Publishers have generously responded to these unprecedented times by making available some of their electronic materials, without charge or requiring a subscription, or by expanding the e-collections accessible through the Law Library existing licenses. Because the publishers' approach to expanding accessibility varies, verifying if a citation is accessible to you will take some trial and error.
- Always feel free to contact the library for reference help.
- Try adding the following EZProxy prefix before the full URL (before https://) to an article found on the web: http://proxygt-law.wrlc.org/login?url=
- Search through our Database Directory, using mega-indexers like EBSCO, Proquest, Proquest Ebook Central, ScienceDirect, etc.
- Check these web guides, inventory lists and organizations for temporary, free e-access options during COVID-19:
- Law Library's FAQ During Instructional/Business Continuity, useful for e-format options for casebooks, study aids or supplements & textbooks. Some options may require you to contact the vendor for access or create a temporary account using your GULC email.
- Lauinger Library's Temporary Access to Electronic Resources During Instructional Continuity, useful for publishers of interdisciplinary publications. Some options are expansions of Georgetown's existing institutional subscriptions and may require your GULC credentials to access.
- Other temporary expanded services not listed in the above guides include:
- Library of Congress Open Access collection
- HathiTrust. For materials that are available for "Temporary Access," log into HathiTrust by first selecting Georgetown University as a partner institution and then entering your GULC credentials. (DUO authentication may be required). There are digitized materials in their catalog that will not be available as full-text.
- Ohio State University Press: Copy the latter URL handle off the sheet and paste it into a web browser. If that doesn't give you full-text access, you may also try adding the Law Library's EZProxy prefix (http://proxygt-law.wrlc.org/login?url=) before the URL handle.
- Public Books Database offers a curated list of publishers offering some of their e-content for free, without requiring an existing institutional subscription, and maybe accessed outside of GULC's EZProxy.
- Yale University's COVID-19's Temporary Free Resources also provides lists of publishers as well as spreadsheets of temporary, expanded e-access offerings. Bear in mind that any university-specific instructions to gain access to electronic materials would not apply to you. When you find a resource following the links found in Yale's guide and it asks for a login, paste the EZProxy prefix (http://proxygt-law.wrlc.org/login?url=) before the found website to direct you to the Law Library's login.
Keep in mind that the publishers' special offerings are temporary and publishers have set different end dates. Download, print, or take screen shots as soon as you access a full-text during your search. Do not assume that full-text access will continue to be available the next day.