Landman Library

EBooks, Streaming Media, and More

Landman library is a great resource for course materials. Our online materials come in a variety of formats, from ebooks to articles to films and a lot in between, and cover a wide breadth of disciplines. Any of these resources can be added to your Canvas page. Plus, they are freely available to Arcadia faculty and students!

This guide primarily focuses on using the library's subscribed ebooks and streaming films as course materials, but there are many other resources in the library that can be used in the classroom, including databases and other digital collections. Be in touch with your librarian with any questions or acquisition needs. Your librarian can assist in locating digital versions of course materials! 

EBooks @ Arcadia

The following are our core subscriptions for ebooks:
EBook Central (see a helpful guide here)


Other online resources with ebooks:
AccessMedicine, Books@OVID, ClinicalKey, PsycBooks, Science Direct

If the library does not have an ebook that you need, please use our purchase request form. When requesting a purchase, please keep in mind: 

Streaming Films @ Arcadia

Streaming Video @ Landman:

Landman Library acquires individual streaming film licenses from select vendors upon request from the community. These films are discoverable within our online catalog and accessible anywhere and at any time. 

Please also review the library's guidance on streaming video.

Other Types of Online Resources @ Arcadia

The library subscribes to the following interactive media collections. You may need these or something similar to supplement an in-class experience or activity. Contact your librarian if you want help exploring options or setting up a trial. 

JoVE (Journal of Video Experiments)

Open Educational Resources (OER)

OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that are free of cost and made available without copyright or licensing restrictions limiting how they are used. They can be any type of resource, from textbooks to images to assessments or assignments. This includes books and videos in the public domain or made available for free by networks, publishers and other providers. Be in touch with your librarian for more information or assistance

Purchase considerations for any electronic item

  • Most ebooks and streaming films are available from a provider as individual purchases - typically in the form of a one-time fee for ebooks and a one-time individual rental fee or yearly subscription fee for streaming films.

  • The number of users: how many people need access to the book or film at the same time?