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Online Resources for Remote Teaching

About this Page

This page will guide you to eBooks and digital textbooks as well maintain a list of academic publishers and vendors that are temporarily making content accessible to students and faculty.

Find eBooks via the Library Catalog

The library has access to eBooks across disciplines. To locate eBooks in the catalog, follow the steps outlined below. If you are off-campus, you will be prompted to log in with your myUmassD information to access library resources. See the "linking to content in myCourses" tab for more information about what to do after you find an eBook you want to use for classes.

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Find Open Textbooks

Open textbooks are available at no-cost and are often customizable according to your learning outcomes and specific needs. They are peer-reviewed, usually by faculty members at other universities. In addition to their no-cost download availability, many can also be ordered in print at much lower costs than conventionally published textbooks.

Find Open Academic eBooks

eBooks that are published with an open access license are freely accessible to everyone. The websites below all follow a rigorous peer review process similar to conventionally published academic books.

Vendor-published, Temporarily Free Content

Many vendors are offering expanded access to content through the end of the semester, including eBooks and textbooks. Contact your subject librarian for assistance in locating specific resources.

Examples of vendor offerings include:

  • Cengage Unlimited
  • Elsevier ScienceDirect Textbooks
  • Rittenhouse R2 Digital Library
  • University of Michigan Press eBooks


Content in databases that are already accessible through the library has also been expanded.

Examples include:

  • Project MUSE


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