Freely available COVID-19 Resources (updated August 12, 2020)

In response to the SARS-CoV2 ("corona virus") outbreak, a number of scholarly publishers and other content providers have made COVID-19 content temporary freely available to support researchers and the general public. We have put together a list of freely accessible, high-quality electronic resources for you. This list will be continuously extended and updated.


Freie E-Ressourcen zum Thema COVID-19

Zahlreiche Verlage and Anbieter haben mit einer (zeitlich befristeten) Freischaltung von E-Books und E-Journals rund um das Thema COVID-19 auf den Ausbruch der "Corona-Krise" reagiert, um Forscher*innen und die allgemeine Öffentlichkeit zu unterstützen. Im Folgenden finden Sie eine Auflistung hochwertiger, frei verfügbarer elektronischer Ressourcen. Diese Liste wird laufend ergänzt und aktualisiert.

Provider Description of Access or Resource(s) Scope Limitations Available until
American Association for the Advancement of Science AAAS  Latest News, Research, and Commentary on the coronavirus None (Open Access) To Be Determined
American Institute of Physics  AIP's collection of research articles relevant to infectious diseases, epidemics, computational epidemiology, and pandemics . They’ll remain open through March 31 2021, and we encourage you to share this link with your researchers and the scientific community at large None (Open Access) 31.03.2021
American Medical Association  JAMA Network COVID-19 multimedia collection w Q&A's with NIAID's Anthony Fauci [...], lots of CME articles, & past pubs on vaccine development, infection control, and public health preparedness None (Open Access) To Be Determined
American Psychological Association (APA)  Continually updated pandemics resource for both clinicians and the general public None (Open Access) To Be Determined
American Physiological Society  Coronavirus Related Journal Collection: articles discussing COVID-19, coronavirus, SARS, and other related research are being made freely accessible in this cross-journal collection. This collection will continue to grow as relevant content is identified and new contributions on these topics are accepted None (Open Access) To Be Determined
ASTM International  ASTM International is providing no-cost public access to important ASTM standards used in the production and testing of personal protective equipment - including face masks, medical gowns, gloves, and hand sanitizers - to support manufacturers, test labs, health care professionals, and the general public as they respond to the global COVID-19 public health emergency. None (Open Access) To Be Determined
BioOne  Coronavirus related articles in 3 journals None (Open Access) 31.12.2020
BMJ  This page collects all BMJ coverage of the coronavirus outbreak from across the BMJ's journals and learning resources. All articles and resources are freely available. None (Open Access) To Be Determined
Brill  Brill has opened up books and articles on topics such as public health, distance learning, crisis research. If any new related content is published with Brill, it will be added to their collection. None (Open Access) To Be Determined
Cambridge University Press  Cambridge University Press has made 80 relevant book chapters and journal articles freely available on Cambridge Core during the Covid-19 crisis. None (Open Access) To Be Determined
Clarivate Analytics  Global resource site for access to the world’s leading research & news around the coronaviruses None (Requires Signup) To Be Determined
CNKI  1640+ articles regarding COVID-19, cost for OA publication and related services will be completely covered by CNKI None (Open Access) To Be Determined
Cochrane  Special collections on evidence relevant to critical care; infection control and prevention measures; and remote consultation and home-based care None (Open Access) To Be Determined
Digital Science  Exportable file of all relevant content on COVID-19 in Dimensions. As of 22 Mar publications: 4164, trials: 645, datasets: 54; Updated daily None (Open Access) To Be Determined
Duke University Press  Navigating Pandemic syllabus. Information on how we navigate the spread of communicable diseases. Journal articles until 1 October 2020. None (Open Access) 01.10.2020
Dynamed  Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) None (Open Access) To Be Determined
EBSCO  EBSCO is making more and more resources freely available and expanding access to EBSCO and partner content. None (Open Access) To Be Determined
Elsevier  Journal Article hubs from Elsevier, Lancet and Cell Press as well as Springer Nature, Wiley, NEJM, BMJ, ASM, and Chongqing VIP None (Open Access) To Be Determined
Emerald  22+ expert briefings, journal articles, and book chapters related to coronavirus and the management of epidemics None (Open Access) 31.12.2020
Guilford  Medical and psychological research special publisher Guilford has opened access and made all journal content free due to the COVID-19 pandemic None (Open Access) To Be Determined
Hindawi  Hindawi remains open and committed to sharing findings related to COVID-19. As well as their commitment to ensuring accepted peer reviewed research is published during this time, we have introduced a fast-track workflow for papers submitted on coronavirus/COVID-19 which are suitable for publication. None (Open Access) To Be Determined
IEEE  To help researchers understand and manage the COVID-19 pandemic, IEEE has identified a collection of articles that may help such efforts. The collection is completely free to access for the duration of the crisis with additional reuse rights including text and data mining and analysis. None (Open Access) To Be Determined
IOP Publishing  As part of IOP's response, all relevant published and forthcoming articles in their journals will be made immediately available to PubMed Central (PMC) throughout the duration of the crisis, with rights to enable text and data mining, re-use and secondary analysis. None (Open Access) To Be Determined
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center  A resource to help advance the understanding of the virus, inform the public, and brief policymakers in order to guide a response, improve care, and save lives. None (Open Access) To Be Determined
JoVE  To support these critical efforts, JoVE has made its coronavirus focused content and related resources freely available. None (Open Access) To Be Determined
JSTOR  JSTOR editors collaborated with their participating publishers to build a selection of 6,000 journal articles related to COVID-19 and make them freely available through June 30, 2020. The selection draws from disciplines across the humanities, sciences, and social sciences to cover the far reaching impact of pandemics, from the money we spend to the food we eat. None (Open Access) 31.12.2020
Karger  Collection of 45+ Coronavirus / COVID-19 articles, 40+ of which have been made open in response to the pandemic None (Open Access) 31.12.2020
Mary Ann Liebert  Collection of Liebert COVID-19 research content: 22+ articles from 9+ journals None (Open Access) To Be Determined
McGraw-Hill Medical  24+ entries on AccessMedicine COVID-19 Central to help teaching and learning online and to share the latest information on the COVID-19 global pandemic None (Open Access) To Be Determined
Microbiology Society  All journal content of the Microbiology Society None (Open Access) To Be Determined
MIT Press  A growing list of free articles on pandemics, epidemiology, and other relevant subjects. None (Open Access) To Be Determined
NEJM  Coronavirus (Covid-19) related articles (35+) None (Open Access) To Be Determined
New York Times  New York Times' most up-to-date information and guidance on the coronavirus None (Requires Signup) To Be Determined
OAIster (OCLC)  Approximately 3,500 references to coronaviruses and 62 references referencing COVID-19 specifically, which all are open content and have links to the full text content. None (Open Access) To Be Determined
OECD  For the next few months, all content related to the global coronavirus crisis is fully accessible for all users None (Open Access) To Be Determined
Our World in Data  Statistical data compiled by Oxford University and the Global Change Data Lab. None (Open Access) To Be Determined
Oxford University Press  1700+ of 2200+ Coronavirus articles made freely available in response to the pandemic; link to ~50+ list of the most pertinent resources None (Open Access) To Be Determined
PressReader  PressReader launches COVID-19 News: Free daily collection of stories that matter from major publishing houses to keep readers around the world informed. None (Open Access) To Be Determined
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)   As one of the world’s largest multidisciplinary science journals and the official journal of the National Academy of Sciences, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) supports the scientific research community in our collective fight against the global coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. All COVID-19 and coronavirus-related news, commentary, research, and data are freely available to the public. None (Open Access) To Be Determined
Project MUSE  MUSE in Focus: Contextualizing Pandemic is a small sampling of temporarily free scholarship from Project MUSE publishers on the broad topic of pandemic and its effects throughout history, in culture, and on humanity as a whole. We envision this cross section as a place for scholars and generally interested readers alike to begin learning more. None (Open Access) To Be Determined
Royal Society of Chemistry  All stories related to the coronavirus pandemic are free to access on the Chemistry World website. None (Open Access) To Be Determined
Royal Society Publishing  30+ Articles on research findings and data relevant to the covid-19 pandemic, plus 12+ issues on related themes None (Open Access) To Be Determined
SAGE  150+ articles spanning science, technology, and medicine and in the social and behavioral sciences None (Open Access) To Be Determined
SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics)  SIAM Epidemiology Collection, focused on disease modeling, pandemics, and vaccines None (Open Access) 31.03.2021
Springer Nature  Latest coronavirus research & news items None (Open Access) To Be Determined
Taylor & Francis  Collection of 1400+ articles matching 'Coronavirus', 1150+ of which have been made open in response to the pandemic None (Open Access) To Be Determined
Thieme Publishers  Thieme Group starts to provide free access to specialist information on the coronavirus and other respiratory viruses. As an international provider of medical information and services, Thieme aims to support physicians worldwide in the fight against the further spread of the virus None (Open Access) To Be Determined
University of Chicago Press  The University of Chicago Press has made articles and book reviews about coronaviruses free to read on their site. None (Open Access) To Be Determined
Wiley  More than 5,300 Coronavirus-related articles and book chapters on Wiley Online None (Open Access) To Be Determined
Wolters Kluwer  Curated information and resources that they have opened access to for the medical community, 3 links for Wolters Kluwer, Ovid, and UptoDate None (Open Access) To Be Determined