Library News – COVID-19

Resources for COVID-19


Guides & Tools to Help you Identify Fake News

  1. Guides to learn how to spot fake news:
  1. Tools to help you identify fake news:
  • Snopes - a fact-checking resource, that investigates urban legends, hoaxes, and folklore. You can also check The Coronavirus Collection: Fact-Checking COVID-19 for COVID-19 related rumors and misinformation.
  • PolitiFact - a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others.
  • Google Reverse Image Search, RevEye, InVid and TinEye are tools that help you find the original context of images or videos you see on social media or elsewhere.
  • Quote Investigator - a website that fact-checks the reported origins of widely circulated quotes.
  • Coronavirus Rumor Control - a webpage from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


Publishers/Vendors actions to support remote learning

  • Project MUSE
    • Makes scholarly content in the humanities and social sciences temporarily available for free on its platform to support teaching, learning, and knowledge discovery for users worldwide.
  • Booklist & Book Links
    • This American Library Association publication is now freely available until further notice. Booklist provides critical reviews of books and audio-visual materials for all ages.
  • Edward Elgar Publishing
    • Developed a library of resources for teaching and offers free access to pertinent content.
  • ProQuest ebooks
    • Provides unlimited access to owned titles from more than 50 publishers through mid-June. This means that all licenses – including single-user and three-user models – will automatically convert to unlimited access during that period.
  • EBSCO ebooks
    • Upgrades our existing holdings to Unlimited-User access until June 30 for a growing list of publishers.
  • EBSCO trainings
    • Available to deliver any online session / WebEx on any topic related to EBSCO products and services interested to students, academic staff and librarians- please contact the library if you are interested.
  • AIS
    • Aims to help members make an easy transition to online teaching and learning with resources that can be used in online classes.
  • JoVE Science Education
    • offers free access to our users to a video library dedicated to teaching fundamentals through easy-to-understand video demonstrations. [JoVE: The Journal of Visualized Experiments is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes experimental methods in video format].


Resources for library staff and information professionals

  • Library Juice Academy
    • The online professional development platform for librarians and other library staff offering the course Online Instructional Design as a demo.
  • ACRL
  • EBSCO webinars series
    • Offers librarians around the globe the chance to better support the online research needs of their faculty, students and researchers (begins March 24).
  • IFLA - COVID-19 and the Global Library Field
    • Created a page – regularly updated – with information about nationwide library closures, as well as a range of ideas drawn from experience of libraries in different settings.