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LUBsearch & elektroniska resurser: Öppna resurser under Covid-19



Det är många förlag som nu tillgängliggör sina resurser gratis för att hjälpa forskare och studenter världen över att fortsätta sitt arbete under covid-19 utbrottet. Här är en lista på alla förlag som i nuläget har öppnat upp sin tillgång, listan uppdateras kontinuerligt.

Tänk på att:

  • Tillgång och omfattning varierar beroende på förlag.
  • Tillgången är tidsbegränsad och olika beroende på förlag.
  • Dessa nya fria resurser indexeras inte i LUBsearch.
  • Biblioteken kan inte styra över omfattning och tillgång till dessa resurser.
  • Observera att en del resurser går att nå helt fritt oberoende om du sitter på eller utanför Campusnätverk. Medan andra kan nås endast om man är uppkopplad till Campusnätverket via VPN.

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Many publishers are now providing access to their collections free of charge, to help researchers and students all over the world to continue their work during the COVID-19 outbreak. Below is a list of publishers who currently give access, the list is updated continuously.

Please note:

  • Access and scope vary depending on the publisher.
  • Access is given for a limited time and varies in scope for different publishers.
  • The resources are not indexed in LUBsearch.
  • The library cannot control the extent of available content, or the access to the resources.
  • Please note that some resources can be accessed freely regardless of whether you are on or outside the Campus network. While others only can be accessed if you are connected to the Campus network via VPN.

If you have any questions, please contact

Opened e-resources during Covid-19: A-N

Academic Journal Database (Social Science Academic Press) (NIAS)
This database from Social Sciences Academic Press comprehensively integrates all the content resources of journals published by SSAP, relying on the academic journal annual meeting and, it strives to fully integrate the publication resources of academic journals and establishes an operation and release platform for academic resources and a knowledge service think tank platform. Its resource types include information, books, dissertations, pictures, graphics, videos, etc., covering topics such as philosophy, economics, sociology, political science, law, history, geography, linguistics, and literature. At present, it has collected more than 350 kinds of periodicals, among which, more than 60 are edited by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, research offices and scholars.


Accucoms works closely with several publishers that have signed the Wellcome Trust-coordinated initiave for making COVID-19 content freely available to help the pandemic.

American Association for the Advancement of Science
Latest news and research on Covid-19.

American Medical Association
JAMA Network COVID-19 information collection

American Society of Clinical Oncology
General resources and information.

American Society of Nephrology
Resources for Outpatient Dialysis Facilities.

American Society for Microbiology
Free access to research articles about COVID-19 & toolkit to help spread information.

Archives of Chinese Chambers of Commerce(Baoding Part)中国商会档案数据库(保定卷) (NIAS)

The Database of Archives of Chinese Chambers of Commerce (Baoding Part) consists of files and documents dating back from the 34th year of reign of Qing Emperor Guangxu (1908) to the initial stage of the founding of People's Republic of China (1956), which are authentic records of what Baoding Chamber of Commerce having gone through for half a century and also are important historical archives for studying the social and economic history of modern Baoding and even the whole North China and the history of Janpanese invasion of China. All archives in the database can be retrieved by full-text search, multidimensional search or cross search. Moreover, statistics of items being retrieved and relevant literatures are provided in order to benefit the scholars making preliminary study of the archives.

Asahi Shinbun Digital (Japanese version) (NIAS)

Asahi Shinbun Digital  (Japanese version) has due to the Corona pandemic crisis been made partly freely available for the time being. Some articles are still locked, but those with a grey color can be accessed after a personal (free) registration.  All articles with a yellow lock can be accessed as we have a subscription to Asahi Shinbun Kikuzo II Visual.

Please also use Asahi Shinbun Kikuzo II Visual where all content can be found, or the Asahi Shinbun (English) for the English online version.


Peer-reviewed scholarly research and research libraries are trusted guides during times of scientific uncertainty. As the world navigates the COVID-19 pandemic, BioOne is proud to share the wealth of relevant content from our publishing partners to provide support for those working on solutions for this global crisis. In collaboration with the Association of Research Libraries, BioOne and our publishers have made articles related to coronavirus in the following journals available via open access through 2020:

Chinese Communist Party Newspaper Archives Database (NIAS)
Chinese Communist  Party Newspaper Archives Database (CCPNAD)  covers party newspapers directly or indirectly founded by  the Chinese Communist Party from the establishment of CCP on 1 July 1921 to the proclamation of the PRC on 1 October 1949.  The database contains over 200.000 articles.

Newspapers included:
Jiefang ribao / 解放日报: 1941.5.16 – 1947.3.27
Xinhua ribao /新华日报:  1938.1.11 – 1947.2.28
Balujun junzheng zazhi  /八路军军政杂志: 1939.1.15 – 1942.3.25
Qunzhong / 群众: 1937.12.11 – 1947.3.2 (Mainland edition) , 1947.1.30 – 1949.10.20  (Hongkong edition)

Chinese Recorder Database 教務雜誌 (NIAS)

The Chinese Recorder and Missionary Journal was published  in Shanghai from 1867 to 1941. It was the foremost voice of the English language missionary community in China. In the 1920s and 1930s, under it was known for its liberal theology and support for Chinese nationalism.

Clarivate Analytics
Discover the research published on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Web of Science.

The Complete Collection Database of Culture Relics and Archaeology in Western Regions 西域文物考古全集数据库 (NIAS)

All the database materials are compiled by the Xinjiang Autonomous Region Cultural Relics Bureau. It’s a collection of the 60 years of Xinjiang archaeological research findings, and comprehensively contains the graphic materials and achievements of the cultural relics and archaeology in the western region at home and abroad. It is the most comprehensive and authoritative collection of cultural relics and archaeological data of the Western Regions.

County Investigation Database (NIAS)

is another sub-database to Rural China Database and  is centered on China’s counties and cities research, and designs content resources by different regions, development models, research topics, and data sources. It includes related research resources in more than 100 counties and cities in 31 provinces and cities.


EBSCO is making more and more resources freely available and expanding access to EBSCO and partner content. Check back here for a growing collection of content offers, webinars and other resources designed to help library staff provide their students, faculty, researchers and patrons with expanded access to online resources that are now in critical demand.

EBSCO Covid-19 Updates & Information

EBSCO Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Healthcare Resource Center

Elsevier: Novel Coronavirus Information Center

Elsevier’s free health and medical research on the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and COVID-19.

Emerald: Free content related to Coronavirus and the management of epidemics

We have brought together a number of research resources related to the Coronavirus group of viruses, and epidemics more broadly.
We are making these resources freely available to access. Whilst these materials do not only relate to the current clinical challenges of Novel Coronavirus, they may provide relevant context to how the world reacted to other previous Coronavirus outbreaks (notably SARS) and epidemics.

Faxin (People’s Courts Press) (NIAS)
This database by People’s Court Press, 防疫专区” on  their homepage is now temporarily open to the public. The content includes law, case and consultations  related to the recent epidemic.

Future Science Group - Infectious Diseases Hub
Discover the latest updates on the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak in the ‘COVID-19 Hub’, powered by Infectious Diseases Hub and our partner journals and eCommunities across the Future Science Group family.

Gale Reference Complete
Gale Reference Complete provides subscription access to the largest package of primary and secondary sources available to libraries today. Empowering users at all academic levels, from the undergraduate student to the experienced researcher, and covering nearly every research area and discipline.

On trial until 31th of December.

Han Cloud Research Platform 漢雲平台 (NIAS)

Han Cloud Research Platform includes Chinese texts and encyclopedias from pre-modern periods (e.g. 古今圖書集成, 太平御覽) and offer data text mining tools for digital humanities research.


History of the Communist Party of China / 中国共产党党史经典文献数据库 (NIAS)

History of the Communist Party classic literature database covers documents from: the Chinese Communist Party’s important historical documents and archives, previous congress documents, works by central leaders and revolutionaries of the older generation such as autobiographies and manuscripts ,  handwritten records of  major decisions by the party and state, compilations of literature from the 12-18th National Congresses of the Party, selected documents from the third Plenary Session onwards  of the Eleventh Central Committee , etc . The whole library contains more than 200 volumes of books .

HSTalks: The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection

HSTalks provides access to world class lectures by leading authorities from around the globe, in one online resource - wherever, whenever and as often as is wanted.

IET: Access to COVID-19 related research

Access to research on areas relating to COVID-19, respiratory viruses, ventilators and ventilator components is critical to help overcome the current crisis. Here, we’ve collated content from our journals collection and Inspec abstracts and index database alongside relevant search terms and classification codes to help guide and support research efforts. The information is here.

iRead Books 華藝中文電子書 (NIAS)

Full texts of 2000 academic eBooks published by nearly 300 Taiwan publishers in humanities, social sciences, and business management.

JapanKnowledge (NIAS)

During the Corona Virus pandemic period there is extended access to content on JapanKnowledge which now also includes Kadokawa Kogo Daijiten, Kadokawa Nihon Chimei Daijiten and Shinpen Kokka Taikan. Available until 31 May 2020.

Jiefangjun bao/China PLA Digital Archive (NIAS)
Jiefangjun Bao (
解放军报, People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Daily) is the official newspaper of the People’s Republic of China’s Central Military Commission. The publication was established on January 1, 1956 and acts as the authoritative media of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army to release military news and comprehensive military-related information. This digital archive covers content from the first issue in 1956 to current contents.
On trial until 30 November 2020.

To support our institutions during this challenging time, JSTOR and our participating publishers are making an expanded set of content freely available to our participating institutions where students have been displaced due to COVID-19.


Karger is making all published Coronavirus / COVID-19 articles freely available until the end of 2020, in order to support current research initiatives and community health.
To make them easy to find, they have been grouped in a “Coronavirus Topic Article Package”, which can be found through the following link:

Law Insider

All students and faculty who register a Basic Access at using a Lund University's email address will automatically be upgraded to our Premium membership (a $300 value).

LexisNexis: COVID-19 News Tracker

While we are working hard to help you during these difficult times access your subscribed resources remotely, I would like to share with you our COVID-19 News Tracker that should provide you with what Media Monitoring tells us about Coronavirus. We’ve made the News Tracker available free online as a resource for you to share with your users:


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 1642 (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. You can read more at Chen et al. Nature (2020) and download our data here.

McGraw-Hill AccessMedicine

Microbiology Society
Microbiology Society has brought together articles from across their portfolio and made this content freely available.

The MIT Press
Articles for Understanding Pandemics and Epidemiology.

Modern Chinese Periodicals (NIAS)
The “Modern Periodical Database” has 4449 journals, with a total of nearly 3 million pages of pictures.
The database was developed by the National Library Press and is a sub-database of the “General Database of Chinese Historical Documents”. 
On trial until 31 December 2020.

Modern newspaper in China, 1840-1949 (NIAS)
At present, the modern newspaper database has 208 newspapers with 900,000 editions. Supported by the massive collections of the National Library of China, this database it is planned to build 500 newspapers and 5 million editions in 2022, basically covering all important newspapers during the Republic of China, and becoming a comprehensive modern coverage.

On trial until 31 December 2020.

New England Journal of Medicine

Collection of articles and other resources on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

The National History Database of the P.R.C/中华人民共和国国史数据库 (NIAS)

"The National History Database of the People's Republic of China" introduces the national history of the People's Republic of China. Currently the whole library includes "Contemporary China" series, "People's Republic of China chronological national history" series and "Modern Chinese City" series of books and other 240 more than volumes of books, over 55.000 dccuments, 3 million pictures. The time span  is from July 1921 to the end of the 20th century.

Opened e-resources during Covid-19: O-Z

Oxford University Press: Free access to OUP resources on coronavirus and related topics

With the recent coronavirus situation, Oxford University Press has made content from online resources and leading journals freely accessible to assist researchers, medical professionals, policy makers, and others who are working to address this potential health crisis.

Pishu database (Social Science Academic Press) (NIAS)
Pishu database  from Social Science  Academic Press is a think tank product and knowledge service platform that analyzes and interprets China's current development and changes. It contains over 10,000 books, 200,000 think tank reports, and a total of 440 million words. Read more on the presentation page.

Project Muse: Free Resources on MUSE During COVID-19

In response to the challenges created by the global public health crisis of COVID-19, Project MUSE is pleased to support its participating publishers in making scholarly content temporarily available for free on our platform. Content that is freely available on the Project MUSE platform during the COVID-19 crisis will display a distinctive "Free" icon, different from the "OA" icon used for fully open access content on MUSE, or the familiar green checkmark that users associate with content held by their library. MUSE search results, by default, include any content to which a user has access, so will offer the researcher any relevant free, OA, or entitled articles and books. There are over 2000 open access books and a small number of fully OA journals on the MUSE platform.

ProQuest: Authoritative and relevant resources on COVID-19

To help you better understand and discover the latest on COVID-19, including what it is, how it spreads and ways to keep safe, our editors have hand-selected particularly relevant articles from the most reliable global sources. We will regularly update this page with emerging information, making it easier for you quickly find authoritative content in one place.

ProQuest:: The Coronavirus Research Database

The Coronavirus Research Database has been automatically enabled at no cost for all ProQuest platform customers, and can be accessed at

The Royal Society

Our journals are making all research findings and data relevant to the covid-19 pandemic immediately open access.


RSNA is continuously publishing peer-reviewed articles and cases of COVID-19 to provide the global radiology community with a free diagnostic resource to help prevent the spread of the outbreak and get patients the care they need. Below you will find links to all of RSNA's resources related to COVID-19.

Special Focus: COVID-19 – a page dedicated to the most recent information available:

RUC Digital Media (NIAS)
The Renmin University of China photocopying journal database is a humanities and social science database based on RUC’s photocopying journals, supplemented by advanced search methods, high-quality journals and papers. It includes full-text database (classified by subject), abstract index database and topic database (with 26 research classification topics), all of which have high academic research value.

Semantic Scholar

A Free, Open Resource for the Global Research Community
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Allen Institute for AI has partnered with leading research groups to prepare and distribute the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19), a free resource of over 44,000 scholarly articles, including over 29,000 with full text, about COVID-19 and the coronavirus family of viruses for use by the global research community.

Shanghai Lexicographical Publishing (NIAS)

The database is based on Cihai, inherits its advantages and expands its content. It focuses on adding new words and meanings in various disciplines and new areas not yet covered to fills in gaps. It covers 42 disciplines in 5 major disciplines: "words", "philosophy and social sciences", "history and geography", "literature and art", and "science and technology". It has about 285,000 entries, more than 50 million words, 8,000 pictures, integrates knowledge of ancient and modern, Chinese and foreign.

SIAM - Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

The SIAM Epidemiology Collection, focused on disease modeling, pandemics, and vaccines, is freely available to all for one year:

SIAM Journal on Mathematics of Data Science ( continues to be freely available this year during its introductory launch period

The Silk Road Historical Archives and Materials Database 丝绸之路西域文献史料辑要数据库  (NIAS)

The "Silk Road Western Region Documents and Historical Materials Compendium Database"  is a collection of Chinese and foreign literature and materials in the core area of the Silk Road, from nearly 100 libraries, archives, and museums around the world as well as research institutions, publishing institutions and individual collectors.

Springer Nature

SARS-CoV-2 is a new virus responsible for an outbreak of respiratory illness known as COVID-19, which has spread to several countries around the world. As a leading research publisher, Springer Nature is committed to supporting the global response to emerging outbreaks by enabling fast and direct access to the latest available research, evidence, and data.

Taylor & Francis

In response to this global health issue, all coronavirus and COVID-19-related, peer-reviewed research published in Taylor & Francis journals is now free to access and available for anyone to read. Read more here:

Universitetsforlaget Idunn
Akkurat nå er det mange som mangler tilgang til viktig faglitteratur. Vi har derfor valgt å åpne alt innhold på Idunn i denne krevende perioden. Innholdet blir åpent tilgjengelig for alle til bibliotekene åpner igjen. På Idunn finner du over 36 000 artikler og kapitler, over 70 tidsskrifter og en rekke vitenskapelige bøker. Kunnskap er viktigere enn noen gang. 

The  Village Investigation Database (NIAS)

is a sub-database of Rural China database and came online in January. It currently has a total of 1 billion words, including more than 2,700 books, 50,000 reports, and 250,000 picture and charts. It contains six major sections, including Chinese villages, Academic villages, theme research, basic information, academic history, and scientific research services. Read more on the presentation page.

WHO: Global research on coronavirus disease (COVID_19)

WHO's databas över publikationer om COVID-19. Samt länkar till förlag med fritt material om COVID-19.


Wiley is committed to ensuring continuity of service and support as organizations transition to virtual formats for work, learning and research. Furthermore, Wiley is dedicated to assisting the research community to help minimise the impact of COVID-19; and have implemented the following:

  • Free online access to a collection of more than 5,000 relevant journal articles, book chapters and entries in our major reference works  
  • Access to a free, real-time feed of the latest research and news on COVID-19, powered by Scitrus, Atypon's AI-driven personalized discovery application.  
  • Our partners at the Cochrane Library have created two free Special Collections on COVID 19 
  • Free resources from Wiley for those interested in exploring historical perspectives on epidemics, methods used to control their spread, and associated health policies, see: Europe, 1817 or UK, 1854 or Hastings, 1873 or Sydney, 1895 

Wolters Kluwer

In order to face the challenges during Covid-19, Wolters KLuwer has opened access for the following resources:

Contractual Performance and COVID-19

Wolters Kluwer Digital Book Platform

Wolters Kluwer International Tax Law

Wolters Kluwer IP Law Online

Wolters Kluwer Lippincott