Ann Arbor’s ProQuest today announced it introduced 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.
The database provides coverage of COVID-19 and other past coronavirus outbreaks for context around today’s global pandemic. Full-text content in the database is available either from ProQuest or through links to publisher sites.
The database is automatically enabled at no cost for all ProQuest platform customers. Content will continue to evolve as new research and information emerges.
The launch of the database is the latest in a series of programs ProQuest is building to help libraries support research needed to fight the disease and support social distance learning.
ProQuest curates six centuries of content and offers journals, ebooks, primary sources, dissertations, news, and video. The company’s products are used in academic, K-12, public, corporate, and government libraries in 150 countries.
“Whether it’s the latest medical research on how the COVID-19 virus is transmitted, preprints exploring new therapies to combat the virus, or editorials exploring lessons learned from prior outbreaks, faculty and students need quick and easy access to information to help them navigate this new world,” says Chris Burghardt, vice president of product management at ProQuest. “The coronavirus research database was created as a tool to help our users to find the information they need to quickly explore the many facets of this disease.”