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Open resources outside Oria

These days, several publishers and content providers are opening up their resources so that they are free for everyone at UiO and OUS to use. Here you will find a list that is regularly updated.


Accucoms has compiled a list of publishers that have opened up access to information and research on COVID-19:

Berghahn Books

Read more about this here.


Bloomsbury have given access for the University library's users to the following resources:

Cambridge UP

All 700 textbooks published and currently available in HTML format on Cambridge Core are available regardless of whether textbooks were previously purchased. Free access is available until the end of May 2020.

Duke University Press

Duke University Press have given access to their books and journals for 90 days.


Ebsco has created a website where they have collected information and open resources for academic libraries. Here you have access to the Harvard business review e-book collection, open access to e-books from more than 300 publishers, and expanded access to Faculty select, for easier access to "Open Educational Resources and DRM-free e-books to support remote classroom needs. "

EBSCO has collected information about COVID-19 / Coronavirus on two websites, and they are giving free access to more EBSCO resources in addition to several open access resources.

This is continuous work which includes the DynaMed editors.


Edward Elgar Publishing have developed a library of resources for teaching, and they are now offering free access to relevant content through the Elgaronline digital platform. The introductory chapters of most of their publications are available for viewing as well.


The 256 textbooks currently on ScienceDirect will be automatically entitled to all active ScienceDirect customers for a period of 90 days. Users accessing ScienceDirect through IP or remote access will be able to use these books while campuses are closed.  Access the title list here.

Emerald Publishing

Emerald Publishing are giving free access to Covid-19 research and related subjects until the end of the year. 


Gale have launched a COVID-19 resource center. This online hub is quickly evolving and you can use and share freely:

  • Interdisciplinary, curriculum aligned resources to support online learning for schools.
  • Live and on-demand training materials to help you optimize your existing resources
  • Professional development eBooks to help transition to and strengthen virtual learning
  • Authoritative Gale resources for school and Higher Education users on health-related topics and global issues.

ICOLC (The International Coalition of Library Consortia)

Unit, which negotiates consortium agreements on behalf of the UHR sector in Norway, is a member of the non-profit organization ICOLC. They have taken the initiative with publishers and other providers of academic content in order to help give access to closed content, provide measures that contribute to home access solutions, lifting restrictions on sharing, and more.


The Scandinavian University Press (Universitetsforlaget) makes all content on Idunn open to everyone until the libraries open again. At Idunn you will find over 36,000 articles and chapters, over 70 journals and a variety of scientific books. Knowledge is more important than ever.


IEEE open up over 400 of their e-learning courses until the end of June, to help students and faculty staff who are studying and teaching engineering and computer sciences.

Complete list of all the online courses at IEEE Xplore.

JoVE education (Videoer)

JoVE are providing free access to all its educational video content through June 15, 2020. 

You can access when you are on the UiO web with this link:

If you use a remote desktop or are outside the UiO network, you can click on this link: and request access.


JSTOR and our participating publishers are making an expanded set of content freely available to our participating institutions through June 30, 2020. 

  • First, we are expediting 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.
  • 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.

Further details about this program, participating publishers, and links to other useful resources can be found at


Karger opens all published coronavirus / COVID-19 articles, available until the end of 2020.

Coronavirus Topic Article Package


Maruzen e-book library - 試読/trial open under Covid-19, until end of May, via Remote DesktopUser guide to this e-book library


Find popular subject books and textbooks from McGraw-Hill publisher on Access Medicine.  ​

Microbiology Society

Microbiology Society is providing temporary free access to their 7 journals.


At the time of writing, 40 publishers in the MUSE project have provided free access to journals and books. See the list of publishers.

The digital content can be searched by selecting "Only content I have access to" in the left hand menu:

National Library

The National Library provides digital access to legally deposited books, newspapers and journals to everyone through their Online Library.

All students can sign in with Feide. (Scientific staff can log in as before.)

Students then have access to everything in NB's search, including what is marked "Can only be opened in the National Library". Access is provided for 8 hours at a time.


Wolters Kluwer has a dedicated resource page where you can find a range of curated information and resources from the product portfolio that they have opened access to for the medical community during this time. These pages are updated regularly with new resources.


SAGE have opened up access to the following complimentary resources to help you manage the move to online as seamlessly as possible:

  • Access to SAGE eTextbooks and learning resources to ensure your students have the content they need for the revision and assessment periods
  • Instant lecturer access to electronic inspection copies so you can review and select books to use in your teaching without delay
  • Use of the wide range of instructor and student online resources accompanying many of our textbooks
  • 90-day access to our digital library products including SAGE Knowledge, SAGE Video, SAGE Business Cases and SAGE Research Methods Video
  • Personal support from your local consultant on any queries you may have
  • Expert insight and advice on moving classes online and supporting your students through the transition to online learning
  • Open access to the latest research on online teaching and COVID-19


SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) are giving access to SIAM Journal on Mathematics of Data Science for everyone until the end of the year.

Taylor & Francis

Free access to COVID-19 research
Taylor & Francis has launched a microsite to collect journal and book resources on COVID-19. The site is regularly updated by daily keyword scans of articles in production to ensure that all COVID-19 research can be offered free of charge at the time of publication. Read more here.


Wiley is providing:

World Scientific

World Scientific have upgraded UBs access to journals and now includes all content published from 2001 to today. The access is valid through June 30, 2020 and is IP-based. Apply for access here.

Published Mar. 20, 2020 2:17 PM - Last modified Apr. 16, 2020 9:46 AM