Publishers' Complimentary Content during the Covid Pandemic
Many publishers and content providers have generously opened up or expanded access to their content through May. We include links below to two regularly updated lists of vendors and their content offerings: one maintained by a reporter at Library Journal: COVID-19: Special Offers, Events, News, and Updates From Library Vendors, Publishers, Online Services, and Others and another maintained by a group called University Information Policy Officers (very much a working document for librarians): Vendor Love in the Time of COVID-19, aka Vendor COVID-19 Related Donations and Pro Bono Access
We also recommend checking publishers’ websites directly for information about their offerings.
Note that some vendors are offering expanded access to only Covid 19-related research, not to the full extent of their databases. If you see an offer that requires Bowdoin registration, please contact Joan Campbell.
Open content highlights include:
- Access to ebooks on JSTOR and Project Muse (part of the usual platforms)
- Access to a large collection of ebooks on the Ebsco Ebook platform (in addition to the existing Ebook Central collection).
- Expanded access to all modules of the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE)
- Internet Archive’s National Emergency Library, where you may borrow ebooks
- Lexis-Nexis’s Covid-19 News Tracker