Freely available resources

Many publishers are providing temporary additional access to online resources, including ebooks, ejournals, and databases to help support you during the period of the COVID-19 outbreak.
 
This page provides details and further information about resources which are now available to you. 
 
As far as possible, links to platforms, ebooks and ejournals will also be provided via LibrarySearch.

 

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American College of Physicians This information and its collected national resources support physicians as they respond to the SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19 pandemic. Use the menu to jump to specific chapters, or read through for a comprehensive overview of care. Biological sciences;Biochemistry;Cellular and molecular medicine;Dentistry;Medicine;Population Health Sciences;Veterinary sciences
ARM Education Media Online courses developed to help students and practicing engineers learn about state of the art technologies from the Arm partner ecosystem. Each modular online course includes lecture slides, hands on lab videos with solutions and interactive quizzes. The courses provide an understanding of Arm architecture and the principles of software and hardware system design, essential for today’s computer engineering workplace. Please note: to access courses, you will be required to register with your UoB email address. **Available until 31st December 2020** Electrical and electronic engineering;Engineering mathematics;Mechanical engineering
ASTM 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. Computer science;Electrical and electronic engineering;Engineering mathematics
BioOne

In collaboration with the Association of Research Libraries, BioOne and their publishers have made articles related to coronavirus in the following journals available via open access through 2020:

  • Avian Diseases
  • Journal of Wildlife Diseases
  • Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Veterinary sciences
Bloomsbury Collections Instant access to eBook collections across the humanities and social sciences. Over 6,000 titles, featuring content from Bloomsbury’s latest research publications as well as a 100+ year legacy including Continuum, T&T Clark, Bristol Classical Press, Berg, The Arden Shakespeare and Hart Publishing. **Available until 31st August 2020**  Archaeology and anthropology;Classics and ancient history;Film and television;English;Politics and international studies;History;Religion and theology;History of art;Education;Law;Music;Sociology;Philosophy
Brill Brill has opened up books and articles on topics such as public health, distance learning, crisis research. If any new related content is published with Brill, it will be added to their collection. Biological sciences;Biochemistry;Cellular and molecular medicine;Dentistry;Medicine;Population Health Sciences;Veterinary sciences
Clarivate Analytics Global Resource site on Coronavirus Get the information you need on the Coronavirus.  Access the world’s leading research and late-breaking news on this rapidly evolving health emergency. There is also a Chinese language site. Biological sciences;Biochemistry;Cellular and molecular medicine;Dentistry;Medicine;Population Health Sciences;Veterinary sciences
DIS.art DIS.art is a streaming channel which screens videos and documentaries from artists and thinkers. **Available until 15th August 2020** English;Film and television;History of Art;Philosophy;Sociology;Theatre
Drama Online Drama Online introduces new writers alongside the most iconic names in playwriting history, providing contextual and critical background through scholarly works and practical guides. **Available until 31st August 2020** Classics and ancient history;English;Theatre
Elsevier Coronavirus Information Center Here you will find expert, curated information for the research and health community on novel coronavirus (COVID-19). All resources are free to access and include guidelines for clinicians and patients.  Biological sciences;Biochemistry;Cellular and molecular medicine;Dentistry;Medicine;Population Health Sciences;Veterinary sciences
Emerald Insights We have made research on COVID-19 and the management of epidemics and pandemics free for anyone to access and have also made this available with full text and data mining rights to PubMed Central and the World Health Organisation repository. We will continue to make relevant research freely available on this site. Accounting and finance;Biological sciences;Biochemistry;Cellular and molecular medicine;Dentistry;Economics;Management;Medicine;Population Health Sciences;Veterinary sciences
Equinox Journals Access to the last 12 months of over 40 peer-reviewed, international journals, clustering in the main subject areas of Archaeology & History, Linguistics & Communication, Popular Music, Religion & Ethics Archaeology and anthropology;History;English;Music;Religion and theology
Global plants The world’s largest database of digitized plant specimens. **Available until 31st December 2020** Biological sciences
IDFA 200 documentary film titles can be streamed for free. Film and television;Politics and international studies;Sociology
International Monetary Fund IMF offers a policy tracker which summarizes the key economic responses governments are taking to limit the human and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as of end-March 2020. The tracker includes 186 economies. More countries will be added soon. Economics
Internet Archive, including National Emergency Library In addition to its regular public domain archive content, Internet Archive has made an 'emergency library' of 1.4 million ebooks and other documents available to registered users for limited borrowing. Please be aware this is a US resource and some of the content may not fully comply with UK copyright law. Accounting and finance;Aerospace engineering;Anatomy;Archaeology and anthropology;Biochemistry;Biological sciences;Cellular and molecular medicine;Chemistry;Civil engineering;Classics and ancient history;Computer science;Counselling;Dentistry;Earth sciences;Economics;Education;Electrical and electronic engineering;Engineering mathematics;English;Exercise, nutrition and health;Film and television;French;Geographical sciences;German;Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American studies;History;History of art;Italian;Law;Management;Mathematics;Mechanical engineering;Medicine;Music;Philosophy;Physics;Physiology, pharmacology and neuroscience;Policy studies;Politics and international studies;Population Health Sciences;Psychology;Religion and theology;Russian;Sociology;Theatre;Translation;Veterinary sciences
IOP IOP Publishing acknowledges the devastating impact Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having around the world and they will do whatever they can to assist researchers, medical professionals, policy makers and others who are working to address this public health emergency. As part of their response, all relevant published and forthcoming articles in their journals will be made immediately available to PubMed Central (PMC) throughout the duration of the crisis, with rights to enable text and data mining, re-use and secondary analysis. Biological sciences;Biochemistry;Cellular and molecular medicine;Dentistry;Exercise, nutrition and health;Medicine;Physics;Physiology, pharmacology and neuroscience;Population Health Sciences;Veterinary sciences
Journal Archives Journal Archives - brings together content from eight major publishers: Brill, Institution of Civil Engineers, Institute of Physics, ProQuest, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, the Royal Society of Chemistry and Taylor and Francis, as well as the complete run of feminist magazine Spare Rib. **Available until 31st August** Accounting and finance;Aerospace engineering;Anatomy;Archaeology and anthropology;Biochemistry;Biological sciences;Cellular and molecular medicine;Chemistry;Civil engineering;Classics and ancient history;Computer science;Counselling;Dentistry;Earth sciences;Economics;Education;Electrical and electronic engineering;Engineering mathematics;English;Exercise, nutrition and health;Film and television;French;Geographical sciences;Geographical sciences;German;Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American studies;History;History of art;Italian;Law;Management;Mathematics;Mechanical engineering;Medicine;Music;Philosophy;Physics;Physiology, pharmacology and neuroscience;Policy studies;Politics and international studies;Population Health Sciences;Psychology;Religion and theology;Russian;Sociology;Theatre;Translation;Veterinary sciences
JSTOR eBooks Access to over 35,000 ebooks across a range of disciplines. **Available until 31st August 2020** Accounting and finance;Aerospace engineering;Anatomy;Archaeology and anthropology;Biochemistry;Biological sciences;Cellular and molecular medicine;Chemistry;Civil engineering;Classics and ancient history;Computer science;Counselling;Dentistry;Earth sciences;Economics;Education;Electrical and electronic engineering;Engineering mathematics;English;Exercise, nutrition and health;Film and television;French;Geographical sciences;German;Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American studies;History;History of art;Italian;Law;Management;Mathematics;Mechanical engineering;Medicine;Music;Philosophy;Physics;Physiology, pharmacology and neuroscience;Policy studies;Politics and international studies;Population Health Sciences;Psychology;Religion and theology;Russian;Sociology;Theatre;Translation;Veterinary sciences
JSTOR Public Health 26 Journal archives in Public Health. **Available until 31st December 2020** Dentistry;Exercise, nutrition and health;Medicine;Policy studies;Population Health Sciences;Psychology;Sociology;Veterinary sciences
Karger Coronavirus / COVID-19 Karger is making all published Coronavirus / COVID-19 articles freely available until the end of 2020, in order to support current research initiatives and community health. To make them easy to find, they have been grouped in a “Coronavirus Topic Article Package”.  Biological sciences;Biochemistry;Cellular and molecular medicine;Dentistry;Medicine;Physiology, pharmacology and neuroscience;Population Health Sciences;Veterinary sciences
Lives of literature With its focus on journals that use an author or text as a starting place, Lives of Literature also fulfills a scholarly resource need for in-depth study and courses on a single author or text. **Available until 31st December 2020** English
Mary Ann Liebert journal articles relating to COVID-19 A collection of articles made available free online to serve as open resources for the community as it works to ensure that the COVID-19 outbreak is fully understood and contained. Biological sciences;Biochemistry;Cellular and molecular medicine;Dentistry;Medicine;Population Health Sciences;Veterinary sciences
MedRxiv COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 Preprints COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 preprints from medRxiv and bioRxiv. Biological sciences;Biochemistry;Cellular and molecular medicine;Dentistry;Medicine;Population Health Sciences;Veterinary sciences
MUBI Cult, classic, and independent films. MUBI offers free access via their film student programme. Users just need to register with their .ac.uk email address for access to MUBI's collection via the MUBI Film Schools Program page. Accounting and finance;Aerospace engineering;Anatomy;Archaeology and anthropology;Biochemistry;Biological sciences;Cellular and molecular medicine;Chemistry;Civil engineering;Classics and ancient history;Computer science;Counselling;Dentistry;Earth sciences;Economics;Education;Electrical and electronic engineering;Engineering mathematics;English;Exercise, nutrition and health;Film and television;French;Geographical sciences;German;Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American studies;History;History of art;Italian;Law;Management;Mathematics;Mechanical engineering;Medicine;Music;Philosophy;Physics;Physiology, pharmacology and neuroscience;Policy studies;Politics and international studies;Population Health Sciences;Psychology;Religion and theology;Russian;Sociology;Theatre;Translation;Veterinary sciences
OpenEdition Nearly 10,000 ebooks and 535 journals mostly in French but also in Spanish, Italian, German and English. For the moment content will be available in PDF format. OpenEdition brings together four platforms dedicated to electronic resources and academic information in the humanities and social sciences. **Available until 31st August** French;German;Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American studies;Italian;Russian;Translation studies
OUP resources on Coronavirus (free) With the recent coronavirus situation, Oxford University Press has made content from online resources and leading journals freely accessible to assist researchers, medical professionals, policy makers, and others who are working to address this potential health crisis.  Biological sciences;Biochemistry;Cellular and molecular medicine;Dentistry;Medicine;Policy studies;Population Health Sciences;Veterinary sciences
Portland Press Access to Portland Press's 7 biochemical journals during the pandemic. To access the journals, select a journal from the drop down 'Journals' menu at the top of the homepage. Biochemistry;Biological sciences;Chemistry;Physiology, pharmacology and neuroscience
Practical Publishing As the specialist publishing arm of a global change-making organisation, Practical Action Publishing publish the latest development perspectives - books and journals that bridge the gap between research and practice and have been offering world class insight on the global challenges that affect communities around the world since 1974. **Available until 31st August** Accounting and finance;Aerospace engineering;Anatomy;Civil engineering;Computer science;Earth sciences;Economics;Education;Electrical and electronic engineering;Engineering mathematics;Geographical sciences;Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American studies;Management;Mathematics;Mechanical engineering;Medicine;Physiology, pharmacology and neuroscience;Policy studies;Politics and international studies;Population Health Sciences
RetroNews RetroNews, the press site of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, gives free and free access to nearly 600 press titles published between 1631 and 1950. Please note: to access advanced search, you need to create an account. **Available until 31st August** French;History;Politics and international studies
Security studies This content looks at security studies through a broad lens, encompassing research on international security and peace and conflict studies from all corners of the globe. **Available until 31st December 2020** Politics and international relations
Selected University Press content on Project Muse Research in the humanities and social sciences, from a variety of distinguished university presses, societies, and related not-for-profit publishers. Click on the individual publisher links on the platform to access the free content. Accounting and finance;Archaeology and anthropology;Biochemistry;Biological sciences;Cellular and molecular medicine;Chemistry;Classics and ancient history;Computer science;Earth sciences;Economics;Education;English;Film and television;French;Geographical sciences;German;Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American studies;History;History of art;Italian;Law;Management;Medicine;Music;Philosophy;Physiology, pharmacology and neuroscience;Policy studies;Politics and international studies;Population Health Sciences;Psychology;Religion and theology;Russian;Sociology;Theatre;Translation
Springer Nature Coronavirus Information Springer/Nature Central Research Hub contains links to relevant research from our journals and books, as well as additional commentary on COVID19. Our editors are also selecting pertinent content to highlight. Overall more than 12,000 pieces of journal and book content are free to access, and will continue to be so for as long as needed. Biological sciences;Biochemistry;Cellular and molecular medicine;Dentistry;Medicine;Population Health Sciences;Veterinary sciences
Struggles for freedom: South Africa The liberation of Southern Africa and the dismantling of the Apartheid regime was one of the major political developments of the 20th century, with far-reaching consequences for people throughout Africa and around the globe. This collection focuses on the complex and varied liberation struggles in the region, with an emphasis on Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. **Available until 31st December 2020** History;Politics and international relations
Sustainability The subjects of resilience and sustainability are explored broadly, covering research on environmental stresses and their impact on society. **Available until 31st December 2020** Earth sciences;Geographical sciences
UCL Open Access Resources Open access resources published by UCL Press. Accounting and finance;Archaeology and anthropology;Classics and ancient history;Dentistry;Economics;Education;English;Film and television;History;History of art;Law;Management;Medicine;Philosophy;Policy studies;Politics and international studies;Psychology;Religion and theology;Sociology;Theatre;Veterinary sciences
University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection Free to read scholarly ebooks in the humanities and social sciences, with particular focus on performing arts; classical studies; political science; American studies (especially disability and class studies); Asian and African studies. **Available until 31st August 2020** Theatre;Classics and ancient history;Politics and international studies;Law;History;Sociology;German;English
WARC Marketing in the COVID-19 Crisis A special series on responding to and rebounding from the COVID-19 crunch. Accounting and finance;Dentistry;Economics;Management;Veterinary sciences
WHO Global research on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Global research on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Biological sciences;Biochemistry;Cellular and molecular medicine;Dentistry;Medicine;Population Health Sciences;Veterinary sciences
World heritage sites: Africa Links visual, contextual, and spatial documentation of African heritage sites. **Available until 31st December 2020** Anthropology and archaeology;English;Geographical sciences;History;History of Art;Politics and international relations
YourMusicBusiness Pool of resources to help with getting into the music industry. Made access free. To access: Follow the link. You are registering as part of an Organisation (Not an individual). Add your details. It will then ask you to choose an organisation. Choose: FREE USE Password: Find the password for this resource here. Music

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