Library Resources & Services During COVID-19 Pandemic

During recent crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, many publishers are temporarily offering free access to their contents, while several resources were already accessible freely. Quaid-e-Azam Library is striving to curate useful resources that might be of interest to the learning community of UOG. The below guide is a compilation of both type of resources.

Open Access Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic

Free access to science journals Annual Reviews is a nonprofit publisher dedicated to synthesizing and integrating knowledge for the progress of science and the benefit of society. They have made all their journals available without access control.
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In addition to those BOA journals available open access, all Berghahn Journals – new issues and all back issues - will be made freely available through June 30.
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All content is free to read online through June 30, 2020.
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A number of GeoScienceWorld (GSW) publishers are providing free access to their ebooks. Participating publishers are American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Canadian Science Publishing, Clay Minerals Society, Geological Society of America, Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, PSAAPG, SEPM, Society for Sedimentary Geology, Society of Economic Geologists, and the University of Wyoming.
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Available through June 2020.
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Always Free e-Resources

CORE is a collection of Open access research papers. It contains 187,080,276 articles, from thousands and over tens of thousands of journals, collected from 9,980 data providers around the world.
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The Directory of Open Access Books is a joint service of OAPEN, OpenEdition, CNRS and Aix-Marseille Université, provided by DOAB Foundation.
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EThOS is the UK’s national thesis service which aims to maximize the visibility and availability of the UK’s doctoral research theses. At present, there are approximately 500,000 records relating to theses awarded by over 120 institutions. Around 260,000 of these also provide access to the full text thesis, either via download from the EThOS database or via links to the institution’s own repository.
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(temporary National Emergency Library with unlimited access to around 1.4 million books from 1925-2014)
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Pakistan Research Repository is a project of the Higher Education Commission to promote the international visibility of research originating out of institutes of higher education in Pakistan. This service maintains a digital archive of PhD and MPhil theses produced indigenously to promote the intellectual output of Pakistani institutions.
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A multi-disciplinary aggregator of Open Access journals and papers. Paperity is the way towards more efficient scholarly communication in all research fields, from Sciences, Technology, Medicine, to Social Sciences, to Humanities and Arts. Our ultimate goal is to aggregate 100% of Open Access literature, published in any place around the world, in any field of research.
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Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. The collection comprises on mostly older literary works.
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Access to subscribed content is already available through campus network. However, a few resources now available without authentication from off campus. The QAL is frequently forwarding this sort of information through email to the concerned departments. However, if there is any difficulty related to library resources or services, please share it with us by using the service Ask a Librarian feature located on the bottom right of Quaid-e-Azam Library’ homepage or email at librarian@uog.edu.pk

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