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Publishers Offer Free Scholarly Access in Response to COVID-19

Wed, March 18, 2020 12:15 PM

To support the ongoing access to scholarly research and content, many publishers are coming together to make scholarly content temporarily free to students and educators of higher education institutions. View original press releases and freely available resources below.

Project MUSE Press Release  “Free Resources on MUSE During COVID-19

Project MUSE Available Resources

Johns Hopkins University Press (all books and journals, through 31 May 2020)

Ohio State University Press (all books and journals, through 30 June 2020)

University of Nebraska Press (all books and journals, through 31 May 2020)

University of North Carolina Press (all books, through 30 June 2020)

Temple University Press (all books, through 30 June 2020)

Vanderbilt University Press (selected books, through 31 May 2020)

Open Access Books and Journals on MUSE


Gale Press ReleaseResources to Support Libraries and Educators Impacted by COVID-19

Gale Available Resources

For Educators

Enhance Instruction (interdisciplinary curriculum-aligned resources from pre-K – Undergraduate)

Virtual Learning Professional Development Resources and Training

For All Audiences

Gale Health and Wellness – Coronavirus
Gale Health and Wellness is a comprehensive consumer health resource that provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues.
Gale In Context: Global Issues – Pandemic
Gale In Context: Global Issues supports global awareness and provides a global perspective empowering learners to critically analyze and understand the most important issues of the modern world.
Gale In Context: Global Issues – Preparedness
Gale In Context: Global Issues supports global awareness and provides a global perspective empowering learners to critically analyze and understand the most important issues of the modern world.
Gale In Context: Science – Viruses
Gale In Context: Science provides contextual information on hundreds of todays most significant science topics.
Gale eBooks: Coronavirus & Global Pandemics Collection
The Gale eBooks: Coronavirus & Global Pandemics Collection helps learners better understand global viruses, pandemics, epidemics, outbreaks, and more.


JoVE Education Video Journal Expanded Access News Release: "Expanded access to the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) for the University of California"

The California Digital Library (CDL) has secured expanded access to the JoVE Video Journal for all UC faculty, instructors, students, researchers, clinicians and staff. JoVE includes over 11,000 videos in disciplines such as biology, chemistry, engineering, medicine, physics and psychology, and JoVE videos can be viewed on their site or embedded into learning management systems. 

JoVE Education Available Resources (full access may require UC Merced NetID)

JoVE Website

Science Education Biology

Social Psychology

JoVE Science Education

Lab Manual


ProQuest Ebook Central Available Resources

ProQuest Ebook Central (requires UC Merced NetID to log in to access the expanded available titles)


JSTOR Press Release "Coming Soon: Free access to public health journals on JSTOR"

JSTOR Available Resources

JSTOR Database (full access will require a UC Merced NetID login)


The Royal Society Publishing Available Resources

Compilation of research findings and data related to the coronavirus outbreak


Cambridge University Press Available Resources

Cambridge Core Textbooks


Duke University Press Available Resources

Duke University eBook Collection and electronic course materials


MIT Press Available Resources

MIT Press Ebooks


Ohio State University Press Available Resources

Ohio State University Press monographs and the linguistics textbook language files (The Knowledge Bank)


University of Michigan Press Release "University of Michigan Press COVID-19 Response: Free Access to Scholarly Ebooks"

Univeristy of Michigan Press Available Resources

University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection


L.A. Theater Works Available Resources (for K-12 Educators)

Setting the Stage for Learning Program (educational arts program using theater to teach lessons in science, english, social studies, and drama)


SAGE Available Resources

SAGE Video

SAGE Research Methods Video

SAGE Knowledge

Free Medical Research (related to COVID-19)


World Scientific Press Release: "World Scientific's Response to COVID-19"

World Scientific Available Resources

World Scientifc Journals (2001-current)

World Scientific COVID-19 Published Articles and Books


EBSCO Available Resources (Courtesy of Center for Research Libraries)

COVID-19 Research Dashboard (EBSCO Medical)

Resources A-Z Listing (Use your UCM NetID to sign-in)

Resources Include:

  • African American Historical Serials
  • Art Index Retrospective (H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes Collection)
  • Atla Historical Monographs Collection
  • Atlantic Magazine Archive: 1857 - 2014
  • Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine Archive: 1929 - 2000
  • Business Periodicals Index Retrospective 1913 - 1982
  • Ebony Magazine Archive
  • Education Index Retrospective 1929 - 1983
  • Forbes Magazine Archive: 1917 - 2000
  • Fortune Magazine Archive: 1930 - 2000
  • Frick Art Rerference Library Periodicals Index
  • Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective 1907 - 1984
  • LIFE Magazine Archive
  • The Nation Magazine Archive: 1865 - 2020
  • The New Republic Magazine Archive
  • People Magazine Archive
  • Readers' Guide Retrospective 1890 - 1982
  • Social Indexes Retrospective 1907 - 1983


OECD Available Resources

OECD COVID-19 Web Portal Available Resources

National Emergency Library 


United Nations Publications Available Resources 

COVID-19 Related Resources and Works


Policy Map Available Resources

University-wide trial access


Taylor & Francis Available Resources 

COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus Content (Expires June 30, 2020)


Paratext Available Resources 

U.S. Documents Masterfile™


Biblical Archaeological Society Available Resources

Spring 2020 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR)


AUPresses Available Resources 

UP Social Distancing Collaboration 


University of California Press Available Resources 

Free UC Press Journals (Expires June 30, 2020)


University of Calgary Press Available Resources 

Free Open Access to Select Materials (Expires June 30, 2020)


Oxford University Press Available Resources 

COVID-19 Research Hub


Getty Publications Available Resources 

Select Books  (Expires June 30, 2020)


Manchester University Press Available Resources 

Select eBook Collections (Expires June 30, 2020)



Other Resources

The following is a running list of vendors taking down paywalls for the duration of the current emergency.

Additional resources will be added as they are made available. 

*If you are a UC Merced student or faculty in need of research support, our librarians are available to meet via Zoom- make an appointment