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COVID-19: resources made available by publishers

We are sharing this list of resources made available by the generosity of publishers. Access details are accurate to the best of our knowledge, but these are not resource managed by Queen Mary. We are constantly updating the page and new resources will be added to the list in the coming days and weeks. Resources on COVID-19 for medical students and practitioners are grouped together here.

These resources have been selected by the Library team for the relevance to QMUL students and staff. A longer and more comprehensive list of resources made freely available has been compiled by Jisc and can be found here. A list (in Excel format and updated several times each week) of OCLC partners offering free contents is can be downloaded here.  

Resources for all QMUL students and staff

  

Guildford PressIn order to provide online access to students and researchers working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Guilford has opened access and made all their journal content free.31st July 2020link

ProviderDescriptionAvailable UntilLinks
Annual Reviews To assist the many students, faculty, and researchers who are working and studying remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, Annual Reviews have made their journals available to all, without access control, through Thursday April 30, 2020 15th June 2020 Annual Reviews
Askews & Holts For participating publishers, all owned eBook licences will transfer to unlimited access until the end of June. The transfer will take place automatically over the next few days. At the end of this agreement, the licences will revert to their current model. 31st June 2020 Ebooks accessed via the Library catalogue
Berghahn Journals All Berghahn Journals – new issues and all back issues - will be made freely available through June 30. 30th June 2020 Berghahn Journals
Bloomberg News

Bloomberg Media announced that starting April 22, 2020 every college and graduate student across the globe will have free access to Bloomberg.com for the next three months until July 31, 2020

31st July 2021 Bloomberg News
Box of Broadcast (BoB)

To respond to the current crisis, Box of Broadcast (BoB) have opened their access to all students in the EU (so overseas students still don't have access).

UK based students can access the BBC News channel anywhere in the world (i.e. even outside the EU) until the end of July.

To support lecturers and students in the process of adapting to online teaching, BoB have created a new Teaching Resources section on their website.

31st July 2020 Box of Broadcast (BoB)
British Standards (BSI) 

BSI is making freely available relevant standards including Hygiene standardsPersonal Protective Equipment (PPE) standardsRisk management and business standardsVentilator standards

   
Cambridge University Press

(This is temporarily offline due to a peak in usage, but will be available again) All 700 textbooks published and currently available in HTML format on Cambridge Core are available regardless of whether textbooks were previously purchased. Free access is available until the end of May 2020 and a full list of HTML textbooks published on the platform can be found here.

In addition, Queen Mary will get access to all Cambridge Companions.

The Press has made a collection of more than 80 relevant book chapters and journal articles freely available on Cambridge Core. The Press has also joined the Wellcome Trust and more than 30 leading publishers in committing to making all of our COVID-19 and coronavirus-related publications, and the available data supporting them, immediately accessible in PubMed Central (PMC) and other public repositories. Articles are drawn from journals including Epidemiology & Infection, Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, and from Animal Health Research Reviews, among others. Future articles will be added to the collection once they have been published. Learn more here.

29th June 2020  Cambridge University Press
Clarivate Analytics Clarivate has lanched a global resource site as well as a Chinese language site to help medical researchers and healthcare professionals access the world’s leading research and late-breaking news around the coronaviruses.     
Cochrane Cochrane Library will be temporarily unrestricted for everyone in every country of the world.    Cochrane
Duke University Press  In response to the current challenges that universities face as a result of the spread of COVID-19, Duke University Press is offering libraries additional support by extending grace access for content hosted on Duke University Press and Project Euclide through the end of May, and partnering with EBSCO, ProQuest, and Gardners (including Browns Books for Students and Askews & Holts) to allow multi-user access through mid-June to all e-books purchased on their platforms Mid-June 2020  Duke University Press / Project Euclide 
EBSCO  EBSCO eBooks is partnering with publishers to waive simultaneous user limits wherever possible, ensuring unlimited access to e-books by upgrading existing holdings to Unlimited-User access until June 30 for a growing list of publishers. This upgrade went live on Monday, March 16. Here is the list of publishers participating in this offer. EBSCO is are also making the Academic eBook Subscription Collection available for libraries to access on EBSCOhost for a period of 3 months where they don’t currently subscribe to it. If you are interested in this please email ejournals@qmul.ac.uk. Ebsco has also created a Covid resources website to list all the initiatives undertaken by the publisher to help during the emergency.  30th June 2020  Ebooks accessed via the Library catalogue
EDP Sciences From 30th March to 30th of June initially, all EDP Sciences journals have been made open 30th June 2020 EDP sciences journals
Emerald Emerald has made the research on COVID-19 and the management of epidemics and pandemics free for anyone to access and have also made this available with full text and data mining rights to PubMed Central and the World Health Organisation repository and will continue to make relevant research freely available on this site.   Emerald journals
Equinox

All Equinox journal issues published in the last 12 months will be opened and all new issues  will be freely accessible until the crisis abates

  Equinox journals
Gale

Gale has made their Accurate Health Information resources open access. Thi included: 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 Preparedness (Gale In Context: Global Issues supports global awareness and provides a global perspective, allowing students to critically analyse 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 today’s most significant science topics), Gale eBooks: Coronavirus & Global Pandemics Collection (Gale eBooks: Coronavirus & Global Pandemics Collection helps learners better understand global viruses, pandemics, epidemics and outbreaks). Note: users may be prompted to enter with a password. The password for all is "open". 

Gale has also made Gale Reference Complete freely available until 31st July 2020. 

31st July 2020   
GSW Publishing To help support online learning and remote research for the remainder of the semester, the following GeoScienceWorld book publishers have extended public access to all of their ebooks through June 30, 2020: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Canadian Science Publishing, Clay Minerals Society, Geological Society of America, Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, PSAAPG, SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology, Society of Economic Geologists, University of Wyoming 30 June 2020 GSW Publishing journals
HeinOnline A special COVID-19 issue of the journal Medicine and Law.   Medicine and Law
IEEE We have access to an IEEE suite of 400 + eLearning courses to help support students and faculty members teaching engineering and computer science. Please visit ieee.org/ieeexplore and click on What Can I Access to view what you have access to, or go to Browse>Courses to see all eLearning course topics End of June link
JSTOR JSTOR is expediting the release of a new set of 26 journal archives in Public Health, making them openly accessible through June 30, 2020. For participating academic institutions that currently license some, but not all, JSTOR Archive and Primary Source collections, JSTOR will turn on access to all unlicensed collections at no cost. To support the institutions during this challenging time, JSTOR and participating publishers are making an expanded set of content freely available: as of 26th March 2020, publishes have agreed to make more than 30,000 books freely available to libraries. Publishers that joined this week include Yale University Press, Columbia University Press, and the African Books Collective. If you are interested in access to these ebooks please email ejournals@qmul.ac.uk. 31st December 2020 JSTOR ebooks and journals
Karger Karger is making all published Coronavirus / COVID-19 articles freely available until the end of 2020, in order to support current research initiatives and community health. To make them easy to find, they have been grouped in a “Coronavirus Topic Article Package” (see link) 31st December 2020 link
Kortext To support off-campus study, John Smiths and Kortext have teamed up with a number of publishers to provide free access to selected e-books in a scheme called the Free Student eTextbook Programme (FSTP). Each institution in the UK can only provide 1 list of required titles which, subject to availability, John Smiths and Kortext will make available for free. Academics interested in the scheme should contact their library rep with the titles they need.  

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Loeb Classics Loeb Classics is an interconnected, fully searchable, virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. Epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory... 30th June 2020 link
Manchester Manchester Medieval Sources 30th June 2020 link
Manchester Manchester Medieval Studies 30th June 2020 link
McGraw-Hill Education Core digital learning platforms, McGraw-Hill Connect and ALEKS, are available for free to any student and instructor who needs it for the remainder of this Spring 2020 term. In addition to this, free online access to the publisher's leading HE textbooks and Reading List Collections will be provided until the end of June, in partnership with Kortext, BibliU and VitalSource. More info here 30th June 2020 link
Microbiology Society Microbiology Society has brought together articles from across their portfolio and made this content freely available. The Society has also removed the paywall from their journals' platform   Microbiology Society journals
Newspapers Archive Access more than 400 years of newspapers, obituaries and family history records from 32 countries.     
Ohio State University Press  For the duration of this crisis, all Ohio State University Press monographs, and the linguistics textbook language files, will be open and free to use through the Ohio State University Libraries’ Institutional Repository, The Knowledge Bank.   Ohio State University Press  
Oxford University Press With the recent coronavirus situation, Oxford University Press has made content from online resources and leading journals freely accessible to assist researchers, medical professionals, policymakers, and others who are working to address this potential health crisis   Oxford University Press
Pearson Pearsons is giving free access to core resources for the whole duration of the crisis   Pearson publishing
Portland Press Portland Press and the Biochemical Society are suspending paywalls on all content published across their seven journals until further notice   Portland Press
Project MUSE Project MUSE is supporting its participating publishers in making scholarly content temporarily available for free on their platform. Among the publishers currently opting to make content free on Project MUSE are Johns Hopkins University Press (all books and journals), Ohio State University Press (all books and journals), University of Nebraska Press (all books and journals), University of North Carolina Press (all books), Temple University Press (all books), and Vanderbilt University Press (selected books).   Project MUSE
ProQuest (ebooks) Starting w/c 16th March to mid-June all licenses automatically convert to unlimited for affected Universities. A list of articipating publishers can be found here 30th June 2020 Ebooks accessed via the Library catalogue
Royal Pharmaceutical Society

The RPS has made Pharmacy Knowledge available at no cost until the start of the Autumn term 2020-2021. Pharmacy Knowledge gives academics the ability to set up reading lists and teach from a comprehensive range of Pharmacy focused content. 

2nd September 2020  Tutor registration / Student registration 
SAGE To respond to the crisis, SAGE is offering complimentary, 90-day access to most-requested online teaching and learning resources (SAGE Video, SAGE Research Methods Video and SAGE Knowledge Books & Reference) and is extending free access to eBooks/eTextbooks and courseware access for instructors. To access the resources click on the following links: 25th June 2020  Links in the 'Description' column
SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) SIAM Journal on Mathematics of Data Science continues to be freely available this year during its introductory launch period.   SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) journals
University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania Press is making all content available through the Press’ digital publishing partners accessible at no cost to consumers. If you have trouble accessing please email ejournals@qmul.ac.uk 

30th June 2020

University of Pennsylvania
WARC WARC (WARC provides the latest evidence, expertise and guidance to make marketers more effective) has developed a dedicated content series to help marketers to navigate these constantly changing times. The evidence-based insights are updated daily.   WARK marketing
Wiley Wiley is dedicated to assisting the research community to help minimise the impact of COVID-19 and have implemented the following: Free online access to a collection of more than 5,000 relevant journal articles, book chapters and entries in our major reference works; access to a free, real-time feed of the latest research and news on COVID-19, powered by Scitrus, Atypon's AI-driven personalized discovery application; Free resources from Wiley for those interested in exploring historical perspectives on epidemics, methods used to control their spread, and associated health policies, see: Europe, 1817 or UK, 1854 or Hastings, 1873 or Sydney, 1895    Links in the 'Description' column 
Wolters Kluwer Wolters Kluwer has a dedicated resource page where you can find a range of curated information and resources from their product portfolio that have been made open access to for the medical community during this time (see link). UptoDate product-related information is now open access here.   Wolters Kluwer journals
World Scientific Publications WorldSciNet have upgraded QMUL’s journal access to one that includes all World Scientific journal content published from 2001. This takes effect from now, until June 30, 2020.  30 June 2020 World Scientific Publications

Resources for medical students and practitioners

 

ProviderDescriptionAvailable UntilAccess
American Association for the Advancement of Science Freely available latest news and research on Covid-19   link
American Academy of Pediatrics Freely available critical updates and resources for pediatricians   link
American College of Physicians A collection of Annals of Internal Medicine articles related to coronavirus is freely available.   link
ACS As a leading scientific society and publisher of scientific research and information, the American Chemical Society (ACS) is committed to helping combat the global COVID-19 pandemic.   ACS resources
American Medical Association  COVID-related information on JAMA and AMA journals are now open access   link 
American Physiological Society (APS) Articles discussing COVID‐19, coronavirus, SARS and other related research will be freely accessible as part of APS's Coronavirus‐related Collection. The collection will continue to grow as relevant content is identified and new contributions on these topics are accepted.   link
American Society of Clinical Oncology The American Society of Clinical Oncology made general resources and information freely available.   link
American Society of Nephrology Freely available resources for Outpatient Dialysis Facilities.   link
American Society for Microbiology Free access to research articles about COVID-19 & toolkit to help spread information, and they have removed the paywall from their journal platform.   link
BioOne In collaboration with the Association of Research Libraries, BioOne and the participating publishers have made articles related to coronavirus available via open access. 31st December 2020 link
BMJ (journals) COVID-19 related content that the BMJ has made freely available across all BMJ journals   link
BMJ (online courses) Free access to their most relevant CPD online courses to update and refresh clinical knowledge for those supporting our healthcare systems in the fight against COVID-19.   link
CAS (American Chemical Society)

CAS COVID-19 Antiviral Candidate Dataset - the open source dataset of nearly 50K chemical substances includes antiviral drugs and related compounds that are structurally similar to known antivirals for use in applications including research, data mining, machine learning, and analytics;

COVID-19 Protein Target Thesaurus - this collection of human-curated protein target synonyms from CAS REGISTRY® and the CAS thesaurus provides additional points of discovery to supplement your research.

   
CNKI CNKI is making freely available the research papers on Covid-19 (in English) and the e-books related to Covid-19     Links in the 'Description' column
Cambridge University Press The Press has made a collection of more than 80 relevant book chapters and journal articles freely available on Cambridge Core. The Press has also joined the Wellcome Trust and more than 30 leading publishers in committing to making all of our COVID-19 and coronavirus-related publications, and the available data supporting them, immediately accessible in PubMed Central (PMC) and other public repositories. Articles are drawn from journals including Epidemiology & Infection, Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, and from Animal Health Research Reviews, among others. Future articles will be added to the collection once they have been published. Learn more here.    
Clarivate Analytics Clarivate has lanched a global resource site as well as a Chinese language site to help medical researchers and healthcare professionals access the world’s leading research and late-breaking news around the coronaviruses.     
Cochrane Cochrane has also created two free Special Collections on COVID 19.   link
EBSCO EBSCO's has created a portal on COVID-19 resources   link
Elsevier Elsevier gives full access to its content on its COVID-19 Information Center for PubMed Central and other public health databases. From 6th April, Elsevier is also enabling full text and data mining through channels such as the NIH’s PubMed Central and the WHO database for free and without copyright limitations   link
Emerald Emerald has made the research on COVID-19 and the management of epidemics and pandemics free for anyone to access and have also made this available with full text and data mining rights to PubMed Central and the World Health Organisation repository and will continue to make relevant research freely available on this site.   link 
Gale Gale has made their Accurate Health Information resources open access. Thi included: Gale Health and Wellness – Coronavirus, Gale In Context: Global Issues – Pandemic Preparedness, Gale In Context: Science – VirusesGale eBooks: Coronavirus & Global Pandemics Collection. Note: users may be prompted to enter with a password. The password for all is "open".    
IEEE Xplore Covid-19 related resources made freely available by IEEE   link
IET (The Institute of Engineering and Technology) Access to research on areas relating to COVID-19, respiratory viruses, ventilators and ventilator components from IET journals   link
JSTOR  JSTOR is expediting the release of a new set of 26 journal archives in Public Health, making them openly accessible through June 30, 2020. More info about JSTOR resources made available can be found here. 30th June 2020  link 
Krager  Karger is making all published Coronavirus / COVID-19 articles freely available until the end of 2020, in order to support current research initiatives and community health. To make them easy to find, they have been grouped in a “Coronavirus Topic Article Package” (see link)  31st December 2020  link
Mark Allen Mark Allen has a dedicated page hosting any articles published by them relating to the COVID-19 virus, all of which is free to access.   link
Mary Ann Liebert Liebert has made, and will continue to make, all of their COVID-19 research content available for free   link
Microbiology Society Microbiology Society has brought together articles from across their portfolio and made this content freely available.   link
The MIT Press Freely available articles for Understanding Pandemics and Epidemiology.   link
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Clarity Informatics have advised that they will grant access to educational bodies whose students have had to return home and are now outside the UK.

In the first instance you should contact your university about this, they in turn will need to contact Clarity Informatics to arrange access.

   
New England Journal of Medicine Collection of freely available articles and other resources on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.   link
Oxford University Press OUP has a comprehensive hub of the latest COVID-19 research, freely available for the duration of the outbreak   link
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Sharing research data and findings relevant to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.   link
ProQuest ProQuest has launched a Coronavirus Research Database in response to the rapidly growing need for authoritative content related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The new cross-disciplinary resource enables researchers to search and discover full-text articles, dissertations and other content from key publishers in one place.   link
Protocols.io Free protocols related to the COVID-19   link
RCNi

To support the nursing community RCNi have developed a dedicated COVID-19 resource centre that is free to access for all nurses and frontline NHS staff working with coronavirus patients. The resource centre includes peer-reviewed evidence-based articles and e-learning modules which address some of the areas of care that COVID-19 patients may require, as well as resources designed to help staff stay well during this demanding and stressful period.

Students and nurses returning to clinical practice who are on the COVID-19 temporary register will need additional support and training, so RCNi has also put together a collection of evidence-based articles and e-learning modules aimed especially at them. This collection of resources can be accessed via our main COVID-19 resource centre directly by visiting this page.

  link 
Royal Society The Royal Society has collated relevant articles on COVID-19 into a collection, and will be updating this collection as new research is published.   link
Royal Society of Chemistry Coronavirus articles - free to access collection   link
SAGE SAGE is sharing free-to-access research and data related to COVID-19 and its impact: medical research; a curated collection of both medical and social and behavioral science related to the virus and more broadly on managing pandemics   Links in the 'Description' column 
SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) The SIAM Epidemiology Collection, focused on disease modeling, pandemics, and vaccines, is freely available to all for one year.   link
Springer Nature The latest coronavirus research and news items are freely available from Springer Nature. This material is authoritative and could help on a broad scale.   link
Taylor & Francis In response to this global health issue, all coronavirus and COVID-19-related, peer-reviewed research published in Taylor & Francis journals is now free to access and available for anyone to read.   link
Thieme Thieme is Offering Free Access to Specialist Information on the Coronavirus.   link
Wiley Wiley provides access to a free, real-time feed of the latest research and news on COVID-19 and free resources from for those interested in exploring historical perspectives on epidemics, methods used to control their spread, and associated health policies, see: Europe, 1817 or UK, 1854 or Hastings, 1873 or Sydney, 1895    Links in the 'Description' column
Wolters Kluwer Wolters Kluwer has a dedicated resource page where you can find a range of curated information and resources from their product portfolio that have been made open access to for the medical community during this time (see link). UptoDate product-related information is now open access here.   link
Wolters Kluwer (Ovid) COVID-19 resources for front-line clinicians and medical researchers are available below in response to the global pandemic.   link
Wolters Kluwer (GIDEON) Wolters Kluwer is opening access to GIDEON free for 2 months on request. This one-of-a-kind resource covers all infectious diseases in every country. Updated daily with information on the latest outbreaks it's ideal for help with diagnosing diseases and identifying organisms. Access is already open for all NHS Trusts so if your institution is doing work on Covid-19 then there could be data in here that will assist and support those efforts. End of June If interested email e-resources@qmul.ac.uk
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