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Note about trial databases
Many publishers are providing free access to their online materials to libraries. These trial resources are not available in the “Search Our Library,” so you will need to access the information directly here through the publisher's websites. This section is frequently updated with the latest information regarding free access.
New / Trial Databases
The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
This trial was offered to all SUNY libraries and runs until June 26, 2020. Academic Video Online delivers more than 62,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more.
Free access to 20 Bloomsbury databases that include access to ebooks, reference information, streaming video, primary sources, and other full-text content. Especially useful for Art, Fashion, Theatre, History, Film, Philosophy, Education, Music, and Architecture research. Access ends on May 31, 2020. Click on the link above to view a list of databases available.
Cengage Unlimited offers free access to textbooks in the social sciences, math, science, arts & humanities and other areas. To use it, you need to sign up for an account an activate a 14-day free trial. When the trial ends you just log in and click "start trial" again; you can continue doing this for the remainder of the school year at least. For information about how to sign up and access e-textbooks from Cengage, view our Finding E-Textbooks page
Digitalia has expanded its access to 1,034 new streaming videos. Digitalia streams feature films and documentaries in Spanish, Portuguese, and 34 other languages, all with English subtitles. Includes collections of Latin American, Cuban, Brazilian, European and French cinema as well as early 20th century animation. Access ends around April 30, 2020.
Free access until June 30, 2020. 26,000 pamphlets from collections in seven universities in the UK spanning more than one million pages brings together a corpus of primary sources for the study of sociopolitical and economic factors impacting 19th-century Britain.
Free access for the Spring 2020 semester. "The Literary Encyclopedia is a constantly evolving and updating repository of authoritative reference work about literary and cultural history. All our articles are solicited by invitation from specialist scholars in higher education institutions all over the world, refereed and approved by subject editors in our Editorial Board. "
A collection of ebooks that supports emergency remote teaching and research activities, while universities and libraries are closed. The library will have suspended waitlists through June 30, 2020, or the end of the US national emergency, whichever is later.
During the Covid 19 outbreak, RedShelf is working with textbook publishers to provide free access to online editions through May 25th. Students will need to create a free RedShelf account to access each title. Students can add 7 no-cost titles from participating publishers to their “My Shelf.” For information about how to sign up and access e-textbooks from Redshelf, view our Finding E-Textbooks page
UM Press has made all content in the University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC) free-to-read until April 30,2020. The UMP EBC contains the Press’s scholarly output published since 2012 as well as new books and older titles as they are digitized. Note they will be free-to-read, not to download.
VitalSource Bookshelf is providing access to many academic and textbook titles in the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and the arts, as well as other useful texts like the APA style manual until May 25th, 2020. For information about how to sign up and access e-textbooks from VitalSource, view our Finding E-Textbooks page