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Free Academic Resources (during the quarantine)

Lithuanian resources

  • Lithuanian Academic Electronic Library (eLABa)
  • Vilnius University Digital Collections (Monuments of Lithuanian literature, Cartography, Documents of Lithuanian noble families, Leleweliana, Grand Duchy of Lithuania Court books)
  • Virtual Electronic Heritage System – an enormous wealth of digital objects, created by the Lithuanian cultural heritage digitization, digital preservation and access strategy. VEPS portal for all who are interested in provides quick and convenient access to thousands of works of art, books, newspapers, manuscripts, maps, sound recordings. All this together creates a unique, rich and vivid panorama of Lithuanian cultural heritage.

Free Academic Resources

Publishing houses and providers of databases are opening their content and sharing with academic community in the world. There is the list of resources freely available during the quarantine.

A Science Reader for COVID-19 (JSTOR)

Annual Reviews

Coronavirus, the management of epidemics and the wider impact on society (Emerald) – research resources

COVID-19 research – OUP have compiled a comprehensive hub of the latest , freely available for the duration of the outbreak, in order to support researchers, medical professionals, and public health professionals in dealing with the crisis. The hub includes content from journal articles, book and handbook chapters, dictionary entries, and content from Oxford Medicine Online, including the Oxford Textbook of Medicine.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases (interactive map, updated statistic)

Coronavirus Research DatabaseProQuest just launched a new  enabling users to search the latest full-text content covering all facets of COVID-19 and beyond. The Coronavirus Research Database brings together authoritative, open and freely available content from key publishers such as Nature Publishing Group, the BMJ, Taylor & Francis and others. Aggregated content types include journal articles, preprints, conference proceedings, dissertations and more related to COVID-19 and other coronaviruses. It includes comprehensive coverage of past pandemics and epidemics, like MERS and SARS, to give researchers and students context around the current global crisis.

COVID-19: Novel Coronavirus Content

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) – opena access to Dynamed bazės (virus etymology, etiology, diagnosis, infection control and etc.)

COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19) – the Allen Institute for AI has partnered with leading research groups to prepare and distribute the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19), a free resource of over 52,000 scholarly articles, including over 41,000 with full text, about COVID-19 and the coronavirus family of viruses for use by the global research community. This dataset is intended to mobilize researchers to apply recent advances in natural language processing to generate new insights in support of the fight against this infectious disease. The corpus will be updated weekly as new research is published in peer-reviewed publications and archival services like bioRxiv, medRxiv, and others.

COVID-19 Updates & Information

Dimension portal

EBSCO Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Healthcare Resource Center

IOP – Coronavirus articles

Novel Coronavirus Information Center (Elsevier) –  here you will find expert, curated information for the research and health community on SARS-CoV-2 (the novel coronavirus) and COVID-19 (the disease). All resources are free to access and include guidelines for clinicians and patients.

Coronovirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic  – it is WHO portalthis interactive dashboard/map provides the latest global numbers and numbers by country of COVID-19 cases on a daily basis.


Academic Video OnlineAlexander Street video collection (until 6th of July).

Academic textbooks on Cambridge Core  (until 31th of May).

eBooks on ScienceDirect

Epigeum –  four of courses freely available until the end of May in order to help those tackling distance learning for the first time.

Harvard Business Review Press Collection (untill 31th of May)
600 e-books: Business Communication, Career Development,Strategic Planning, Decision-Making & Problem Solving, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resources & Personnel Management, Leadership & Management, Marketing, Organizational Behavior, Personal Success, Skill Development, Strategic Planning

IOP – Coronavirus articles

Project MUSE– eBooks and eJournals on social sciences and humanities. More…

Research on COVID-19 and the management of epidemics and pandemics

SAGE Knowledge (untill 30th of June)
Books & References – politics, international relations, psychology, psychiatry, counselling, business & management, psichoterapija, nursing, health & social care, leadership, education, geography, sociology, social work. User Guide

SAGE Video (untill 30th of June)
Educational video – politics, international relations, psychology, psychiatry, counselling, business & management, psichoterapija, nursing, health & social care, leadership, education, geography, sociology, social work.

SAGE Research Methods Video (untill 30th of June)
Research Methods – politics, international relations, psychology, psychiatry, counselling, business & management, psichoterapija, nursing, health & social care, leadership, education, social work.


Notes: Subscribed databases are available via KU Virtual Library and remote service EZproxy.

Sign in to KU VB and subscribed databases using the user name and password of KU Account which is used in all University Information Systems (if you dont know your password, please contact by e-mail: istc@ku.lt)


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