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VIVA: COVID-19 Resources

Virginia's Academic Library Consortium

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COVID-19: Additional Electronic Resources Provided by Vendors

Many publishers and vendors have responded to the public health emergency caused by COVID-19 by opening access to content.  Here are resources that may be useful to you. You also might find these Resources on Copyright & Emergency Remote Teaching & Research helpful.

-An ICOLC-maintained list of what information service providers, including textbook publishers, are doing to address this global crisis:

-An OCLC-provided list of available complimentary resources provided by vendors, including help for e-resource management.

-EBSCO is offering VIVA members, through June 2020, a temporary upgrade to Academic Search Ultimate and Business Source Ultimate, and complimentary access to the EBSCO eBooks Academic Subscription Collection.  Libraries can add these resources to their knowledge bases for access.  If you would like direct URLs, you can create them from EBSCOadmin or request them from EBSCO tech support (  EBSCO is also partnering with publishers to offer free upgrades and discounted pricing for UU access e-book models:

-Infobase (provider of Films on Demand) is offering VIVA members free access to American History, Ferguson's Career Guidance Center, Bloom's Literature, Writer's Reference Center, World News Digest, Issues & Controversies, and Today's Science. All products are available here: Please contact for the username and password.

-Project MUSE has partnered with the community of not-for-profit scholarly presses providing journals and books on their platform to offer significant amounts of that content for free. More details on the content and the full list of participating publishers are available at To assist libraries with making the temporarily-free books and journals easily discoverable by users, Project MUSE has created collections and associated metadata files for the content, and shared this information with the major discovery system knowledge bases. Content that is freely available on the Project MUSE platform during the COVID-19 crisis will display a distinctive "Free" icon.

-ProQuest has partnered with more than 150 publishers to support libraries in providing complimentary unlimited access to Ebook Central holdings:

-SAGE is offering VIVA members 90-day access to SAGE Video, SAGE Research Methods Video, and SAGE Knowledge Books & Reference.  Please fill out this form: to receive institution-wide access. 

- Vendor Love in the Time of COVID-19 (aka Vendor COVID-19 Related Donations and Pro Bono Access). This is a UIPO (and allies) community-sourced list of video and other licensed content that library vendors are making available on free or modified terms during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

-Wolters Kluwer is offering complimentary access through May 2020 to a selection of products designed to help faculty and students with the challenges of online learning: LWW Health Library (including Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, Advanced Practice Nursing, Premium Basic Sciences, Clerkship, Board Review Series, Internal Medicine, Physician Assistant, Exercise Science, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Premium Pharmacy), Firecracker and Firecracker PA, Acland’s Atlas of Human Anatomy, Bates’ Visual Guide, and 5 Minute Clinical Consult. To receive the complimentary access, visit and complete a brief request form.