Last updated: Ocotber 1, 11:25 a.m.
Reacting to the current challenges by the Corona crisis, numerous publishers are offering access to journals, e-books and databases free of charge for a limited time. Here is an overview.
- Accucoms: COVID-19 freely available resources
- Cambridge Core Collection: Articles on Corona
- DynaMed (evidence-based reference database with clinical information) via EBSCO: COVID-19 entry
- EBSCO: COVID-19-Resource-Center (EBSCO information service, clinical evidence)
- Elsevier: Novel Coronavirus Information Center
- Emerald: Articles on Corona
- Frontiers: Coronavirus Knowledge Hub
- IOP Publishing: Free to access Corona Virus articles
- JoVE Corona Virus Free Access Resource Center
- Karger: COVID-19 article package (open access until the end of 2020)
- Oxford University Press: Articles on Corona
- The Royal Society's journals are making all research findings and data relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic immediately open access
- Springer Medical: Dossier on SARS-CoV-2 (2019-nCoV) and the pulmonary disease COVID-19 (registration required)
- Thieme: Corona information webpage
- University Library Mainz: Tools for evidence-based reseach on COVID-19
- Wiley Online Library: Covid-19: Novel Coronavirus Content Free to Access
Many research bodies, funders and medical publishers have joined with the Wellcome Trust in the effort of Sharing research data and findings relevant to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and are making their knowledge freely available.
List of projects on Corona at German universities, universities of applied sciences and clinics
The Bundesverband Hochschulkommunikation e.V. provides a nation-wide list of 320 projects,that are researching a multitude of facets of the Corona pandemic.
The university library purchased (licensed) additional e-book packages of various publishers allowing members of the university full access for limited time spans. After the expiration of these time spans, relevant titles are to be permanently entered into the library's e-holdings. The portfolios are integrated into the library's catalog and their contents are available through ORBISplus.
- Mohr Siebeck: Ebook package „Theology 2020“. Full and permanent access.
- Pearson: 156 titles (German language only) in life sciences, economics, mathematics and computer sciences. To find all titles of this package, search in the "All Libraries" view (Gesamtsicht) in ORBISplus. Full access until December 31, 2020.
For more publishers, learned societies and other vendors that have opened up access to their online products for a limited time see below Free Access for Members of the Unversity. Registration may be required. Info on off-campus access.
There is no restriction on the access (through ORBISplus, the database info-system DBIS and the electronic journals library EZB) to electronic resources licensed by the university library. Additionally, the following publishers, learned societies and other vendors have opened up access to their online products for a limited time. Registration may be required.
Info on off-campus access.
- Beck-online is the legal database of C. H. Beck. During the Corona crisis, access to the database will be via the university's VPN-Client. On Beck-online's web-page an additional registration is required. All relevant info can be found on the database's starting page. Remote access is available until December 31.
- Thieme-Verlag eRef offers textbooks and a large number of media files in the areas of medicine, care, physiotherapy, chemistry and biology. Members of the university are granted full access until further notice.
Many libraries currently offer a simplified online registration at no charge. Registered users usually have access to the resp. holdings of e-books, e-journals and databases.