Due to the University’s response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Milner Library currently has adjusted hours and services. This is a fluid and constantly changing situation. Any updates to Milner hours, services, and resources will be added to our COVID-19 Response page. This guide is dedicated to sharing the various platforms currently working with prominent publishers to provide electronic titles, at no additional charge, to support free eBook and e-Journal initiatives during this time of crisis. If you need a refresher on ebooks, please see our ebooks guide.
The Children’s Book Council has compiled a list of free publisher online resources that might be useful for education students.
Elsevier has made the most relevant research on Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and related viruses available for free on ScienceDirect, and it can be downloaded in a machine-readable format for text mining.
To access free eTextbooks, choose a subject area in ScienceDirect, then mark the boxes for "Books" under Publication Type and "Subscribed & complimentary" under Access Type.
JSTOR is extending access to all of its journal/primary source collections through June 30, 2021 for participating libraries, including Milner Library.
Oxford University Press has made content from online resources and leading journals related to COVID-19 freely accessible to assist researchers, medical professionals, policy makers, and others who are working to address this potential health crisis.
Publishers currently making their content accessible for free on Project Muse include Johns Hopkins University Press (all books and journals), Ohio State University Press (all books and journals), University of Nebraska Press (all books and journals), University of North Carolina Press (all books), Temple University Press (all books), and Vanderbilt University Press (selected books). There is a list of publishers providing free access to their content, which will be continually updated.
The ProQuest training team has additionally put together COVID-19 searches.
Public Books Database provides an up-to-date of publishers which are making their content freely available during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Milner Librarians are also creating guides containing online textbook sources for individual subject areas.