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open access COVID-19 resources

March 30, 2020

Publishers open up while the world locks down

As COVID-19 has swept the globe, most countries are now in some form of lockdown. Social media campaigns have encouraged us to #StayHome to protect the community and #FlattenTheCurve to relieve the burden on our healthcare systems and medical professionals.

But with this rapidly developing situation, and changes occurring minute by minute, it’s more important than ever that you have access to reliable information.

The library has developed a COVID-19 Resource Guide to assist with finding reliable research on the virus and its impact. This collates several of the top resources in this area, featuring information that is open to the public.

A host of the best academic publishers have also temporarily opened up their COVID-19 resources to everyone, ensuring we have evidence-based information on the virus and its impact. Publishers have provided access to a variety of information sources, including:

The library’s Collections team have collated some of these resources for you below and will continue to update it as things change over the coming weeks and months. Please note that this information is openly accessible for a limited time only, and we cannot guarantee when individual organisations will lock it down again.

As always, we encourage you to get your information from reliable, evidence-based sources and to regularly check the library blog for updates to our services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 science and medical resources

Publisher collections on COVID-19 and related subjects

Discipline-specific resources

COVID-19 news resources

New York Times: Open access The Coronavirus outbreak

Extended access to other library resources

Informit: Access to Informit EduTV and Informit TVNews will be permitted outside Australia for off-campus students for education purposes via the current website, and via their LMS.

Faculty users have approval to download any Informit Media product (EduTV & TVNews) asset that is viewed locally. This file can then be sent to overseas students via their LMS (not email).

These offers are available first semester of 2020 or until the crisis is over.

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