Temporary access to additional e-resources
The Library provides access to hundreds of thousands of e-books, e-journals and other electronic resources, all of which are accessible via Library Search.
Some additional e-resources are being made freely available by publishers for a short period to support teaching, learning and research during COVID-19. Some of these materials may not be accessible in the longer term without the Library paying additional fees to licence this content for ongoing use. Please be assured that we shall be monitoring this situation closely, and will update this list as resources are removed, or new ones added.
To support global research during the COVID-19 pandemic, AIP Publishing has made this collection of articles on infectious diseases, epidemics, computational epidemiology, and pandemics free to read.
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Chemical Society
American Medical Association
American Psychological Association
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.
In collaboration with the Association of Research Libraries, BioOne and their publishers have made articles related to coronavirus in three journals available via open access through 2020.
Box of Broadcasts
Box of Broadcasts is an innovative shared online off-air TV and radio recording service for UK higher and further education institutions. Individual users are allowed to request 5 new recordings per day. Please contact email@example.com if a larger number of recording requests per day is required. As part of the Library subscription the programmes you record can only be used and accessed within the UK and in the EU.
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak Box of Broadcast has temporarily granted access to the BBC News Channel for all international students enrolled at UK universities but currently continuing their studies overseas. The scheme will continue through to the end of July 2020 and it is hoped that more programmes will be added in the future.
Cambridge University Press
Free access to coronavirus research on Cambridge Core includes more than 80 relevant book chapters and journal articles. Future articles will be added on publication.
CUP has joined other publishers in signing a commitment to make the research available through PubMed Central and other public repositories of journal literature.
Canadian Science Publishing
Project MUSE is pleased to support its participating publishers in making scholarly content temporarily available for free on our platform. Project MUSE expect to announce additional participants and will continually update the list of publishers offering free access to content.
Royal Society of Chemistry
All Royal Society of Chemistry-published research papers related to COVID-19 are available to read now as part of a free-to-access collection:
There is also a growing list of freely available research on STM’s dedicated page:
This collection includes the latest medical research from SAGE related to the virus as well as top social and behavioral research to help individuals, communities, and leaders make the best decisions on dealing with the outbreak and its consequences.
Springer Nature has made available for free all relevant research they have published and continue to publish, and are strongly urging their authors submitting articles related to this emergency to share underlying datasets relating to the outbreak as rapidly and widely as possible.
The latest coronavirus research and news items are freely available from Springer Nature. This material is authoritative and could help on a broad scale. The landing pages for this open content are:
Taylor & Francis
This site provides links and references to all relevant COVID-19 research articles, book chapters and information that can be freely accessed on Taylor & Francis Online and Taylor & Francis ebooks in support of the global efforts in diagnosis, treatment, prevention and further research into COVID-19.
University of Michigan Press
To support remote teaching and research during the COVID-19 global health event, titles in this collection are free-to-read until August 31st, 2020. Please note titles are read online only and not available for download.
Wiley has made a collection of journal articles and book chapters on coronavirus research freely available to the global scientific community.