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 Access to these resources is temporary, and a resource may be withdrawn without notice by the vendor.


HathiTrust - Through a temporary arrangement, Indiana University Bloomington students, faculty, and staff can now log in to HathiTrust to read copyrighted titles in the collection that IU Libraries owns in print format. This service has been enabled because physical books held by IU Libraries are not currently available due to COVID-19 closures.

Project MUSE

Berghahn has a selection of open access ebooks which can be accessed directly, and is also offering unlimited access to its ebooks through ProQuest.  This publisher is also offeringe-inspection copies to help faculty decide on books for upcoming classes.  The review period will be 90 days.

University of Michigan Press will make all content in their ebook collection free-to-read from March 20 until the end of August 2020.  

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

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.

e-Marefa has opened up it's set of integrated Arabic databases to IUB faculty, students, and staff through July 31, 2020.

JSTOR has opened up temporary free access (for IUB faculty, students, and staff only) to 35,000 ebooks through August 31. In addition, JSTOR has opened up the following collections through December 31, 2020.

De Gruyter has made 75,000 DRM-free eBooks available to IUB students, faculty, and staff through July 31, 2020.  Please contact your subject librarian for access.  In addition De Gruyter publishes a large catalog of Open Access books and journals.