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As we await the opportunity to reopen pour libraries after the COVID-19 threat has passed, we continue to look for resources for our patrons to continue lifelong learning and stay informed about the pandemic. In addition to the remote research options already available for our patrons via the MAGNOLIA Project, we have some new research database options for those who want to either access more reliable, peer-reviewed sources about COVID-19 or for learners in general who want more digital options:

  • COVID-19 Healthcare Information Portal now available from EBSCO Information Services. A team of healthcare professionals and evidence-based medical experts at EBSCO Information Services has launched a COVID-19 portal which aggregates real-time information updates from authoritative sources to provide information on all aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Explore the portal at
  • Coronavirus Research Database gives ProQuest users no-cost access to essential coverage of COVID-19 and more. In response to the rapidly growing need for authoritative content related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), ProQuest launched a new Coronavirus Research Database, giving all ProQuest users no-cost access to full-text content covering all facets of COVID-19 and related infectious diseases. Standard JHLS library card number required to access the portal and create a free account. Get started at
  • Announcing a National Emergency Library to Provide Digitized Books to Students and the Public. To address our unprecedented global and immediate need for access to reading and research materials, the Internet Archive has suspended waitlists for the 1.4 million (and growing) books in their lending library by creating a National Emergency Library to serve the nation’s displaced learners. This suspension will run through June 30, 2020, or the end of the US national emergency, whichever is later. View the collection at

If necessary, we will update this page as needed. Thank you for your patience during this difficult time.


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