, professional development titles and more. This cross-media platform allows users to search and browse over 10,000 items, video, book and reference titles within the Social Sciences.

ScienceDirect All Access Books (end date June 30, 2020)

Access to eBooks, including 256 eTextbooks.

World Scientific (end date June 30, 2020)

Publishes about 600 new titles a year and 140 journals in various fields.

Additional vendors providing temporary complimentary access to the CSU:

American Chemical Society (ACS)

eBooks, Guide to Scholarly Communication


MIT Press Direct

Database Trials

Visit our database trials page for information on possible new electronic subscription services. You are invited to provide feedback.

Research Help

Research Help

To contact a Librarian for help with your research project, please email the Research Help Desk. We will respond as quickly as we can to answer your question and/or set up a phone call or web conferencing.

Research Help Hours

Currently, research help hours are normal business hours 9am-5pm M-F. A librarian should be able to answer by the end of the day, however we will try to answer all questions within 24 hours. 

Having trouble accessing full-text articles while using Google Scholar and/or are being prompted to pay for articles? You may need to link our library so that you can access articles for free through our databases! Watch the video below for guided instructions on how to link your Google Scholar account to HSU Library for free, full-text access.