The pandemic of Covid-19 is disrupting the entire bookselling industry. University Press publishers are doing their part in offering programs and initiatives to help readers, bookstores, schools and libraries.
This is a particularly challenging time for college students as they finish their courses remotely without access to libraries and textbooks that they were forced to leave behind in their dorm rooms. As students nationwide transition to online classes, Fordham University Press (FUP) is making scholarly content temporarily available for free across several online platforms, through the June 30th. FUP has worked with leading digital content providers to make a wide selection of eBooks — typically available for purchase — accessible to students at no cost through their institutions’ libraries.
For more information about FUP’s full list of freely accessible content on offer, here is a list of links to our relevant resources:
“Fordham University Press is joining other scholarly publishers during this unprecedented time in our history to make its content available for 90 days on JSTOR, MUSE, DeGruyter, ProQuest, and UPSO. We want students, teachers, and libraries to have access to content while they grapple with the challenges of online learning and pivoting at a breakneck speed to adapt to an all virtual classroom environment. With access to print and digital books severely hampered during the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to make sure to reduce impediments to gaining access to our scholarly content. As a mission-driven publisher deeply connected to a Jesuit institution, we fully support the goal of teaching to the whole person. In these unsettling and uncertain times, we hope to do our part to help humankind.” — Fredric Nachbaur, Director, Fordham University Press
Fordham University Press also offers a curated collection of titles on Fordham University’s electronic repository. To browse our full collections, visit DigitalResearch@Fordham.
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The Press publishes seventy books annually, primarily in the humanities and social sciences, has an outstanding reputation for producing award-winning studies in the fields of American studies, anthropology, classics, communications, cultural studies, gender studies, history, literary studies, philosophy, political theory, race and ethnicity, religion, sociology, theology, and urban studies with a particular emphasis on creatively interdisciplinary work. Each year it publishes two books of poetry through the Poets Out Loud prize. Additionally, the press publishes books focusing on the metropolitan New York region and books of interest to the general public.