Free COVID-19 resources

A selection of freely available services and material designed to aid research into the effects of COVID-19, plus other more general resources made free during the crisis.


LitCovid curated literature

Helps you track information published since the COVID-19 outbreak. Articles are updated daily and categorised by location and different topics, so you can find material on mental health, anxiety, depression and more. Includes material from publishers such as Wiley, Taylor & Francis, Elsevier, Emerald, Sage, Springer Nature and Oxford University Press.

COVID-19 Initiative

A collaboration between publishers and the US National Library of Medicine to expand access to coronavirus-related articles via the PubMed Central database. Content may pre-date the current outbreak and include material on SARS and MERS. Mostly biomedical, but we’ve identified some articles on the psychological impacts of the disease.

ProQuest Research

Provides access to authoritative Coronavirus-related content on ProQuest that might not be normally covered by the Tavistock and Portman Library subscription (including articles on Springer Nature, Taylor & Francis and The BMJ). Find material on mental health, anxiety, depression and more. Shibboleth login required.

Individual publishers

We’re providing links to publishers whose COVID-19 content is collected together. Other publishers, such as Wiley, Taylor & Francis, Elsevier, Emerald, Sage, Springer Nature and Oxford University Press also offer free material, although it’s not always easy to filter/find. However, they’re also making their free content available on LitCovid (see databases above) but with a potential delay of a day or two.

American Psychiatric Association

Resources aimed at psychiatrists, healthcare workers and the public. Mainly blogs and fact sheets, with a focus on the USA.

American Psychological Association

Resources aimed at psychologists, healthcare workers and the public. Mainly blogs and factsheets, with a focus on the USA.


Aggregates real-time information updates from authoritative sources to provide information on all aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health Service Journal

The online news and analysis service has temporarily made its coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic free to access without registration.

Social Science Space

The Social Science Space website from Sage has links to free content, although some items might not be covered by our library subscription.

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