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COVID-19 Funding Resources

This new web guide to COVID-19 Funding Resource was developed for Smithsonian staff and includes tips for finding funding, links to grant databases and curated funding opportunities. It includes a link to a comprehensive database on COVID-19 related citations.

Trial Subscriptions

There are no active trials at this time.

Teleworking Resources

Library Telework Updates for SI Staff

The new Library Telework Updates for SI Staff page includes information about changes in access to Smithsonian Libraries spaces and services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Expanded Access to Electronic Resources

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many publishers and vendors announced they are removing paywalls and other restrictions to select electronic journals, books, and other resources. The new Expanded Access to Electronic Resources page provides access to many temporary (and some permanent) resources that are not available through the Libraries OneSearch tool or library catalog, SIRIS. For instructions on accessing the Libraries e-resources from anywhere, see Off-Site Access to Smithsonian Libraries’ Electronic Resources.

Finding and Accessing E-books and Books Online

Smithsonian Libraries and Archives are happy to announce a new page dedicated to the access of e-books and digitized books, Finding and Accessing E-books and Books Online. As Smithsonian staff and community members continue to create, explore and research remotely, the Libraries and Archives recognize the increasing need for digital resources. This page contains tips and tricks for accessing full text books online and where to find them and will be updated as new resources are added.

Newly Added Subscriptions

New Women's History Databases

The Smithsonian Libraries and Archives is pleased to announce the acquisition of two new research databases, funded by a grant from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative:

  • The Women's Magazine Archive Collection 2 is a searchable archive of leading women’s interest magazines, dating from the 19th century through to the 21st. It includes titles such as Cosmopolitan, Essence, Seventeen, and Town & Country. Issues are scanned from cover to cover in high-resolution color, ensuring that the original print artifacts are faithfully reproduced and that valuable non-article items, such as advertisements, are included. Detailed article-level indexing enables efficient searching and navigation of this content.
  • Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 is a resource for scholars of U.S. history and U.S. women's history. The collection currently includes 124 document projects and archives with more than 5,100 documents and 175,000 pages of additional full-text documents, written by 2,800 primary authors. It also includes book, film, and website reviews, notes from the archives, and teaching tools.

These new e-resources are available to the Smithsonian community from the A-Z List of e-Journals and Databases after connecting to the SI network via telework.si.edu or VPN. Content from these databases also will appear in search results via OneSearch. Please contact Trina Brown, Head Librarian, NMAH Library, at BrownKM@si.edu with any questions.

Training: Sarah Palmer from ProQuest will offer instruction on both databases on Tuesday, February 16, at 2:00 p.m. via WebEx: https://bit.ly/3pmxp8q. More information is available on our Training Opportunities page.

Announcing the Smithsonian Map Collections Database  

For well over a century and a half, Smithsonian researchers have used maps to aid in their research and document their journeys. Smithsonian Map Collections is an online database identifying more than 43,000 of these maps, which date from the 1820s to the present. Currently the database is only available to Smithsonian staff with network access, and not to the public. Smithsonian Teleworkers: Go to our telework site and paste https://si-maps.si.edu in the box located in the upper left corner. To learn more about the database, view this short video (Smithsonian access only).  

Canceled Subscriptions

This page about canceled subscriptions is a resource for library users and librarians to confirm the status of a title if you encounter problems with electronic access.