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COVID-19 Library Updates

Open Access during COVID-19

Many book publishers and scholarly database vendors are allowing open access during the COVID-19 shut-down.  We will keep a list of the ones we think will be helpful to our university students here:


JoVE - Science Education

JoVE Science Education is a revolutionary video library dedicated to teaching scientific fundamentals through simple easy-to-understand video demonstrations.  To access: Students and faculty can access with an institutional email ( by creating a fee account here.

National Emergency Library

The National Emergency Library is a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed

Public Books Database

With university classrooms and libraries shuttered because of the COVID-19 crisis, scholars are facing disruptions not only in their teaching lives but also in their ability to access research materials. In response, many academic presses have made hundreds of their titles freely accessible online. The Public Books Database aims to catalog such resources in a single location and to highlight titles of particular interest. We’ll be updating the list regularly as additional materials are made available.

Adam Matthew Explorer

Through AM Explorer, you can now search millions of pages of primary sources spanning the 15th - 21st centuries, including a wealth of new content added every year. To login: visit their website and use these credentials - User: AMExplorer Password: AMExplorer.


Resources on Copyright & Emergency Remote Teaching & Research:

Virtual Copyright Office Hours:

Vendor COVID-19 Related Donations and Pro Bono Access:

SCALE guide to general Open Educational Resources (OER) collections and subject specific OERs:

Crowdsourced OA Resources:

Online Collection of Teaching Resources:

VideoLib's Special Streaming Offers during Covid19 Cheat Sheet:

Free Science Resources for Labs:

Online Resources for Science Laboratories (POD) - Remote Teaching:

Springshare: Tips & Tricks for Remote Learning & Services -

CAUL (Council of Australian University Librarians) Consortium List of COVID-19 Resources:

Higher Ed Support & Guidance During COVID-19: Teaching, Learning & Student Support:

ICOLC Statement on the Global COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Impact on Library Services and Resources:

Information Services Providers Address the Global Crisis - a list compiled by ICOLC members:

Free Webinars and Trainings for Academic Library Workers:

PASCAL E-Resources for Remote Learning

Academic Ebooks

PASCAL provides over 300,000 academic ebooks. Most titles allow for an unlimited number of simultaneous users.