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COVID-19: Free Educational Resources

A guide for updates, library resources, information, and scholarly content during the coronavirus pandemic

Free Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Many publishers have temporarily opened access to their resources without any restrictions for academic purposes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Some of these will require access through your home institution's login services, while others you may need to contact a USG librarian to arrange access.  Please hover your cursor over the intended link or click the "i" button for more information on how to gain access.

Note that access to many of these resources will likely be reduced to prior levels after the end of the Spring semester.

Springer Nature

Springer Nature is making 500 of their textbooks accessible for free download via their SpringerLink platform.  To find out if your book is included, visit their COVID-19 News & Intiatives page, and use the spreadsheet behind the "Free English Textbook Titles (all disciplines)" link.

If your book is included, you'll need to sign up for a SpringerLink account using the signup form at the bottom of the page.  Remember to use your school e-mail, not your personal one!

Once you've created your account, you can use the search bar at the top to find your title.  To make things easier, you can remove any items you don't have access to by unchecking the "Include Preview-Only Content" box. 

Some books will allow you to read chapters as HTML on the site, but all should have downloadable PDFs of either entire works or individual chapters.

Copyright Clearance Center Education Continuity License

The Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) has coordinated with publishers to authorize the use of publishers’ materials in distance learning models and other uses as required by the pandemic, at no cost to the user, during this time of emergency. CCC has created an online form that faculty can fill out to read over the license agreement and sign on to it.