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Electronic materials available for free during COVID-19

Guide to electronic books, journal articles, streaming videos, and more, made available to researchers during the COVID-19 crisis period, from mid-March 2020 through April. See individual links for specific time periods covered, if specified.

Welcome

This guide provides information and links to publishers that have made electronic content freely available during the COVID-19 crisis period. It is designed to help scholars in the Cornell University community discover research materials. Please begin your search in the Cornell University Library catalog, where records for newly-accessible materials are being added daily.

If you are unable to locate the material you need in the Cornell University Library catalog, please check the resources available here, or consult Worldcat to see if it is available electronically. Please use the purchase request form to request that the Library purchase electronic materials you need, since Cornell's print materials are not accessible at this time, or consult with a subject specialist to find suitable alternative materials.

Information on this guide is being updated frequently. Please check back often.

Please consult the Guide to Searching for eBooks for assistance in finding regularly-accessible electronic material through the Cornell University Library catalog.

Ending Soon!

PLEASE NOTE: The following special access deals from publishers will be coming to an end very soon!

  • Burleigh Dodds Science ebooks (~June 25, 2020)
  • Cengage Unlimited (~May 25, 2020)
  • McGraw-Hill Connect and ALEKS (~May 25, 2020)
  • ENDS 5/31 - Emerald Ebooks
  • ENDS 5/31 - IET (The Institution of Engineering and Technology) ~600 ebooks
  • ENDS 5/31 - MIT Press (3059 records active in CUL catalog)
  • ENDS 5/31 - CAIRN
  • ENDS 6/15 - JoVE
  • ENDS 6/20 - SAGE offers- Particularly SAGE Knowledge Books & Reference
  • ENDS 6/21 - ProQuest eBook Central - Academic Complete (active in CUL catalog)
  • ENDS 6/24 - ScienceDirect textbooks
  • ENDS 6/29 - Cambridge Core textbooks and reference works
  • ENDS 6/30 - Bloomsbury Resources
  • ENDS 6/30 - De Gruyter ebooks (active in CUL catalog)
  • ENDS 6/30 - Ebsco Academic Search Ultimate, Business Source Ultimate and ebook Academic Collection
  • ENDS 6/30 - IET (The Institution of Engineering and Technology) ~600 ebooks
  • ENDS 6/30 - Russell Sage Foundation books
  • ENDS 6/30 - JSTOR (active in CUL catalog)
  • ENDS 6/30 - World Scientific
  • Project Muse ebooks and ejournals (23,730 titles active in CUL catalog as of 4/2/20, included in both JSTOR and Project MUSE)--varies by publisher, May 31-Jun 30, 2020

Presses with content added to Cornell's catalog

Publishers that have extended temporary access to materials, some (not all) of which have already had records added to Cornell's catalog include the following. Additional catalog & site links coming soon, please check back:

  • Bloomsbury Publishing (15 new collections added as of 04/10/20)
  • Burleigh Dodds Science ebooks
  • Cambridge Core (Cambridge University Press, 2003 records active in CUL catalog as of 4/2/20)
  • De Gruyter (68,658 records for eBooks across all subject areas added to the CUL catalog as of 4/20/20)
  • EBSCO (ebooks now allow unlimited user access; active in CUL catalog as of 3/30/20; many, many more EBSCO products now enabled for Cornell--see EBSCO page for details--active as of 4/08/20)
  • Emerald Ebooks (1500 eBooks added and active as of 4/23/20)
  • Hathi Trust In-copyright materials (active as of 3/31/20)
  • JoVE video (active as of 3/30/20)
  • JSTOR
  • McGraw-Hill Connect and ALEKS
  • MIT Press (3059 records active in CUL catalog as of 4/2/20)
  • ProQuest eBook Central - Academic Complete (active in CUL catalog as of 3/30/20)
  • Project MUSE ebooks and ejournals (23,730 titles active in CUL catalog as of 4/2/20, included in both JSTOR and Project MUSE)
  • Rotunda Editions (University of Virginia)
  • Russell Sage Foundation books (active as of 4/2/20. Made available through Project MUSE and JSTOR; see above)
  • SAGE offers- Particularly SAGE Knowledge Books & Reference
  • ScienceDirect textbooks
  • World Scientific
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