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Additions to Online Resources during COVID-19

Electronic Resource access changes during COVID-19 outbreak

About this page

To help support online teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic, several publishers and aggregators have temporarily opened access to their content. 

  • You may access some of the titles in these collections by searching Cook OneSearch.

  • If you can’t find a title in Cook OneSearch, you can also search directly on the provider sites listed on this page.

This page is updated as the library hears from vendors making additional content available during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Questions? Contact tutechservices@towson.edu.

Remote Access through TU Libraries

You can access our online resources from off-campus. Add this button as a bookmark to your browser, and then reload to get it through TU Libraries. If we subscribe to it, you will be able to see it after you log in.

Bookmark the "Reload at TU" button

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Drag the button to the bookmarks toolbar or right click and select the "Bookmark This Link" option.

Chrome

Drag the button to the bookmarks toolbar.

Safari

Drag the button to the bookmarks toolbar. If the bookmarks toolbar isn't visible, press Ctrl + Shift + B.

Internet Explorer

Right click the button and choose the "Add to favorites..." option. You may get a warning about adding unsafe links. While it's good practice to be wary, this link is safe.

How it works

This button adds some information in front of the URL called a proxy that allows you to log in through your TU netID.

It will only work for resources we subscribe to. Check the Journal List or Databases list for a complete list, or Ask a Librarian.

AIP Coronavirus research

American Institute of Physics has made articles related to Coronavirus research available free until March 31, 2021.

Booklist

All Booklist and Book Links content on www.booklistonline.com  is now freely available until further notice.

Ebscohost Databases

Towson University users have access to Business Source Ultimate, CINAHL Complete and  Sociology Source Ultimate until June 30, 2020.

Ebscohost Ebooks

Ebscohost has upgraded our existing holdings to Unlimited-User access until June 30 for a growing list of publishers. See a list of participating publishers.

Faculty Select is a single interface where faculty can easily discover and access Open Educational Resources (OER), as well as find and request access to unrestricted, DRM-free e-books from top academic publishers. With this option, EBSCO is offering a simplified version of Faculty Select that includes access to OER material as well as the option to discover more than 225,000 DRM-free EBSCO eBooks™ in one place, available at no charge for faculty to use through June 30, 2020. Contact your EBSCO representative if you have any questions or want to learn more. Faculty can use this link to access now.

Emerald Publishing

Emerald Publishing has made articles related to Coronavirus reseach freely available until further notice.

Globalyceum

Professors who are interested in these areas are encouraged to view these digital Tables of Contents in the following subjects. If you see readings, activities, and/or quizzes that you think will provide online supplements and substitutions to round out your course during the spring emergency, just send an email to tutechservices@towson.edu with the details. The library will contact Globalyceum to set up a promo code account with a Unique Section Number and instructions, so that your students can use these materials immediately and for free. 
American History
American Government
American Women’s History
World History
Western Civilization
Psychology

Guilford Press

Guilford Press has made all issues of their journals free to everyone until July 31, 2020.

Guilford Press Journal list

Hein Online

Towson University has complimentary access to the following resources until December 15, 2020

Access Hein Online

  • Brennan Center for Justice Publications
  • Code of Federal Regulations
  • Criminal Justice in America
  • Fastcase Basic
  • Federal Register Library
  • Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS)
  • GAO Reports and Comptroller General Decisions
  • Gun Regulation and Legislation in America
  • History of International Law
  • History of Supreme Court Nominations
  • John F. Kennedy Assassination Collection
  • Law Journal Library
  • Legal Classics
  • Pentagon Papers
  • Religion and the Law
  • Reports of U.S. Presidential Commissions
  • Slavery in America and the World
  • U.S. Code
  • U.S. Congressional Documents
  • U.S. Congressional Serial Set
  • U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals
  • U.S. Federal Legislative History Library
  • U.S. Presidential Impeachment Library
  • U.S. Presidential Library
  • U.S. Statutes at Large
  • U.S. Supreme Court Library
  • U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library
  • Women and the Law (Peggy)
  • World Constitutions Illustrated

Additional Trialed Content

  • Fastcase Premium: In addition to the U.S. federal and state case law included with Fastcase Basic, Fastcase Premium provides added features such as (1) full-text and metadata case law searching, (2) ScholarCheck’s citation features that provides articles and cases that cite the current case, and (3) Bad Law Bot’s full negative treatment analysis.
  •  U.S. State Package (Maryland): A collection of constitutional, historical, and current materials available for the state of Maryland. View brochure for libraries.

Internet Archive National Emergency Library

The Internet Archive has suspended waitlists for the 1.4 million (and growing) books in the National Emergency Library through June 30, 2020, or the end of the US national emergency, whichever is later.

JSTOR

JSTOR has expedited the release of a new set of 26 journal archives in Public Health, making them openly accessible through June 30, 2020.

Further details about this program, title lists, participating publishers, and links to other useful resources can be found at about.jstor.org/covid19/.

Open and Free content on JSTOR

Ohio State University Press

OSU Library’s IR Knowledge Bank has added all titles from 2015 on to the existing 600 book collection.

Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press has made COVID-19 related research available free online.

Proquest Coronavirus database

Proquest has created a Coronavirus Research database which is available to all Towson University users.

SIAM Epidemiology Collection

SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) has made an Epidemiology Collection freely available online through 2020.

Square Zero Films

Square Zero Films documentaries are available free due to the COVID crisis.

U.S. Government Pandemic Response Accountability

U.S. Government Pandemic Response Accountabilty website.

Vital Source

VitalSource and publishers are providing free access to many eTextbooks