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E-Resources Access during COVID-19: Home

This guide provides links to expanded electronic resources available due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

E-Resources Access during COVID-19: Overview

This guide is intended to provide a list of e-resources (and links to them) that have expanded their access during COVID-19. This guide is not intended to be comprehensive; if there are any resources you find that you'd like to see added to this guide, please let us know, using the contact information to the right!

Additionally, while we will try to keep this guide updated as access and dates change, please let us know if we're missing something or something has changed!

General E-Resources: Collections & Links


Through their Emergency Temporary Access Service, HathiTrust has made available over 6.7 million works. Check here for primarily older works (pre-1930). Also accessible through Searchworks (Stanford's catalog).

Public Books Database

Catalog of academic presses that have made titles available for free online. This catalog is only updated periodically. Some academic presses may have since reinstated access restrictions.

Library of Congress Open Access Books

Wide ranging collection of books with a strong focus on history and social sciences, from the Library of Congress's digital collection. Also includes several foreign language books, primarily in German and Spanish.

De Gruyter

Free access to archived content through 2016; full access to 2020 publications from several academic presses (including Chicago, NYU, and California). Subjects include business and economics, law, life sciences, philosophy, and physics.

Stanford Scholarship Online

Access to certain Stanford University Press ebooks. Best to start by searching the library's catalog, Searchworks. Subjects include history, literature, law, political science, and society and culture. Full list of accessible titles available here.

Cambridge Core

Access to all 2020 Cambridge titles, plus many titles published before 2020. Click "Only search content I have access to" to limit your search. Subjects include education, law, life science, philosophy, and social science research methods.

COVID E-Resources: Collections & Links

JSTOR's Public Health Journals

Open access to 26 public health journals through June 30, 2020, for topics such as epidemiology, aging, bioethics, and more.

Brill COVID-19 Database

Free access to books and articles on coronavirus, public health, distance learning, and crisis research.

Coronavirus Research Database

ProQuest is actively curating openly-available research on the coronavirus and collecting them in this database.

Navigating the Threat of the Pandemic

Access from Duke University Press (for books through June 30; for articles through Oct. 1) on the spread of communicable diseases.

Articles for Understanding Pandemics & Epidemiology

Free access to MIT Press articles on pandemics, epidemiology, economic impacts of pandemics, etc. These articles continue to be freely accessible as of September 3, 2020.

Coronavirus Free Access Collection

Cambridge Core has made available access to articles and book chapters related to coronavirus research.

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