Free access to digital resources during the period of confinement

Free digital resources during confinement

Many publishers place their e-books and other digital resources free of charge, and others expand their subscribers' resources during the Covid-19 confinement period.
 

18/01/2021

Due to the confinement caused by COVID-19, there are many publishers that, either offer all or part of their paid digital resources in free access, or they extend the resources accessible to their subscribers.


First, we list the publishers who put their digital resources into free access for everybody:

 

EBSCO
Portal of 12400 Open Educational Resources. Use the OER only filter to choose just these resources and not the more than 225,000 paid electronic books
Url: https://go.ebsco.com/P010s0TLHN0FJ20B0HUQkp2

 

EDP ​​Sciences
It offers free access to the content of all its magazines from 2018
Url: https://publications.edpsciences.org/#!s=current&l=en
Statement: https://bit.ly/3aygmZL

 

Ovid
It offers access to resources and also to webinars.  The access request must be submitted individually.
Url: https://tools.ovid.com/remotelearning/es/

 

Project Muse
Many of the publishers who publish on this platform offer their content for free.
Url: https://about.muse.jhu.edu/resources/freeresourcescovid19/
Digital resources adressed to teachers and librarians are also provided, and those focused on online teaching as well

 

ProQuest blog
Updated list of publishers offering their content for free on the Ebook Central webpage
Url : List of publishers

 

Universitat d’Andorra
Free accesss to their publications

 

UOC
Collection of 79 social science books
Url: https://www.uoc.edu/portal/ca/news/actualitat/2020/181-llibres-en-obert-EditorialUOC.html

Wiley
Books and digital magazines around COVID-19
Url: https://novel-coronavirus.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/

 

Here is a list of publishers who have chosen to expand the resources accessible to their subscribers:

 

Artstor
Available until June 30, 2021
Url: https://library-artstor-org.are.uab.cat/#/home

 

EBSCO
Articles on Covid


eLibro
Electronic book platform in Spanish with access to unlimited users until June 30.

  • Figures: 60,000 books and more than 1,000 publishers
  • Conditions: you can consult them, but you are not entitled to download the entire book, only in part.

Url: https://login.are.uab.cat/sso/elibro/?context=2b248cc1-ef7b-475a-a933-09e39b9ab7b2

 

JStor
E-Journals (free acceess until Jun 30, 2021).
Url: about.jstor.org/covid19/

 

ProQuest central ebook
Access to all the books that the UAB has purchased is extended to an unlimited number of users
Url: https://ebookcentral-proquest-com.are.uab.cat/lib/uab/search.action?op=advance&bookStatus=1&query=

 

Thomson Reuters
Covid-19 legal imact files

 

We will update this list as we receive initiatives from more publishers

 

 

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