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Tips for Finding and Using Electronic Course Materials

Because of the corona situation, the significance of e-books stands out. If finding them isn't familiar to you, here are some tips for:

SEARCHING

1. Go to JYKDOK and use basic search (for example education psychology teenagers).

    • Narrow your search to e-resources on the "Content type".
    • "Available online" includes both e-books and for example articles in JYX Archive.
    • If you choose "E-book" you will see only the e-books.

2. Try other "Narrow search" options, too (for example time range, research area).

3. Check the content of big e-book packages, which the library acquired at the end of 2019.

    • You will find these with search terms
      • "Taylor & Francis eBook Collection 2019" (includes e-books especially about education and psychology)
      • "Springer eBook Collection 2019" (includes e-books especially about economy)
      • NB! You can connect search terms like this: "Taylor & Francis eBook Collection 2019" psychology

Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Contact persons: Tytti Leppänen and Jussi Savolainen

USING E-BOOKS

NB! VPN connection has been temporarily restricted but electronic resources will work without it, too. Please search for e-resources via JYKDOK. You can also tap into Lean Library.

1. Even if course material is available as an e-book, please always start to read in time. Thus you won't be in a hurry, even in case of technical problems. Problems will be solved, but library services are not available during weekends.

2. If you have problems with e-books, please see instructions on e-books. If that won't help, please contact us, for example, via e-mail (jykneuvonta@library.jyu.fi). All contact information in here: kirjasto.jyu.fi/korona

3. There are different kinds of e-book licenses. Because of this, it is good to note the following:

  • Sometimes only specific amount of users can read the e-book at the same time (for example 20 readers at once). Therefore one more reason to start reading course materials in time.
  • If there is a preview opportunity in the e-book, please us it if you just want to check the content of the book.

OPEN MATERIALS

In response to the challenges created by the global public health crisis of COVID-19, many suppliers and publishers has made scholarly content temporarily available for free. Below information about them.

More open material can be found via ICOLC (= International Coalition of Library Consortia).

Supplier / PublisherWhat is available?Where to find?
1) MATERIALS WIDELY OFFERED BY
Ebsco Existing licenses extended to unlimited access
(please see partnering publishers at Ebsco website)
Please see: JYKDOK
ProQuest

1) Existing licenses extended to unlimited access (please see partnering publishers at ProQuest website)

2) Coronavirus Research Database

1) Please see: JYKDOK

2) ProQuest Database

Dawsonera Existing licenses extended to unlimited access (list of partnering publishers coming soon) Please see: JYKDOK
Project Muse E-books of certain publishers
(material especially for the humanities)
Please see: Project Muse website
SAGE 1) Existing licenses extended to unlimited access

2) Instant access to electronic inspection copies

3) Online resources to support teaching

4) Extended access to digital library products
(including SAGE Research Methods Video,
SAGE DATA, CQ Press Library)

5) Access to resources on Coronavirus

1) Go to JYKDOK > search for subject and publisher (for example
"management learning SAGE") AND narrow search filter: Available online

2) From SAGE website, click on the link at the start of the book description,
where you see the following instruction: 'Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here.'


3-6) Please see SAGE website

Emerald

1) Existing licenses extended to unlimited access

2) Tips for virtual meetings

1) Go to JYKDOK > search for subject and publisher (for example
"social policy Emerald") AND narrow search filter: Available online

2) Please see Emerald website


JSTOR

1) Public health journals

2) E-books

1) Please see JSTOR website

2) Please see JSTOR website

Annual Reviews All 52 journals Please seevAnnual reviews website
Bloomsbury Please see Bloomsburyn website Please see Bloomsbury website
Cambridge University Press
(CUP)

1) Cambridge Core textbooks

2) Cambridge Companions, Cambridge Histories and Cambridge Elements -collections

3) Access to resources on Coronavirus

1) Please dowload LeanLibrary browser plug in and then go to CUP tetxtbook webpage

2) Please see via links attached in collection name

3) Please see CUP website

Gengage Please see Gengagen website Please see Gengagen webpage
Elsevier

1) All ScienceDirect e-tetxtbooks, please see title lists on Elsevier webpage

2) Access to resources on Coronavirus

1) via JYKDOK or
LeanLibrary browser plug in

2) Please see Elsevier webpage

World Scientific All journals Please see World Scientific website
Springer 500 eTextbooks (coming soon!)

Please see title list: Springer website

E-books can be read via JYKDOK

Guildford Press All journals Please downoload LeanLibrary
browser plug in and then
go to Guilford webpage
2) MATERIALS FOR TEACHING AND/OR CORONAVIRUS
JoVe On trial until June 15 Please see JoVE website
Oxford University Press
(OUP)

1) Access to resources on Coronavirus

2) Teaching Online
+ Blended learning -training programmes


1) Please see OUP website

2) Please see OUP website

Gale

1) Online resources to support teaching and access to resources on Coronavirus

2) Gale Reference Complete package

1) Please see Gale website

 

 

2) Please see Gale website

Wiley

1) Access to resources on Coronavirus

2) Access to resources for those
interested in exploring historical perspectives on epidemics

3) Wiley Online Library training hub

1) Please see Wiley website
and Cochrane Library website

2) Please see following links:
Europe, 1817 or UK, 1854 or
Hastings, 1873 or Sydney, 1895
Accucoms / Wellcom Trust Access to resources on Coronavirus Please see Wellcome Trust website

ProQuest Access to resources on Coronavirus Please see PQ New Coronavirus Research Database
Taylor & Francis Access to resources on Coronavirus Please see Taylor & Francis website

Contact persons: Tytti Leppänen ja Sanna Toivola

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