Answered By: Timothy Grasso
Last Updated: May 01, 2020     Views: 71

COVID-19 Emergency Database Access

Due to the unprecedented disruption to the global education system by the COVID-19 pandemic, many publishers and electronic resource vendors have opened up resources for free use by institutions.

You can access these database collections (and the eBooks and eJournals they contain) directly through the hyperlinks in this FAQ, or you can view them through our databases page using the keyword COVID

Below is a chart that describes newly accessible collections, their providers, and their access end date. We will be updating this chart as new resources become available. 

Provider Collection Name Description Access end date
Cambridge Core Cambridge Companions Online: Complete Collection Cambridge Companions are a series of authoritative guides, written by leading experts, offering lively, accessible introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics, and periods across the humanities. 5/31/2020
Cambridge Core Cambridge Histories Online A globally respected series of over 300 volumes spanning fifteen subject areas across the humanities and social sciences, with a concentration on political and cultural history, literature, philosophy, religious studies, music and the arts.  5/31/2020
Cambridge Core Cambridge Elements Complete Cambridge Elements are a new concept in academic publishing and scholarly communication, combining the best features of books and journals. Organized into focused series edited by leading scholars, they provide comprehensive coverage of the key topics in disciplines spanning the arts and sciences. 5/31/2020
Cambridge Core Cambridge Core Textbooks Developed and designed with learning and teaching in mind, Cambridge partners with leading instructors and educators to provide pedagogically focused and up-to-date textbooks. Content is most directly relevant to religious studies and psychology. 5/31/2020
JSTOR JSTOR Expanded COVID-19 eBooks  This free eBook content is integrated within our standard JSTOR access, but you can view a list of participating publishers here. Click on a publisher to view eBooks with temporary access. JSTOR includes eBooks along with full text articles from more than 1,500 leading academic journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.  6/30/2020
Project MUSE Project MUSE Free COVID eBooks This free eBook content is integrated within our standard Project MUSE access, but you can view a list of participating publishers here. Click on a publisher to view eBooks with temporary access and their access end date. Project MUSE provides full text and peer reviewed eBooks and journals in the humanities and social sciences from over 200 of the world’s most distinguished university presses and scholarly societies.  Varies by Publisher
Bloomsbury Arcadian Library Online The History of Science and Medicine collection uses high quality primary source scans to document and illustrate the history of the translation, reception and influence of Arabic scholarship in Europe and their lasting influence on Western science, technology and medicine. 5/31/2020
Bloomsbury Bloomsbury
​Cultural History
Features coverage of 16 topics within the ever-expanding cultural histories series. Topics include a cultural history of the human body, sexuality, women, work, law, and money. This core reference work is supplemented through a collection of 90+ eBooks, image collections, and lesson plans. 5/31/2020
Bloomsbury Bloomsbury Medieval Series Features the Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages, which provides a geographically global and inclusive approach to the history of the middle ages, touching on issues like migration, family and kinship, disability, and female leadership.This core reference work is supplemented through a collection of 160+ eBooks, along with primary source texts, maps, and museum images. 5/31/2020
Internet Archive National Emergency Library The Internet Archive has suspended lending waitlists for its non-public domain eBook collections through the creation of a National Emergency Library to serve the nation’s displaced learners. Patrons must still create a free user account before borrowing. eBooks have a 14 day checkout period. 6/30/2020 (or later)
Bloomsbury Bloomsbury Collections All Titles Contains over 6,000 eBooks titles from the Bloomsbury family of academic publishers, including Continuum and T & T Clark. Subjects range across the humanities and social sciences, including theology, biblical studies, religious studies, sociology,  anthropology, history, and more. 5/31/2020