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Open Access Resources (FREE re: COVID-19)

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:

Information Services Providers Address the Global Crisis (ICOLC) **

 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 resources during the COVID-19 pandemic are only for the short-term. As such, continued access via the links above (or from program 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 listed to your online course assignments for students during this time.

Substitutes for Library Reserve Material

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:

  • Canadian Politics
  • Walk a mile
  • Essentials of abnormal psychology in a changing world
  • Saunder's comprehensive review for NCLEX-RN examination
  • Electrical machines: drives, power systems
  • Automotive technology
  • Mathematics for computer technology
  • Ultimate job hunter's guidebook
  • Mosby's comprehensive review of practical nursing for NCLEX-PN examination
  • Miller's nursing for wellness in older adults
  • Introduction to electric circuits
  • Sociology in Canadian society.

Collection Highlights

Recommended Open Educational Textbooks

*** NOTE ***

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


Vital Sign Measurement Across the Lifespan – 1st Canadian edition https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/catalogue/item/?id=c6b6aebc9b95-41ef-9479-1fc54902504d

Medicines by Design https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/catalogue/item/?id=5db402f0- 2b60-43b7-80d4-00af06d9e8a6

Microbiology https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/catalogue/item/?id=f3056d83- e290-46d7-b4c1-71646bc2f506

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

Human Nutrition https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/catalogue/item/?id=c233f098- 3c87-4eb2-9b34-9f00dcaa8675

Health Case Studies https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/catalogue/item/?id=67482da5- 6523-45d1-8c31-0450711c8ead

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


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