Here's what's happening in response to COVID-19. Maxwell Library is here to provide the resources, equipment and services that you might need right now.
For ongoing campus updates, please visit BSU COVID-19 site for more information.
The following is a basic primer to library services, focusing on what can be done remotely.
If you administer your own personal firewall such as Norton Antivirus, then you will have to make an exception for “login.libserv-prd.bridgew.edu” and "login.libserv-prd.bridgew.edu"
If you are at a place of work with a local area network, the local network has a firewall or internet security settings that could interfere with EZproxy. You will need to talk to your network administrator at your place of school or business.
If you have problem with your BSU account, please contact IT Service Center.
Step 1: please try different browsers first.
Step 2: If none of the browsers works, please check the following settings in your browser:
If you have problem accessing the library e-resources, please feel free to contact us.
Please follow the steps in the following to configure your Google Scholar setting first before performing a search.
1. Go to the Google Scholar “preferences” page at
2. Click on "Library links" (on the top left of the page).
3. In the text box, type “bsumax” and click search (the magnifying glass icon)
4. When “BSU Maxwell Library – Find-it @ BSU Max” appears, click the box to select it.
5. Click Save.
6. Do a search on the topic of interest.
7. Generally, anything with a link on the right side that displays “Find-it @ BSU Max” should be available to you free of charge.
8. If you are ever prompted to pay for articles, DON’T.
ScienceDirect free eTextbooks until June 15, 2020Book Title Lists: https://www.elsevier.com/solutions/sciencedirect/content/book-title-lists.
EBSCO Faculty Select - May be available through June 30, 2020Faculty Select is a single interface where faculty can easily discover and access Open Educational Resources (OER), as well as find and request access to unrestricted, DRM-free e-books from top academic publishers. EBSCO Faculty Select Frequently Asked Questions.
Boston Public Library - online courses https://www.bpl.org/learning-tools/online-courses/ (For access, you need either a BPL borrower’s card, or an eCard. Register or renew an eCard here: https://www.bpl.org/ecard/)
Gale Cengage is offering open access to some of its resources to support preK – undergraduate learning.
Miss Humblebee's Academy - an interactive kindergarten-readiness program that introduces children ages three to six to key concepts in math, science, social studies, language and literacy, art, and music. It’s as challenging as it is fun!
Gale In Context: High School - supports student papers, projects, and presentations while empowering the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills with content aligned to national and state curriculum standards. LINK: https://go.gale.com/ps/start.do?p=SUIC&u=c19micro&password=open
Gale In Context: College - interdisciplinary content that reinforces the development of skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation. LINK: https://go.gale.com/ps/start.do?p=CSIC&u=c19micro&password=open
Gale In Context: Canada - an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a broad range of Canadian topics, people, places, and events.
If you get asked for a password for any of these resources, use “open” (no quotes). The end date of access to these resources is unknown at this time.
View Gale’s online toolkit for responding to the coronavirus outbreak (resources, trainings, and more): https://www.gale.com/covid19support.
TumbleBooks, a world leader in online children’s book databases, announced that it will make its family of online libraries available for free to all libraries until at least August 31.
TumbleBookLibrary - K-6 children's ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/auto_login.aspx?U=tumble735&P=books
TumbleMath - K-6 math ebook database
TeenBookCloud - Grade 7-12 ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.teenbookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
AudioBookCloud - all ages audio book database
Direct Link: https://www.audiobookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
RomanceBookCloud - a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
Direct Link: https://www.romancebookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
Off-campus access to these videos and film is restricted to current BSU students, faculty, and staff.
Faculty: please fill out this form to request a library instruction session for your classes, we can deliver sessions remotely via Blackboard Collaborate or Office 365 Team.
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