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Many PhD students have been forced to self-isolate, work from home and distance themselves from colleagues, labs and fieldwork.

One of the biggest challenges is maintaining access to books and articles.

On top of this, many are also now being asked to shift their teaching online.

Below I’ve copied a collection of free resources that will help you. Part of this list was initially created by the University of Birmingham, who shared it with me yesterday. Now I’m sharing it with the broader community.

Teach from Home
A temporary hub of information and tools to help teachers during the coronavirus crisis.

Directory of Open Access Journals
Online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Open Textbooks Hub on OER Commons
Links to many different open textbook sites around the world in many disciplines.

Unpaywall
Aimed at finding open access versions of published journal articles, which may be added to your reading list in place of a subscription resource.

Open Access Button
Aimed at finding open access versions of published journal articles, which may be added to your reading list in place of a subscription resource.

Google Scholar

Directory of Open Access books

Openstax
Open textbook project from Rice University.

CORE
The world’s largest collection of open access research papers.

Get the Research
Select the “Open Access only” facet under the search box.

Internet Archive: National Emergency Library
A collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching and research activities.

 

 

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