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Library Resources & COVID-19

This guide includes information about online resources with expanded access during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as information about copyright and fair use.

Library Services for Fall 2020

Library Resources with Expanded Access

A number of publishers and library vendors have expanded access to some or all of their products for free during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Information on a number of resources has been gathered together by librarians around the country and posted at:

Vendor COVID-19 Related Donations and Pro Bono Access

Some resources of particular interest to Ursinus are shared below:


Learning Science Online

The following is a crowd-sourced list of free/temporarily free online simulations, virtual labs, datasets, and other resources to help lab-based courses operate remotely:

Online Resources for Science Laboratories

Some resources of particular interest to Ursinus are shared below:

News and Information on the Pandemic


Copyright and Fair Use Information

A group of library copyright experts from around the country have drafted the following guidance regarding copyright and fair use during the national COVID-19 emergency:

Public Statement of Library Copyright Specialists: Fair Use & Emergency Remote Teaching & Research