BioCyc Database Collection

Access via Libarary Catalogue.

BioCyc is a collection of 16,822 Pathway/Genome Databases (PGDBs), plus software tools for exploring them [Karp17]. Key aspects of BioCyc data:

  • Quality data curated from tens of thousands of publications, including curated databases for E. coli, B. subtilis, S. cerevisiae, and H. sapiens
  • Computationally predicted metabolic pathways and operons (bacteria and archaea)
  • Data integrated from other databases including gene essentiality, regulatory networks, protein features, and GO annotations



SciFinder is moving to a new platform – called SciFinder-n.
Access via Library Catalogue.

SciFinder-n contains all the same content as ‘old’ SciFinder-Web plus:

  • PatentPak
  • MethodsNow Synthesis
  • Formulations Information
  • Retrosynthesis Planner with Predictive Capabilities
  • Live Search History function
  • Additional Structure/Reaction Editor

Staff and students who have already registered with ‘old’ SciFinder can use the same registration details to register for SciFinder-N.

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 Psychological Society (APA)
APA have curated and continually updated collection of freely available APA journal articles examining the psychological impact of a pandemic, the effects of economic stress on mental health, telehealth, and other topics related to the current crisis.

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.

COVID-19 Collection. Brill have opened up books and articles on topics such as public health, distance learning, crisis research. If any new related content is published with Brill, it will be added to this collection.

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

CEIC & EMIS University
The publishers would also like you to be aware of these two informative daily newsletters with updated news on COVID-19 and its impact on world economies. These newsletters are a free service. Just click on the link and subscribe.
CEIC COVID-19 COVERAGE – Daily newsletter
EMIS COVID-19 COVERAGE – Daily newsletter

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.

Digital Science
All COVID-19 related published articles, preprints, datasets and clinical trials from Dimensions in one file, updated daily, and free for anyone to access.

Duke University Press
Navigating the Threat of Pandemic is included as one of DUP’s reading lists that offer free content.

Have made helpful information about COVID-19 and Coronavirus from the DynaMed® medical product available to use and share.

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

Corona virus price and availability tracker.

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.

“Predicting COVID-19 outbreaks by measuring SARS-CoV-2 RNA in sewage sludge” An interview with Prof. Jordan Peccia, Yale University, USA – Open Access.

“Medical wearable devices for tracking symptoms of COVID-19” An interview with Prof. John Rogers, Northwestern University, USA – Open Access.

“The evolutionary origin of SARS-CoV-2” An interview with Dr. Feng Gao, Duke University Medical Center, USA – Open Access.

“Risk of re-emergence of COVID-19 after exit from lockdown” An interview with Dr. Leonardo Lopez, Barcelona Institute for Global Health, Spain – Open Access.

“Challenges of accelerated vaccine development” A demo talk by Dr. Jakub Simon, Director of Clinical Research, Vaccines, Merck Research Laboratories, USA – Open Access.

“Convalescent plasma therapy as a treatment for COVID-19” An interview with Dr. Manu Shankar-Hari, NIHR Clinician Scientist & Consultant in ICM, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust., UK – Open Access.

“Immune responses to viruses” A demo talk by Prof. Paul Klenerman, University of Oxford, UK – Open Access.

“Remdesivir COVID-19 clinical trial” An interview with Prof. Mahesh Parmar, University College London, UK – Open Access.

“SARS-CoV and other emerging coronaviruses” A demo talk by Prof. Ralph Baric, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA – Open Access.

“The development of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines” An interview with Prof. Peter Hotez, Baylor College of Medicine, USA – Open Access.

“Principles of virology” A demo talk by Prof. Vincent Racaniello, Columbia University, USA – Open Access.

“Nanotechnologies in the fight against coronaviruses” An interview with Prof. Sabine Szunerits, University of Lille, France – Open Access.

IGI Global
Complimentary Related Articles and Chapters:

iGroup’s partner publishers offering free resources:

IHS Markit
Many of IHS’s standards and publishing partners are offering access to select publications for free in an effort to accelerate the manufacturing and production of masks, ventilators and other safety equipment and to find solutions to this pandemic. Please refer to this updated list of these publications.

As part of IOP’s response to COVID-19, all relevant published and forthcoming articles in IOP’s journals will be made immediately available to PubMed Central (PMC) throughout the duration of the crisis, with rights to enable text and data mining, re-use and secondary analysis.

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.

JSTOR are expediting the release of a new set of 26 journal archives in Public Health, making them openly accessible through Jun 30, 2022.

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 throughout the pandemic 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.

Medicom Medical Publishers – free access to the Medicom Conference Report library.

Microbiology Society
Articles in the COVID-19 collection, which shall remain openly accessible until further notice.

NEJM is providing a collection of articles and other resources on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary.
There is a complete list of relevant procedural training videos here on the resource web page. You will also see links to a nasal swab training video as well as a video about putting on and removing PPE.

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.

The OECD has just established a coronavirus portal, gathering all relevant evidence, analysis and advice on policy responses published by the Organisation. All resources that are shown, including publications normally behind access control on OECD iLibrary, have been made fully accessible for the duration of the crisis. Please share the link with your customers and contacts.

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.
ProQuest have also compiled a Coronavirus Research Database.

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.

The SIAM Epidemiology Collection, focused on disease modeling, pandemics, and vaccines, is freely available to all during the pandemic.
SIAM Journal on Mathematics of Data Science continues to be freely available during the pandemic.

Springer Nature
Springer Nature have made available for free all relevant research they have published and continue to publish.
For all other accessible resources from Springer please refer to the Library Catalogue.

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.

Free access to specialist information of the Coronavirus.

TRC Healthcare (Pharmacists Letter)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Hub.

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.

Online resources provided freely during COVID-19 crisis:





American Chemical Society
A collection of free to read online chemistry teaching resources from the Journal of Chemical Education and the ACS Division of Chemical Education. This regularly updated collection includes journal articles, video resources, distance learning modules, etc.

Animal Health and Production Compendium
Concurrent user access has been extended from 4 to unlimited. Access via the Library catalogue.

Council of Australian Law Deans (CALD)
Council of Australian Law Deans Call to all Legal Publishers during COVID-19.

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

see previous Blog post for access

JSTOR and their participating publishers are making an expanded set of journal content freely available to participating institutions where students have been displaced due to COVID-19.
JSTOR are fast-tracking the release of a new set of 26 journal archives in Public Health, making them openly accessible through Jun 30, 2022.

Further resources have been provided freely until Jun 30, 2022. To find any of the following resources, please access JSTOR via the catalogue.

  • Lives of Literature Archive
  • Security Studies Archive
  • Sustainability Archive
  • 19th Century British Pamphlets (Library already owns content)
  • Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa
  • World Heritage Sites: Africa
  • Global Plants (Library has current subscription)

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)

KISS (Korean Studies Information Service System) – TRIAL


Catalogue record, available via: KISS (Korean Studies Information Service System) – TRIAL.

Trial ends 31 May 2020

KISS provides more than 3,300 publications, mainly scholarly e-journals for Korean Studies in full-text, as well as government documents from 300 organizations. In fact, more than 50% of the journals are indexed in Korean Citation Index.

KISS covers the below fields:

  • Human Science
  • Social Science
  • Language and Literature
  • Art and Sports
  • Agriculture and Natural Science
  • Technology and Medical

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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.

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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 31st December 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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