East View and COVID-19

Free resources and other programs to support your institution during the COVID-19 pandemic

East View Information Services is committed to continuing our business operations as normal, and with as little disruption as possible to our customers. Read our statement concerning COVID-19 here.

To support online learning and research, and to ease the impact on researchers, faculty and students now unable to access physical library resources due to COVID-19, we are offering temporary free access to online resources as well as options for transitioning print materials to digital resources.

Read below for information on free resources, print solutions, and more from East View. In addition, recent webinars addressing these resources and other East View programs are available to view:

Please do not hesitate to contact our experienced staff at info@eastview.com if you have any questions or need further assistance.

Free Access to Resources

East View is offering free temporary access for institutions to a number of resources.

Slavic Resources (available through September 30, 2020)
  • Pravda Digital Archive
  • Rossiiskaia gazeta Digital Archive
  • Rossiiskaia gazeta
  • Novaia gazeta
  • The Current Digest of the Russian Press
  • Essential Russian Classics E-book Collection

Current East View Universal Database (UDB) customers will automatically receive access to the above resources. If your institution does not currently subscribe to any East View Universal Databases, please contact info@eastview.com to arrange trial access for your institution.

Asian Resources (available through September 30, 2020 unless otherwise noted)
  • From China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), available through June 30, 2020:
    • China Legal Knowledge Database (CLKD)
    • Academic Focus
    • Academic Reference​
    • Journal Translation Project
    • Coronavirus Special Database (Open Access Collection)
  • China Economy, Public Policy and Security Database (EB-PISHU) from East View and Social Sciences Academic Press (SSAP)
  • Taiwan Academic Classics from United Digital Publications Co. Ltd. (UDP)
  • The Current Digest of the Chinese Press from East View Press
  • Jiefang jun bao Digital Archive
  • Late Qing and Republican-Era Chinese Newspapers (Open Access Collection)

Contact info@eastview.com to arrange access for your institution.

Middle East Resources
Latin American Resources

Interested in access to other East View resources? Request a trial or contact info@eastview.com.

Are You a CRL Member?

CRL member institutions will also receive free access to the following resources through October 31, 2020. For more information, please visit CRL’s eDesiderata website (CRL member login required).

  • The Japan News Digital Archive
  • Moscow News Digital Archive
  • The Current Digest of the Russian Press Digital Archive
  • The Current Digest of the Chinese Press Digital Archive
  • Ogonek Digital Archive
  • Izvestiia Digital Archive
Print Periodicals
  • For subscribers to print periodicals, East View has set up free online access to those titles available on the Universal Database platform. Customers will be notified with a list of titles and URL access details.
Print Books
  • Art Books – Download our list of over 500 discounted in-stock art books available on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact books@eastview.com to place your order or request a larger list of art titles tailored to your specifications.
  • Chinese Books – Take advantage of books currently in stock in our Minneapolis office, including more than 2,000 discounted titles, as well as regularly-priced titles from 2019 and 2020. These books are in limited quantity and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact books@eastview.com to view the list of available titles.

Can’t accept shipments right now? East View can hold your order for you until you are able to receive deliveries.


Consider migrating your print titles to digital. East View offers numerous e-book options, including:

Contact books@eastview.com for more details.

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Print and Online Periodicals
Approval Plans
  • Consider East View for print and e-book approval plans – thousands of titles available, custom selection services, and tailored to your budget. Learn more
Digitization Services
  • East View offers comprehensive digitization, conversion, and hosting services. Let us help convert your valuable print collections into digital resources accessible from any authenticated location 24/7. Learn more