A sizable collection of over 19,700 materials from Wiley, the global leader in publication, education, and research, have recently been added to the ever-expanding virtual library of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde.
Founded in 1807, the American multinational publishing company Wiley has marked significant contributions to bridge the higher education gap through an impressive assemblage of instructional and professional learning titles from revered scholars and organization partners and bestsellers from renowned authors.
The institution’s Br. Fidelis Leddy Center for Learning Resources now carries new digital textbooks that cover diverse disciplines, to include Mathematics and Statistics, Life and Earth Science, Food Science, Health and Medical Science, Psychology and Psychiatry, Veterinary Medicine, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology.
The wide array of selections also features in-demand and industry-relevant subjects in the fields of Computer Science and Technology, Emergency Management, Business, Finance, Engineering, and Education.
It likewise has the latest editions to the leading titles in Hospitality and Culinary, Graphic Design, Architecture and Interior Design, Social Sciences, Humanities, and World Languages, among many others.
The subscription allows Benildeans to browse textbooks on the platform, with enhanced reader features such as Read Aloud, Highlight, Note, Translate and offline reading capability for Windows, Android, and iOS.
This is the college’s response to the greater need for electronic books and sources amid the ongoing online modalities, to further support remote teaching, research, self-study, and intellectual stimulation amid the lockdowns.
The growing online database includes exclusive access over 24 million free-to-download e-books, journals, references, collections and industry reports, and datasets from reputable agencies, plus another 1.5 million free-to-lend sources from Internet Archive’s online library.
The institution recently subscribed to Material ConneXion (MCX), a leading design authority that provides over 10,000 innovative materials from over 7,000 global manufacturers from 75 industries including fashion, furniture, architecture, automotive, and beauty.
The students and staff are likewise entitled to digital subscriptions to giant trend forecast and analytic websites WGSN and Business of Fashion (BoF). WGSN provides an immense number of insights and inspirations on fashion, lifestyle, hospitality, interior, and retail from over 250 trend experts and scientists around the world. The BoF offers a plethora of exclusive content, education courses, and events about the latest global headlines across sustainability, luxury, beauty, retail, and technology, among many others.
The available e-resources can be seamlessly embedded by the instructors into BigSky, the official learning management system of the college, for the effective online learning experience of the students. It serves as the portal to participate in classroom discussions and access activities and projects.