While the UMN Libraries are closed in response to COVID-19, we encourage members of the public to take advantage of these freely available online scholarly resources.

Accessing library databases remotely (non-affiliates)

Current University of Minnesota students, faculty and staff DO have access to most of our online databases and collections from off-campus. Usually visitors are able to access online collections in-person, but our libraries are currently closed. Unfortunately, our llicenses do not allow us to offer access to most online resources from outside of our physical libraries, so this guide lists scholarly resources you can use for free, from any location, regardless of your University-affiliation. Please note that the landscape for access to library online resources is rapidly changing. We'll continue to add resources here as they become available.

Minnesota access to online resources during COVID-19

Books & ebooks

Special availability in response to COVID-19

Scholarly articles

Special availability in response to COVID-19:

Media: Image and sound collections

Special availability in response to COVID-19

Archives & digital repositories

More open access resoures

Thanks to UC Berkeley: select content above derived from their guide to Freely Available Resources for Research

For more freely available resources from specific disciplines please see UC Berkeley's sub-pages covering:


Last Updated: Jun 23, 2020 12:36 PM