GEER Resources for Faculty

GEER Resource Information for Faculty

OhioLINK, Ohio’s academic library consortium, has received $2.5 million from the Ohio Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funds through the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The funds will be used to purchase digital resources for Ohio colleges, such as streaming video and e-books, to supplement online research, as well as provide instructional support for a wide range of curriculum, including physical and applied science courses that traditionally have not been taught online. GEER is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which authorized federal economic aid in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act includes several funding streams, such as GEER, to support the education community's response to the public health emergency

OhioLINK's collection development committee recommended the following e-resources be purchased with GEER funds to assist faculty/instructors in teaching remote and hybrid courses to Ohio’s 2-year, undergraduate, and graduate-level students across a wide range of disciplines, with emphasis on the most pressing need to support teaching labs in the STEM sciences and courses for the allied health fields. We thank ODHE for their advocacy and assistance in procuring the funds to make these resources available.  See the full announcement on the OhioLINK website

This page includes information about these GEER-funded electronic resources that faculty can use to integrate them into their courses.  Get access to these resources through your library's database list here.

JoVE Core + Lab Manual Combo

Access Dates

January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022 (2 years of availability)


JoVE Science Education videos teach science concepts and laboratory methods through engaging and easy-to-understand visual demonstrations, making remote instruction more effective when in-person lab demonstrations are difficult or not possible. The JoVE Core product is the equivalent of a video textbook, using high-impact animations to explain scientific concepts clearly for students in Biology (off-campus link), Chemistry (off-campus link), and Social Psychology (off-campus link). JoVE Lab Manuals for Biology (off-campus link) and Chemistry (off-campus link) are online alternatives to a comprehensive lab manual and contain Instructor Prep, Concepts, and Student Protocol videos for each lab offered. LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) apps designed by JoVE allow instructors to easily find and embed content into Learning Management System (LMS) pages for on and off campus viewing.

Orientation Webinars and Materials for Faculty

webinar customized for Faculty in Ohio: Using JoVE Core and Lab Manual science education videos in your lab courses

Join us to learn about JoVE's recent partnership with OhioLINK and the new STEM learning resources available to you.  JoVE is the world-leading producer and provider of science videos that increase the productivity and efficacy of STEM research and education. Our library includes science videos across multiple disciplines and provides the breadth and depth needed to meet the needs of science students and researchers at all levels. This webinar will help you get started using JoVE videos in your science courses. Topics covered include:

  • General Information about JoVE's solutions for Scientists and Teachers
  • Information about Core & Lab Manual titles available through OhioLINK
  • Access and Onboarding Instructions
  • LMS Integration Processes for Moodle, Blackboard, Zoom and other platforms
  • Time for Questions!

You can view the slide deck and Webex recording from a presentation for OhioLINK faculty held in April 2021.

Recurring Weekly Webinar for Faculty (NOt customized for faculty in ohio)

JoVE also offers a recurring weekly Faculty Webinar on Thursdays @ 9:30 am EST. Register here.

additional resources

Download a flyer (PDF) about using JoVE resources available to you through OhioLINK.

Check out JoVE's Faculty Resource Center for resources to assist with integrating JoVE into online courses and your LMS as well as guides for teaching remotely with JoVE videos.

MIT Press Direct eBooks

Over 3,000 titles published from 1943 through 2021, available with no DRM and no simultaneous user limit

Access Dates

Starting January 11, 2021, perpetual access to all e-books published from 1943 through 2021 at the MIT Direct site


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. 

Sage Business Cases

Complete SAGE Business Cases Collection, with DRM-free access to all cases published through 2020

Access Dates

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.

Orientation Webinars and Materials for Faculty

SAGE Publishing, in partnership with OhioLINK, invites you to join us for a one-hour instructional session to learn more about the SAGE Business Cases collection you have access to through your OhioLINK membership. This session, developed and presented by SAGE Publishing, will include an in-depth look at the SAGE Business Cases collection and its coverage of a variety of in-demand subjects including entrepreneurship, business ethics, diversity & inclusion in the workplace, accounting, and more. Tailored to meet the various needs of librarians, faculty, and students, these cases bring the global business environment to life and inspire researchers to develop their own best practices and prepare for professional success.  By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose and scope of the SAGE Business Cases collection
  • Create a user profile, save searches, and build custom lists of content
  • Search, browse, and filter to find specific cases in the platform
  • Link cases into learning management systems, websites, and LibGuides
  • Use learning objectives, teaching notes, and other supplemental materials to enhance course instruction

The first set of webinars were presented in January 2021.  You can download the full session description (PDF) or view the Webex recording (1/5/21).

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.

Films on Demand

Access to the GEER-funded Films on Demand video collection ended May 31, 2022.  Your institution's library can help connect you with additional resources.

Access Dates

March 2021 - May 31, 2022


Films on Demand and Feature Films for Education offer a large variety of curriculum-focused, streaming video titles from producers such as Films for the Humanities and Sciences, PBS, A&E, History, ABCNews, BBC, NBC News, Biography, National Geographic, 20th Century Fox, and others. This resource offers thousands of streaming videos in a broad range of subjects: Allied health, anthropology, area studies, art & architecture, biology, communication, counseling & social work, criminal justice & law, earth science, education, engineering, English, entertainment, environmental science, feature films, geography, health & medicine, history, mathematics, music & dance, nursing, philosophy & religion, physical science, physical therapy, political science, psychology, sociology, technology & society, world cinema, and world languages. Special features allow users the ability to organize and bookmark clips, share playlists, personalize folders, and manage their entire collection. LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) apps designed by FOD allow instructors to easily find and embed FOD videos into Learning Management System (LMS) pages for on and off campus viewing.

Wiley Cochrane Library

Statewide access to Wiley Cochrane Library ended December 31, 2021.  Your institution's library can help connect you with additional resources.

Access Dates

January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021


Wiley Cochrane Library is a collection of databases containing high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. The Cochrane Library includes the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), and Cochrane Clinical Answers. It can be searched for a particular topic or disease and will return results on clinical trials, reviews, methods, studies, and clinical answers, and is suited for use as supplemental course materials at the undergraduate and graduate levels, for technology assessments and economic evaluations.


Updated June 2, 2022