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Free Resources During COVID-19 Disruptions

A list of free resources offered by publishers to ease the transition to remote instruction.

Vendor Love in the Time of COVID-19

Vendor Love in the Time of COVID-19

aka Vendor COVID-19 Related Donations and Pro Bono Access


Please share the read-only version:  Vendor Covid-19 Related Donations and Pro Bono Access available at

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This is a UIPO (and allies) community-sourced list of video and other licensed content that library vendors are making available on free or modified terms during the COVID-19 outbreak. We cannot vouch for any particular vendor, but will include press releases and other statements as we make them available.

This is a list ONLY for subscription or licensed content that is now being made available for free or on significantly reduced/discounted terms. It is NOT a list for various “how to move online and access our content remotely (for money)” webinars.


Some of this content will require the assistance of a librarian to gain access. Please contact a USD librarian in those instances. 

List of Licensed Content Vendor Offers

List of Licensed Content Vendor Offers




List of Licensed Content Vendor Offers        2


Barnes & Noble Education        6

Bergahn Books        6

Cengage (ebooks)        8

De Gruyter        10

EBSCO        11

Elsevier ScienceDirect Textbooks        11

Library of Congress OA collection        12

Loeb Classical Library (Harvard University Press)        12

Macmillan        13

Ohio State University Press (the)        13

Pearson        14

Penguin Random House        14

Project MUSE        14

ProQuest [unlimited access to subscribed titles]        15

Rittenhouse R2 Digital Library        15


Annual Reviews (journals)        17

JSTOR (journals and books)        17        18

Paratext        18

Publishers Weekly        18

University of California Press Journals        19

University of Chicago Press Journals        19


Digital Concert Hall - Berlin Philharmonic        19

Met OnDemand        20

Paris Opera        20


Artfilms (videos)        22

Docuseek [Bullfrog & Icarus films]        22

JoVE (science videos)        23

Kanopy        24

OTHER/MISC.        25

PolicyMap        25

TEACHING (tests, quizzes, etc)        25

Lumen (Open Education Resources)        25

Oxford University Press / teaching activities        26

List of Licensed Content Vendor Offers

Educational & Distance Learning Platforms        28

Gale        28

Kahoot        28

Kapwing        28

Lumen Open Education Resources / Courseware        29

Macmillan Learning        29

McGraw-Hill        30

Odigia        30

PollEverywhere        30

WILEY “online learning solutions”        31

COVID-19 research / news:        32

MED/SCI Trackers, Indexes, and Archives:        32

Med/Sci Publishers, Vendors, and Private Platforms:        32

Individual journals:        33

NEWS:        33

Other Resource Lists / Indexes        35

SEE ALSO:        35

VideoLib’s List: Streaming Offers During COVID-19        35

Streaming Live Performances        35

ICOLC vendor tracking list        36

TagTeam        36

InfoDocket        36

Additional tracking lists/local versions        36

Wheaton College libguide        36

U Florida list        36

COVID-19 Research

COVID-19 Research:

MED/SCI Trackers, Indexes, and Archives:

Med/Sci Publishers, Vendors, and Private Platforms:

  • BioOne
  • Digital Science (Dimensions): we are able to free people from the constraints of specific applications and platforms by providing all relevant content on COVID-19 in Dimensions as a single export file, updated daily, to make sharing and distributing this research information easier. The file is available:
  • As a Google Sheet:
  • As an Excel file hosted on figshare:
    The file contains the details of (and links to) all relevant publications, data sets and clinical trials. The content has been exported from Dimensions using a query in the openly accessible Dimensions application, which you can access at

Individual journals:

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