The European Commission's platform for SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 data exchange (intended for sharing scientific research information while linking it with the European Open Science Cloud).
Members of VU community are invited to open their research-based scientific publications through VU institutional repository of the Lithuanian Academic Electronic Library (eLABa) system. Scientific research data can safely be managed and opened in National Open Access Scientific Research Data Archive (MIDAS).
The Lithuanian Academic Electronic Library (eLABa) is a national information system accumulating and providing open access to scientific, art and studies documents and (or) their metadata.
In order to upload published publication, a manuscript submitted for publication, a doctoral dissertation or its abstract, log on to eLABa repository at http://talpykla.elaba.lt. Then:
- Select the institution (Vilnius University)
- Enter your name and password used in VU information system and press Log on
- Select New Document and enter your data.
Scientific publications can be uploaded to eLABa by:
- Authors themselves by logging on to eLABa repository at http://talpykla.elaba.lt
- Registrar of faculty/division (appointed by the head of the faculty / division as a person responsible for uploading)
- Librarian of VU Library (if you do not manage to upload a publication, please send full high quality copies in PDF format at ).
For all issues regarding the uploading of VU scientific publications, doctoral dissertations or their abstract to the repository, please contact VU Library’s Scientific Information and Data Division via email or by phone (+370 52 19 5060; +370 52 19 5061).
Data for open access can also be uploaded to the National Open Access Research Data Archive (MIDAS).
MIDAS is a digital platform for storing, managing and publishing research data from various scholarly disciplines and for discovering research data created by others.
MIDAS allows research data and (or) metadata to be published and shared with the academic or the wider community with just one click of a button.
Every registered user receives 100 GB private storage space at their disposal where he/she can store and manage research data according to their needs.
MIDAS is completely safe. All research data deposited in MIDAS are secured against unauthorised access and malware.
Electronic resources: subscribed databases
Search for e-resources necessary for research and studies at the Virtual Library of VU Library or browse through a list of e-resources provided on the website of your faculty's subject librarian. For more relevant information on VU's subscribed databases access here.
Please note that in order to read full-text documents at home, you should use VU VPN service. Instruction on how to set up and use VU VPN can be accessed here.
Subject librarians are available for you to consult on any issues related to e-resources.
Open e-resources (COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 subject)
Scientific publishers and database providers put various collections containing news, research and other useful information on COVID-19 viruses and pandemics on a free trial:
- ACS Publications: Chemistry in Coronavirus Research – a free to read collection has articles from journals published by American Chemical Society: ACS Infectious Diseases, ACS Chemical Biology.
- American Association for the Advancement of Science – AAAS most advanced knowledge on COVID-19.
- American Institute of Physics – AIP collection of free of charge articles on infectious diseases, epidemics and pandemics.
- BioWorld coronavirus articles – freely accessible news on COVID-19, published in the daily BioWorld as well as constantly updated tables on world vaccine, cure and diagnostics research.
- BMJ Coronavirus (covid-19): Latest news and resources – website presents the latest research articles, online courses, infographics on COVID-19, published in BMJ journals and other sources.
- CORD-19 explorer – more than 280,000 full-text articles on viruses belonging to the family of coronavirus.
- Coronavirus Free Access Collection on Cambridge Core – more than 1600 resources on coronavirus. The collection is constantly updated.
- Emerald Publishing – access to scientific articles on COVID−19, management of epidemics and pandemics. Researchers are invited to submit publications on COVID-19-related topics.
- European Respiratory Society – ERS publications, the most up-to-date articles on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19
- IOP Publishing – Free access to articles on coronavirus for researchers, physicians, politicians and other persons working in the field of public health and facing challenges posed by COVID-19 to the public. IOP Publishing allows researchers to reuse the articles, perform text and data mining and secondary analysis.
- JAMA Network COVID-19 collection – open articles on COVID-19 in Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Reviews, and ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces published by the American Medical Association..
- JSTOR COVID-19 collection – collection of more than 6,000 articles on COVID-19. Free access provided until 30 June 2021.
- Karger Topic Article Package: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – a collection of 246 free to read and open access articles.
- LexisNexis – LexisNexis provides access to comprehensive COVID-19 news and best practices: Law360 and Lexis Practice Advisor.
- LitCovid – one of the largest open access repositories PubMed provides more than 97,969 scientific articles and data sets on coronavirus.
- Microbiology Society – Microbiology Society is a collection of free to read articles on coronaviruses.
- New England Journal of Medicine – collection of free to read articles on coronavirus (COVID-19)..
- Novel Coronavirus Information Center – around 20,000 full-text articles on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 can be found via Science Direct platform which also allows text and data mining.
- OUP resources on COVID-19, other coronaviruses, and related topics – Oxford University Press e-resources related to coronavirus.
- Ovid – more than 358,000 articles on COVID-19 accessible through Ovid platform.
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) – a collection of free to read articles on coronavirus (COVID-19).
- Royal Society of Chemistry – RSC is a collection of free to read articles on coronavirus.
- Royal Society Publishing – publisher provides free access to scientific articles and data related to COVID-19 pandemics.
- SAGE Coronavirus (COVID-19) Research – SAGE provides access to the most up-to-date scholarly medical research on COVID-19.
- SIAM Epidemiology Collection – free to read collection prepared by Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).
- Taylor and Francis – free of charge access to resources on COVID-19.
- The Lancet COVID-19 Resource Centre – free to read and open access articles on COVID-19.
- Wiley Online Library: Coronavirus Resources & News – Wiley Online Library platform provides free to read and open access scientific articles and chapters of books on coronavirus and other viruses causing respiratory infections, their diagnostics and treatment.