Below is a table of library vendor responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact RAD if you are interested in taking advantage of any of the following offers.
|Provider Name||Provider Response|
|Accucom||Accucoms works closely with several publishers that have signed the Wellcome Trust-coordinated initiave for making COVID-19 content freely available to help the pandemic.|
|Adam Matthew Digital||In response to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we want to reassure our customers and partners that we expect access to our products and services to remain unaltered. We are committed to supporting our community of students, educators, archivists and librarians in any way we can throughout this crisis.|
Access to articles on Scitation.org made available to registered users without a subscription to facilitate off-campus access during COVID-19 pandemic.
|American Association for the Advancement of Science AAAS||The American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Science family of journals are applying formidable resources to keep the scientific community and the public well informed on the coronavirus pandemic.|
Science, published by AAAS, has shared research findings and made data swiftly available over recent weeks to spur scientific advances, outline public health opportunities to slow the spread of COVID-19, and help protect the wellbeing of people across the globe.
The journal has accelerated its publishing practices governing the release of research papers on coronavirus and urged scientists to post their submitted studies on preprint sites, all the while preserving the peer-review process to ensure the validity of the research published in the journals.
In addition, Science and AAAS are working to ensure infectious disease researchers retain access to safe laboratories to facilitate their COVID-19 research and to keep the research community, policymakers and the public updated through quick-turnaround teleconferences, Facebook Live events and other outreach efforts based on the latest research and news published in Science.
Holden Thorp, editor-in-chief of Science, has been seeing to it that Science has coronavirus research papers reviewed as quickly as possible, promptly shares first release articles and makes them free to all. In addition, the News from Science team has been sharing regular updates on the latest research and reports from around the world. “Our top news reporters have become go-to sources for important news on the virus,” Thorp said. “And our Insights section is publishing commentary and ideas as quickly as we can.”
In a March 17 editorial, “Time to Pull Together,” Thorp called on institutions to limit their research work to the virus as well as clinical care and public health communications and urged fellow scientists to help virus researchers to ease challenges they are encountering such as finding childcare.
The journal Science Translational Medicine also published an editorial authored by experts on epidemiology, mathematics and two National Institutes of Health officials who called for prioritizing research on COVID-19 before focusing on the “confirmed cases and their geospatial spread.”
|American Chemical Society||In light of the current outbreak of a novel coronavirus (2019–nCoV), ACS Publications would like to share this Virtual Issue that features a collection of articles on coronavirus research. Chemistry has a key role to play in understanding everything from viral structure to pathogenesis, isolation of vaccines and therapies, as well as in the development of materials and techniques used by basic researchers, virologists and clinicians. This Virtual Issue aims to provide a brief overview of the important contributions of chemistry to understanding and controlling the spread of coronaviruses and includes articles from ACS Infectious Diseases, ACS Chemical Biology, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Reviews, and ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces as well as the preprint server ChemRxiv. We hope the research contained in this Virtual Issue will provide you with important insight into challenges and approaches in virus research.|
|American Economic Association||In these uncertain times, some faculty and their students may not have access to their institution's print-only subscription to the AEA journals. To ensure access as academic semesters and various student projects conclude, the Association is making its available journal content open access on the AEA website through June 30, 2020. We thank you for your support as a member of the Association and hope that you will share this announcement with your colleagues and students who may not currently have online access through their institutional libraries. Please visit the American Economic Association website to access the journals.|
|American Geosciences Institute||The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is providing free individual access to its Glossary of Geology Online Service through June 30, 2020 in order to assist students, educators and other geoscience professionals who may be forced to sequester at home due to the spread of COVID-19.|
|American Mathematical Society||Special Remote Access Link which is specific to each institution was sent to subscribers. Link provides access to all online content.|
|American Medical Association||JAMA and related AMA journals related information is now open access.|
|American Physiological Society|
We recognize many of you are dealing with university closures including drawing down of research activities in response to the Covid‐19 pandemic. Please be assured that the editors and staff of the APS journals will continue to assist you with your manuscripts and to provide excellent member/customer care.
|American Psychological Association (APA)|
APA Publishing is helping to support our customers during this challenging time by making a variety of resources freely available. For students and faculty at colleges and universities that have shut down their campuses and moved classes online, we are allowing instructors to use PsycLearn: Research Methods content with their students at no cost for the remainder of this semester. The eight available modules of PsycLearn: Introduction to Social Psychology are also available. Interested educators should contact their APA Partnership Manager or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For both clinicians and the general public, APA has a continually updated pandemics resource.
To support academic libraries and their patrons, APA is participating in the ProQuest Ebook Central program to provide unlimited access through June 19 to APA books that are included in Ebook Central. We’re also participating in the EBSCO eBooks program and that allows an unlimited number of simultaneous ebook users through the end of June.
APA is urgently exploring other options for making our book content available to educators and students globally, and we’ll update you with that information as it becomes available.
Many of these Academic Writer tutorials and quick guides are being made freely available to support students and instructors during the COVID-19 pandemic. They will remain on this site through July 1, 2020. The Basics of Seventh Edition APA Style tutorial will stay on the site for free after that date.
|Annual Reviews||Temporarily removing access control to content on Monday, March 13.|
|ASTM International||Global standards organization ASTM International is providing no-cost public access to a suite of two dozen important standards used in the production and testing of personal protective equipment to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) public health emergency.|
In an effort to support manufacturers, testing labs, healthcare professionals, and the general public, the available standards cover personal protective equipment including face masks, medical gowns, gloves, and hand sanitizers.
“ASTM International is committed to supporting healthcare providers, manufacturers, labs, and others in their efforts to address this global pandemic,” according to Katharine Morgan, ASTM International president. “Providing access to these standards at no cost will help companies manufacturing these products to understand necessary safety, quality and performance requirements, helping our world work better.”
The suite of available standards include test methods, performance specifications, and terminology. They were developed and maintained by ASTM International’s committees on personal protective clothing and equipment (F23), textiles (D13), rubber (D11), pesticides, antimicrobials, and alternative control agents (E35), and medical and surgical devices and materials (F04), and are available for public access.
These are the standards referenced in federal legislation or regulations.
|Berghahn||Free access to all Berghahn Journals In addition to those BOA journals available open access, all Berghahn Journals – new issues and all back issues - will be made freely available through June 30.|
|BioOne||In collaboration with the Association of Research Libraries, BioOne and our publishers have made articles related to coronavirus in the following journals available via open access through 2020|
|Bloomsbury Digital Resources|
As we all work together through an unprecedented situation, Bloomsbury Digital Resources, would like to help the library and educational community in any way we can. Our resources are now available upon request through the end of May 2020, at no cost or obligation and on an unlimited access basis.
Should you wish to enable access for your institution, please email us at the addresses below:
In addition to access, we will provide links to all resources that allow faculty to make the best use of the content, particularly for online courses. These include links to lesson plans, teaching tools, and featured content that we've created to provide a pathway into the resource.
Link to microsite that includes freely available COVID 19 Content on BMJ Best Practice and BMJ Learning.
1. FREE READ ONLY ACCESS TO BACKLIST:
More than 30 leading STM publishers have committed to making all of their COVID-19 and coronavirus-related publications immediately accessible.
|Cambridge University Press|
Cambridge University Press is making higher education textbooks in HTML format free to access online during the coronavirus outbreak. Over 700 textbooks, published and currently available, on Cambridge Core are available regardless of whether textbooks were previously purchased. Free access is available until the end of May 2020.
[Expanded access was temporarily suspended on 19 Mar due to high demand and reported missuse]
Existing Cambridge Core customers can request free access to a collection of reference works for libraries during the same period, including all of the Cambridge Histories, Cambridge Companions, and Cambridge Elements. Existing customers should contact their regular library sales representative to make a request.
|Canadian Electronic Library|
Free Access Available to Post-Secondary Libraries: As a response to the COVID emergency, Canadian Electronic Library offers free access to the Complete Collection to any post-secondary institutional library for the period ending June 30, 2020.
|Canadian Science Publishing|
Canadian Science Publishing is pleased to provide free access to coronavirus research available in our journals.
For US colleges experiencing unplanned, mid-semester impacts due to COVID-19, Cengage is offering students free access to all our digital platforms and 14,000 ebooks through Cengage Unlimited, for the remainder of this semester.
For faculty to be connected with a Cengage representative for more information on how Cengage can help support student access to course materials during this term and provide services to transition to online teaching.
|Cochrane||From next week the Cochrane Library will be temporarily unrestricted for everyone in every country of the world. Cochrane is taking this unprecedented move to ensure that all Cochrane evidence is accessible for all those involved in combating the pandemic and its effects on public health.|
|Clarivate Analytics||We take our global citizenship role very seriously and our response includes the launch of a global resource site to help medical researchers and healthcare professionals access the world’s leading research and late-breaking news around the coronaviruses. We also contributed to the Wuhan University Fighting COVID-19 Fund in support of local hospitals.|
CNKI OA platform for all literatures published regarding COVID-19
"This platform aims to fight against the epidemic as soon as possible, and to facilitate the wide spread of research achievements across China and the world. It divides the research results of COVID-19 into 6 stages: Pathogeny, Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prognosis and Nursing. The cost for open access publication and related services will be completely covered by our company."
In efforts to provide access to faculty and students to the thousands of print books on your library shelves, De Gruyter and our University Press partners are providing complete access from first book through 2016 – 75,000 titles – through June 30, 2020. Registration is required.
All relevant content on COVID-19 from the Dimensions platform is being made available as a single export file, updated daily.The file is available as a Google Sheet & as an Excel file hosted on figshare.
The file contains the details of (and links to) all relevant publications, data sets and clinical trials. The content has been exported from Dimensions using a query in the openly accessible Dimensions application.
|Docuseek||Has worked out an arrangement with its distribution partners, Bullfrog Films and Icarus Films, to make any of their titles on Docuseek available for educational streaming, at no charge, as long as the school has a legally-acquired copy of the title (any format), through June 30. Contact Docuseek if there are Docuseek titles from other distributors (e.g. Kartemquin, First Run, National Film Board) that you have a hard copy of and your faculty want to use in remote teaching during this period.|
|Duke University Press|
They are extending grace access for content hosted on both of their platforms (read.dukeupress.edu and projecteuclid.org) through the end of May for their existing customers.
They would like to share their reading lists, which offer free content (included is Navigating the Threat of Pandemic).
Faculty can search more than 12,400 Open Educational Resources, and copy/paste links to relevant materials into their Learning Management System (LMS) or send links to the material directly to students to access.Faculty can also search and discover more than 225,000 DRM-free EBSCO eBooks; if they discover an e-book of interest, they can contact their librarian to discuss potentially purchasing.EBSCO is providing easy access to OER through a simplified version of Faculty Select.
In addition, EBSCO eBooks™ is partnering with publishers to waive simultaneous user limits wherever possible, ensuring unlimited access to e-books by:
View the list of more than 300 participating publishers or visit the Special Promotions section of Spotlight Lists in GOBI to view discounted titles available and order through GOBI. To take advantage of the discount offer through your approval plan, contact your Collection Development Manager.
|EBSCO (EIS)||EBSCO, like many organizations, is paying close attention to the continuously evolving news regarding COVID-19, including recommendations from the CDC and WHO about traveling, social distancing and quarantines.|
This message is specific to our subscription services (print journals & magazines, e-journals and e-packages). We have in place a contingency plan that allows us to continue subscription service operations in case our on-site operations are interrupted by government-mandated quarantines or COVID-19 outbreaks in our primary service location. However, we need your help to facilitate this plan.
Receiving and Sending Renewals, Invoices & Other Information to EBSCO
Should we need to close our main operations facility for an extended period of time, employees will be able to work remotely. Due to the increased possibility that we may have to engage our remote work plan, we are asking all of our customers to consider electronic means of communication and of receiving and submitting documents such as invoices and renewal lists. If you are already doing this – thank you! If not, please keep reading for the options available to you.
E-mail and phone communication for day-to-day concerns should not be interrupted. Our Customer Service Team is prepared to work remotely. EBSCO also offers the option of using our Customer Service Portal in EBSCONET, which allows you to communicate directly with your assigned EBSCO representative.
For subscription renewals, customers have the following options:
Work your renewal online via EBSCONET. Your account must be set up for this functionality, but we can set you up quickly upon request – just ask your Customer Service Representative.
Receive your renewal list in PDF/Excel format rather than paper. This can also be requested via your Customer Service Representative.
If you are not already receiving invoices via email for your EBSCO subscriptions, you can request this change via your Accounts Receivable Representative or your Customer Service Representative. In the event that EBSCO’s on-site subscription operations are interrupted, and EBSCO moves to a contingency plan, the delivery of paper invoices may be delayed or interrupted.
|EBSCO and Harvard Business Publishing||EBSCO and Harvard Business Publishing are pleased to offer libraries free unlimited user access to the Harvard Business Review E-Book Subscription Collection until May 30, 2020.|
This ground-breaking collection contains the complete catalog of Harvard Business Review e-books. With over 600 e-books that include 400+ monographs, newly published e-books, seminal works, and 150+ article compilations of the HBR Classics series, faculty will be available to quickly provide relevant digital materials for their students.
Gain immediate access for your students and faculty today by contacting your local EBSCO representative.
|EDP Sciences||In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, as a publisher which has always put the academic community at the forefront of everything we do, we have decided to open our journals content from 2018-2020 so it is freely available for all to read*.|
The reasons for this are two-fold:
For nearly 10 years, EDP Sciences has actively supported open access (OA) and the dissemination of science through measures including:
Content will initially be made available from 30 March until the end of June 2020. We will continually monitor the situation and question any activity which may indicate abuse of the initiative. Copyright on individual articles will remain unchanged.
A few exceptions remain:
|Elsevier||Elsevier gives full access to its content on its COVID-19 Information Center for PubMed Central and other public health databases to accelerate fight against coronavirus|
Elsevier Textbooks freely available on multiple platforms. ScienceDirect Textbooks: The 256 textbooks currently on ScienceDirect will be automatically entitled to all active ScienceDirect customers (including those journals customers who do not currently have books) for a period of 90 days. Users accessing ScienceDirect through IP or remote access will be able to use these books while campuses are closed. Access the title list here (expected to be updated by end of day Wednesday, March 18).
VitalSource and Elsevier Partner to Provide ebook Access to Students
To assist students at disrupted semester-calendar schools who are losing access to course materials due to COVID-19 campus closures, VitalSource has been joined by publishers and partners to offer free access to ebooks to students whose classes have moved online from March 16 through May 25, 2020. Students will be able to access the expansive catalog of ebooks from participating publishers through the VitalSource Bookshelf app effective immediately.
|e-Marefa Database||In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic and the procedures of activating Virtual & online learning which has become a key component in the continuity of studies for students and instructors. We are eager to contribute by supporting these efforts in different regions around the world.|
Accordingly, we are pleased to provide members of Consortium of with free accessibility for two months to e-Marefa specialized databases which contain huge and various online resources to enrich your online learning materials.
|Emerald||We do have some content related to Coronavirus and epidemics management in general. These resources are now, and have been, freely available to everyone.|
Temporary removal of 12-month moving pay wall (currently in effect for 89 scholarly journals); only the last 12 months of publication of these journals are in restricted access, the rest of the content being already offered in open access.
|Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company|
Organizations across the globe are being challenged to deliver more and more of their services remotely, as the COVID-19 pandemic forces the reorganization of large parts of modern life. Higher education institutions are no exception, with distance learning and online research collaboration replacing on-site campus education and research.
|Future Science Group|
The Future Science Group is a signatory of the Wellcome Trust COVID-19 statement, and are therefore committed to making relevant content freely and immediately accessible. We are notifying the WHO of any relevant research submissions to our journals, and encouraging authors to make their work immediately available via relevant pre-print servers.
FSG is also fast-tracking all relevant submissions, and if accepted, depositing them with PubMed Central under a CC BY 4.0 license to allow re-use, sharing and data-mining.
|GeoScience World GSW|
To help support online learning and remote research for the remainder of the semester, the following GSW book publishers have extended public access to all of their ebooks through June 30, 2020:
Offering free campus-wide and remote access options to HeinOnline Academic for the remainder of the current semester and all of next semester.
Activate access by emailing HeinOnline.
|Hoopla (Midwest Tape)||Many libraries are going to be closed to the public for at least two weeks. There is a chance this could extend well beyond two weeks. As libraries cope with supplying patrons with digital content, we approached Midwest Tape about arranging for temporary Hoopla contracts for libraries (particularly public libraries) who have never used Hoopla in the past but would like to divert financial resources to it while they are not making physical material purchases.|
The Hoopla implementation/rollout period would also be expedited. The only downside here is that subscribing libraries would not receive a physical marketing kit to distribute to patrons at launch.
Contracts would be for 6 months instead of the customary 24, but libraries can cancel at any time with 60-days' notice.
IEEE realizes that many of our IEEE Xplore users are directly or indirectly engaged in the fight against COVID-19 and its effects on global health and safety, research, infrastructure, communications, and more. IEEE has identified articles and standards from the IEEE Xplore digital library that may help researchers understand and manage different aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic and technologies that can be leveraged to combat it.
Discover how the NOW Foundations and Trends eBook collection can be a valuable resource for your students and researchers. Take advantage of a limited time offer with free access to this collection through 30 June 2020! Please contact your sales representative or contact us to set up access for your institution.
|Index of Medieval Art||In recognition of the challenges faced by students, faculty, and researchers now working on line in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Index of Medieval Art at Princeton University has made its online database open-access until June 1, 2020. Index staff will continue to respond to research inquiries sent via our home page.|
In an effort to help provide access to our database products for institutions that may not have access or funds at this point, Infobase is offering free trial access to the following databases through 4/30/20 for our Academic Virtual Classroom. Let me know if you have any questions or issues accessing the trial. Be well and stay safe.
Academic Virtual Classroom:
|Internet Archive||"To address our unprecedented global and immediate need for access to reading and research materials, as of today, March 24, 2020, the Internet Archive will suspend waitlists for the 1.4 million (and growing) books in our lending library by creating a National Emergency Library to serve the nation’s displaced learners. This suspension will run through June 30, 2020, or the end of the US national emergency, whichever is later."|
|John Libbey Eurotext||Face à la crise inédite liée au Covid-19, John Libbey se mobilise et ouvre l’accès à l’intégralité de ses contenus|
Vous qui, en tant que scientifique et professionnel de santé, êtes au cœur de l’action, nous tenions tout d’abord, au nom de l’équipe John Libbey dans son ensemble, à vous remercier pour votre mobilisation sans relâche dans cette période de pandémie provoquée par le nouveau coronavirus infectant l'homme (Covid-19).
Afin de contribuer à ce combat, à notre niveau, et permettre aux médecins et chercheurs d’accéder immédiatement à la littérature scientifique nécessaire, nous avons décidé de rendre disponible gratuitement l’intégralité du contenu de nos revues durant cette période.
Pour y accéder, il vous suffit de vous connecter sur le site www.jle.com*.
|JoVE||Temporary free access of Science Education videos through June 15 for STEM teaching|
First, we are expediting the release of a new set of 26 journal archives in Public Health https://about.jstor.org/l/public-health/, making them openly accessible through June 30, 2020. For participating academic institutions that currently license some, but not all, JSTOR Archive and Primary Source collections, we will turn on access to all unlicensed collections at no cost.
With the support of select content partners like First Run Features, Samuel Goldwyn, Collective Eye Films, FilmRise, Films We Like, Media Education Foundation and NYX and more, Kanopy has put together a collection (PDF) of (15 films, to start) that your campus can watch at no cost for the next 30 days (through April 12).
Karger is making all published Coronavirus / COVID-19 articles freely available until the end of 2020, in order to support current research initiatives and community health. To make them easy to find, they have been grouped in a “Coronavirus Topic Article Package.”
|Kluwer Law International|
Our Legal & Regulatory US business has made "Coronavirus Resources & Tools (COVID -19)" available, which is focused on resources for legal professionals
|Lumen Open Education Resources|
Amid all this disruption and uncertainty, the Lumen Learning Team stands ready to assist with any rapid transition institutions and educators may be making to online learning, in order to reduce risk and slow the pace of transmission.
Lumen Community Slack can connect you with the Lumen Team, as well as faculty using Lumen courseware and other members of our community. Use this form to request an invitation to this collaboration tool.
Please reach out if the Lumen Team may be of help in any way possible during this period.
|Mary Ann Liebert|
Liebert has made, and will continue to make, all of their COVID-19 research content available for free.
Core digital learning platforms, McGraw-Hill Connect and ALEKS, are available for free to any student and instructor who needs it for the remainder of this Spring 2020 term.
McGraw-Hill Medical is here to support you during this challenging time when in-person classes are suspended. We have created a distance learning toolkit and the AccessMedicine COVID-19 Central to help faculty, students, residents, and healthcare professionals continue teaching and learning online and get the latest information on the COVID-19 global pandemic.
The MIT Press is offering libraries complimentary access to its catalog of eBooks on MIT Press Direct through the end of May 2020 to support faculty and students who are working and learning remotely. To receive free access to more than 2,770 MIT Press eBooks via MIT Press Direct, librarians may complete this webform or reach out to Emily Farrell, Library Sales Executive.
Make sure to bookmark the NEJM topic page about coronavirus. This page contains a collection of articles and other resources on the Covid-19 outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary. All content in this section is publicly accessible.
|New York Times|
We are providing free access to the most up-to-date information and guidance on the coronavirus.
To gain access, you may be asked to register for a free account using your email address.
We at NewspaperArchive.com would like to extend our hand in these trying times. We understand many institutions are closing their doors to the public for health and preventative reasons. We would love to help by offering your staff & patrons free access to our 300 million page newspaper collection from the comfort of their own homes. This is a unique feature about our database - remote access to our site using a referring URL.
We would also like to offer free remote access to all other libraries who are not currently a part of our community. If you happen to know of any other libraries or institutions that could benefit from our services during these solemn times, we would be happy to extend free access to them during this global pandemic.
In order to obtain remote access, we will need a secure URL generated from which you send traffic via a card holder login. If you are interested in setting this up, please let us know simply by emailing us.
In order to compensate for the closure of your institution’s library to end users of your physical documentation resources, we are happy to offer free access to our ebook catalog for one month. If your institution is not registered as customer, please send us the required information and we will set this up for you! Stay safe and healthy at home!
For the next few months, all content related to the global coronavirus crisis is fully accessible for all users. For users at subscribing institutions who work remotely from home we would like to remind you that you should have full access via the following options:
|Ohio State University Press|
For the duration of this crisis, all Ohio State University Press monographs, and the linguistics textbook language files, will be open and free to use through the Ohio State University Libraries’ Institutional Repository, The Knowledge Bank.
95% of the content published on OpenEdition Journals and 80% of the books on OpenEdition Books are usually open access. Following requests from our readers and the call made by many academic institutions (see our previous post), OpenEdition contacted the publishers of journals and books from both platforms to ask for permission to open or extend access to their content during the pandemic containment period. Many agreed quickly and we thank them warmly! Access will be gradually opened on the sites.
In the light of the Coronavirus epidemic, please see the OUP website for related, freely available resources.
Paratext is pleased to offer access to U.S. Documents Masterfile™ to all academic, public, and special libraries through June 2020.
At Pearson we recognize that millions of students across Canada are having their education disrupted by the spread of Coronavirus.
The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) is committed to sharing research data and findings relevant to the COVID-19 outbreak. All COVID-19 and coronavirus-related news, commentary, research and data is freely available to the public.
Project MUSE is pleased to support its participating publishers in making scholarly content temporarily available for free on their platform. MUSE expects to announce additional participants and will continually update the list of publishers offering free access to content.
As the modern world faces an unprecedented crisis in the COVID-19 pandemic, it is difficult to put into context each day’s events and how they will reverberate for years to come. Over the last few weeks, Project MUSE has been working closely with participating non-profit publishers who have graciously offered to make their scholarly content temporarily available for free on our platform. We are amazed at the depth and breadth of interdisciplinary content that is now free to read for anyone who visits Project MUSE.
"MUSE in Focus: Contextualizing Pandemic" is a small sampling of temporarily free scholarship from Project MUSE publishers on the broad topic of pandemic and its effects throughout history, in culture, and on humanity as a whole. We hope that bringing these pieces together will help to bring historical and cultural context to the current crisis, so that we may look to the knowledge of the past to guide us forward.
We envision this cross section as a place for scholars and generally interested readers alike to begin learning more. We also encourage readers to explore Project MUSE for additional relevant content.
More than 80 of MUSE's participating publishers have temporarily made all or some of their content freely available on the Project MUSE platform, in response to the crucial need for remote access to reliable, vetted teaching and research materials during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Over 25,000 books and 300 journals are now available to any user worldwide, with no restrictions on access or usage. MUSE has also made available tools to help libraries with discovery of the free resources.
"MUSE in Focus: Contextualizing Pandemic" follows on the August 2019 release of "MUSE in Focus: Addressing Gun Violence," a selection of scholarship from Project MUSE publishers on gun violence, its effect throughout the culture, and its possible solutions, developed to inform policymakers and educate researchers and other concerned citizens. When appropriate, we may offer additional MUSE in Focus compilations, where trusted scholarly content from our participating publishers may contribute historical, cultural, and social context to current events and issues on global, national, and local scales.
Research Companion is Open to all Students and Educators Through June 30
All schools, colleges and universities can temporarily access key components in Research Companion, a multimedia resource that helps students develop information literacy and critical-thinking skills.
ProQuest has made library databases and other educational resources available to universities and schools as they navigate the transition to distance learning. While having remote access to library content is essential for online programs, so is knowing how to properly use that content.
That’s why ProQuest is temporarily opening up access to key components of Research Companion, a resource that helps high school, college and undergraduate university students develop the crucial critical thinking and information literacy skills they need to do scholarly research. Schools who don’t currently subscribe to Research Companion can access video modules and assessment tools from the product at no cost through June 30. Users will get access to 10 easy-to-navigate multimedia learning modules that answer questions such as How do I choose a topic? Where do I find information? and How do I evaluate sources? These modules include nearly 100 videos, assessment questions and other tools designed to walk users through the scholarly research process.
Given the extraordinary number of requests we received, RavenPack has made public its COVID-19 news monitoring dashboard.
RedShelf Responds: Providing students simple access to eBooks during complicated times, In collaboration with the academic publishing community, RedShelf is providing students with free, convenient access to their learning materials. Students need to create a free log-in to access.
|Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM - MGG)|
RILM had offered free access to our full-text resources to any institution in need, and we were inundated with hundreds of requests from all over the world.
Many of you have been playing an important role in dealing with this crisis we’re facing, and we just want you to know that we are here to support you. Our service remains up and running, 24/7. While we’ve had to do a few things differently, as a whole we’ve been able to maintain our normal service levels -- and anticipate keeping it that way.
|RSNA - Radiological Society of North America|
COVID-19 resources that RSNA has available free of charge.
|Royal Society of Chemistry|
Maintaining your access to RSC content. Wherever you might be working at the moment, we would like to reassure you that your access to our journals, eBooks and RSC Select package remains unaffected. If you are experiencing any difficulty accessing information in the usual way, please let us know through email and we will work with you to get things working smoothly again. Chemical scientists everywhere must have access to the latest knowledge and resources in order to address the world’s challenges, and we can offer this no matter where you are based.
All Royal Society of Chemistry articles on coronavirus research are freely available.
|Royal Society Publishing|
The Royal Society has now decided to remove all access controls on our journals for the time being. The publisher wants to support our librarian and researcher communities, and understands that people may be working remotely for some time. The Royal Society does not want access issues to impede any work for our end users during this time. As the paywall will be down this means that customers & non-customers will have access during this time.
Offering complimentary, 90-day access to most-requested online teaching and learning resources: SAGE Video, SAGE Research Methods Video and SAGE Knowledge Books & Reference*
During this unprecedented time, we at SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) want to send our very best wishes to the institutional librarians in our community and everyone in your networks. Our staff are at home and working hard to continue the high level of support we provide.
SoftChalk, the education company that provides the premier online lesson creation and student interaction tool, is offering assistance to academic institutions and organizations to help educators meet the demands created by school closings and the temporary shift to online course delivery during the COVID-19 threat.
Our Support Team is ready to provide assistance as needed.
We’re educators first and we want to help our fellow educators however we can.
For our existing customers already using SoftChalk Cloud, please feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com for ways we can continue to support you at this time.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.
The latest coronavirus research and news items are freely available from Springer Nature. This material is authoritative and could help on a broad scale.
The landing pages for this open content are:
To make remote access easier Springer Nature will soon keep users logged in for 90 days after their initial authentication. Publisher will keep the 90-day period under review and will update customers of any change. In parallel, publisher is exploring new methods of access and will be piloting Google Scholar Universal CASA for remote access across multiple devices. We have made available for free all relevant research we have published and continue to publish, and are strongly urging our authors submitting articles related to this emergency to share underlying datasets relating to the outbreak as rapidly and widely as possible. SpringerNature continues to work with global organisations to support the sharing of relevant research and data and are a signatory on the Wellcome Trust consensus statement, Sharing research data and findings relevant to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, as well as supporting the initiative from the White House Office of Science and Technology to make all relevant global research, and data, available in one place. Publisher also has a role to play providing good, fact-based journalistic and opinion content on this fast-moving public health issues in Nature (for researchers and research leaders) and Scientific American (for the broader public).
Springer has also announced that it is making over 500 online textbooks free until the end of July to support e-learning.
|Taylor & Francis||See the Coronavirus reading list open access content.|
|University of California Press|
In recognition of the impact of Covid-19 on campus instruction and the rise of unplanned distance learning, University of California Press is pleased to make all of our online journals content free to all through June 2020. See UC Press’s full list of journals.
|University of Chicago Press||Journals:|
|University of Michigan Press||University of Michigan Press will make all content in the University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC) free-to-read for the remainder of the academic term.|
Beginning on Friday, March 20, access restrictions will be removed for all 1,150+ titles in the UMP EBC until the end of April 2020. The UMP EBC contains the Press’s scholarly output published since 2012 as well as new books and older titles as they are digitized. Note they will be free-to-read, not to download, during this time.
|Wiley||For the Education Community: As a growing number of schools are being affected by COVID-19, Wiley is aiming to ensure instructors who need to teach remotely have the necessary tools to help their students. Beginning today, instructors without an adopted online learning solution, such as WileyPLUS, Knewton Alta or zyBooks, can receive free access for their students for the remainder of the Spring 2020 term. Instructors teaching at impacted institutions can request access to WileyPLUS or Knewton Alta; instructors can request access to zyBooks. For current WileyPLUS and Knewton Alta instructors, Customer Success Specialists are equipped to provide additional support, including extension of due dates, adjusting assignments or increasing the capacity to work remotely.|
To help, Wolters Kluwer has a dedicated resource page where you can find a range of curated information and resources from our product portfolio that we have opened access to for the medical community during this time. We’re updating these pages regularly with new resources, so please bookmark the links and share with your colleagues and patrons.
At Wolters Kluwer we understand the unique challenges colleges and universities are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic and want to support our customers as they move to an online learning environment. To help you make this transition, I would like to offer your institution complimentary access to a selection of products for the next sixty days, complete with setup, support and training for users. These products have been specifically selected as they can help your faculty and students with the challenges of online learning.
Our Ovid customer support and training teams are ready to help you get started. To receive your complimentary access complete a brief request form. A member of our Ovid Customer Support team will contact you directly to begin the setup process.
|VideoLib||Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with updates or post new offers to VideoLib or to subscribe to VideoLib. For virtual instruction, VideoLib always recommends assigning streaming videos to students outside of virtual lectures.|
|Vital Source||VitalSource and Publishers to Provide Free Access to eTextbooks to Students Affected by COVID-19 Campus Closures|
As the central information infrastructure for the life sciences, ZB MED has compiled numerous offers for scientists in the field of research on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 at the ZB MED COVID-19 HUB. The hub will be successively expanded and is of course freely accessible.