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Free and Open Resources (COVID-19 Shutdown): Home

Free and open Educational resources for students provided as a result of the COVID-19 shutdowns.


This page is meant to provide some (non-comprehensive) resources that are being freely provided by publishers as a result of the COVID-19 shutdown. Resources that the library subscribes to should be accessed from our Database A-Z page.

For free (non-subcscribed) content, please note:

  • The GSU Library is unable to provide technical support or assistance for any non-subscribed content. 
  • The GSU Library is not responsible for the editing, addition or removal of content from vendor sites, ‚Äčas free content is provided solely at the discretion of the publisher(s) or vendor(s),
  • You should contact the publisher or vendor directly with questions (technical or otherwise)

Information presented is subject to change. Resources below may made unavailable at any time at the publisher's discretion.


Available until further notice

AccessMedicine channel for the latest information on the COVID-19 global pandemic.

AccessMedicine COVID-19 Central

AIP Publishing

Available until further notice

AIP Publishing has selected a collection of research articles relevant to infectious diseases, epidemics, computational epidemiology, and pandemics, and made them freely available.

Access link

Annual Reviews

Available until further notice

Access controls temporarily removed from content.

Brill Online

Available until December 31, 2021

Brill has opened up books and articles on topics such as public health, distance learning, crisis research; adding new related content to the collection as it is published.

Brill COVID-19 Collection

Cambridge Core

Available until further notice

Coronavirus Free Access Collection

More than 150 book chapters and journal articles related to COVID-19, with future articles being added once they are published.


Available until June 30, 2021 (Artstor)

Available until June 30, 2022 (JSTOR)

JSTOR and our participating publishers are continuing to make an expanded set of content freely available to our participating institutions where students have been displaced due to COVID-19.

Expanded free access for participating institutions (login required):

  • Access to unlicensed collections through June 30, 2022 for participating academic institutions that currently license some, but not all, JSTOR Archive and Primary Source collections.
  • Access to Artstor‘s core collections of 2.5+ million images and research tools for participating higher education institutions that currently license JSTOR but not Artstor. Through June 30, 2021

Please access JSTOR through our Database A-Z: JSTOR A-Z link

Additionnal expanded free access (no login needed):


Karger Publishing

Available until further notice

Karger Publishers supports Coronavirus/COVID-19 research by providing free access to relevant articles and works with international organizations to support the sharing of relevant research and data.

Hein Online

Available until further notice

Medicine and Law: COVID-19 Issue:  A special COVID-19 issue of Medicine and Law.


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Library of Congress

Available until further notice

The Library of Congress (LOC) is providing access to their growing collection of contemporary open access eBooks:

LOC Open Access Books

ScienceDirect eBooks


The most relevant research on Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and related viruses is available for free on ScienceDirect, and can be downloaded in a machine-readable format for text mining.

Access Selected Articles on COVID-19