During the COVID-19 crisis, many publishers are temporarily opening up access to their online research resources. The UVM Libraries are working to provide trials to select resources and to expand access to some of our current online holdings for UVM affiliates. You’ll find some highlights, below.
Cambridge Core eBooks
We’re providing access to the Cambridge University Press’s CambridgeCore reference collection, which includes over 1,700 ebooks, textbooks, and guides. This collection includes:
[Available until May 31, 2020]
HeinOnline Academic includes more than 100 million pages of multidisciplinary content in more than 100 subject areas, including history, political science, criminal justice, religious studies, international relations, women’s studies, pre-law, and many more. [Trial good until December 15, 2020.]
Trials to various SAGE products provide access to videos, electronic books, reference materials, and other content for the social sciences:
[Trials good until June 24, 2020.]
The HathiTrust provides access to millions of books scanned from research libraries around the world. HathiTrust is making available even those works still under copyright
for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic. Any book owned by the UVM libraries that has a digital surrogate in the HathiTrust will be available to all UVM faculty and students. We encourage students and faculty to avail themselves of this unprecedented access. [Log in to https://www.hathitrust.org/
and select University of Vermont as a partner institution to access.]
A large number of electronic books from university presses will be available through May and June (dates vary by publisher). These include titles from Cornell University, MIT Press, Penn State University and many more. To learn more about participants and access end dates, see: https://about.muse.jhu.edu/resources/freeresourcescovid19
[Log in to Project Muse as a UVM affiliate to access.]
Users can access over 250 textbooks in STEM, business, and information science disciplines.
[Available until June 16, 2020; Log in to ScienceDirect as a UVM affiliate to access.]
These resources are not limited to UVM-affiliates and can be accessed by all.
A number of university presses are making their scholarly publications freely available online. These include:
Ohio State University Press
Approximately 700 free eBooks published by the Ohio State University Press.
University of Michigan Press
Duke University Press
Free access to pandemic-related books (until June 1, 2020) and journal articles (until October 1, 2020).
ScholarWorks is the Institutional Repository (IR) for the University of Vermont. The repository brings together the University's research under one umbrella, with an aim to preserve and provide open access to that research. It includes collections such as public health projects, historic botanical research, occasional papers on Vermont policy, student dissertations and theses, and open access journal projects.
The UVM Libraries’ Center for Digital Initiatives (CDI) makes unique digital collections from Silver Special Collections and other Vermont cultural heritage institutions available to researchers around the world. It includes historical photographs, papers, maps, film and audio recordings, UVM archival materials (such as newspapers and yearbooks), and much more.