Free content during coronavirus

In order to assist in the transfer to remote working during the Covid-19 pandemic, several publishers have made additional content free to use on a temporary basis. Please be aware that this content is only accessible for the duration of the Covid-19 emergency.

Please note - there is no guarantee that publishers will continue to make this additional content freely available, access may be removed without notice at any time.

Also, in most cases the additional content cannot be added to the library catalogue so should be searched via the links below.

 American Economic   Association
Open Access to nine economics journals with back files dating back as far as 1911.
 Berghahn Journals
38 scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities.
 Bloomsbury Applied Visual   Arts
Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts combines visual inspiration with practical advice on everything from idea generation and research techniques to portfolio development. Contains more than 170 highly illustrated books, providing structured and accessible coverage across the main visual arts disciplines.
 Bloomsbury Architecture Library
A leading digital resource for the study of architecture, urbanism, and interior design.
 Bloomsbury Collections
Contains over 6,000 e-book titles from publishers such as Berg, Continuum and Arden Shakespeare.
 Box of Broadcasts
BoB is now accessible for all of our students located in the EU. Please note that due to licencing restrictions BoB is not currently available outside of the EU.
 The British Library -   accessing online content   and services
Contains links to numerous digital collections from the British Library as well as other useful information.
 Cambridge Core
Coverage has been extended to include all of the Cambridge Histories and  Cambridge Elements series. Also, free, online access to higher education  textbooks and coronavirus research during the COVID-19 outbreak.
 Critical Publishing
There are FREE sample chapters for all education titles and other resources on our website. There are also lots of useful posts on our blog.

Duke University Press

Art and Art History ebook collection

Containing over 170 titles, the Art and Art History e-book collection raises critical questions about the story of art in the 20th and 21st centuries. These books expand the narrative of art history to include women, LGBTQ artists, artists of color, indigenous artists, and artists from Latin America, Africa, and Asia. The collection includes major works in photography, museum studies, and visual culture, as well as volumes of artists talking about their own work. 

Duke University Press 

Music and sound studies

Containing over 150 titles, the Music and Sound Studies e-book collection includes innovative ethnomusicology titles, essential works in jazz studies and popular music studies, biographies and memoirs of prominent musicians, and essay collections by important music critics. Addressing musical cultures from around the world, this interdisciplinary collection considers music and sound broadly, taking into account all their social, cultural, physiological, and technological dimensions.
 EDP Sciences
EDP Sciences All journals content available from 2018-2020.
This database cover most aspects of Law. There is also free access to Academic Core which gives access to 30 databases and over 70 million pages of content.
 Historical Texts
A single platform offering over 460,000 late 15th to early 19th Century texts. The collections are the UK Medical Heritage Library, Early English Books Online, Eighteenth Century Collections Online and BL 19th Century.
 Human Kinetics Library
Human Kinetics Library is dedicated to the research, teaching, and understanding of kinesiology, sport, and exercise science.
Access to the IEEE suite of 400+ eLearning courses.
 Institute of Historical   Research, University of   London
British History Online.
Temporary free access to Science Education videos.
A special collection of 35,000+ ebooks in addition to those we already had available on JSTOR.
 Microbiology Society
Access to the journals platform.
 Ohio State University Press
Access to over 700 OSU Press e-books.
 Project Euclid mathematics   and statistics online
Gives access to the Euclid Prime Collection - a growing collection of high-impact, peer-reviewed titles in theoretical and applied mathematics and statistic
MSP (Mathematical Sciences Publishers on Euclid)
Duke Mathematical Journal & DMJ100 (vols 1-100 of the archive).
 Project Muse
 Open Access content is free. Look for the titles with a green tick indicating availability as Open access.
 SIAM Journal on   Mathematics of Data   Science
This journal continues to be freely available this year during its introductory launch period.
 University of Michigan Press
The University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection of 1,150+ titles will be free to read, but not download.



Over 50 articles related to infectious diseases, epidemics, computational epidemiology, and pandemics.
Latest news, research, and commentary on the coronavirus.
37 articles in a Chemistry in Coronavirus Research Virtual Issue; focused on virus structure & infection mechanism and Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approaches.
JAMA and related AMA journals related information about Covid-19 is now open access.
Coronavirus-related article collection.
APA COVID-19 Information and Resources. Continually updated by APA for psychologists, health-care workers and the public.
59 ebooks on epidemics, containment strategies, homeschooling, distance learning, and crisis response.

 BMJ's Coronavirus (Covid-   19) Hub


BMJ has a free resource on SARS-CoV-2 and covid-19 to inform diagnosis and treatment, and to promote the wellbeing and safety of staff and patients during this extremely stressful and challenging period. 
The Hub is updated daily and draws on the latest peer reviewed research, news and opinion from The BMJ and BMJ’s 70 + specialist journals. 
It also provides online CPD from BMJ Learning and guidance on the evidence-based management of covid-19 from BMJ Best Practice.
 Canadian Science   Publishing
Coronavirus and related research collection.
 Covid-19 Hub
A page of tools and data sets related to the Covid-19 outbreak produced by the ZB Med Information Centre for Life Sciences.
COVID-19 Information Center for PubMed Central.
Content related to Coronavirus and epidemics management in general.
 Healthcare Infection   Society
Covid-19-related content made freely available from HIS journals.
 IHS Markit
Standards, journals and books are available to help accelerate manufacturing and production of protective equipment and innovate solutions to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Access to 26 newly released Public Health journals.
76 mostly open access articles about Covid-19.
 Mary Ann Liebert
Covid-19 articles.
 National Academy of   Sciences
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Coronavirus Disease news and resources.
 New England Journal of   Medicine
A collection of articles and other resources on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines and commentary.
The OECD is compiling data, analysis and recommendations on a range of topics to address the emerging health, economic and societal crisis, facilitate co-ordination, and contribute to the necessary global action when confronting this enormous collective challenge.
 Oxford University Press
A number of Coronavirus articles made freely available in response to the pandemic.
 Proquest Coronavirus   Research Database 
This database curates openly available content related to coronaviruses.
 It includes thousands of open-access articles from the world’s leading publishers as well as current research from pre-print repositories.
 Royal Society Publishing
All research findings and data relevant to the covid-19 pandemic have been made open access.
Coronavirus News Monitor.
 Sage Coronavirus (Covid   -19) Research
This collection of articles includes the latest medical research from Sage related to the virus as well as top social and behavioural research to help individuals  communities, and leaders make the best decisions on dealing with the outbreak and its consequences.
  SIAM Epidemiology   Collection
Content from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. It features epidemiology, disease modelling, pandemics and vaccines.
  Taylor & Francis
Over 1100 coronavirus articles made open access in response to the pandemic.
  Wolters Kluwer Curated   Medline Content for Covid-   19
This database is a continuously updated and curated literature resource for tracking up-to-date peer reviewed journal content about the 2019 novel Coronavirus. The articles are updated throughout the week and are enhanced with recommendations and categorised research topics.
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