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Expanded Access to Online Resources During COVID-19

Free and Long-Term Course Materials

Students may be experiencing greater financial stress than usual if they’re not able to work due to the coronavirus. As you redsign your courses, please consider investing your time to try using resources and tools that will continue to be free to you and your students after the crisis is over.

OER textbooks:

  • Have access that doesn't end (content will not be rescinded at the end of a course)
  • Do not require students to give up their data (student privacy), unlike some vendor platforms
  • Require no username or passwords to access, meaning less technological roadblocks
  • Are usually available as a PDF download, requiring less reliance on consistent internet access

Would you like a librarian to help you look for an Open Textbook for your class? Fill out our consultation form!

How to use this Guide

Due to increased online instruction as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many publishers and content providers have temporarily expanded access to online resources free of charge. Use the links on the left to navigate by type of resource and take advantage of these high quality instructional materials. Registration requirements and end dates are noted where applicable. PLEASE NOTE: Once the free access to these products has expired, the University Library will not be able to guarantee continued access. We encourage Faculty to make use of these resources if they support online emergency teaching, but discourage using them as a permanent part of the curriculum going forward unless they are Open Educational Resources (which are always free).

You can also browse, search, and access all of the library's online content in OneSearch and the databases page.

For the latest information about library services and operations, visit University Library COVID-19 Updates and Online Support.

CSUDH Course Reserves

Looking for your textbook that you normally pick up at the Course Reserves desk? We may have it online instead! Check this list:

Course Reserves Availability Spring 2020

Books and Textbooks

Journals and Databases

Streaming Media

Online Learning