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Temporary Free Access to Academic Resources during COVID-19 - This guide will be sunsetted on June 30, 2022

This guide is intended to assist librarians and faculty in finding resources. Access to these resources is temporary, and a resource may be withdrawn without notice by the vendor.

Open Access Content

The content listed here is always open access. The benefit of these resources is that they are not only free to use, they are also free of most copyright restrictions and can be openly used, edited, stored, and distributed.  Additionally, many of these resources can be downloaded then accessed offline by students, even long after the end of a course. Find out more about Open Educational Resources.

Berghahn Books offers open access titles in Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, Film & Media Studies, Geography, History, and Mobility Studies.

The Music Library Association Open Edition and first open educational score anthology is a permanent open access resource published by the University of Virginia Aperio Press.

The Southeast Asia Digital Library (SEADL) is an open access resource to provide a wide variety of materials published or otherwise produced in Southeast Asia. Drawn largely from the collections of universities and scholars, SEADL contains digital facsimiles of books and manuscripts, as well as multimedia materials and searchable indexes of additional Southeast Asian resources. Nations represented in the collection include Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The Standard Ebooks project is a volunteer driven, not-for-profit effort to produce a collection of high quality, carefully formatted, accessible, open source, and free public domain ebooks that meet or exceed the quality of commercially produced ebooks. The text and cover art in our ebooks is already believed to be in the public domain, and Standard Ebook dedicates its own work to the public domain, thus releasing whole ebooks files themselves into the public domain.

            University of Michigan Press publishes over 100 Open Access ebooks which are free to access at any time.