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Musselman Library Services and Resources During Campus Closure: Temporary Free Access

Publishers temporarily open eBooks, eJournals, eTexts

Continually updated lists of free publisher material:

Here are just a few major academic publishers with free offerings right now:


EBSCO & Harvard Business Publishing eBooks

Internet Archive's National Emergency Library - "a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed"

Search the Internet Archive's National Emergency Library



JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments)

  • Free access to all of JoVE's education content through June 15, 2020
  • Create account/activate via Free access to all JoVE Education videos until June 15 banner at top of webpage: JoVE


  • Access all JSTOR Archive & Primary Source collections through June 30, 2020
  • Also more than 20,000 ebooks from participating publishers
  • Go to Institution Finder page, search on Gettysburg College, click “Log In” link on right, start accessing content: JSTOR Search by Institution Name

Macmillan - "As more schools close due to the coronavirus, we would like to offer you and your students FREE access to LaunchPad, Sapling, iClicker, or FlipIt to get you through the rest of the semester or term if you were not already using one of these digital products"

Oxford University Press - "We have partnered with our eBook providers RedShelf and VitalSource to supply FREE access to all OUP Higher Education titles on their sites for the balance of the Spring semester." (with some restrictions)

Pearson via VitalSource

Pearson via RedShelf

Project Muse

  • eContent from Johns Hopkins University Press and participating publishers through May or June 2020 (each publisher has unique end date)
  • Content that is freely available on the Project MUSE platform during the COVID-19 crisis will display a distinctive "Free" icon, different from the "OA" icon: Project MUSE


University of California Press Journals

  • All UC Press online journal icontent is free through June 2020
  • Browse or search UC Press Journals here: UC Press Journals

Wiley - "Wiley Offers Free Access to Support Educators, Researchers & Professionals Amid Growing COVID-19 Impact"


RedShelf provides access to digital textbooks and ebooks from many participating publishers, including Cambridge University Press, Macmillan, and Oxford University Press through May 25, 2020

  • Search for ebooks on the RedShelf platform, then create account to access: RedShelf eBooks

VitalSource Helps

Access VitalSource eTexts

Access eTexts from participating publishers, including Cambridge University Press, Macmillan, and Oxford University Press through May 25, 2020