As the campus transitions to virtual instruction in the face of the current coronavirus pandemic, the Leatherby Libraries is pleased to offer new or expanded access to several key resources that can assist with online teaching. All of these are accessible through the links below, the library’s Database A-Z List, or the new Library Content for Online Teaching and Learning guide:

  • Kanopy
    • Access to this database of streaming films and documentaries is unrestricted for Chapman faculty, students, and staff until the end of the Spring semester. Titles have full transcripts, and users may create accounts to create clips and playlists.
  • JoVE Science Education
    • The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is providing complimentary access to its full suite of Science Education videos until June 15th. These videos teach key concepts and fundamental techniques related to biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, environmental sciences, and psychology. There are also modules about lab techniques and clinical skills.
  • Annual Reviews
    • Annual Reviews has made all of its journal content openly available through April 30th, 2020, though it is possible they may extend that window depending on how events develop. Coverage includes health and physical sciences, anthropology, economics, psychology, law, social sciences, and more.
  • Digital Theatre Plus
    • This database is on trial until April 12th and contains over 1,000 full-length productions and educational resources from over 50 world-class theatre companies, industry associations, practitioners, teachers, examination boards, and scholars.
  • Emerald eBooks
    • Emerald is providing complimentary access to all their ebooks through May 31st. Coverage includes the social sciences, business, management, and economics. A full title list is available on the Library Content for Online Teaching guide.
  • Cambridge Core Textbooks
    • Cambridge University Press is offering free, read-only access to over 700 textbooks from their Cambridge Core collection until 05/31/2020.
  • Pearson digital materials
    • If your class uses a Pearson product that is supported by an ebook through VitalSource or RedShelf, your students may be able to get immediate access at no charge. You and your students can use these links to find information on these programs, including instructions on gaining access to the digital materials:
    • VitalSource
    • RedShelf

If additional resources are added or expanded, they will be added to the Database A-Z List and the Library Content for Online Teaching and Learning guide. The Library Content for Online Teaching and Learning guide also includes links to tools from library resource vendors such as Oxford University Press and McGraw-Hill for transitioning from face-to-face to online instruction. If you have any questions, please reach out to your subject librarian or contact the Coordinator of Scholarly Communications & Electronic Resources, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker, at