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COVID-19: Scientific Resources of the World's Leading Publishers

The world's leading publishers and information aggregators open up temporary access to scientific electronic information resources in connection with the aggravation of the epidemiological situation caused by the coronavirus infection COVID-19.

Prompt and free access to the materials that were previously available only by subscription will increase the effectiveness of research, support public health responses and accelerate the discovery of treatment methods.

Some publishers also offer free online access to higher education textbooks and relevant scientific developments in connection with the transfer of many educational institutions to remote learning.

American Medical Association
American Society for Microbiology(ASM)
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Nephrology
Bloomsbury Publishing
Cambridge University Press
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Knowledge World Company
Massachusetts Medical Society
MIT Press
Oxford University Press
Project MUSE
Royal Society Publishing
Springer Nature
Taylor & Francis
University of California Press

American Medical Association

Due to the continued spread of coronavirus infection worldwide, the American Medical Association has posted a collection of free access resources JAMA Network COVID-19, which presents the latest research on COVID-19.

American Society of Clinical Oncology

The American Clinical Oncology Community, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic, is providing free information on providing care for people with cancer. Materials on coronavirus infection are divided into several categories:

• COVID-19 Patient Care Information

• COVID-19 Provider & Practice Information

• COVID-19 ASCO Meeting & Program Updates

• COVID-19 Government, Reimbursement & Regulatory Updates

• Submit Your Coronavirus (COVID-19)-Related Questions to ASCO

American Society for Microbiology(ASM)

The American Society for Microbiology is providing free access to nearly 50 research articles published over the last year in ASM’s 16 scholarly journals to support research efforts and communications about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

ASM provides all of its publications related to COVID-19 and coronaviruses, as well as supporting evidence. The publications are immediately available in PubMed Central (PMC) and other thematic repositories.

ASM Journals are also expediting review for submitted papers related to coronavirus, ensuring that the new research is quickly made available to the scientific community.

Recent ASM press releases include:

• Watching Bat Coronaviruses with Next-Generation Sequencing

• Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Receptors Show Similarities to SARS-CoV, According to New Analysis

• Sharing Research Data and Findings Relevant to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

American Society of Nephrology

The American Association of Nephrology publishes up-to-date information on COVID-19, recommendations for providing medical care to people with kidney disease and coronavirus infection, guidelines for isolating people with coronavirus infection, and materials for the diagnosis and prevention of COVID-19.


The open access repository provides a selection of 738 preprints on COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2.



Bloomsbury Digital Resources are now available upon request through the end of May 2020, at no cost or obligation and on an unlimited access basis. Should you wish to enable access for your institution, please email us at the addresses below:

UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa:
In addition to access, we will provide links to all resources that allow faculty to make the best use of the content, particularly for online courses. Please note that these resources include a significant number of texts that are widely adopted. At the links below you will find lesson plans, teaching tools, and featured content that we’ve created to provide a pathway into the resource.   


Arcadian Library Online
Berg Fashion Library
Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts
Bloomsbury Architecture Library
Bloomsbury Collections
Bloomsbury Cultural History
Bloomsbury Design Library
Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies
Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers
Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases
Bloomsbury Fashion Video Archive
Bloomsbury Food Library
Bloomsbury Medieval Studies
Bloomsbury Popular Music
Churchill Archive
Drama Online
Fairchild Books Library
Fashion Photography Archive
Human Kinetics Library
Screen Studies
Theology & Religion Online



Brill opened up books and articles on topics such as public health, distance learning, crisis research. If any new related content is published, it will be added to this collection.

Cambridge University Press

The publisher provides free access to the research results on coronaviruses on the Cambridge Core platform. The collection now includes more than 130 chapters of books and journal articles. The collection is expected to be constantly updated.

Together with other publishers, Cambridge University Press has undertaken a commitment to provide access to research results through PubMed Central and other thematic repositories.

In addition, those organizations that are subscribed to some kind of licensed resource may request free access to the collection of reference publications for libraries.


The publisher, with the support of experts, has prepared a page that provides links to collections of journal articles on coronaviruses. The page includes:

  • information for researchers featuring COVID-19 publications peer-reviewed in journals such as The Lancet and Cell Press, as well as over 19,800 publications from the ScienceDirect Coronavirus hub;

  • information for medical personnel where one can find evidence-based guidelines and treatment plans, patient care guidelines and plans, materials on patient safety and education, as well as the links to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) webinars;

  • information for patients containing 3D videos on coronavirus, World Health Organization and CDC documents, as well as Elsevier program materials on access for patients.


In an effort to help provide access to our database products for institutions that may not have access or funds at this point, Infobase is offering free trial access to the following databases through 4/30/20 for our Academic Virtual

Academic Virtual Classroom:

User Name: distancelearning Password: trial

Academic Virtual Classroom, all Available Products

John Libbey Eurotext

All John Libbey Content: 23 journals in Medical and Scientific Information are open  to the public during COVID-19 crisis


JoVE is the world's first and only peer-reviewed scientific video journal that increases productivity. JoVE has produced over 9,500 videos demonstrating experiments for Corona Specific Protocols General Virus Protocols Lab Preparation Current Status and Research Current Diagnosis Methods Treatment and prevention

The science community is working hard to address the potential health crisis brought about by the outbreak of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19). To support these critical efforts, JoVE has made its coronavirus focused content and related resources freely available.

Knowledge World Company

The company provides free access on the e-Marefa platform for 2 months to the following collections of electronic information resources:

  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Islamic Studies and Arabic literature
  • Military & Security Database
  • Humanities
  • Social sciences
  • Conflict, Violence, and Peace
  • Educational Sciences
  • Pharmacy, Health, and Medical & Allied Sciences
  • Engineering Sciences, and Information Technology
  • Economics, Finance & Business Administration
  • Natural and Life Sciences
  • Legal & Islamic Fiqh Resources
  • Maghreb Studies
  • Media Studies and Social Networking
  • Woman Studies
  • Youth Studies
  • Social Charitable Work and Endowments
  • Water, Energy, & Environment Issues
  • The GCC-Iranian Affairs
  • Turkey the Arab World

More than 300 scientific organizations from 19 Arab countries participate in the creation of the collections. To organize access, you must send a letter to the, listing the IP addresses of the organization from which it is planned to be accessed.

Massachusetts Medical Society

The community has opened free access to the articles and other materials on Covid-19, including clinical reports, manuals and expert comments, on the platform of the authoritative scientific journal The New England Journal of Medicine (Impact Factor - 70.67).


MIT Press

To support our library partners and the need for faculty and students to conduct remote learning, we are now offering complimentary access to MIT Press eBooks on MIT Press Direct ( through the end of May 2020. If you are interested, please complete the short form or reach out to Emily Farrell, Library Sales Executive,

This form should be submitted by a library administrator.

Oxford University Press

The publisher has prepared a collection that contains the results of the latest COVID-19 research, available for free during the epidemic to support researchers, medical personnel and healthcare professionals working to resolve the critical situation.

Full text of Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics monograph is in open access. It focuses on the laws and restrictions that apply during medical emergencies, which is invaluable information for anyone who wants to declare quarantine.

To facilitate the transition to distance learning, Epigeum, a partner of Oxford University Press, has provided free access to Teaching Online and Blended Learning courses until May 31, 2020.

To get free access to the courses, you need to register on the platform as a new user. When registering enter 3bb0020b in the field Token. An activation link will be sent to you by email. After the activation process is completed, access to the Teaching Online and Blended Learning courses will be available through the "My Courses" item.

Project MUSE

In response to the challenges created by the global public health crisis of COVID-19, Project MUSE is pleased to support its participating publishers in making scholarly content temporarily available for free on the platform Project MUSE. With many higher education institutions moving into an exclusively online learning environment for the foreseeable future, that easy access to vetted research in the humanities and social sciences, from a variety of distinguished university presses, societies, and related not-for-profit publishers, will help to support teaching, learning, and knowledge discovery for users worldwide.

The following publishers have chosen to temporarily make content freely available on Project MUSE. Each publisher designates the specific content and for how long it will be freely available on MUSE. This list will be updated a daily basis.

Content that is freely available on the Project MUSE platform during the COVID-19 crisis will display a distinctive “Free” icon, different from the “OA” icon used for fully open access content on MUSE


Royal Society Publishing

The Royal Society has signed a Wellcome statement on the subject of research findings and data relevant to the coronavirus (covid-19) outbreak. We are one of several signatories to this statement and our collective aim is to ensure that the relevant research and data are shared rapidly and openly in order to inform the worldwide public health response and to help save lives. This special collection comprises some papers likely to be relevant to the outbreak.

Spinger Nature

The world's leading publisher of scientific literature actively supports the global response to the outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19 and provides free and quick access to research results in this area.

The section provides links to relevant scientific articles from journals, book chapters, as well as additional comments on this topic. Access to the full texts of the documents presented in this section is free. If You have access problems, you should contact the support via email to

Springer Nature encourages early sharing of research submitted to all our journals through preprints, and the In Reviewpreprint service is available for many journals.

Springer Nature strongly urges authors to submit articles related to COVID-19 emergency to share underlying datasets relating to the outbreak as rapidly and widely as possible.

The Publisher continues to work with global organizations to support the sharing of relevant research and data, including supporting the World Health Organisation and the initiative from the White House Office of Science and Technology to make all relevant global research, and data, immediately available in one place via PubMed Central. Springer Nature is also a signatory on the consensus statement, Sharing research data and findings relevant to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The company provided free access to books from three collections.

You can see the lists of these publications following the links below.

Free Emergency Nursing titles (German)

Free English textbook titles (all disciplines)

Free German textbook titles (all disciplines)

The company has also produced a page that provides comprehensive information on COVID-19 with links to the full articles from the journals published in Springer Nature.

Taylor & Francis.

The publisher has developed a microsite, which provides links to scientific articles, e-books, book chapters related to the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and further research on COVID-19. Users can get free access to the full texts of documents using the electronic platform Taylor & Francis Online. It is planned to update the microsite on a regular basis.

Taylor & Francis provides access to research results through PubMed Central and other thematic repositories in cooperation with other publishers.

Editors of publishing houses actively encourage authors to publish and share data that form the basis of their research in accordance with the principles of FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable).

Taylor & Francis also provides access to research results through PubMed Central and other thematic repositories.

On the open-review science platform, F1000Research, the company has developed a section that contains COVID-19 publications that can be accessed for free.

University of California Press

All online journal content: 46 journals in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences are open to the public until June 30


The company provides free access to over 5,000 articles related to COVID-19 in support of worldwide diagnostic, treatment, and disease prevention measures.

The company provides free access on its platform to more than 5,000 articles related to COVID-19 in support of measures taken worldwide for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the disease.

The Wiley Online Library educational portal has a lot of information in case you need tips on working with the platform.

Wiley also organized free real-time information support on the latest research results and the development of the situation with Scitrus COVID-19 based on a personalized application with artificial intelligence from Atypon.

Wiley Online Library and other products of the company support many different ways of identifying and authenticating users when organizing remote access to their resources.

In response to the challenges created by the global public health crisis of COVID-19, the company has provided a free access to Cochrane Library. Cochrane Library (ISSN 1465-1858) is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.