If your course has a research guide, start there:
Or, choose a subject guide to get started:
Many library vendors and and information providers are offering freely accessible resources during Spring 2020. Note: Some of these resources require authentication to our proxy server first. If prompted to login to the proxy server, do that with your Knox email username (without the @knox.edu) and your Knox email password.
From 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:
Project MUSE supports free materials 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.
Materials for studying the law: Brennan Center for Justice Publications, CFR, Federal Register Library, FRUS, GAO reports, US Statutes at Large, Congressional Serial Set, Law Journal Library, US Federal Legislative History Library, US Supreme Court Library, and much more.
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.)
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 offers read-only access to its ebook collection, primarily in the humanities: history, medieval studies, religion, philosophy, languages & literature.
De Gruyter publishers offer free access to its book collection through June 30th.
The Internet Archive has a National Emergency Library
"A collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed."
The Knox College Bookstore provides free access to some ebooks.
Visit the Special Collections and Archives pages for more about these unique and interesting collections in Seymour Library: