Free access to e-resources: COVID-19

Due to the global corona pandemic, many publishers are temporarily making e-journals, e-books and database content available for free. An Overview focused on COVID-19:

AAAS offers a collection of information on COVID-19. The service includes research articles, current news and comments.

APA American Psychological Association

Cambridge Core
Cambridge Core makes its Coronavirus Free Access Collection freely available.


  • EBSCO Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Healthcare Resource Center: This is a compact collection of information on the topic, including a dynamic visualization of outbreak development, but also the daily growing open-access contribution from EBSCO's evidence-based medical reference source DynaMed® and three articles on the subject.
  • EBSCO COVID-19-Portal: Links to official government websites, publications & studies, FAQs and much more. International (focus on USA) and country-specific information (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) compiled in a portal with browse, filter and search options.

Elsevier provides various information services on COVID-19 research. The services offered include:

Emerald Publishing
Emerald Publishing provides various research resources about the corona virus free of charge.

IEEE Xplore
Free Access to COVID-19 Related Research in IEEE Xplore. Articles and standards from the IEEE Xplore digital library that may help researchers understand and manage different aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic are now free to access. All content in this collection is now free to access for the duration of the global health crisis, with additional rights for all types of reuse, including full text and data mining, and analysis.

For the research and development of technical equipment (not only medical) for the detection and control of virus infections and their consequences, a database search and results list from the Inspec database is available for free download.

Springer provides a freely available selection of papers, book chapters and supplementary sources on COVID-19.

Wiley currently offers free access to a collection of research articles from journals, books and databases in an information hub. These freely accessible resources are sorted by the most recent articles or by topics, such as epidemiology and prevention. In addition, selected websites of various publishers are linked.

ZB MED - Information Centre for Life Sciences
Gradual expansion of services to support research on SARS-CoV-2 in the field of virology and related areas. The ZB MED COVID-19 Hub is central. The services provided include:


More free resources about Covid-19 (e.g. from  AAAS, American Association for the Advancement of Science, BioOne, MIT Press) can be found here.

A general overview of currently freely accessible resources can be found here.

Updated: 28. September 2021.

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