This is our second blog post highlighting freely accessible resources related to COVID-19. If you’ve missed the first one, you can access it here. As before, the links will direct you to authoritative publications, written by experts and available for anyone with an internet connection to read or download. Please share the resources as widely as possible.
This time we’re featuring some of the online collections put together by database suppliers and large academic publishers (listed alphabetically), including some resources that have recently been made freely available for the first time.
Cambridge University Press: Coronavirus Free Access Collection
Free access to a growing collection of COVID-19 related research for a limited period (until end of May 2020). Articles in the collection are from journals and Research Review series.
EBSCO: free/expanded-access resources and clinical information on COVID-19
Website aimed at academic library services, offering links to a variety of relevant resources. Some are free to access for a limited period (until end of May or end of June 2020).
COVID-19 Healthcare Hub
Free access to Elsevier’s relevant evidence-based tools and resources. Also a series of Expert Insights podcasts, presented by front-line clinicians and providers, and clinical guidelines from health authorities worldwide about diagnosis and treatment.
Novel Coronavirus Information Center
Free health and medical research on the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and COVID-19. Divided into sections: Clinical Information, Chinese Language Resources, Research/Drug Discovery, Public Health and Patient Resources. Includes a link to Elsevier’s full directory of COVID-19 resources.
Emerald: Coronavirus, the management of epidemics and the wider impact on society
Includes relevant Expert Briefings, journal articles and book chapters, free to access until at least the end of the year. Emerald has “made research on COVID-19 and the management of epidemics and pandemics free for anyone to access and…also made this available with full text and data mining rights to PubMed Central and the World Health Organization repository”.
Oxford University Press
Free access to research resources on COVID-19, including journal articles and latest updates on human trials of a possible vaccine developed by Oxford University scientists.
Free medical, social and behavioural science journal articles related to COVID-19.
Springer Nature: SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19
Freely accessible papers on COVID-19 from Springer Nature journals, along with additional commentaries and relevant books.
Free research data support service for Springer Nature authors with data relevant to the pandemic.
Free daily newsletter, Nature Briefing, including a selection of the latest updates on coronavirus.
Taylor & Francis: COVID-19 microsite
Free access to T&F’s journal and book resources on COVID-19.
Wiley: COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak resources
Journal articles: https://tinyurl.com/sd68xat
Book chapters: https://tinyurl.com/wddn9me
Freely accessible resources on COVID-19 – most are made available within 24 hours of publication.
More comprehensive lists of publishers with COVID-19 resource collections, including smaller presses, are available via:
International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC):