Additional scientific literature content freely available during COVID-19 crisis

In response to the global health crisis, libraries and universities have challenged the international publishing and science resource community to open for public use content and tools to assist the research community in their work. 

In response, both COVID-19 related literature and other resources have been made accessible.

The below list will be added to as is necessary.

     MED/SCI Trackers, Indexes, and Archives:

LitCovid - a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus from NLM, National Library of Medicine

BioRxiv + medRxiv

     Wellcome Trust:  List of agencies and publishers that have agreed to make data available


     Allen Institute COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19)


     1science (of Elsevier) ) has released the Coronavirus Research Repository, (over 36,000 articles from all publishers, many are freely accessible)


     Med/Sci Publishers, Vendors, and Private Platforms:

Elsevier (including Clinical Key) :  -- also available at PubMed Central .  

SpringerNature website: Articles are free to access with links to preprints for sharing.

Up-to-Date (Wolters Kluwer):



Free Course: COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus, given by the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene:


The following journals, publisher, and data sources are accessible as indicated:

AAMI Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation

American Chemical Society (ACS)

AIP American Institute of Physics (registration may be required)

APA American Psychological Association

The British Medical Journal (BMJ)

Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer

Chronicle of Higher Edication Coronavirus coping article collection download


EDP Sciences!s=current&l=en

Healthcare Infection Society

Intech Open

International Society for Infectious Diseases

Johns Hopkins University: Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE)

(GitHub link for data sources for above Johns Hopkins resource: )



New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)

New York Times publicly available dataset of coronavirus cases in the United States (free registration necessary)

PNAS – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA

Project MUSE (humanities and sciences) -

ProQuest (must use VPN or log into MBLWHOI proxy server)

Science Journals – American Association for the Advancement of Science


additional journals links:

International Security has made its collection of articles: Crisis Reader: Biosecurity and the Global COVID-19 Outbreak, freely available until at least the end of March. Could this be added to your spreadsheet of open content? Crisis Reader: Biosecurity and the Global COVID-19 Outbreak


New England Journal of Medicine:


Click here for a growing library community based google doc which lists all publishers which are offering free access to COVID-19 articles and resources.


any questions: