The University of South Carolina Press Opens Up Access to eBooks in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

Columbia, SC, March 19: In an effort to support its mission to publish high-quality, peer-reviewed books that explore the human experience, engage teachers and learners, contribute to academic disciplines, and inspire conversations about social and cultural progress, the University of South Carolina Press is making all of its ebook content free and openly accessible on the MUSE, JSTOR, ProQuest, and EBSCO platforms for the next three months in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

“We are in an extraordinary time, and all of us are facing challenges we could not have imagined just a few weeks ago,” said the University of South Carolina Press Director Dr. Richard Brown. “Making our ebooks free and openly accessible is our small effort to help teachers and learners during this unprecedented time of crisis.”

Access to award-winning books about South Carolina, Southern History, African American Studies, Civil Rights, Rhetoric/Communication, and Literary Studies, including the long-running “Understanding Contemporary Literature” series will be available for free through June 30, 2020.


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Established in 1944, the University of South Carolina Press is one of the oldest and most distinguished publishing houses in the South. With well over 1,100 books available in print and digital formats, and publishing approximately fifty new books annually, the Press enhances and expands the scholarly reputation and worldwide visibility of the University of South Carolina.