Expanded Electronic Resources Due to COVID-19

A number of publishers have expanded their electronic offerings to support research and learning while access to physical materials is limited.

We have compiled a list as part of our COVID-19 Research Guide and will strive to keep that updated as additional resources are announced. A few highlights include:

  • *new* HathiTrust Digital Library: Their new Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) provides authenticated, limited electronic access to materials in Washington University Libraries’ physical collection. Roughly half of our physical book collections are included.
  • Brill COVID-19 Collection: Materials related to public health, distance learning, and crisis research.
  • Cambridge University Press: All 700 textbooks published and currently available in HTML format on Cambridge Core are available regardless of whether textbooks were previously purchased.
  • JSTOR: They are expediting the release of a new set of 26 journal archives in public health, making them openly accessible through June 30, 2020. They have granted our request to access over 30,000 ebooks available at no charge.
  • Oxford University Press: Free access to higher education ebooks and additional resources, including videos, simulations, animations, activities, flashcards, quizzes, test banks, PowerPoints, and more. All materials can be loaded directly into Canvas.
  • Project MUSE: Scholarly journals and books from various publishers are currently available for free by searching Project MUSE.
  • ScienceDirect: 256 textbooks currently on ScienceDirect will be automatically entitled to all active ScienceDirect customers.

Browse our full list for more electronic resources that have been made available due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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