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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.

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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


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


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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.


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

Ebscohost Ebooks

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.


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 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


JSTOR is providing complimentary access to the following collections until June 30, 2021 due to the ongoing Covid crisis.


LitCovid is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus. It is the most comprehensive resource on the subject, providing a central access to 50529 (and growing) relevant articles in PubMed. The articles are updated daily and are further categorized by different research topics and geographic locations for improved access.

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