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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.


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.