Libraries Expand Access to Scholarly Databases During Health Emergency

In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, many publishers are temporarily providing free access to their content. The UWM Libraries maintain a list of these resources on its website, and we encourage faculty to check back regularly for updates.

Among others, these extended access resources include:

  • JSTOR, which has temporarily activated all its archive and primary source collections–more than 2,400 scholarly journals across more than 60 academic disciplines–as well as 25,000 e-books until June 30, 2020.
  • Academic Search Ultimate–a combination of academic journals, magazines, periodicals, reports, books and videos disciplines ranging from astronomy, anthropology, biomedicine, engineering, health, law and literacy to mathematics, pharmacology, women’s studies, zoology and more–now open until June 28, 2020.
  • U.S. Documents Masterfile: 1774-2020, a database that provides indexing for United States Government publications beginning in 1774 through the present, accessible until June 30, 2020.
Additionally, many organizations are providing free online access without any action on the part of libraries. A few are listed here:
  • A number of publishers on Project MUSE, including Johns Hopkins University Press (all books and journals), Ohio State University Press (all books and journals), University of Nebraska Press (all books and journals), University of North Carolina Press (all books), Temple University Press (all books), and Vanderbilt University Press (selected books).
  • The Metropolitan Opera will stream encore presentations from the award-winning Live in HD series of cinema transmissions on the company website through May 9, 2020. All “Nightly Met Opera Streams” will begin at 6:30 p.m. CDT via the homepage of for 20 hours.
The UWM Libraries encourage instructors to use our Purchase Recommendation Form for additional class needs.