Free access to digital resources during the period of confinement

Free digital resources during confinement

Many publishers place their e-books and other digital resources free of charge, and others expand their subscribers' resources during the Covid-19 confinement period.
 

27/07/2020

Due to the confinement caused by COVID-19, there are many publishers that, either offer all or part of their paid digital resources in free access, or they extend the resources accessible to their subscribers.


First, we list the publishers who put their digital resources into free access for everybody:

 

American Academy of Pediatrics
Access to the complete collection of journal and publications of the AAP

 

American Physiological Society
Acces to the digital bookstore psysiology.org with more than ten research journals


EBSCO
Collection of publishers offering promotions for free purchases and access until July 1st, at Ebsco's Gobi e-book platform
Url: List of publishers

Portal of 12400 Open Educational Resources. Use the OER only filter to choose just these resources and not the more than 225,000 paid electronic books
Url: https://go.ebsco.com/P010s0TLHN0FJ20B0HUQkp2

 

Edinburgh University Press (EUP)
Selection of free articles until the end of 2020 on medieval studies and Shakespeare


EDP ​​Sciences
It offers free access to the content of all its magazines from 2018
Url: https://publications.edpsciences.org/#!s=current&l=en
Statement: https://bit.ly/3aygmZL

 

Emerald
On the occasion of the Mental Health Awareness Week, Emerald offers open content on mental health until the end of July
Accés: https://tinyurl.com/y8cwn7zs


Gale
Electronic books, and various useful resources for online training in schools until July 31
Url: COVID-19 resource center


National Emergency Library
Access, consult and free lending of more than 1,4 milions ebooks until June 30 or until the alarm state is finished in the US.
Url: https://archive.org/details/nationalemergencylibrary

 

Ovid
It offers access to resources and also to webinars.  The access request must be submitted individually.
Url: https://tools.ovid.com/remotelearning/es/

 

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Access to the journal during 60 days

 

Project Muse
Many of the publishers who publish on this platform offer their content for free.
Url: https://about.muse.jhu.edu/resources/freeresourcescovid19/
Digital resources adressed to teachers and librarians are also provided, and those focused on online teaching as well

 

ProQuest blog
Updated list of publishers offering their content for free on the Ebook Central webpage
Url : List of publishers

 

Science Direct
List of textbooks free accessible until the August 31 by Elsevier

 

Springer
Free acces to multy-disciplinary 407 ebooks , considered as textbooks
They offer MOOCs and courses of diferent subjects

 

Universitat d’Andorra
Free accesss to their publications

 

University of Chicago Press
Access during 2 months to the Chicago Complete collection

 

University of Michigan
You can download the open access books and those purchased by the UAB until August 31. They are mainly from Social Sciences and Humanities
Url: https://www.fulcrum.org/michigan

 

UOC
Collection of 79 social science books
Url: https://www.uoc.edu/portal/ca/news/actualitat/2020/181-llibres-en-obert-EditorialUOC.html

Wiley
Books and digital magazines around COVID-19
Url: https://novel-coronavirus.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/

 

Here is a list of publishers who have chosen to expand the resources accessible to their subscribers:

 

De Gruyter
Online access to its entire catalog until June 30, for works published between the years 1650-2016.
Url: https://www-degruyter-com.are.uab.cat/

 

EBSCO
Articles on Covid


eLibro
Electronic book platform in Spanish with access to unlimited users until June 30.

  • Figures: 60,000 books and more than 1,000 publishers
  • Conditions: you can consult them, but you are not entitled to download the entire book, only in part.

Url: https://login.are.uab.cat/sso/elibro/?context=2b248cc1-ef7b-475a-a933-09e39b9ab7b2

 

Global Health
Access until July, 31.
Url: https://www-cabdirect-org.are.uab.cat/globalhealth

 

Heinonline
Access on trial during 2020
Url:  https://heinonline-org.are.uab.cat/HOL/Welcome

 

JStor
E-Journals (free acceess until Aug 31, 2020) and E-Books (free until June 30).
Url: about.jstor.org/covid19/

 

Nature Cancer
Free access until July 31.

 

OCDE
Free access during 2020 to all the publications edited by the OCDE
Url: https://www-oecd-ilibrary-org.are.uab.cat/

 

ProQuest central ebook
Access to all the books that the UAB has purchased is extended to an unlimited number of users
Url: https://ebookcentral-proquest-com.are.uab.cat/lib/uab/search.action?op=advance&bookStatus=1&query=

 

STATISTA
This platform of statistical information sources offers their imformation for free until August 31.
Url: https://www-statista-com.are.uab.cat/

 

Thomson Reuters
Aranzadi has opened access to a collection of over 50 e-books that are considered basic manuals.
Url: https://cataleg.uab.cat/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2079170?lang=eng
COVID-19 legal impact files

 

 

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Artstor
Available until Desember 31, 2020
Url: https://library-artstor-org.are.uab.cat/#/home

 

 

 

 

We will update this list as we receive initiatives from more publishers

 

 

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