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Temporary Access to Electronic Resources During Instructional Continuity

A guide to temporary access provided by Georgetown University Library and select publishers during the COVID-19 epidemic and instructional continuity.


During the current period of instructional continuity during the global COVID-19 epidemic, many publishers and providers are offering temporary or enhanced access to online resources.

Due to the fluidity of the current information environment and the different ways in which providers are offering enhanced access, please note that many of the resources below will not appear in HoyaSearch, A-Z Databases list, or Research & Course Guides. Please consult these sources for access to our regular, extensive collection of remotely accessible online resources.

This page is being continuously updated. To submit additional offers for review, please email

Access Notes:

  • While these resources have been reviewed by the Georgetown University Library, access is subject to the policies and expiration dates set by individual providers.
  • Access to some resources may require specific links or the creation of individual user accounts. Please refer to the publishers' announcements, the descriptions, and the links posted below for more information.
  • Visit the Library's Off-Campus Access page for detailed information about how to access library electronic resources remotely.
  • Visit the Library's COVID-19 FAQs for more details about using Library services during the epidemic.

Library Resources

JSTOR Extended Access (Journals and Primary Sources)

JSTOR has generously opened up many of their Journals and Primary Source collections. While much of the open content overlaps with our licensed entitlements, there is still a large amount of newly available material available to our users. 

In particular, access to many of the primary source collections (World Heritage Sites: Africa, Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa, and Global Plants) are now available. 

  • Publisher Announcement: available from the JSTOR website
  • What's Accessible: Archive Journal Collections, Thematic Collections, and Primary Source Collections 
  • How Long?: through June, 2021
  • Added to HoyaSearch?: No
  • Added to A-Z Databases?: Yes
  • How to Access?: direct link

CNKI - China National Knowledge Infrastructure

CNKI has made most of their content freely available through the end of June. Although the Library subscribes to some (not all) CNKI content, there is much unsubscribed content that is temporarily freely available to Georgetown patrons.

  • What's Accessible: Academic journals, conference proceedings, dissertations and theses, some statistical yearbooks and other content
  • How Long?: through June 30, 2021
  • Added to HoyaSearch?: No
  • Added to A-Z Databases?: Yes
  • How to Access?: direct link

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