ACADEMIC & SCHOLARLY E-RESOURCES NOW FREELY AVAILABLE
“Prayer without study would be empty, and study without prayer would be blind.”
-- Karl Barth, Evangelical Theology: An Introduction
In response to the ongoing challenges of the global public health crisis presented by COVID-19, there has been a recent concerted effort among academic publishers and information providers to make an enormous amount of scholarly content and resources freely available online to assist students and faculty in their education, study, and research while largely confined at home. During this time of dramatic and rapid change in the methods of communication, pedagogy, and academic study and while the USML Library’s physical facilities are closed, we remain dedicated to serving the needs and supporting the teaching, learning, and knowledge discovery of the USML community.
To that end this page has been created to highlight electronic resources that have become freely accessible at this time, vetted and curated to provide the academic content that will be most beneficial in relation to the online coursework being completed at USML this semester as well as for one’s own personal engagement and edification. These include expanded access to journal articles and books in existing database collections from EBSCO, JSTOR, and Project MUSE as well as new e-resource collections from premier academic publishers such as Cambridge University Press, Bloomsbury, and Brill. A section has also been included for those who are interested in free online resources, scholarly articles, essays, and other readings specific to the COVID-19 pandemic in all its dimensions, contexts, and ramifications -- scientific, political and public policy-oriented, sociological, ethical, and historical among others. We will continue to evaluate relevant resources, updating and adding new related content to this page as it becomes available. For questions or comments about access to or use of these resources, please contact Christopher Rogers (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Matt Isaia (email@example.com).