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Temporary Free Access to Academic Resources during COVID-19

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 Access to these resources is temporary, and a resource may be withdrawn without notice by the vendor.


Berghahn has made all 2020 issues of their select anthropology collection available in open access under the Subscribe-to-open model.

JSTOR has made new Public Health Journals freely available through December 31, 2020.

World Scientific has made all journal content published since 2001 freely available to IUB students, faculty, and staff through July 31, 2020.

Mobile Pairing to access MathSciNet, AMS eBooks and eJournals is available for IUB users through the end of August 2020.  Contact for more information.

American Meteorological Society journal articles which are normally available one year after publication date, currently all AMS journal articles are freely available, effective 25 March through 30 September 2020.

The Horn Book, a magazine offering articles on and reviews of children and young adult literature, is currently offering free access to the digital edition of the magazine.  Select "access digitized edition" to view.

Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP) has lifted their paywall through August 31, 2020.

The Association for Science Education has made its 2019 and 2020 journal content temporarily open access.

Guilford Press is providing temporary free access to a range of audio, print, and video resources on psychology, parenting, and education.

EBSCO is providing free access to select databases and resources.  Additionally, EBSCO is also providing access to Faculty Select to help faculty easily find Open Educational Resources and DRM-free e-books to support remote classroom needs.

  • Databases - Open Dissertations, GreenFile, LISTA Abstracts, Teacher Reference Center, and European Views of the Americas
  • Faculty Select

‚ÄčLibrary Journal has temporarily made access to its digital content freely available. 

Érudit is temporarily removing the moving paywall for 63 journals.  They have also created site dedicated to conceptualizing the way COVID has affected daily life and learning.

The Portland Press is temporarily suspending paywalls for its seven Biochemical Society journals.

EDP Sciences has opened its 2018-2020 content through August 31, 2020.