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COVID-19 and Library E-Resources

The following is a list of content providers who are temporarily providing free access to resources in the wake of the conoravirus pandemic. This list will be regularly updated.

If you have any questions or concerns about access to e-resources, please contact Katherine Fish (

Vendors Providing Expanded Access to Content

VitalSource Texbooks

This resource is a platform for a large collection of textbooks currently freely available to students. A list of participating publishers can be found here. Requires creation of an individual user account. You can create an account and access content here

ProQuest Ebooks

User limits for all ProQuest ebook titles purchased by Murphy Library have been temporarily lifted. All ProQuest ebooks available through Murphy Library now allow for unlimited access through mid-June. Access the ProQuest Ebook Central platform here.

Docuseek Films

Docuseek, a distributor of independent, social-issue, and environmental films, is offering temporary streaming access to Murphy Library to a number of titles through June 30. The list of available films and instructions for how to access them can be found here, and you can browse for information about particular titles on the Docuseek website.

ScienceDirect Textbooks

More than 250 textbooks on the ScienceDirect platform are freely accessible through August 31. A list of titles can be found here.

Annual Reviews

Annual Reviews has made their journals available to all, without access control, through Thursday, April 30, 2020.‚Äč


JSTOR is offering expanded access to journals and primary sources as well as access to more than 30,000 ebooks through August 31, 2020. All temporarily accessible content is now available within the main JSTOR portal here.

U.S. Documents Masterfile: 1774 - 2020

Paratext is offering free access to its United States Documents Masterfile collection through June 30, 2020. This collection includes 15 million citations with 10 million links to foundational full text U.S. government publications. Many files are updated daily or weekly, alongside hard-to-find historical materials.

E-Resources and Acquisitions Librarian

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Katherine Fish
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