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eBooks: Free Resources

Additional Free Resources

Due to the difficult times during COVID-19, numerous vendors and publishers have been working to provide various free resources. This page will list free resources along with a brief description. 

Free Resources

For PTS students, faculty, and staff only:

  • Cengage Unlimited - 14,000 eBooks but faculty will need to fill out a form to contact a representative. Students will then need to sign up for a 14-day free trial but students can do as many free trials until the end of the semester.
  • EBSCO: Faculty Select - over 12,400 Open Educational Resources. Limit results to OER only.
  • JSTOR - Open Access eBooks and journals from JSTOR and Artstor along with all content Barbour Library subscribes to. 

For for anyone:

  • JSTOR - Open Access eBooks and journals from JSTOR and Artstor through December 31, 2020.
  • Ohio State University Press - free access to OSU Press eBooks for the duration of the crisis. 
  • Open Library - with a free account, books in the Internet Archive can be borrowed (only 1 borrow at a time per book)
  • Project MUSE - Open Access eBooks and journal articles. Limit search to "Only content I have access to." 
  • University of Michigan Press - content is free to read until August 31, 2020.

More Free Resources

  • RefWorks is offering a free recording of their recent end user training session Find it here.

Electronic Resources Librarian

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Carrie Carter
Contact:
Clifford E. Barbour Library
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
616 N. Highland Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
412-924-1382