COVID-19: Special Access to Online Resources

Many publishers and content providers have temporarily unlocked resources to support remote research, teaching, and learning during this period of disruption. The resources listed below are not included in our regular collection of books, journals, and databases, but are now available to our users for a limited time. If you need assistance locating other resources or would like to request access to additional resources that may be helpful to the health sciences community, please contact the Ebling Library.

This list is evolving and being frequently updated. Last updated May 21, 2020, 10:30 am.

Books and Journals

5MinuteConsult is a fully integrated digital resource to help guide primary care professionals and clinical students in daily decision support.

Cengage Free access to Cengage textbooks is available to students through an extended free trial. Students are required to create an account with Cengage Unlimited. Vendor announcement. Available for 14 days at a time.

EBSCO eBook Academic Collection Over 200,000 titles from a broad range of academic subjects and publishers. Temporarily available to all Wisconsin residents through BadgerLink courtesy of EBSCO.

McGraw-Hill Medical is offering free access to Access products (in addition to AccessMedicine) until May 31, 2020. Included are: AccessAnesthesiology, AccessCardiology, AccessEmergency MedicineAccessHemOnc, AccessNeurologyAccessPediatrics, AccessPharmacy, AccessPhysiotherapy, AccessSurgery, the F.A. Davis Athletic Training Collection, the F.A. Davis Physical Therapy Collection, and the Case Files Collection.

LWW Health Library delivers health science education and clinical content directly to students, faculty, and staff through a single online portal—providing interactive online access to essential texts, images, real-life case studies, and quiz banks specifically tailored for the specialty. Collections included are: Advanced Practice Nursing, Board Review Series, Clerkship/Clinical Rotations, Exercise Science, Internal Medicine, Made Incredibly Easy!, Occupational Therapy, PA Rotations/Specialties, PA Core Education, Premium Basic Sciences, Premium Pharmacy. Available until May 31, 2020.

Project MUSE Project MUSE is making scholarly content temporarily available for free. List of publishers.

ProQuest Ebook Central Libraries impacted by COVID-19 will get unlimited access to all owned titles from certain publishers. All licenses – including single-user and three-user models – will automatically convert to unlimited access. The unlimited access also applies to additional titles purchased through mid-June 2020. Participating Publishers.

RedShelf distributes digital course materials and provides an end-to-end platform for efficiently delivering materials to students. RedShelf is offering free access to books through May 25, 2020.

ScienceDirect (Elsevier) Textbooks The 256 textbooks (Title List) currently on ScienceDirect will be automatically entitled to all active ScienceDirect customers. Expected to be available through August 30, 2020.

SpringerNatureTextbooks 407 English-language textbooks. Expected to be available until July 31, 2020.

VitalSource This resource is a platform for a large collection of textbooks currently freely available to studentsList of participating publishers. Requires creation of an individual user account.


Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy can be used when dissections/cadaver labs are not available for students. Available until June 30, 2020.

Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for the (Advanced) Assessment or Introduction to Clinical Medicine course. Available until May 31, 2020.

JoVE Science Education Access to JoVE Science Education video library of videos teaching scientific fundamentals. Available until June 15, 2020.


PolicyMap is an online data and mapping application in use by over 160 universities across the United States. The geographic data warehouse contains over 40,000 regularly updated indicators, notably health conditions and socio-economic factors that are exclusive to PolicyMap and indispensable for research and curriculum as universities move to a digital learning environment. Expected to be available through June 30, 2020.

For information about other ways you might provide students access to materials needed for a course, see the libraries’ Course Content and Instructional Continuity page.