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RLB Library Resources & Services

Information about the RLB Llibrary resources and services available to UB students, faculty and staff

Free and Low Cost Options for Internet Access

Free Books and Journals [Some for a Limited Time]

Emerald Publishing

  • Free content related to COVID-19 and the management of epidemics.

Getty Publications

  • The Getty Publications Virtual Library has more than 300 books to read and download for free. Topics include archeology, art, conservation science, and history.

International Monetary Fund--IMF eLibrary

  • On January 1, 2020, the IMF made the eLibrary platform free to all users. Content includes IMF publications with research and data on the global economy. Information on how to use the site is here https://www.elibrary.imf.org/fileasset/misc/elibrary_brochure_202009.pdf.

Internet Archive

  • Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 439 billion archived web pages.

JSTOR

  • Expanded access to journals and primary sources to June 30, 2022.

Project Muse

  • growing list of publishers (6 at time of writing) are temporarily making their books and some journals available for free through Project Muse. You can restrict your search results to "Only content I have access to" in order to find them more easily.

Vendor Covid-19 Related Donations and Pro Bono Access

Free Videos [Some for Limited Time]

Internet Archive

  • Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 439 billion archived web pages.

National Film Board of Canada

  • This collection has over 4,000 films, documentaries, and short pieces available to stream for free. This includes Indigenous Cinema, a library of over 200 films by indigenous directors. Learn more.

Streaming Resources for Remote Teaching and Learning

  • This is a guide of freely available media resources compiled by MCM (Modern Culture and Media) archivist Regina Longo at Brown University.

Teaching and Learning in the Time of Covid-19

The American College of Physicians (ACP)

  • ACP has made content on COVID-19 freely available for its journal Annals of Internal Medicine, as well as for other ACP resources.

Gale's COVID-19 Support Center

  • For a limited time, GALE has made a set of resources about teaching and learning online and credible health information available for free. If prompted for a password, enter "open".

Oxford University Press

PolicyMap