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Remote Instruction & Resources: Publisher Resources

COVID-19 Response from Publishers

In response to the unprecedented shift by most of higher education to remote instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic, various publishers are offering free access to many information resources.

Free Publisher Resources

Bloomsbury Digital 

Bloomsbury Digital Resources has opened access to all resources (upon request) from now through end of May 2020. We are working on getting that set up. They also have provided links to lesson plans, teaching tools, and featured content to pathways into resources. You can find those links here. 


Cambridge University Press is making higher education textbooks in HTML format free to access online during the coronavirus outbreak. Over 700 textbooks, published and currently available. A Laptop/Desktop computer with Google Chrome is recommended for the best viewing experience. Textbook content is read only and cannot be downloaded. Free access is available until the end of May 2020.


Cengage is offering students free access to all our digital platforms and 14,000 ebooks through Cengage Unlimited, for the remainder of this semester.


JSTOR has released a set of 26 journal archives in Public Health, making them openly accessible through June 30, 2020. In addition, they are partnering with publishers to make available over 20,000 ebooks. Please see this list of all Open Access and Free resources provided by JSTOR during this time.
Additionally, until June 30, 2020, our access to JSTOR archives has been greatly expanded. Access to all unlicensed collections at no cost for participating academic institutions that currently license some, but not all, JSTOR Archive and Primary Source collections. More than 25,000 books available at no charge for JSTOR participating academic institutions and secondary schools that do not participate in our books program.

Ohio State University Press Publications

“For the duration of this crisis, all Ohio State University Press monographs, and the linguistics textbook language files, will be open and free to use through the Ohio State University Libraries’ Institutional Repository, The Knowledge Bank.”

Project Muse

Project MUSE offers over 2,000 open access (OA) books and a few scholarly journals from several distinguished university presses and scholarly societies. 


RedShelf is a provider of digital instructional resources.  They are providing free access to digital textbooks to students from nonprofit, semester-based colleges and universities through May 25, 2020.


VitalSource has joined publishers to provide free access to digital learning materials through the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.

University of Michigan

University of Michigan Press has made all content in the University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC) free-to-read for the remainder of the academic term.

Wiley Online Courseware

Wiley is offering free access to their WileyPLUS or Knewton Alta courseware for the duration of this spring semester.

Wiley zyBooks

Wiley is offering free access to their zyBooks online textbooks for the duration of this spring semester. Learn more about getting started with zyBooks.

W. W. Norton
W.W. Norton is providing access to the e-book versions of Norton Books for free (regardless of whether the books were purchased new or used) as well as free access to their courseware products for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester.

Media Streaming Resources


Kanopy is offering The Great Courses series and other select films for free over the next month.


Jove is offering videos and course content for biology and social psychology.

New Day Films

New Day Films is offering free streaming films for educators until June 1.

American Experience

250 films produced by PBS that document the American experience

A national preserve of documentary films about American roots cultures

TED Talks

1,700 talks on "ideas worth spreading." 

Open Culture

675 open movies, in addition to a number of audio books, open courses, ebooks, and textbooks.

Open Video Project

Thousands of open videos hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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