Coronavirus Information


Library Services in the COVID-19 Crisis
If you need a book email reference@bridgeport.edu and we'll let you know what we can do for you.

If you checked an item out from the library between December 13, 2019 and March 11, 2020, we have changed the due date of the item and you do not need to return the item to campus until the library reopens. Keep in mind, if you do want to return an item to the library, there is a book drop outside the building at the top of the ramp near the Park Ave. entrance to the First Floor. Click here to see a list of items currently checked out to many of you which are eligible for a delayed return date with no late fines due to the coronavirus. We have removed your names and ID numbers to protect your privacy and only the list of items checked out is included. If your item is on this list, you do not need to return it until the library reopens. You will not be charged fines. You can also check your library account with the "My Library Account" button in the upper right hand corner if you want to see what you have checked out.


Resources for Student and Faculty Research
eBooks:

  • eBook Collection and Ebook Central: Upgraded access to unlimited simultaneous users for our eBook holdings.
  • Cengage Unlimited: Access to 14,000+ eBooks through the creation of a free account. Find sign-up instructions here.
  • Cambridge University PressDue to performance issues caused by unprecedented demand and reported misuse, this resource is temporarily unavailable. Cambridge University Press is working to reinstate free access as soon as possible. Free online access to 700 textbooks in Cambridge Core collection through 5/31.
  • Internet Archive: Access to National Emergency Library, a collection of books to support remote teaching and scholarship. From the collections of institutions like MIT, the Smithsonian, Boston University, and others.
  • University of Michigan Press: Access to read all titles online through 4/30. Topics include humanities and social sciences. Areas of particular focus are performing arts, classical studies, political science, American studies (especially disability and class studies), Asian and African studies.
  • VitalSource: Several prominent publishers, such as Wiley, SAGE, and Oxford University Press, have made eBook versions of their textbooks available for free through 6/30. Students can register for an account using their school email and access materials through the Bookshelf app. 

Journals:

  • Annual Reviews: All 67 journals available through 4/30. Topics include biomedical/life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, and economics.
  • University of California PressAll online journal content free to all through June 2020. Topics include humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Key areas of focus include history, literature & criticism, film & media, music, religion, and sociology.
  • American Institute of Physics: All journal content freely available to scientists and students in affected regions.

Both eBooks & Journals:

  • Project MUSE: Over 50 publishers have made their journal or eBook content available for free on the Project MUSE platform, including many prominent university presses.
  • JSTOR: Expanded our access to provide additional collections of journals, eBooks, and primary source materials. Found in the existing interface, access from our database list.

Resources for Instruction

  • JoVE: Free access to all JoVE Science Education, “a video library dedicated to teaching scientific fundamentals through simple easy-to-understand video demonstrations.” Topics include: biology, physics, engineering, chemistry, psychology, and environmental science. View library here: https://www.jove.com/science-education-library. Request access here: https://info2.jove.com/requestaccess 
  • Gale Cengage: Access to teaching resources for faculty here: https://www.cengage.com/covid-19-support/faculty/. Video tutorial with strategies to quickly transitioning to an online format: https://share.vidyard.com/watch/YESSUFUpy5YM1FQXnfNRZG
  •  Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy: , an innovative learning aid that allows students to examine virtual 3D dissections and immerse themselves in interactive research. These powerful tools can be used for in-classroom demonstrations or help with homework and research assignments. Access code: bridge.
  • Gale Interactive: Chemistry:Bring science to life and help students visualize key concepts. Aligned to the scope and sequence of introductory college classes, Gale Interactive: Chemistry engages students and aids comprehension by pairing reference material with manipulatable 3D models. Access code: bridge. 
  • Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC): If you are looking to support students who are looking for career & test prep materials (i.e., NCLEX-RN, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, Praxis, EMT, Medical Assisting, and more). Access code: bridge.
  • IEEE XploreAccess to IEEE suite of 400 + eLearning courses through to the end of June to help support students and faculty members teaching engineering and computer science.
  • Bloomberg Market Concepts: Free access to self-paced e-learning course on financial markets. Students can register for access using their school email at: https://portal.bloombergforeducation.com/register 


Resources about COVID-19

  • Elsevier’s Novel Coronavirus Information Center: Free full-text access to ~20,000 articles related to COVID-19.
  • New York Times: Free access to new and guidance related to the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Wolters Kluwer Covid-19 resources
  • NIH public link for updated information about the Corona Virus (COVID-9)
  • InfoDocket list of useful websites
  • CDC U.S. Map of Cases
  • U.S. Department of Education Coronavirus Page
  • The following publishers have committed to making all of their COVID-19 and coronavirus-related publications, and the available data supporting them, immediately accessible in PubMed Central (PMC):
    • American Chemical Society (ACS) 
    • American Society for Microbiology 
    • Annals of Internal Medicine 
    • The British Medical Journal (BMJ) 
    • Bulletin of the World Health Organization 
    • Cambridge University Press (CUP) 
    • Cell Press
    • Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer 
    • eLife 
    • Elsevier 
    • EMBO Press 
    • Emerald Publishing 
    • European Respiratory Society 
    • F1000 Research Limited 
    • Frontiers 
    • Future Science Group (FSG) 
    • Healthcare Infection Society 
    • Hindawi 
    • IOP Publishing 
    • JMIR Publications 
    • Karger Publishers 
    • The Lancet 
    • Life Science Alliance 
    • MDPI 
    • Microbiology Society 
    • New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) 
    • Oxford University Press 
    • PLOS 
    • PNAS – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 
    • Rockefeller University Press (RUP) 
    • The Royal Society 
    • SAGE Publishing 
    • Science Journals – American Association for the Advancement of Science 
    • Springer Nature 
    • Taylor & Francis 
    • WikiJournal User Group 
    • Wiley 
    • Wolters Kluwer