Traveler COVID-19 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 includes additional information about each of their products, video tutorials, at home lesson ideas, and resources for parents.

World Book has temporarily made all of its products available to cusomters. These new products are accessible from the World Book Portal.

New products include:

  • Activity Corner
  • Dramatic Learning
  • Science Power
  • Social Studies Power


ProQuest

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.


Mango Languages

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.


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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.