As we prepare to move to online classes for the remainder of Spring 2020, the librarians will be updating this page with resources to help you as you design and implement your classes. Keep an eye out for more information as it becomes available.
Check out this list of resources that ranges from elementary aged children through university level.
Some of these resources are free year round, while others are free for a limited time:
Check out the Christopher Bill Guide to Remote Music Education resources here:
Sharing links to library resources (databases, ebooks, articles, and videos) is often not as simple as copying the URL. We have a handy guide to linking to library resources and if you have additional problems, contact Sheila Kasperek at email@example.com.
If students have problems logging into resources, please have them email the Information Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. We also have information about logging into our various services on our Login Help page.
Some vendors are providing access to expanded online resources during this time. See the list of resources here:
Zoom is a great tool available through the university that will make visual online communication easy between you and your students.
Here are some helpful links for you:
With the increased usage of Zoom, issues with transcription have popped up (i.e., auto transcription isn't working).
There are, however, resources that can help you transcribe your Zoom recordings:
Cengage Unlimited is offering all students free access to any Cengage Unlimited textbook through the end of the spring semester.
Cambridge University Press
Free access to all 700 textbooks published and currently available in HTML format on Cambridge Core until the end of May 2020. A full list of HTML textbooks published on the platform can be found here: https://www.cambridge.org/core/what-we-publish/textbooks
Numerous leading publishers (e.g., Pearson, Macmillan, McGraw-Hill, Oxford University Press, W.W. Norton, Wiley) are working with VitalSource to grant free access to course e-textbooks through May 25, 2020. To access these e-textbooks, students need to download and log into the VitalSource Bookshelf app using their school email address. There they can find and view course materials from participating publishers via VitalSource’s Explore capabilities within Bookshelf. Read more about this program at https://get.vitalsource.com/vitalsource-helps and https://support.vitalsource.com/hc/en-us/articles/360044467674-Student-and-Instructor-Frequently-Asked-Questions
Students have free access to eBooks from a variety of publishers for no additional cost.
To support the academic programs of Mansfield University, North Hall Library assigns a librarian to each academic department. These librarians help support the information needs of students and faculty for each subject/discipline. They also coordinate the acquisition of materials (i.e. books, videos, databases, etc.), provide subject-specific library instruction, and are available to assist with a variety of other library-related needs.
Feel free to contact the librarians listed below for information or assistance in your subject area or discipline. For general comments about the library, you may also contact the director, Scott DiMarco at email@example.com or 570-662-4689.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 570-662-4677
Contact: email@example.com, 570-662-4688
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 570-662-4675
Contact: email@example.com, 570-662-4648