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Open Educational Resources and Zero-Cost Learning: CUNY Library Resources

Every campus draws on a CUNY-wide core collection and a local collection of databases supporting curricula and research.

Every campus library database collection contains journal content, ebooks, and video.

Every campus library lists its collection of CUNY-wide and campus resources on A to Z lists.

Ebooks at CUNY

Whether you read on-screen or prefer to print, browse tables of contents or search for keywords in full text, our versatile collections make embracing ebooks easy!Explore one of our subscription collections listed at the right.

CUNY Central provides access to these three licensed 3 Ebook resources:

  • Ebook Central
  • Springer Link
  • Wiley Online Books

Campus Specific Instructions and Links to Databases and Journals

 

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Free Newspaper Subscriptions

  • Use a CUNY.edu email address to sign up.
  • Faculty and staff renew every year.
  • Students have access until graduation.
    • renewal requires a working CUNY.edu address.  

Students cannot access library resources supplied by other CUNY campuses. Link campus-specific library resources for CUNY courses.

Use "permalinks" in course syllabii to connect students to library-licensed articles and e-books. A URL that is not a "permalink" means readers hit paywalls when linking to course material. 

Brooklyn College

To post a link to a Brooklyn College resource you need to place the Brooklyn College proxy prefix in front of the permalink of the item. This will send students to login to their account and authenticate that they are a Brooklyn College student, staff or faculty and can access the work.

This is the Brooklyn College proxy prefix: https://login.ez-proxy.brooklyn.cuny.edu/login?url= (+ Resource URL)

Tip: Test your link off-campus before sharing it!

CUNY Graduate Center

To post a link to a GC resource you need to place the GC proxy prefix in front of the permalink of the item. This will send students to login to their account and authenticate that they are a GC student, staff or faculty and can access the work.

This is the GC proxy prefix: https://ezproxy.gc.cuny.edu/login?url= (+ Resource URL)

Tip: Test your link off-campus before sharing it!

College of Staten Island

Please add the EZProxy URL to any article link for off-campus access.

The EZProxy prefix is: http://proxy.library.csi.cuny.edu/login?url= (+ Resource URL) 

Example:http://proxy.library.csi.cuny.edu/login?url=https://www.jstor.org/

Tip: Test your link off-campus before sharing it!

John Jay College

Our proxy server prefix address:    http://ez.lib.jjay.cuny.edu/login?url= 

Put this prefix BEFORE the permanent URL of any library licensed content.  That content might be for example a database, an article, an ebook, video clip, etc.   Then, when someone clicks on your hyperlink, the prefix will activate the log-in script, and the user will be asked to enter their JJ email user id and password.  After that information is entered successfully, the licensed content item will appear on screen.  

Tip: Test your link off-campus before sharing it!