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List of Free Electronic Resources during COVID-19 Pandemic

Mon, 04/20/2020 - 13:57 -- Libstaff A

Expanded and Free Electronic Resources during COVID-19 Pandemic compiled by ICOLC

(ICOLC - the International Coalition of Library Consortia - is an informal group of nearly 200 library consortia internationally)


Message from LYRASIS (Fairmont State University Library is a member of LYRASIS consortium)


ICOLC, the International Coalition of Library Consortia, issued a global Statement requesting that information service providers work with consortia and libraries to get as much information as possible to the users who need it during the pandemic crisis. As of today, the Statement has been signed by 109 consortia from 40 countries and translated into 9 languages.

The Statement includes an Expanded Access Specifics spreadsheet (EAS) where information service providers’ responses have been crowdsourced by a variety of consortia and libraries. ICOLC built this spreadsheet so that librarians from around the world can integrate it into their workflow. It is divided into categories to help guide librarians to:

* Courseware to help faculty move their classes online

* COVID-19 Research to get the latest research and news on Coronavirus to researchers and clinicians

* General Content to provide electronic resources to help students and faculty finish out the semester 



The Fairmont State Library will be closed until further notice (3/27/2020)

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 12:41 -- Libstaff A


The library is now closed to all on-site traffic until further notice. In addition, the Starbucks and Starbucks computer lab in the library are also now closed.

Interlibrary loan articles can still be ordered, but print books cannot be requested as mail is not being delivered to the library.

Digital library resources are still available at https://library.fairmontstate.edu.

If you need to access the textbooks currently in the library’s collection, please complete the Textbook Reserve Request Form, and we will post resources to a secure E-reserve page for online access.

Ebooks, articles, streaming video, and other electronic resources can be accessed 24/7 from the library homepage. Use the "Ask Us" button in the upper right corner of the page to chat with a Librarian.



Hot off the press! Read the latest reports from CQ Researcher | February

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 08:43 -- Libstaff A


Presidential Primaries

January 31, 2020 – Volume 30, Issue 5

Does the system produce the strongest nominees?

Conquering Rare Diseases

January 24, 2020 – Volume 30, Issue 4

Should taxpayers keep paying to develop drugs for unusual disorders?

Global Migration

January 17, 2020 – Volume 30, Issue 3

Can governments head off another crisis?

Political Polls

January 10, 2020 – Volume 30, Issue 2

Will their accuracy improve in 2020?



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