GEER Resources for Faculty

GEER Resource Information for Faculty

What is OhioLINK?

OhioLINK, part of the Ohio Department of Higher Education, is Ohio’s academic library consortium. Easy, fast access to a vast amount of scholarly material has made Ohio’s higher ed library system the envy of academics across the country and OhioLINK one of the most respected library consortia.

If you are looking for an article or book, chances are that you can get it through OhioLINK. OhioLINK cost-effectively acquires and maintains shared electronic library resources for its members--more than 37 million digital journal articles, more than 241,000 electronic books, and more than 100 databases. It also funds and manages Ohio’s inter-library loan program from a shared catalog of 38 million books and printed items.

In 2022, OhioLINK negotiated three transformative agreements with Wiley, Cambridge University Press, and the Institute of Physics publishers that allow authors to publish open access at no cost to the authors or additional cost to their institutions.  These agreements also expanded access for Ohio researchers to read articles in journals from these publishers. OhioLINK has created similar information pages for authors interested in publishing in Wiley journals and Cambridge journals.

Your institution’s library would be happy to provide more information about what is available to you.

What is GEER and what are OhioLINK's GEER library resources for faculty?

Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funds are part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, federal economic aid authorized in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, OhioLINK was awarded funding for a first round of GEER resources through the Ohio Department of Higher Education.  In 2022, OhioLINK has been awarded additional funding that will be used to continue efforts to bridge gaps in higher education instructional materials and library resources created by the pandemic. OhioLINK's statewide collection development committee recommended the following e-resources be purchased with the GEER funds to address the ongoing needs of faculty/instructors in teaching remote and hybrid courses to Ohio’s 2-year, undergraduate, and graduate-level students across a wide range of disciplines.

We thank ODHE for their advocacy and assistance in procuring the funds to make these resources available.  Access for this second set of resources is now available as of December 1, 2022.

See the announcements on OhioLINK's website for the first round of GEER-funded resources in 2021 and the current second round of GEER-funded resources.

The following resources are available with perpetual access and are ideal for integrating into courses:

MIT Press Direct eBooks

Access Details

Starting January 11, 2021, perpetual access to all e-books published from 1943 through 2021


MIT Press Direct ebooks (off-campus link) publishes significant works from leading educators and researchers around the globe. This resource covers a wide range of topics, including art, architecture, business and management, cognitive science, computer science and artificial intelligence, design, economics, education, engineering, environmental science, linguistics, mathematics, neuroscience, philosophy, physics, technology, and social theory. These highly regarded e-books could be used as supplemental course materials across many disciplines.

Routledge Handbooks

Access Details

Starting December 1, 2022 with perpetual access to all Handbooks published through 2021


Routledge Handbooks are up-to-date overviews of classic and current research across a broad spectrum of subjects, including the humanities, social sciences, science, and engineering from Routledge and CRC Press. Over 2,700 handbooks published through 2021 are available.

Additional Resources

SAGE Counseling & Psychotherapy Videos

Access Details

Starting December 1, 2022 with perpetual access to all videos in the collection


The Counseling & Psychotherapy video collection from SAGE (off-campus link) includes over 400 streaming videos on topics including counseling research methods, counseling setting/client groups, theory and approaches, counseling skills, and professional issues.

Additional Resources

SAGE Video Instructor Code

Faculty and instructors can set up an individual SAGE account to have access to additional features, such as saved searches and video downloads (more information at SAGE's website). (The videos themselves are available via IP authentication without an individual user account or code.)  There is also a SAGE instructor code that faculty and instructors can apply to their SAGE user accounts to view additional teaching resources.  Contact your library to get an instructor code.

SAGE Business Cases

Access Details

Starting January 1, 2021, perpetual access to all cases published through 2020


SAGE Business Cases (off-campus link) provides librarians, faculty, and students with cases to support curriculum and independent research. In addition to SAGE’s proprietary and newly commissioned cases, the collection includes cases from a growing list of world-renowned universities and professional associations. With more than 4,000 authoritative case studies from over 100 countries, this robust collection provides access to interdisciplinary cases across in-demand subjects such as entrepreneurship, accounting, healthcare management, leadership, social enterprise, and more.

Additional resources

Teaching Notes in Sage Business Cases

SAGE Business Cases include Teaching Notes with suggested teaching strategies, target audience, and discussion questions to support integrating cases into courses. To keep these Teaching Notes visible to faculty only, the SAGE website requires that faculty create a user account and enter an activation code in order to view the Teaching Notes.  (Access to the Business Cases themselves is available at the links above without a user account.)  Contact your library to get an activation code and watch SAGE's instruction video to set up your access to Teaching Notes.

The following leased resources are available for a set period of time and could be used as supplementary and research materials:

University Press E-Books from De Gruyter

Access Details

New e-books will be added from university presses at Columbia, Harvard, California, Stanford, Toronto, and University of Pennsylvania as they are published throughout 2023 with perpetual access. (E-books from Rutgers and Penn State will also be available, but without perpetual access.)

Access to e-books from these university presses published up through 2013 will start December 1, 2022 and run through December 31, 2023


This e-book collection from De Gruyter (off-campus link) includes e-books from university presses at Columbia, Harvard, California, Stanford, Toronto, University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers and Penn State covering a variety of subjects, including sciences, humanities, business, technology, medicine, law, and more.

Elsevier E-Books

Access Details

Starting December 1, 2022 through November 30, 2023 (12 months)

At the end of the initial 12-month access period, a small selection of highly-used e-books will continue with perpetual access.


This e-book collection from Elsevier (off-campus link) covers subjects including earth and planetary sciences, engineering and computing, life and biological sciences, medical sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences.

Looking for more resources?

Get in touch with your institution's library.

Access to Films on Demand, JoVE videos, and Cochrane Library that were provided through the first round of GEER funding in 2021 has ended.  Your institution's library can help connect you with additional resources.

Updated January 13, 2023