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Expanded Access to Research Resources (updated 5/18)

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Monday, April 6, 2020
A hand removing an ebook reader from a shelf full of printed booksDuring the COVID-19 crisis, many publishers are temporarily opening up access to their online research resources. The UVM Libraries are working to provide trials to select resources and to expand access to some of our current online holdings for UVM affiliates. You’ll find some highlights, below.
 
You can also see a full list, curated by Information & Instruction Services librarians, along with some useful remote access tips. You must be logged in with your NetID and password to access resources that are limited to UVM affiliates.
 
The Dana Medical Library has a useful guide showcasing free medical resources, including COVID-19 resources.
 

Current Trials

Cambridge Core eBooks
We’re providing access to the Cambridge University Press’s CambridgeCore reference collection, which includes over 1,700 ebooks, textbooks, and guides. This collection includes:
[Available until May 31, 2020]
 
HeinOnline Academic includes more than 100 million pages of multidisciplinary content in more than 100 subject areas, including history, political science, criminal justice, religious studies, international relations, women’s studies, pre-law, and many more. [Trial good until December 15, 2020.]
 
SAGE Publishing
Trials to various SAGE products provide access to videos, electronic books, reference materials, and other content for the social sciences:
 

[Trials good until June 24, 2020.]

 

Expanded Access

As an addition to the Libraries’ ProQuest Congressional Basic with Historic Indexes subscription, we’re now able to provide access to the U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection (1789-present), the Congressional Hearings Digital Collection (1824-present), and the Congressional Research Digital Collection (1830-present).
[Available until June 30th, 2020; Log in to ProQuest Congressional as a UVM affiliate to access.]
 
The HathiTrust provides access to millions of books scanned from research libraries around the world. HathiTrust is making available even those works still under copyright for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic. Any book owned by the UVM libraries that has a digital surrogate in the HathiTrust will be available to all UVM faculty and students. We encourage students and faculty to avail themselves of this unprecedented access. [Log in to https://www.hathitrust.org/ and select University of Vermont as a partner institution to access.]
 
A large number of electronic books from university presses will be available through May and June (dates vary by publisher). These include titles from Cornell University, MIT Press, Penn State University and many more. To learn more about participants and access end dates, see: https://about.muse.jhu.edu/resources/freeresourcescovid19 [Log in to Project Muse as a UVM affiliate to access.]
 
JSTOR has opened up access to a number of public health journals and over 37,000 e-books across all disciplines. Learn more at https://about.jstor.org/l/public-health/ and https://about-jstor-org.ezproxy.uvm.edu/covid19/expanded-access-to-ebooks/. [Available until June 30, 2020; Log in to JSTOR as a UVM affiliate to access.]
 
Users can access over 250 textbooks in STEM, business, and information science disciplines.
[Available until June 16, 2020; Log in to ScienceDirect as a UVM affiliate to access.]
 

The UVM Libraries hold membership in this international consortium focused on providing access to primary source research collections. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for Research Libraries is negotiating additional access to key primary source collections for its members. These include archives of magazines such as Ebony, Life, Forbes, The Nation, The National Review, and many others, as well as article indexes and research databases. You can find a complete list here, and can also access individual titles via our Temporarily Free and Expanded Collections research guide.

 

Open Access

These resources are not limited to UVM-affiliates and can be accessed by all.
 
The Internet Archive announced that in response to COVID-19, it “will suspend waitlists for the 1.4 million (and growing) books in our lending library by creating a National Emergency Library to serve the nation’s displaced learners.” Although this digital library is not without controversy, it provides surrogate access to many books shuttered behind the doors of closed libraries, including our own. The University of Vermont Libraries join a growing list of individuals and institutions in supporting the, “Internet Archive’s use of Fair Use to eliminate waitlists for the books it lends to users through the latter of June 30, 2020, or the end of the US national emergency.” [Visit https://archive.org/details/nationalemergencylibrary to access the emergency library.]
 
Academic Presses
A number of university presses are making their scholarly publications freely available online. These include:
 
Ohio State University Press
Approximately 700 free eBooks published by the Ohio State University Press.
 
University of Michigan Press
Free read-only access to eBooks published by University of Michigan Press (until June 30, 2020). Access collection: https://www.fulcrum.org/michigan
 
Duke University Press
Free access to pandemic-related books (until June 1, 2020) and journal articles (until October 1, 2020).
 
ScholarWorks is the Institutional Repository (IR) for the University of Vermont. The repository brings together the University's research under one umbrella, with an aim to preserve and provide open access to that research. It includes collections such as public health projects, historic botanical research, occasional papers on Vermont policy, student dissertations and theses, and open access journal projects.
 
The UVM Libraries’ Center for Digital Initiatives (CDI) makes unique digital collections from Silver Special Collections and other Vermont cultural heritage institutions available to researchers around the world. It includes historical photographs, papers, maps, film and audio recordings, UVM archival materials (such as newspapers and yearbooks), and much more.