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ICOLC (the International Coalition of Library Consortia) has started gathering a list of vendors that are offering free or extended access to some of their products/services in response to the COVID-19 situation. If you would like our assistance with access to any of the listed resources, please let us know. For your reference:
More useful resources here with FREE access during the COVID-19 pandemic.**
Looking for virtual simulators, etc, that can be used to run online science lab courses? Some links below:
** Note: Access to these vendor resources during the COVID-19 pandemic are only for the short-term. As such, continued access via the links above (or from ncLibraries' subject guides) may not be possible or guaranteed after the situation stabilizes; please heed the access dates for each resource within the links. Please use your discretion if linking to resources found here to your online course assignments for student use during this time.
COVID-19 is restricting access to library materials placed on reserve (short-term loan, high-use books), so I suggest these alternative searching tips below.
Use the Everything Search box -- Type in the book TITLE -- Limit (on the left-hand side) to Books / E-books -- Locate your book title (from the results list) and click on the book TITLE or, -- Click to access the E-book link, which appears near the bottom of the result entry -- Log in with your Blackboard username & password -- If your current course textbook is not available, please remember older editions of the same book can be available and which may prove useful.
Popular Book Titles Found at the Welland campus library reserve Shelf:
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Open Textbooks, falling under Open Educational Resources, are always being developed and thus a work in progress. Please check back soon for any updates posted here for textbooks specific to this subject area. I list available texts in this box.
Open Health Collections
Open Textbooks for Health (mix of topics/subject areas)
MERLOT Health Science Community -- Open Textbooks here (useful book list)
Source: Nursing OER Scan. Retrieved 24 March 2020. https://www.ecampusontario.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-05-03-nursing-oer-environmental-scan-summary-report-en-v1.pdf
NURSING TEXTBOOKS THAT CAN BE ADAPTED FOR COURSES
Vital Sign Measurement Across the Lifespan – 1st Canadian edition https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/catalogue/item/?id=c6b6aebc9b95-41ef-9479-1fc54902504d
Organic Chemistry with a Biological Emphasis https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/catalogue/item/?id=5eb19909- 44f1-490a-80f4-bb799a4a48bc
Anatomy & Physiology: OpenStax https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/catalogue/item/?id=89e10cae3d8d-43f4-9a10-fe79fe1f3e8d
Handbook of eHealth Evaluation: An Evidence based Approach https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/catalogue/item/?id=99a24fa3- 4f68-4ce5-bc25-b7c62f74e674
Introduction to Psychology - 1st Canadian Edition https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/catalogue/item/?id=3805e950- ce2b-4300-bd23-2d9a6e462b72
Introductory Statistics: OpenStax https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/catalogue/item/?id=70aafbd0- 33c9-4b35-a3e8-7dbca33307e1
The European Blood and Marrow Transplantation Textbook for Nurses: Under the Auspices of EBMT http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=1002163;keyword=nursing
A research handbook for patient and public involvement researchers http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=1001613;keyword=nursing
Homelessness & Health in Canada http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=515362
Care in Healthcare: Reflections on Theory and Practice https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-61291-1
Handbook of Life Course Health Development https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47143-3
Rethinking Health Care Ethics https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-0830-7
Public Health Ethics: Cases Spanning the Globe https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23847-0
Leadership and Influencing Change in Nursing https://www.uregina.ca/open-access/open-textbooks/titles/nursing.html
Clinical procedures for safer patient care https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/catalogue/item/?id=a10c1fb8-d745- 438a-8a21-c92c854abd11