In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, many academic publishers have granted free access to their resources. In addition, the Tufts libraries are currently working remotely, which means that there have been some changes to the services we can provide. The purpose of this guide is to organize and provide convenient information to help you find these resources and other Tufts library services during this challenging time.
This main page contains information about how the Hirsh Health Sciences Library is responding to the situation and also links to how to make use of our resources remotely. The Free and Expanded Access page has links to textbooks, ebooks, and journals that have been made temporarily available to access. Links to publishers, journals, and other resources related to COVID-19 are freely available are on the Resources Related to COVID-19 page. Finally, since this is a stressful time for everyone, the Mental Health and Coping page contains suggestions for relaxing activities and links to live webcams of fuzzy zoo animals.
Do not worry about overdue books during this time. The Library will adjust all due dates so that there are no fines on your library account, including interlibrary loan materials. If you have any library materials borrowed, please continue to keep them. If you are still near campus, please feel free to return the books to the Hirsh Health Sciences Library book drop near the Library Services Desk, located on the 4th floor of the MedED building. The MedED building is currently opened to card swipe, however, things are evolving rapidly, so please see the library's website and blog for updated information. If you are away from campus, you may also mail the books back to us at the address below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!
Hirsh Health Sciences Library / ILL
37 Tyler Street
Boston, MA 02111
We are doing our best to get you access to what you need. With staff working remotely, getting scans from books within the library is suspended. However, you can request articles and book chapters through ILL and we will try to get chapters or possibly whole e-books, but it depends on who is able to fill the request. Learn more about Interlibrary Loan.
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Search by title. In the results list, look for 'Online' or 'Electronic Resource' next to the title of the journal.