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NGL response and resources for COVID-19 (coronavirus): Online (free) Resources in response to COVID-19 pandemic

In order to support SHSU students, faculty, and instructors, Newton Gresham Library has compiled what we are doing in response to the current public health crisis as well as what free/trial or new resources are available as classes all move 100% online.

FREE resources



  • MIT Press eBooks
    • URL:

      MIT Press is offering libraries complimentary access to the MIT Press Direct collection of eBooks (more than 2,770 eBooks via MIT Press) through the end of May 2020 to support faculty and students who are working and learning remotely.

  • IEEE eLearning
    • SHSU recently started a full subscription to IEEE Xplore:
    • Additionally, "To help your university with its immediate transition to distance learning, IEEE is now offering free 60-day access to our library of eLearning courses for a limited time. Explore the courses available and experience first-hand how the content can help you support your students."
    • URL:  coming shortly...
  • University of Chicago Press
    • Journals
    • Electronic access to print-only journal subscriptions
      Electronic access to print-only journal subscriptions is available upon request. Please email UCPress to set up access.
      Interlibrary loan and copying
      unlimited, fee-free copying for interlibrary loans and e-learning through the end of June 2020. May extend this arrangement if necessary.
  • Project Muse:  @ProjectMUSE
  • World Scientific Press
    • World Scientific is committed to helping the global research and teaching community by supporting our users who are facing accessibility challenges due to the impact of COVID-19.
      We are therefore pleased to upgrade Sam Houston State University’s journal access to one that includes ALL World Scientific journal content published from 2001. This takes effect from now, until June 30, 2020. It has already been made available through your IP range we have on-file and you can direct students and faculty to read the articles at:
    • In addition, ProQuest Ebook Central and EBSCOHost customers will get automatic upgrades to unlimited concurrent access (from single user or 3Users on your already-owned World Scientific e-books through mid-June.
  • Royal Society Publishing
    • The Royal Society of London has now decided to remove all access controls on our journals for the time being. We want to support our librarian and researcher communities, and understand that people may be working remotely for a long while. We do not want access issues to impede any work for our end-users during this tumultuous time.

      Because the paywall will be down, this means that you will have access to additional content for researchers.

  • ​OECD 

  • National Emergency Library to Provide Digitized Books to Students and the Public:


NGL Resources

NGL Databases, Journals, Books & Ebooks
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SHSU COVID-19 webpage



NGL response to COVID-19 (coronavirus)


Please refer to the Library's COVID-19 webpage for the most updated information on changes to library services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and academic changes at SHSU:



TRIAL resources


Current NGL Trial Resources
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Other publishers (Twitter)

Below are social media handles (Twitter) of other publishers which may have COVID-19 complimentary access coming soon...


​If you are aware of a resource not on the public or non-public pages within this guide that is free to use by higher education institutions impacted by COVID-19, please email the Electronic Resources Librarian to have it added to this LibGuide.


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