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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources

Resources to help UMD faculty, staff, and students understand Covid-19

Free Resources during COVID-19 Pandemic

Publishers across the world temporarily removed access control to their products and provide free access to resources during COVID-19 pandemic.

Free Textbooks

Set up an account using your umd.edu email, and borrow up to seven textbooks as ebooks.

All 700 textbooks published and currently available in HTML format on Cambridge Core are available regardless of whether textbooks were previously purchased. Free access is available until the end of May 2020.
"In collaboration with the academic publishing community, RedShelf is providing students with free access to their learning materials."
"VitalSource has joined leading publishers to help ensure students can continue to access quality digital course materials due to a recent and rapid campus shift to distance-learning."
"Many academic presses have made hundreds of their titles freely accessible online. The Public Books Database aims to catalog such resources in a single location and to highlight titles of particular interest." 

Free books, articles, videos, and more