COVID-19 Traveler Statewide Resources
The Traveler Statewide Databases are a collection of digital resources provided by the Arkansas State Library to all Arkansas residents, schools, libraries and universities.
Arkansas residents can access the databases from the State Library’s website with no registration or additional logins required. You must be located within the state of Arkansas with your device’s location services turned on.
Many Traveler content providers are including additional resources at no cost to help support students and citizens throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. The Traveler program and its new resources can help educators, parents, caregivers, students, or anyone with e-learning needs.
LexisNexis COVID-19 Legislative & Regulatory Updates
State legislatures, governors and regulatory agencies are proactively responding to the coronavirus epidemic. LexisNexis provides free public access to compilation of state and federal activity in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, including pending bills, new regulations and executive orders.
No registration is required to access the collection, but signing up provides a free 50-state report with daily updates on existing measures plus new legislative and regulatory proposals.
World Book Encyclopedia COVID-19 Toolkit
World Book created a training page and COVID-19 Toolkit covering ways to use their resources to support distance learning. It additional information about each of their products, video tutorials, at home lesson ideas, and resources for parents.
These products are available until at least April 30. To access the new products from within a World Book database, click “World Book Products” at the bottom left-hand side of the page.
New products include:
- Activity Corner
- Dramatic Learning
- Science Power
- Social Studies Power
ProQuest curated a collection of authoritative and factual resources on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) from a variety of reputable sources. The collection is freely accessible to the public.
ProQuest offers journal articles from reputable sources on a wide variety of topics. The ProQuest Central interface allows searching across all ProQuest databases at once, but individual database title can be searched separately.
ProQuest developed a LibGuide with information about the various ProQuest products and how you can use them for your patrons or students.
Additionally, ProQuest offers instant, unlimited user access on eBook Central with content from 50+ publishers.
ProQuest is also offering a series of public webinars between now and the end of April to help support educators and parents now tasked with homeschooling students. Registration and recordings can be accessed from ProQuest's Webex meeting calendar by searching for the title of the event. Courses include:
- Exploring Animals at Home in SIRS Discoverer – March 30th at 1pm CST
- Providing support for Student Research projects – March 31st at 1pm EDT
- Using ProQuest Central for Student Research - April 7th at 1pm EDT
- eLibrary for Research and Homework Help – April 8th at 1pm EDT
- Using CultureGrams Teaching Activities at Home – April 9th at 2pm CT
- Using SIRS Issues Researcher Curriculum Guides at Home - April 14th at 2pm CT
- Introduction to K-12 Coursepack – April 15 at 1pm EDT
- Reading at Home with Schools & Educators Complete – April 30th at 1pm CT
Now is a great time to try out Mango Languages. The database provides already includes specialty lessons like “Spanish for Librarians” and units covering medical terms.
The Traveler program does not include Mango Classroom, but Mango announced the product will be freely available during the 2019-2020 school year for any school facing closures due to COVID-19.
For more information, contact:
- Katie Walton
- Acquisitions Manager
- email@example.com or (501) 682-2266
This project is made possible by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.