Sharing knowledge in times of corona



Annual Reviews

All Annual Reviews journals will be available without access control through 15 June 2020

Cambridge University Press 

Textbooks available:  HTML textbooks, as well as Cambridge HistoriesCambridge Companions, and Cambridge Elements until the end of May 2020 

EBSCO provider

Free resources and extended access variety 

EBSCO with

Research workflow tools for creating, sharing and publishing on Covid-19


List of Publishers who have extended their licenses  


ProQuest  Corona research database 

Proquest  ebooks

Proquest publishers who offer their ebooks for free now

Project Muse  

Free content with list of their publishers  

Stichting Biowetenschap en Maatschappij 

Non-scientific book by Jaap van Dissel “Help ik ben besmet” with an online dossier  



Publications on COVID-19 are free available 

List ofpublishers  STM 

STM publishers who provide free access to relevant Covid-19 peer reviewed articles: AIP, ACS, American Psychological Association, Annals of internal Medicine, ASME, Cambridge University Press, Brill, Cambridge University Press, CSIRO, Elsevier, Emerald, IEEE, Institute of Physics, McGraw-Hill, New England Journal of Medicine, Oxford University Press, Royal Society of Chemistry, Science (AAAS), Springer, Taylor & Francis, Wiley, Wolters Kluwer (a.o) - List is regularly updated



3 mei 2020

Sinds de Corona-crisis werken we meer thuis dan ooit. Daarom zijn producten als Skype, Teams, Zoom, en andere clouddiensten razend populair. Ze zijn handig maar er zit een keerzijde aan: kijk uit wat je deelt!  Lees 'To Zoom or not to Zoom' over alle voor- en nadelen van de verschillende online systemen.

3 May 2020

Since the Corona crisis, we work at home more than ever. That's why products like Skype, Teams, Zoom, and other cloud services are so popular. They're handy, but there's a downside to it: watch what you share! Read 'To Zoom or not to Zoom' to find out about the advantages and disadvantages of these online systems.

31 March 2020: publication recycling mouth masks in repository

In the fight against the increasing shortage of mouth masks, researchers from TU Delft developed in collaboration with Van Straten Medical B.V. a new way of sterilizing used masks and testing their quality. This could be a successful solution for the rising demand. The publication Recycling Mouth Masks is open access available in the TU Delft Repository.

25 March 2020: Extra sources available online during corona crisis

There are many initiatives by publishers to be temporarily more lenient about giving access to articles, books or databases, which aren't open yet. Publishers, information providers and libraries, ICOLC also work together on worldwide access to information during the corona crisis. Check which publishers and which content is extra available now through open access.

Another initiative comes from Internet Archive. They are giving access to all their digital books in a National Emergency Library. In this time of crisis we want to make as much information available as possible. However, TU Delft Library cannot guarantee the scientific quality of this source nor which legal rules apply to this site. Make sure you check the trustworthiness of these sources. 

25 maart 2020: Data set collections

On the 4TU website you can find a ‘dedicated’ dataset collectie about COVID-19. These datasets have been added to the repository last week. For now there are two data sets available. These will be complemented with data from various domains: Material Engineering; Logistics; Crisis Management; Medical and Health Sciences; Chemistry; Nanotechnology and Information; Computing Sciences; and, Atmospheric Sciences.

25 maart 2020: Open Access tips

On, the joint site of the UKB, VSNU, SURF and NWO, you can find a page with tips about open access for Covid-19 related research.  Because of the corona virus crisis it is vital for researchers, lecturers, professionals, students, journalists and others that they can access scientific information with as few hurdles as possible. On this page there are tips about making available research and papers, finding open research and contributing to enriching the research infomration about COVID-19.

TU Delft Library helps researchers when they have written a COVID-19-related article that isn't openly available. For this we promote TU Delft Open Publishing.

Besides TU Delft's usfull manual for online teaching and learning, the Library would like to point lecturers towards opening educational materials available via the OER-metafinder.