Free access to resources during COVID-19

As the situation with Covid-19 continues to develop rapidly, many publishers are making their resources freely and temporarily available, i.e. for the coming weeks, months or for the remainder of the academic year.


The following list will be updated regularly as we find new resources.

EBSCO Information Services offers free access to Academic Search Ultimate . This is a multidisciplinary full-text journal database with more than 9200 journal titles. From Law to Pharmaceutical Sciences and from Psychology to Women’s Studies, these and many more subjects are covered in this database. Academic Search Ultimate is available until 31 July 2020.

APA Publishing is helping to support our customers during this challenging time by making a variety of resources freely available. For students and faculty at colleges and universities that have shut down their campuses and moved classes online, we are allowing instructors to use PsycLearn : Research Methods content with their students at no cost for the remainder of this semester. The eight available modules of PsycLearn : Introduction to Social Psychology are also available. Interested educators should contact their APA Partnership Manager or email.

With the cooperation of the publisher, it has been made possible to access ArsAequi outside campus. Please, log on with your UM account.

In collaboration with the Association of Research Libraries, BioOne and their publishing partners have made articles related to coronavirus available via open access through 2020.

Bohn Stafleu van Loghum gave free access until august 1st 2020 to the following textbooks:

  • Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: a life course approach / Steegers
  • Anamnese en lichamelijk onderzoek / van der Meer
  • Diagnostiek van alledaagse klachten / de Jongh
  • Leerboek acute geneeskunde / van Vugt
  • Leerboek chirurgie / Gooszen
  • Leerboek Epidemiologie / Bouter
  • Volksgezondheid en Gezondheidszorg / Anema. 

The sixth edition of the A-Team’s Entity Data Management Handbook , explores how to tackle the challenges of sourcing and managing entity data. This handbook is free for you to download.

Duke University Press is sharing their reading lists , which offer free content (included is Navigating the Threat of Pandemic ). Archival content (1999 to 2004) for 20 journals is hosted on Project MUSE and all available content for East Asian Science, Technology and Society is free accessible.

Free access to all Elsevier resources for the research and health community on novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Available in the Elsevier’s Novel Coronavirus Information Center .

The 256 textbooks currently on Elsevier ScienceDirect will be freely accessible through IP remote access until August 31, 2020.
Explore the title list and double click the Shortcut URL of the title you want to access.

In order to provide online access to students and researchers working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Guilford Press has opened access and made all their journal content free. You can access all of their content from any location. Free access will be available until at least August 31.

JSTOR has expanded the UM’s institution’s access to JSTOR for all eligible programs .
The content includes additional journals and primary source collections beyond the ones the UM already subscribe to, and a rapidly growing collection of ebooks . This access is active through December 31, 2020.

Through 2020 Karger is sharing research data and findings relevant to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak with the Topic Article Package: Coronavirus (COVID-19) .

To support the work of the library and publishing community as we navigate through the COVID-19 crisis, Library Journal (LJ) is offering temporary free access to the digitised edition of LJ , as well as all the content on their website.

Mc Graw-Hill has created a distance-learning toolkit by using AccessMedicine to help empower healthcare professions faculty for online teaching and learning during this critical time.

McGraw-Hill granted free access to Access Neurology for the next two months.
Access Neurology from McGraw-Hill Medical offers online neurology resources for reference, research and curricular instruction. For example, Kandel’s Principles of Neural Sciences is available in Access Neurology.

A selection of articles on pandemics, epidemiology, and other relevant topics from the MIT collection is freely available and is being maintained and regularly updated.

UM has access to Pressreader in the next 3 months. In Pressreader you can find over 5000 newspapers and magazines from all over de the world, with an archive of 90 days back in time.

Please note:
Since EzProxy does not work directly with the PressReader App (and only the website), the users should connect via the proxy, register an account on, and then login with their account on the PressReader App.
Once you have an account, not only can you access on multiple devices, but you can also take advantage of personal features such as creating email alerts on topics; bookmarking and creating collections; select preferred publications and auto-deliveries; translate, share, comment, and much more.

More than 15,000 books and over 230 journal titles on the Project MUSE platform will display a distinctive “Free” icon. Check MUSE search results , by default.

All journals of the Royal Society will be available because of the Corona crisis.

Research related to coronavirus is freely available on SAGE Journals, as well as a curated collection of both medical and social and behavioral science related to the virus and more broadly on managing pandemics. Sage is also offering free available Resources to help transition to teaching online.

A free trial has been set up with ScienceDirect (Elsevier) until September 16th 2020.
This trial provides access to All Access Books, Freedom Collection Books Backlist and
Freedom Collection Books 2020.
Please check trial access by going to the following URL:

The SIAM Epidemiology Collection , focused on disease modeling, pandemics, and vaccines, is freely available to all for one year.

Springer E-books
Springer Nature took the initiative to provide free access to textbooks to institutions that have been affected by the coronavirus lockdown. They are also available for Maastricht University until 30 June 2020.

Springer Nature is committed to supporting the global response to emerging outbreaks by enabling fast and direct access to the latest available research, evidence, and data .

Besides that, Springer Nature built a central resource hub which contains links to relevant research from their journals and books, as well as additional commentary on COVID19. Overall more than 12,000 pieces of journal and book content are free to access, and will continue to be so for as long as needed. Nature  and Scientific American have also released podcasts from global experts on the pandemic and its development, and Nature Briefing continues to provide the latest research updates.

Taylor & Francis remains committed to ensuring all relevant research is available to those who are at the forefront of research into mitigating its impact.

University of Michigan Press made all content in the University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection free-to-read until August 31, 2020.

Free online access to a special COVID-19 collection has been made available by Wiley, as well as access to a  real-time feed , two Special Collections on COVID 19  and historical perspectives on epidemics Europe, 1817 UK, 1854 Hastings, 1873  and Sydney, 1895 .

Wolters Kluwer made the Wolters Kluwer Coronavirus Resources & Tools page  with updates and resources free available for clinicians, nurses and medical researchers, in response to new developments, evidence and guidance.

Over 2.000 law books are available on the Digital Book Platform
It is also possible to login with the general username and password.
Username: Maastricht
Password: kluwer6288


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