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 Access to these resources is temporary, and a resource may be withdrawn without notice by the vendor.

Ebooks

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

  • Project Muse offers open access (OA) books and journals from several distinguished university presses and scholarly societies.
  • Project Muse has also developed a page on Confronting Structural Racism, which includes temporarily freely available articles and issues. Users can find a small number of books here as well, although the number of books freely available through this page has been reduced.

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 30 days.

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.

JSTOR has opened up the following collections through June 30, 2021.