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Publisher & Vendor Support for Access to E-Resources in Response to COVID-19

Extended or temporary access to e-resources

Many publishers and content providers have opened (partially or fully) their resources to help universities address challenges as classes move online. This is a list of resources in which access has been granted or extended:

Art & Architecture ePortal (A&AePortal)
Available until June 16. The A&AePortal is an authoritative eBook resource that features important works of scholarship in the history of art, architecture, decorative arts, photography, and design.

Bloomsbury Applied Digital Arts
Available until May 31.
Access to searchable database to over 170 books which combine visual inspiration with practical advice on idea generation, research techniques, portfolio development and more, across the main visual arts disciplines.

Bloomsbury Design Library
Available until May 31. Access to database of scholarly coverage of design and crafts worldwide, from 1500 BCE to the present day. Includes range of reference and book content, alongside a rich selection of museum object images, which are fully searchable and underpinned by an intuitive taxonomy for seamless navigation.

Bloomsbury Medieval Studies
Available until May 31. Interdisciplinary digital resource that brings together high-quality secondary content with visual primary sources, a brand new reference work and material culture images into one cross-searchable platform. Fully-searchable access to a broad range of over 150 scholarly books including primary texts, research monographs, companions and more.

British History Online (BHO)
Available until July 31. All transcribed content on BHO is now freely available to individual users. British History Online (BHO) is a digital collection of key printed primary and secondary sources for the history of Britain and Ireland, with a special focus on the period 1300 to 1800.

Cambridge University Press Textbooks
Available until May 30. Higher education textbooks in HTML format free to access online during the coronavirus outbreak. Over 700 textbooks, published and currently available, on Cambridge Core are available regardless of whether textbooks were previously purchased. Students in the United States will also be able to access free e-book versions of Press textbooks through VitalSource: https://press.vitalsource.com/vitalsource-helps

Drama Online - Extended Access
Available until May 31. Extended access to entire Drama Online database, including video content. Full text access to dramatic works from the early Greek period to the present day, as well as works of criticism and information on theatre craft.

Duke University Press, eDuke Books Collections
Access granted to over 2,600 e-books in humanities and social sciences.

EbscoHOST eBooks
Automatically upgrading all 1 user, 3 user and Concurrent Access models to a unlimited user model until June 30, 2020. For more information and a list of participating publishers see: https://more.ebsco.com/eBooks-Upgraded-Access-2020.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=20200319.

Emerald eBooks
Available until May 31. Access to over 2,500 eBook titles covering a vast range of subject areas from management and finance to criminology and social media. Authored by renowned academics and industry leaders from over 150 countries we publish titles that reflect emerging trends and significant issues with real world applications.

Everyday Life and Women in America, c. 1800 – 1920
Available until July 3. Unique primary source material for the study of American social, cultural, and popular history in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Please note PDF downloads are not available.

Harvard Business Review E-Books
Available until May 30. Access to complete catalog of Harvard Business Review e-books.  With over 600 e-books that include 400+ monographs, newly published e-books, seminal works, and 150+ article compilations of the HBR Classics series.

Human Kinetics Library
Available until May 31. Platform featuring a growing collection of cross-searchable ebooks and videos from the world’s leading educational publisher for fitness, exercise, coaching and sport.

Internet Archive: National Emergency Library
Available until June 30. The Internet Archive will suspend waitlists for the 1.4 million (and growing) books in our lending library. During the waitlist suspension, users will be able to borrow books from the National Emergency Library without joining a waitlist, ensuring that students will have access to assigned readings and library materials that the Internet Archive has digitized for the remainder of the US academic calendar, and that people who cannot physically access their local libraries because of closure or self-quarantine can continue to read and thrive during this time of crisis, keeping themselves and others safe.  

MIT Press Direct Ebooks
Available through June 30, 2020. Access to more than 2,500 eBooks on the MIT Press Direct platform. Subject collections available include economics; environmental science; philosophy; and science, technology, and society.

Ohio State University Press, The Knowledge Bank
All Ohio State University Press monographs, and the linguistics textbook language files, will be open and free to use through the Ohio State University Libraries’ Institutional Repository, The Knowledge Bank.

Project MUSE
Project MUSE is making scholarly content temporarily available for free. Among the publishers currently opting to make content free are 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). List of publishers.

Available through June 30. Libraries impacted by COVID-19 will get unlimited access to all owned titles from certain publishers. All licenses – including single-user and three-user models – will automatically convert to unlimited access. The unlimited access also applies to additional titles purchased through mid-June. Participating Publishers.

ScienceDirect (Elsevier) Textbooks
Available through mid-June.
The 256 textbooks currently on ScienceDirect will be automatically entitled to all active ScienceDirect customers for a period of 90 days. Title List.

Service Newspapers of World War II
Available until July 3. This digital resource reveals the story of war as told by the newspapers that brought information, entertainment and camaraderie to the forces at home and overseas. Explore over 300 titles from key nations across the globe that took part in the world-changing conflict. Please note PDF downloads are not available.

Slavery, Abolition & Social Justice
Available until July 3. Database of primary source documents from archives and libraries across the Atlantic world, this resource allows students and researchers to explore and compare unique material relating to the complex subjects of slavery, abolition and social justice. In addition to the primary source documents, there is a wealth of useful secondary sources for research and teaching; including an interactive map, scholarly essays, tutorials, a visual sources gallery, chronology and bibliography. Please note PDF downloads are not available.

University Press of Kentucky Ebooks
University Press of Kentucky, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 events, is opening access to more than 1,000 UPK books in electronic format through the University of Kentucky Libraries’ UKnowledge.

University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC)
Available through June 30. Access restrictions are removed for all 1,150+ titles in the UMP EBC. Contains the Press’s scholarly output published since 2012 as well as new books and older titles as they are digitized. Note they will be free-to-read, not to download, during this time.

Many publishers and content providers have opened (partially or fully) their resources to help universities address challenges as classes move online. This is a list of resources in which access has been granted or extended:

Annual Reviews
Published each year for 40 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences including Economics and Financial Economics. Content to the entire platform is temporarily open.

American Economic Association Journals
Available until June 30. The Association American Economic is making its available journal content open access on the AEA website.

Berghahn Journals
All Berghahn Journals – new issues and all back issues - will be made freely available through June 30.

Expert Daily Briefings
Available until May 31. Delivered by Oxford Analytica, impartial and actionable responses to macro-economic and geopolitical events, prepared for global political and business leaders to help them understand the implications and influence decision-making.

JSTOR Public Heath Journals
26 newly released Public Health journals available for free access through June 30, 2020. Topics addressed include Epidemiology, Health Policy and Administration, Occupational and Environmental Health, Health Equity and the Culture of Health, Aging, Bioethics, and Health Promotion.

NewspaperArchive
Free full access to online database. Contains tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1607 to present. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date.

Project Euclid
Extended access to most Project Euclid mathematics journals collection.

Project MUSE
Project MUSE is making scholarly content temporarily available for free. Among the publishers currently opting to make content free are 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). List of publishers.

University of California Press Journals
All online journals content free to all through June 2020.

World Scientific Journals
Available until June 30. Upgraded access to all World Scientific journal content published from 2001.

 

Many publishers and content providers have opened (partially or fully) their resources to help universities address challenges as classes move online. This is a list of resources in which access has been granted or extended:

ArtFilms Digital
Provides hundreds of streaming videos in the arts and humanities. Subject areas include communication/culture, dance, design/fashion, film/cinema, language/literature, music, theater, and visual arts. The collection includes performances, documentaries, feature films, archival footage, interviews, and workshop videos. Note: Access ends September 30, 2020

Classical Communications Database of LiveStreams
Collaborative database of concerts that are offered live on the internet.

Drama Online - Extended Access
Available until May 31. Extended access to entire Drama Online database, including video content. Full text access to dramatic works from the early Greek period to the present day, as well as works of criticism and information on theatre craft.

Human Kinetics Library
Available until May 31. Platform featuring a growing collection of cross-searchable ebooks and videos from the world’s leading educational publisher for fitness, exercise, coaching and sport.

IEEE Courses
Available until May 30. High-quality, peer-reviewed online courses in relevant topics. The library delivers hundreds of course hours in core and emerging technologies.

JoVE Science Education
Available until June 15. Access to JoVE Science Education video library of videos teaching scientific fundamentals.

Kanopy
Access until May 31. With the support of select content partners like First Run Features, Samuel Goldwyn, Collective Eye Films, FilmRise, Films We Like, Media Education Foundation and NYX and more Kanopy have put together a collection of films to stream at no cost for the next 30 days. You can find a full list of titles here. This list may continue to grow as Kanopy connects with content partners in the coming days.

Netflix Documentaries (Netflix US YouTube channel)
Netflix has made a selection of their documentary features and series available on their YouTube channel.

WKAR Listing of Specific Upcoming Live Performances
List of live stream performances from cultural organizations.