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Islamic Art and Architecture : E-books during COVID-19

guide to resources for research on Islamic art and architecture

Access Digital Books

During COVID-19, digital books are often the preferred format. How do you know if the library has online access to a specific book? Follow these directions to locate UW-Library e-books.

  1. Go to the Library Catalog search page. 
  2. Click the "Available Online" box beneath the search bar. 
  3. Once you see your search results, "refine by" format and select "books"

Newly Accessible E-books During COVID-19

Many publishers and content providers have temporarily unlocked some of their resources to support remote research, teaching, and learning during this period of disruption. Please see this page for resources of potential interest to art history. Check back often, as this list is growing!

 

In particular, these providers may have art history content:

EBSCO eBooks Academic Collection  (authenticated access) Over 200,000 titles from a broad range of academic subjects and publishers.Temporarily available to all Wisconsin residents through BadgerLink courtesy of EBSCO.

Ohio State University Press, The Knowledge Bank All Ohio State University Press monographs, and the linguistics textbook language files, will be open and free to use through the Ohio State University Libraries’ Institutional Repository, The Knowledge Bank.

MIT Press Direct (authenticated access only) Access to more than 2,770 MIT Press eBooks in art and architecture, biomedical sciences, business and finance, computer science, cognitive science, design, education, environment, game studies, humanities, information science, linguistics, neuroscience, new media, philosophy, and social sciences. Expected to be available until May 31, 2020.

Project MUSE Project MUSE is making scholarly content temporarily available for free. Among the publishers currently opting to make content free are 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). List of publishers.

Proquest Ebook Central Libraries impacted by COVID-19 will get unlimited access to all owned titles from certain publishers. All licenses – including single-user and three-user models – will automatically convert to unlimited access. The unlimited access also applies to additional titles purchased through mid-June. Participating Publishers.
 

University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection will make all content in the University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC) free-to-read for the remainder of the academic term. The UMP EBC contains the Press’s scholarly output published since 2012 as well as new books and older titles as they are digitized. 

Bloomsbury Digital Resources (authenticated access only) Large collection of scholarly content in the humanities and social sciences. Includes primary documents, critical texts, historical archives, audio and video content. Expected to be available through May 31, 2020.