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Free access to additional resources during COVID-19: Home

Using this Guide

This guide provides links to a selection of publishers who have made their materials freely available in light of covid-19.

  • In general, these are resources that are not available in our catalog. 
  • Some publishers do, while others do not, indicate when they will cease providing free access to select materials. There is no guarantee of continued access, even within a term of availability, so please keep that in mind as you use these resources.
  • Please be aware that some of these repositories will ask you to create an account before providing access
  • If you have any questions or concerns please contact Semyon Khokhlov

General Collections

Booklist book-review magazine published by the American Library Association - 

Hathi Trust - e-access to 161,000 titles in our physical collections - login required - e-books can only be read online

Internet Archive - National Emergency Library - unlimited access to the 1.4 million books in this collection - availability ends 6/30


Primary Source Materials

Adam Matthew80+ historical primary source databases searched either in a group or individually - availability ends 6/15

Paratext US Documents 1774 - 2020 - American public and political documents - availability ends 6/30

University of Virginia Press Rotunda - digital editions of the papers of important early American figures - availability ends 6/30

Academic Press E-books

Art & Architectural History - 183 ebooks from university presses and museums - availability ends 6/28

Berghan Books - ebooks in the humanities and social sciences - availability ends 4/30

Bloomsbury Publishing - e-books, visual and pedagogical materials - availability ends 5/31

Brepols - all ebooks published before 2017 (around 1,600) - availability ends 5/31

MIT Press - over 2,700 ebooks

Ohio State University Press - 699 ebooks 

Oxford University Press - over 1,000 handbooks - availability ends 5/30  

Project Muse -  e-books and journals from numerous publishers - term of availability varies from 5/30 - 6/30

University of Michigan Press - over 1,000 ebooks - availability ends 6/30


Folger Shakespeare Library - seven complete audio performances of Shakespeare plays - availability ends 7/1

Index of Medieval Art - databases of art images and descriptions covering "early apostolic times to the 16th century - availability ends 6/1

Kanopy - added sixteen films to its accessible collection- availability ends 4/12

New Day Films - free fourteen-day streaming license for select films in its collections

Academic Journals

Annual Reviews - Linguistics, Sciences, Social Sciences - availability ends 4/30

Berghan Journals - Social Sciences - availability ends 6/30

Brepols - 20 of their journals (note: content available from issues only up till 2011) - availability ends 5/31

e-Marefa - Arabic language journals as well as dissertations and reports (publications are in English and Arabic) - availability ends 5/26

John Libbey Eurotext - 23 medical and science journals in English and French - must create account to access materials 

Project Muse -  e-books and journals from numerous publishers - term of availability varies from 5/30 - 6/30

Royal Society Publishing - full access to journals covering science and history of science - 

University of California Press - 46 journals in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences - availability ends 6/30

World Scientific - 140 journals in sciences, social sciences, and business - availability ends 6/30

Textbook Repositories

Cengage - 14,000 textbooks as well as pedagogical materials - must create account to access

Redshelf - textbook repository - students can access up to seven e-textbooks upon creating an account - 5/25