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Online resources that publishers have temporarily made available for free

Free Resources Available During COVID-19 Pandemic

Novel coronavirus structureDue to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, many publishers have removed the paywall for a number of their, normally for-fee, online resources such as ebooks, e-journal articles, textbooks, and even streaming video. These resources are temporarily available to Memorial University faculty, staff, and students. Many of the resources are searchable in OneSearch. This guide contains additional free resources.

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Bergahn Books (social sciences)

Bristol University Press (social sciences)

Biodiversity Heritage Library

HathiTrust digital preservation repository
NOTE: MUN does not have an institutional account.

National Emergency Library
Sign up for a free account to borrow 1.4 million eBooks.

Ohio State University Press (social sciences)

University of Michigan Press (social sciences)


Support for Working Remotely

HBR Ascend
Harvard Business Review's online learning platform for graduating students and early career professionals. It offers clear, practical advice on the areas most critical for success, topics such as jobs and careers, personal growth, working smarter, managing and leading, and being happy at work, and offers many resources on working remotely during the pandemic.

Free Sources about COVID-19

Government Documents

HeinOnline Academic Canada
Revised Statutes of Canada, Annual Statutes, Canada Supreme Court Reports, Provincial Statutes of Canada, and iInternational constitutions.
Paratext United States Documents Masterfile
(1774 – 2020)

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Streaming Video

SAGE Videos (social sciences)

SAGE Research Methods Videos
Tutorials, interviews, video case studies, and mini-documentaries covering the entire research process.