Classes are online and so is the library!

Please refer to our homepage and Frequently Asked Questions for the latest updates on our remote services, accessing the library building, and hours of operation during the fall 2020 semester. Be sure to login to your account to access all of our resources from off-campus.

Free e-resources during COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many publishers and vendors are making their previously pay-walled materials available for free for use by instructors and researchers. On this webpage, we compile these resources. It’s important to note that these resources will not stay openly accessible forever. Many of these resources are now discoverable in Omni

Remember, the Library has a large, existing collection of electronic books, journals, videos and databases. These materials can be found by searching Omni (books, journals, videos), or on our research tools page (databases). Omni contains records for both resources that we pay for, and open access resources – be sure to limit your search to resources available online. Feel free to reach out to your librarian for help with locating relevant resources for your classes. If you have an existing Course Resource List, library staff are actively looking for alternatives for print materials.

Offerings from publishers

COVID-19 content only

Some publishers are providing free access to materials directly related to COVID-19. These are listed here:

A note on finding information on COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2

For reliable information on the COVID-19 disease, or the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the coronavirus disease, consult information from trusted public health organizations. The WE-SPARK Health Institute has compiled a webpage with links to some of these organizations. For help finding research on these topics, we suggest this research guide developed at the Gerstein Science Information Centre (University of Toronto). Feel free to reach out to us for research help.

Acknowledgments

Much of this information is sourced from lists that are being collaboratively written by librarians and publishers across the world. Check back for updates. 

Publisher/Vendor Support for Access to E-Resources in Response to COVID-19, available at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PHJUj34_ujpxlcceigMHd5wDXvPGa1guOYAmadMXans/edit 

International Coalition of Library Consortia, Information Services Providers, available at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pFSA-yEDixl5ZKtQmEUOuW_vdDFLdzDbhjP5Cjrkajo/edit#gid=0 

University Information Policy Officers, Vendor Love in the Time of COVID-19, available at https://tinyurl.com/vendorsupportedaccess