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 Access to these resources is temporary, and a resource may be withdrawn without notice by the vendor.

Access to COVID-19 research

Emerald Insight has made research related to COVID-19 freely available through for a limited time.

The University of Chicago Press has made research related to COVID-19 freely available for a limited time.

Ovid has put together a list of free COVID-19 resources and tools.

Clarivate has put together an English and Chinese global resource site for COVID-19 resources.  They are also maintaining several other resources with freely accessible COVID-19 material.

ProQuest is keeping their homepage up to date with new programs and resources designed to bridge gaps created by this rapidly-changing environment.  They are also maintaining a list of COVID-19 open resources, and have created a database of COVID-19 materials.

Duke University Press is providing open access to books and journal articles for a limited time. Books are free to read online until June 1, 2020, and journal articles are free until October 1.

Wiley has made a collection of journal articles and book chapters on COVID-19 research freely available.  Additionally access is available to a free real time feed of the latest research and news on COVID-19, powered by Scitrus, Atypon's AI-driven personalized discovery application. 

The Cochrane Library has created two freely available special collections on COVID-19.

Wolters Kluwer has put together a free COVID-19 resource list for tax and accounting professionals.

EBSCO has created a guide for tools available to support COVID-19 research.

LexisNexis has created a freely available COVID-19 news tracker

Taylor and Francis has compiled a list of free COVID-19 content.

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

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has created a free Chemistry in Coronavirus Research collection.

The Radiological Society of North America has made various COVID-19 content freely available.

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics has made their Epidemiology collection freely available.

IWA Publishing has compiled information resources related to COVID-19 research. They have also put together a list of selected papers relevant to the crisis.

WT Cox has put together community sourced list of COVID-19 information.

Science Magazine has made COVID-19 related content free to access.

The American Associate for State and Local History has put together a COVID-19 site for history practitioners. 

SAGE is providing free access to COVID-19 articles from SAGE Publishing.

Project Muse has put together a bibliography of temporarily free pandemic related resources, and "a small sampling of temporarily free scholarship from Project MUSE publishers on the broad topic of pandemic and its effects throughout history, in culture, and on humanity as a whole".

Johns Hopkins University Press and the Berman Institute of Bioethics in collaboration with the Center for Health Security at Johns Hopkins to have published, Digital Contact Tracing for Pandemic Response: Ethics and Governance Guidance. This is a comprehensive report to help government, technology developers, business, institutional leaders, and the public make responsible decisions around use of digital contact tracing technology (DCTT), including smartphone apps and other tools, to fight COVID-19.

JSTOR is providing free access to select COVID-19 articles.

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences provides free acces to coronavirus-related news, commentary, research and data.

The American Institute of Physics has made content related to COVID-19 freely available.

IEEE has made COVID releated research free to access in IEEE Xplore.

Rockefeller University Press has made some COVID content freely available.

The following publishers and journals have dedicated research hubs with open access articles about ​COVID-19: