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E-Books and Other Available Resources

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak many publishers and vendors are making some or all of their content freely available. This guide lists some of these offers; it does not include material that is normally available through regular Harvard Library subscriptions. Please note that availability now will not guarantee availability in the future, and that these free items won't necessarily be found in HOLLIS. As always, if there's something you think the library should own, please fill out a purchase request form.

And if you need help finding something, email me directly, or Ask a Librarian!

This guide highlights the major offers that we're aware of as of March 25, 2020. Please see this list designed for librarians for a more comprehensive list of offers. Also, the Harvard-based Open Access Tracking Project has an extensive, tagged library of information on OA. Offers related to the pandemic are tagged oa.humanitarian; follow that feed here.



Bloomsbury is offering access to numerous additional collections through May 31, 2020: Arcadian Library OnlineBloomsbury Applied Visual ArtsBloomsbury CollectionsBloomsbury Cultural HistoryBloomsbury Design LibraryBloomsbury Education and Childhood StudiesBloomsbury Food LibraryBloomsbury Medieval StudiesDrama OnlineFairchild Books LibraryHuman Kinetics LibraryScreen StudiesTheology & Religion Online

Cambridge University Press (access to e-textbook collection) 

Cengage (e-books and other learning materials) Details

Gale is offering access to Chemistry Interactive, Anatomy Interactive, and Testing & Education Reference Center With Career Module through June 15, 2020

GeoScienceWorld is providing access to all of their ebooks, through June 30, 2020

HathiTrust Emergency temporary online access to books that Harvard owns in print. Be sure to log in by choosing Harvard as the partner institution Details

Internet Archive (temporary National Emergency Library with unlimited access to around 1.4 million books from 1925-2014) Details

JSTOR (temporary access to e-books we don't normally own, from partcipating publishers) Details

MIT Press eBooks (temporary access to e-books we don't normally own, through May 31, 2020)

Oxford University Press (textbooks and other teaching & learning materials) Details

Project Muse (many university presses are making their e-books available for free on Project Muse; see list here) Details

RedShelf (access to up to 7 free e-books) Details

SAGE Knowledge e-reference works are available through June 28, 2020

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