COVID-19 Resources – provided Open Access for Research & Study

The following is a list of freely available resources related to COVID-19.

Access Medicine
New free to use “COVID Central” resource centre hosted (before the paywall) on AccessMedicine.

ACS Publications
Virtual issues of all articles related to Covid-19 from ACS Publications.
C&EN compilation details about the impact of Covid-19

American Society for Microbiology
Free access to nearly 50 research articles to support research efforts and communications about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Annual Reviews
Annual Reviews has set up a resource center for articles that are freely available.

Bezi Publishing Services
CEIC Data: Novel Coronavirus Outbreak Map

Biochemical Society/Portland Press
Research data relating to the coronavirus outbreak freely available.

COVID-19 resource page.
Additional relevant articles related to the coronavirus and pandemics available on BioOne Complete.

BMJ coverage of the coronavirus outbreak.

Free access to CABI’s Coronavirus collection for 3 months using voucher code. To access ALL content this page & in Collection: go to ‘login’ or ‘account’ at top right. Follow instructions to ‘redeem a voucher’ & use CV4Y85D5JG9.

Cambridge University Press
Free COVID-19 collection from Cambridge University Press.

Global resource site to help medical researchers and healthcare professionals access the world’s leading research and late-breaking news around the coronaviruses.

Credo Reference
Linking to publishing partner: The Conversation, timely, science-based articles, fully open access.

As a member of STM, CSIRO has complied with the request from theUS Office of Science and Technology Policy to post full text of all COVID-19 content plus associated data into PubMed upon publication, for free and with data mining allowed.

De Gruyter
Free access to selected ejournal articles on CoVID-19, published online ahead of print.

Cononavirus information center.
Elsevier’s press release regarding the information center.
Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information Center for nursing and healthcare educators.

This content will be openly available until 31 March 2020.


FREE, REMOTE ACCESS to the Gale Health and Wellness database for all libraries in Australia & New Zealand until 30th June 2020.

GeoScience World
GeoScienceWorld has opened access to the two pertinent articles in our collection:
Potential Role of Soil in the Transmission of Prion Disease
Review of clay-drug hybrid materials for biomedical applications: administration routes

Henry Stewart Talks
“The COVID-19 Outbreak: An Update on the SARS-CoV-2 Virus” An interview with Prof. Ralph Baric, PhD, University of North Carolina, USA – Open Access.

IGI Global
Complimentary Related Articles and Chapters:

iGroup’s partner publishers offering free resources:

JAMA Network
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Check back here for updates on COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment.
Browse the JAMA Network COVID-19 collection below, including Q&A’s with NIAID’s Anthony Fauci, an interactive map of the outbreak courtesy of The Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, and past publications on vaccine development, infection control, and public health preparedness.

Topic Article Package: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Number of articles in this package: 48
All articles are freely available. Any new articles will be added to the package.

The Lancet
The Lancet has created a Coronavirus Resource Centre. This resource brings together new 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) content from across The Lancet journals as it is published. All content listed on this page is free to access.

LexisNexis Offers Free, Comprehensive COVID-19 News Coverage and Practical Guidance Content from Law360 and Lexis Practice Advisor. There are a series of links to freely available content HERE.

Mary Ann Liebert
Mary Ann Liebert have selected a number of relevant articles from their Health Security, Telemedicine and e-Health and Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News titles, all of which will remain free to access for the duration of the crisis.
Additionally, 10 relevant articles from Health Security on coronaviruses, outbreak preparedness and response, infection control, and public health policy; these articles will be freely available through March 31, 2020 to facilitate the conversation around health security.
Telemedicine and e-Health publishes vital academic research that addresses, answers, and highlights how we can prevent a global outbreak such as the COVID-19 coronavirus using telemedicine techniques. A number of relevant papers are freely available.
A new survey by Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN) reveals 35 active drug development programs in North America, Europe, and China. This list is certain to multiply in coming weeks as global health agencies, governments, and drug developers step up efforts against the
SARS-CoV-2 virus.

New free to use “COVID Central” resource centre hosted (before the paywall) on AccessMedicine.

NEJM is providing a collection of articles and other resources on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary.

LitCovid is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus. It is the most comprehensive resource on the subject, providing a central access to 1200 (and growing) relevant articles in PubMed. The articles are updated daily and are further categorized by different research topics and geographic locations for improved access. You can read more at Chen et al. Nature (2020) and download our data here.

Ovid® has created a dedicated site, featuring expert searches, a widget and a link to access GIDEON — Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Network, plus specific resources for nurses. We will be adding additional content as it becomes available.
Please note that this dedicated site, is also available in Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

In addition to Ovid, 5MinuteConsult has the up-to-date content on the identification, diagnosis and recommended courses of action related to this global health concern. We’ll continue to add new information as our understanding of this global health crisis evolves. The 5MinuteConsult app is also available in the Apple® and Google Play™ Stores as a free download to existing subscribers, to provide people with fast answers to clinical information.

Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press has made content from online book resources and leading journals freely accessible to assist researchers, medical professionals, policy makers, and others who are working to address this health crisis.

For information about freely available research, and research submission information, visit the PLOS Blog.

ProQuest have prepared a list of authoritative resources about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Royal College of Nursing
This page “COVID-19” provides RCN members with the information and resources to support their understanding of and management of COVID-19.

The Royal Society
Research findings and data relevant to the coronavirus (covid-19) outbreak.

Due to the current shortage of nucleic acid testing kits used to confirm the presence of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), CT scans have become the first line of defense in diagnosing a suspected infection. RSNA is currently processing peer-reviewed articles and cases of COVID-19 to provide the global radiology community with a free diagnostic resource to help prevent the spread of this outbreak and get more patients the care they need.
Please see this LINK dedicated to COVID-19.

Royal Society of Chemistry
Please follow this LINK to the freely available content from the Royal Society of Chemistry relating to COVID-19.

Relevant content about COVID-19 is freely available universally for all readers. Please click on the microsite to see the articles.
There is also a list of freely available Corona Virus related articles.

Scitrus Novel Coronavirus Outbreak information page.

Semantic Scholar
A Free, Open Resource for the Global Research Community.

Springer Nature
Springer Nature have made available for free all relevant research we have published and continue to publish.

SSRN’s Coronavirus and Infectious Disease Research page provides a curated view into the early- stage research to help researchers, public health authorities, clinicians and the public understand, contain and manage this disease; including links to other relevant resources.

Taylor and Francis
Peer-reviewed research published in Taylor & Francis journals is now free to access and available for anyone to read. In addition, TandF will support researchers, journals & funders to ensure that all research findings & data relevant to this outbreak are shared rapidly & openly. TandF has provided a list of some of the most recent, relevant studies.

Wellcome Trust
A number of publishers have become signatories to The Wellcome Trusts 2016 Statement on data sharing in public health emergencies, which seeks to ensure that the World Health Organization (WHO) has rapid access to emerging findings that could aid the global response.

U.S. National library of Medicine – NCBI
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 data hub: Search, retrieve, and analyze SARS-CoV- 2 Genbank data.

Free access to COVID-19 research resources: Wiley has made more than 5,000 COVID-19 related articles freely available in support of the global efforts in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

Wolters Kluwer has a dedicated resource page where you can find a range of curated information and resources from our product portfolio that we have opened access to for the medical community during this time. We’re updating these pages regularly with new resources.

World Scientific
We are therefore pleased to upgrade your institution’s journal access to one that includes ALL World Scientific journal content published from 2001. This takes effect from now, until June 30, 2020.

Online resources provided freely during COVID-19 crisis:




Berghahn Books
Berghahn Books are providing Free access to all Berghahn Journals.
In addition to those BOA journals available open access, all Berghahn Journals – new issues and all back issues – will be made freely available through June 30.
You can find the latest developments for how we continue to tackle this current situation here

As part of the Press’s efforts to support the teachers, learners and researchers it serves to overcome the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made academic textbooks on Cambridge Core free to access until the end of May 2020.
Our records indicate that the below lecturers at The University of Melbourne have adopted textbooks currently available on Cambridge Core (full list detailed below). These textbooks are freely available on Core until the end of May 2020 (this has been extended to June 30 for the University of Melbourne), regardless of whether the textbooks were previously purchased by the user.
Wilson and Walker’s Principles and Techniques of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Assessment for Teaching
Principles of Biomedical Instrumentation
Learning and Teaching in the Early Years
Equality and Discrimination Law in Australia: An Introduction
Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology
A Short Course in Intermediate Microeconomics with Calculus
Play in the Early Years
Assessment for Teaching
Australian English Pronunciation and Transcription
Introducing Morphology
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
Remedies in Australian Private Law
Social Work

EBSCO eBooks is partnering with publishers to waive simultaneous user limits wherever possible.
Our existing e-book holdings have been upgraded to Unlimited-User access until June 30 for a growing list of publishers (see list below), including all new e-book purchases.
Ebsco e-book participating publishers.

ScienceDirect Textbooks: The 256 textbooks currently on ScienceDirect will be automatically entitled to all active ScienceDirect customers (including those journals customers who do not currently have books) for a period of 90 days. Users accessing ScienceDirect through IP or remote access will be able to use these books while campuses are closed. Access the title list here.

Films on Demand- AU market collection
Films On Demand‘s platform provides users with the content, tools, speed, and performance that today’s online experience demands. At Films On Demand, we know that content matters. Our video library has been assembled not just with a focus on volume, but also with a discerning eye for quality and relevance. It is the result of decades of careful curating with a single guiding principle: providing every academic department on campus with the most essential video titles for their field of study.
Plus, Films On Demand titles have won numerous awards, including Peabody, CLIO, Telly, Emmy®, CINE Golden Eagle Award, Video Librarian Best Documentary, FREDDIE Award, and many more!
Films on Demand:Master Academic Video Collection
Note content list does differ for the AU institutions

FREE, REMOTE ACCESS to the Gale Health and Wellness database for all libraries in Australia & New Zealand until 30th June 2020. Formerly known as Health & Wellness Resource Center , this database has been known and trusted in ANZ libraries for decades

see previous Blog post for access
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, many colleges and universities are making the difficult decision to move to remote teaching and learning models. Whether your institution is already moving forward with such an initiative or preparing for the possibility, we want to support you in enabling your faculty to teach remotely. JoVE is happy to provide all of our Education video content free to use in STEM teaching efforts through June 15th.
JoVE Core – isolate key scientific concepts and visualize them to maximize learning comprehension. This video textbook, available in Biology and Social Psychology, can be used as primary teaching resource or a supplement to teaching materials.
JoVE Science Education – teach scientific fundamentals with this video library of simple easy-to- understand video demonstrations in 8 STEM fields.
Lab Manual – bring the lab home with comprehensive, curriculum-focused videos for introductory biology lab courses.

JSTOR and our participating publishers are making an expanded set of content freely available to our participating institutions where students have been displaced due to COVID-19 .
First, we are expediting the release of a new set of 26 journal archives in Public Health, making them openly accessible through June 30, 2020

our colleagues at Epigeum, part of Oxford University Press, have made their courses on Teaching Online and Blended Learning freely available until the end of May in order to help those tackling distance learning for the first time. For more information, please visit here

Among the publishers currently opting to make content free on Project MUSE 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). We expect to announce additional participants and will continually update the list of publishers offering free access to content.
Content that is freely available on the Project MUSE platform during the COVID-19 crisis will display a distinctive “Free” icon, different from the “OA” icon used for fully open access content on MUSE, or the familiar green checkmark that users associate with content held by their library. MUSE search results, by default, include any content to which a user has access, so will offer the researcher any relevant free, OA, or entitled articles and books. There are over 2000 open access books and a small number of fully OA journals on the MUSE platform.

ProQuest Ebook Central customers impacted by COVID-19 will get automatic upgrades to unlimited concurrent access (from single user or 3U) to all owned titles through mid-June.
(see ProQuest’s Blog for more information.
This means that all licenses – including single-user and three-user models – will automatically convert to unlimited access during this period.
This unlimited access also applies to additional titles purchased through June 19, 2020.
For more information

Vendor Love in the Time of COVID-19
aka Vendor COVID-19 Related Donations and Pro Bono Access

(externally produced website list – no guarantees that access will work for everything)

World Scientific
We are therefore pleased to upgrade your institution’s journal access to one that includes ALL World Scientific journal content published from 2001. This takes effect from now, until June 30, 2020.

JoVE Science Education Videos (Trial)

Catalogue record, available via: JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments.

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, in support of many colleges and universities moving to remote teaching and learning models, JoVE wants to enable faculties to teach remotely.

JoVE is happy to provide all of their Education video content free to use in STEM teaching efforts through to June 15th 2020.

  • JoVE Core – isolate key scientific concepts and visualize them to maximize learning comprehension. This video textbook, available in Biology and Social Psychology, can be used as primary teaching resource or a supplement to teaching materials.
  • JoVE Science Education – teach scientific fundamentals with this video library of simple easy-to-understand video demonstrations in 8 STEM fields.
  • Lab Manual – bring the lab home with comprehensive, curriculum-focused videos for introductory biology lab courses.

SAGE Research Methods: Data Science, Big Data Analytics, and Digital Methods Videos (TRIAL)

Catalogue record, available from: SAGE Research Methods: Data Science, Big Data Analytics, and Digital Methods Videos (TRIAL).

TRIAL ENDS 21 April 2020

This unique collection of videos covers a range of innovative and cutting edge techniques and projects across data science methods, issues and challenges surrounding big data research, and applications of computational social science research. With a focus on what new methods and data sources can tell us about human behaviour, the collection contains interviews with leading academics at the forefront of developing these methods, and short documentaries exploring industry applications of data science. From basic programming techniques for those starting out, through to advanced techniques in deep learning, you will find helpful tutorials, tailored to those with different disciplinary backgrounds and experience.

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SAGE Research Methods Video (Trial)

Catalogue record, available from: SAGE Research Methods Video (Trial).
TRIAL ENDS 31 March 2020

Bring research methods and statistics to life

Visual demonstrations are sometimes the best ways to learn new skills, and learning to conduct research is no exception. SAGE Research Methods Video provides hundreds of video titles showing research in action to help users build their skills as they prepare to conduct original research. Rather than reading about the best way to conduct a focus group, users can watch one in progress to see just how the facilitator interacts with participants. Those struggling to learn statistics can use the intro stats lessons to learn at their own pace, pausing and repeating the instruction until it clicks. From foundational academic skills perfect for first-year college students to the latest big data research, there is video for researchers at any level, and platform tools such as custom clips and embed codes make it easy for teaching faculty to incorporate video content into their courses.

Content and Features:

  • Includes tutorials, case study videos, expert interviews, and more
  • Covers every aspect of research skills training and guides students through every step of the research process
  • Contains 484 video titles, 70% of which are exclusive to SAGE
  • Students can access content at any time, and instructors can embed videos in their course management systems
  • Includes an entire 15-hour introductory statistics course, which students can access again and again, ensuring they master the concepts

Topics include:

  • Key Concepts in Research
  • Philosophy of Research
  • Research Ethics
  • Planning Research
  • Research Design
  • Data Collection
  • Data Quality & Data Management
  • Data Analysis
  • Writing and Disseminating Research

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SAGE Research Methods Datasets (Trial)

Catalogue record, available from: SAGE Research Methods Datasets (Trial).
TRIAL ENDS 31 March 2020

Master data analysis with hands-on practice

Sometimes the best way of learning a new technique is through doing. SAGE Research Methods Datasets provide that opportunity for users looking to master quantitative or qualitative data analysis. Each title provides sample data that has been optimized for demonstrating a method, accompanied by a how-to guide that explains the method at hand and walks users through the analysis using the data provided. Quantitative examples also include software guides for statistical analysis using SPSS, R, Stata, or Python. After some hands-on practice, users will be more confident when they go on to analyze their own data. Several examples cover how to manage imperfect data, including missing data, rescaling variables, and other common data cleaning scenarios.

Content and Features

  • Hundreds of teaching datasets to practice qualitative and quantitative analytical methods
  • Datasets can be downloaded in a range of file formats and cited
  • Datasets support a range of qualitative and quantitative analytical methods and stem from research in Business, Education, Health, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology
  • Each dataset includes a description of the data, a how-to guide for applying the method in question, additional methods that can be applied to the set, static visualizations, and codebooks where necessary
  • Fully integrated on the SAGE Research Methods platform

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Eight Centuries (formerly 19th Century Masterfile)

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Catalogue record, available from: Eight Centuries.

In January 2020 this resource has changed its name to “Eight Centuries”. All the content available under the title “19th Century Masterfile” is continued under “Eight Centuries”. The new name reflects the ever-widening scope of this product: ‘8C’ contains material dating from the 12th to 20th centuries. Additionally, new source material has been added to the already-extensive database, and streamlined the interface to make finding sources easier, faster, and more intuitive.

19th Century Masterfile was originally launched in 1999 as “Poole’s Plus,” but has now grown to include over seventy contemporary indexes to English-language publishing prior to 1930. This combination of indexes covers periodicals, newspapers, books, patents, image archives, US and UK government documents, and more. It offers ‘omni-disciplinary’ coverage of materials in the humanities and social sciences, engineering, history of science, law, economics, religion, psychology, visual arts, music, and the physical sciences.

Here is a list of some of the main titles available via this resource:

  • A.L.A. Index to General Literature, 1893-1910
  • A.L.A. Portrait Index, 1732-1905
  • American Fiction, 1851-1875
  • Annual Library Index, 1892-1910
  • Catalogue of Scientific Papers, 1800-1900
  • Century of Loan Exhibitions, 1813-1912
  • Cobbett’s Parliamentary Debates, 1066-1803
  • Descriptive Index of Current Engineering Literature, 1884-1891
  • Engineering Index, 1892-1909
  • Index to Legal Periodical Literature, 1786-1937
  • Index to Legal Periodicals, 1908-1929
  • Index to Periodicals, 1890-1902
  • International Catalogue of Scientific Literature, 1901-1914
  • Poole’s Index to Periodical Literature, 1802-1906
  • Psychological Index, 1894-1905
  • Royal Academy of Arts : a complete dictionary of contributors and their work, 1769-1904
  • Society of Artists of Great Britain, 1760-1791, the Free Society of Artists, 1761-1783 : a complete dictionary of contributors and their work

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Qur’ānic Studies Online

Catalogue record, available from: Qur’ānic Studies Online.

Qur’ānic Studies Online (including Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān Online and Dictionary of Qurʾānic Usage, and Qurʾān Concordance)
Qur’ānic Studies Online gives access to four resources:
1) Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān Online, an encyclopaedic dictionary of qur’ānic terms, concepts, personalities, place names, cultural history and exegesis extended with essays on the most important themes and subjects within qur’ānic studies
2) Qurʾān Concordance, a unique finding aid which allows users to identify and localize text fragments of the Qurʾān
3) Dictionary of Qurʾānic Usage, a contextualised Arabic-English dictionary of Qur’ānic usage, compiled in accordance with modern lexicographical methods by scholars who have a lifelong immersion in Qur’ānic Studies
4) Early Western Korans Online, a collection of 62 korans printed in Arabic type in several Western European cities between 1537 and 1857. Please note that this title must be accessed via a separate link available under “Access Information” on the catalogue record.

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Shakespeare in Performance

Catalogue record, available from: Shakespeare in Performance.

Shakespeare in Performance showcases rare and unique prompt books from the world-famous Folger Shakespeare Library. These prompt books tell the story of Shakespeare’s plays as they were performed in theatres throughout Great Britain, the United States and internationally, between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries.  In a mixture of handwritten manuscripts and printed typescripts, often interspersed with personal notes, sketches, and cues for lighting and music, this resource takes users behind the scenes to shine a light on how the Bard’s timeless works have been interpreted by theatre companies, actors and directors across the centuries.

The resource also contains carefully curated case studies built around 17 selected performances, using important supporting material such as photographs, costume designs and music scores to highlight key aspects of each production.

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Shakespeare’s Globe Archive

Catalogue record, available from: Shakespeare’s Globe Archive.

This collection of documents offers insights into the performance practice in the particular space of the reconstructed Globe Theatre. It details the way in which the theatre was constructed as a place of radical experiment. It documents over 200 performances through prompt books, wardrobe notes, programmes, publicity material, annual reports, show reports, photographs and architectural plans.

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