COVID-19 resources for librarians, campuses and health professionals
How to get free access to our coronavirus research, textbooks, text and data mining, clinical information and remote access
To those of you who are working tirelessly to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, we applaud you and want to support your efforts. We created this page to let you know about resources we have made freely available for this purpose. It’s part of our comprehensive effort to support our customers and partners across the research, higher education and health communities during these unique and trying times.
We will update this page continually as more information and resources become available.
New: Elsevier's Novel Coronavirus Resource Directory
Elsevier has created a hub to improve discoverability of its #COVID resources for researchers, clinicians, health educators and others.
AI-enabled text and data mining
- PubMed Central, the WHO COVID Database and other public repositories: We have made all Elsevier research and data content available to PubMed Central at the NIH's National Library of Medicine and other publicly funded repositories globally for as long as needed while the public health emergency is ongoing.
- Free access via ScienceDirect: All Elsevier-published research on COVID-19 and related viruses including journal articles and chapters from our handbooks, reference works and encyclopedias (over 20,000 pieces of content) is available for free on ScienceDirect and have been made available as a corpus for download in a machine-readable format with rights for full text and data mining, re-use and analyses for as long as needed. This dataset is also available to the Semantic Scholar team at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, who are also taking the daily updates and combing it with a larger dataset that been made available to Kaggle.
Textbooks and educational resources
- Textbooks on ScienceDirect (for ScienceDirect Customers). Elsevier has granted access to 256 textbooks for all active ScienceDirect customers (including journals customers who do not currently have book access. (If you need help or have specific questions, please reach out to your normal ScienceDirect sales and support contacts for your institution.)
- Textbooks at VitalSource (for VitalSource Customers). The same Elsevier eTextbooks will be freely available via VitalSource for online classes through May 25, 2020. Students will be able to access textbooks from participating publishers through the VitalSource Bookshelf app effective immediately. View VitalSource's FAQs for students and educators, including a list of participating institutions.)
- Textbooks at RedShelf (for RedShelf customers). The same Elsevier eTextbooks are freely available via from RedShelf through May 25, 2020. FAQs for ebooks (Contact RedShelf for list of participating institutions.)
- ProQuest and EBSCO textbook access (for ProQuest and EBSCO Customers). ProQuest Ebook Central and EBSCOhost customers will get automatic upgrades to unlimited concurrent access (from single user or 3U) to all owned Elsevier titles through mid-June.
For instructions and assistance with remote access to the Elsevier solutions you use, please consult this guide: How can I set up remote access for my users?
Learn more about Campus-Activated Subscriber Access (CASA) for all institutions participating in Google Scholar’s Subscriber Links program on ScienceDirect Support Center CASA page
Protecting the health and safety of our people
At Elsevier, we are also working remotely to stay connected with you. To minimize the effects on our employees and the potential to spread the virus, Elsevier has implemented a range of measures for our staff around the world. We have stopped all non-essential travel and asked all our employees to follow hygiene and government recommendations, practice social distancing and self-isolate if feeling unwell.
How can we further support you?
We welcome feedback and suggestions from our customers on how we can support them further at this challenging time. We are committed to working together with our customers and like-minded organizations to improve the value we deliver to researchers, research leaders, librarians, funders and healthcare professionals.
Please share your feedback with the people you normally keep in contact with at Elsevier, including publishers, account managers and customer support colleagues. We appreciate your continued support.