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UMass Amherst Libraries

Electronic materials temporarily available during COVID-19

Access to resources made available to researchers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see individual resources for specific time periods covered, if specified.

American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) Standards

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ASTM International is providing no-cost public access to important ASTM standards used in the production and testing of personal protective equipment - including face masks, medical gowns, gloves, and hand sanitizers - to support manufacturers, test labs, health care professionals, and the general public as they respond to the global COVID-19 public health emergency.

Click “Access Standards," register if you are a new user to our reading room and then you may access and download a PDF of the standards relevant to the global health pandemic. You will be asked to login at no cost to you.

Cochrane Library

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The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain different types of evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. They have lifted restrictions to access due to the pandemic.