Many publishers, databases, newspapers, and other digital media platforms have, for a limited time, expanded free access to digital content that normallly requires a subscription. All the resources listed below have opened access to at least a portion of their collections. The list below is not exhaustive, but the American Library Association is keep an extensive list of resources that can be found here.
*New 3/25/2020* Kirkus Reviews
"Effective immediately, our digital subscriptions are free for all. That means you are able to access the current issue as well as our full online archive of issues from your home at no charge. Go to the magazine link in the main navigation of KirkusReviews.com to access your free digital issues. If you have a print subscription currently being delivered to your office or library, the digital subscription is the best way to access the magazine until you're able to return to your workplace."
*New 3/20/2020* JSTOR
"To support our institutions during this challenging time, JSTOR and our participating publishers are making an expanded set of content freely available to our participating institutions where students have been displaced due to COVID-19.
First, we expedited the release of a new set of 26 journal archives in Public Health, making them openly accessible through June 30, 2020.
We also have an expanded set of content that is available to institutions where students have been displaced due to COVID-19 through June 30, 2020. If your institution would like to take advantage of any of the following, please contact JSTOR Support.
For participating academic institutions that currently license some, but not all, JSTOR Archive and Primary Source collections, we will turn on access to all unlicensed collections at no cost.
We are working with publishers to make more than 20,000 books available at no charge for JSTOR participating academic institutions and secondary schools that do not participate in our books program. The number of books available through this effort is growing daily as more publishers opt in."
*JSTOR's Open Access Collection is always available. The expanded collection, available only to students at qualifying institutions, will be accessible easily from anywhere until June 30, 2020.
*New 3/19/2020* Project Muse
"In response to the challenges created by the global public health crisis of COVID-19, Project MUSE is pleased to support its participating publishers in making scholarly content temporarily available for free on our platform. With many higher education institutions moving into an exclusively online learning environment for the foreseeable future, we hope that easy access to vetted research in the humanities and social sciences, from a variety of distinguished university presses, societies, and related not-for-profit publishers, will help to support teaching, learning, and knowledge discovery for users worldwide....
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 used for fully open access content on MUSE, or the familiar green checkmark that users associate with content held by their library. MUSE search results, by default, include any content to which a user has access, so will offer the researcher any relevant free, OA, or entitled articles and books. There are over 2,000 open access books and a small number of fully OA journals on the MUSE platform."
*New 3/18/2020* Cambridge University Press
"Cambridge University Press is making higher education textbooks in HTML format free to access online during the coronavirus outbreak. Over 700 textbooks, published and currently available, on Cambridge Core are available regardless of whether textbooks were previously purchased. We recommend a Laptop/Desktop computer with Google Chrome for the best viewing experience. Textbook content is read only and cannot be downloaded."
Cambridge University Press's Open Access Collection is always available. Free access is available until the end of May 2020.