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Additional Digital Resources for Remote Teaching & Learning

Many library vendors and and information providers are offering freely accessible resources during Spring and Summer 2020. Note: Some of these resources require authentication to our proxy server first. 

When working from off-campus it is important to connect to our library databases and other online library tools from the Knox Library web site.  When you make a remote connection to our library resources you will be prompted to log into the proxy server first. Do this using your Knox email username (without the @knox.edu part) and your Knox email password. 

EBSCO Information Services
Via partnership with the Center for Research Libraries EBSCO is providing free access to 21 historical/retrospective databases. To access any of these, click on any link to an EBSCO database found on our web site, then, once you land on the EBSCO search page, click on the link at the top to "Choose databases." Additionally, these major databases are also freely available this spring (expires June 29):

Ithaka/JSTOR

Project MUSE
Project MUSE supports free materials through June 30 from: Johns Hopkins University Press (all books and journals), Ohio State University Press (all books and journals), University of Nebraska Press (all books and journals), University of North Carolina Press (all books), Temple University Press (all books), and Vanderbilt University Press (selected books), and many more.  

Cambridge
Cambridge is allowing free access (html view only) to several collections: Textbooks, Elements, and Companions through June 29, 2020.

Springer Textbooks
Springer is providing free access to about 400 textbooks through the end of July. Most of the titles are in the sciences, engineering, medicine, mathematics, and computer science. (View a list of the free textbooks here.)

Gale
Through a partnership with the Center for Research Libraries, Gale is providing free access through June 30th to many primary source collections, including 19th century UK and US newspapers, early printed books from the US and UK, 300+ archives collections, and more.

Brepols
Brepols offers read-only access to its ebook collection, primarily in the humanities: history, medieval studies, religion, philosophy, languages & literature. 

De Gruyter
De Gruyter publishers offer free access to its book collection through July 2020.

Visit the Special Collections and Archives pages for more about these unique and interesting collections in Seymour Library:

College Archives

Knox College Archives

The Archives holds the record of the life of Knox College, including the history of the college's founding in 1837.

Rare Books

Rare Books Collections

The Rare Books collections feature works about early America, the Civil War, Hemingway, children's literature and much more.

Manuscripts

Manuscripts Collections

The Manuscripts collection is comprised of over 300 separate collections. 

Local History

Local History Collections

The Local History collections tell the story of Galesburg's development and the founding of Knox College.

Art Collections

Art Collections

The Art Collection is composed of works on canvas, prints, ceramics and sculpture. 

Digital Exhibits

The Allen Ayrault Green Photograph Collection

The Allen Ayrault Green Photograph Collection

The Art of the Book: Personal and Institutional Bookplates

The Art of the Book: Personal and Institutional Bookplates

The Grace Ward 19th Century Photograph Collection

The Grace Ward 19th Century Photograph Collection

The Harold Way Photograph Collection

The Harold Way Photograph Collection

Knox College Experiences the First World War

Knox College Experiences the First World War

Muralism in Revolutionary Nicaragua: The Henry Houser Collection

Muralism in Revolutionary Nicaragua: The Henry Houser Collection

Netsuke Ivory Carvings

Netsuke Ivory Carvings

Outside the Shadow of Rembrandt

Outside the Shadow of Rembrandt

Railroads in the Midwest digital collection

Railroads in the Midwest 

Seeing America: Vision and Visual Culture in America

Seeing America: Vision and Visual Culture in America

Struggle and Progress: African Americans in Knox County

Struggle and Progress: African Americans in Knox County

The Way to Knox digital collection

The Way to Knox