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Electronic Books: Free eBooks during COVID-19

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Free eBooks available during COVID-19

Due to the University’s response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, this guide is dedicated to sharing the various platforms currently working with prominent publishers to provide electronic titles, at no additional charge, to support a free eBook initiative during this time of crisis.

Free Resource Access Options A-I

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.


Free Resource Access Options J-O

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.

Free Resource Access Options P-Z

Portland Press and the Biochemical Society have made all of their journal content freely available during the Covid-19 pandemic.

They are also providing free access to all COVID-19 research.

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.

Royal Society Publishing is temporarily making all ooQuestf their COVID-19 content available open-access.