Additional access to digital resources during COVID-19

Information about publishers who are making digital content more widely available during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) period

Last updated: Tuesday 04 August 14:05

In light of the movement restrictions in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of publishers and content providers have opened up some or all of their digital content to support library users during this period. This web page provides a single list of databases, e-books and e-journals.

Please note:

  • This list includes content that the library may not currently subscribe to. It is important to note that these resources are only available because of the exceptional situation we are currently facing, and the library will not be able to make many of these resources available after the period of free access.
  • There is no guarantee that publishers will continue to make content freely available and may remove access to the additional, unsubscribed content without notice.
  • Each publisher has different restrictions, so please check the publisher record for further details, such as freely available content.
  • Normal licence restrictions apply.

If you have any questions about our online resources, then please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Please view our COVID-19 update for library users for more information about service availability at this time.

Additional access is available on these resources

 

ACS Publications

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  • Content is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone can access this database

Access length

Access available until further notice.

Freely accessible content coverage

37 articles in a Chemistry in Coronavirus Research Virtual Issue; focused on virus structure & infection mechanism and Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approaches.

Description

In light of the current outbreak of a novel coronavirus (2019–nCoV), ACS Publications would like to share this Virtual Issue that features a collection of articles on coronavirus research.

Publisher

ACS Publications

 

 

 

American Medical Association

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  • Content is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone can access this database  

Access length

Access available until further notice.

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JAMA Network COVID-19 multimedia collection with Questions & Answers with NIAID's Anthony Fauci. Plus lots of CME articles, and past publications on vaccine development, infection control, and public health preparedness.

Description

Browse the JAMA Network COVID-19 collection, including Questions & Answers with NIAID's Anthony Fauci. An interactive map of the outbreak courtesy of The Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, and past publications on vaccine development, infection control, and public health preparedness.

Publisher

American Medical Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berghahn Books

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  • Content is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone can access this database

Access length

Access available until further notice.

Freely accessible content coverage

Over 40 Open Access books on Bergahn platform.

Description

Ideal for remote learning and online teaching, Berghahn Books offers a growing number of open-access titles available for direct download from our website.

Publisher

Berghahn

 

 

 

 

BioOne

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  • Content is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone can access this database

Access length

Access available until December 31 2020.

Freely accessible content coverage

Coronavirus related articles in 3 journals.

Description

Peer-reviewed scholarly research and research libraries are trusted guides during times of scientific uncertainty. As the world navigates the COVID-19 pandemic, BioOne is proud to share the wealth of relevant content from our publishing partners to provide support for those working on solutions for this global crisis.

Publisher

BioOne

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brill

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  • Content is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone can access this database

Access length

Access available until further notice.

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More than 30 leading STM publishers have committed to making all of their COVID-19 and coronavirus-related publications immediately accessible.

Description

Brill have opened up books and articles on topics such as public health, distance learning, and crisis research. If any new related content is published with us, it will be added to this collection.

Publisher

Brill Publishing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CNKI

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  • Content is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone can access this database

Access length

Access available until further notice.

Freely accessible content coverage

1640+ articles regarding COVID-19, cost for OA publication and related services will be completely covered by CNKI.

Description

Divides the research results of COVID-19 into 6 stages: Pathogeny, Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prognosis and Nursing.

Publisher

CNKI

 

 

Cochrane

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  • Content is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone can access this database

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Access available until further notice

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Access to the Cochrane Library will be temporarily unrestricted.

Description

The Cochrane Library is considered to be the best single source of reliable evidence on the effects of health care.

Publisher

John Wiley & Sons

 

 

 

Digital Science

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  • Content is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone can access this database

Access length

Access available until further notice.

Freely accessible content coverage

All relevant content on COVID-19 in Dimensions.

Description

As of 22 Mar publications: 4164, trials: 645, datasets: 54; Updated daily.

Publisher

Digital Science

 

 

 

 

EBSCO

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  • Content is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone can access this database

Access length

Access available until 30 June 2020.

Freely accessible content coverage

Faculty Select: faculty can search 12,400+ Open Educational Resources.

Description

To support distance learning at institutions impacted by COVID-19 closures, we have created a simplified version of EBSCO Faculty Select to help faculty easily find Open Educational Resources and DRM-free e-books to support remote classroom needs.

With this option, EBSCO is offering a simplified version of Faculty Select that includes access to OER material as well as the option to discover more than 255,000 DRM-free EBSCO eBooks in one place, available at no charge for faculty to use through June 30, 2020. Contact your EBSCO representative if you have any questions or want to learn more.

Publisher

EBSCO

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elsevier

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  • Content is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone can access this database

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Access available until further notice.

Freely accessible content coverage

Journal article hubs from Elsevier, Lancet and Cell Press as well as Springer Nature, Wiley, NEJM, BMJ, ASM, and Chongqing VIP.

Description

Expert curated information for the research and health community on SARS-CoV-2 (the novel coronavirus) and COVID-19 (the disease). All resources are free to access and include guidelines for clinicians and patients.

Publisher

Elsevier

 

 

 

 

Emerald Insight

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  • Content is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone can access this database

Access length

Access available until further notice.

Freely accessible content coverage

22 expert briefings, journal articles, and book chapters related to the coronavirus and the management of epidemics.

Description

Coronavirus, the management of epidemics and the wider impact on society.

Publisher

Emerald Publishing Ltd

 

 

 

 

Equinox Journals

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  • Content is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone can access this database

Access length

Access available until further notice.

Freely accessible content coverage

Previous 12 months of journals, and forthcoming issues.

Description

Equinox now publishes over 40 peer-reviewed, international journals, clustering in our main subject areas of Archaeology & History, Linguistics & Communication, Popular Music, Religion & Ethics.

Publisher

Equinox  Publishing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Future Science Group

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  • Content is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone can access this database

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Access available until further notice.

Freely accessible content coverage

COVID-19 Hub collates content from across our journals and eCommunities; including peer-reviewed articles, news and commentary. Content is free to read and is updated daily.

Description

Discover the latest updates on the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak in the ‘COVID-19 Hub’, powered by Infectious Diseases Hub and our partner journals and eCommunities across the Future Science Group family.

Publisher

Future Science Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Libbey Eurotext

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  • Content is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone can access this database
  • Please note, due to publisher restrictions you will need to create an account to access this content

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Access available until further notice.

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All John Libbey Content: 23 journals in Medical and Scientific Information.

Description

To allow doctors and researchers to immediately access the necessary scientific literature, John Libbey Eurotext have decided to make the entire content of their journals available for free during this period.

Publisher

John Libbey Eurotext

 

 

 

 

 

 

JSTOR

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Database / publisher accessibility statement

Access restrictions

  • Content is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone with a UWE Bristol login can access this database

Access length

Access available until December 31 2020.

Freely accessible content coverage

All unlicensed Archive & Primary Source collections; 20,000+ eBooks for non-books customers; Archives of 29 Public Health journals.

Description

To support our institutions during this challenging time, JSTOR and our participating publishers are making an expanded set of content freely available to our participating institutions where students have been displaced due to COVID-19.

Publisher

JSTOR

 

 

 

Karger

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  • Content is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone can access this database

Access length

Access available until December 31 2020.

Freely accessible content coverage

Collection of 45+ Coronavirus / COVID-19 articles, 40+ of which have been made open in response to the pandemic.

Description

Karger Publishers supports research in this area by providing free access to relevant articles.

Publisher

Karger

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Ann Liebert

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  • Content is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone can access this database

Access length

Access available until further notice.

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Collection of Liebert COVID-19 research content: 22+ articles from 9+ journals.

Description

As the world comes to grips with the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, it is clear that there is a critical need for global preparedness, collaboration, and effective management strategies. Mary Ann Liebert publish vital academic research that addresses, answers, and highlights how we can prevent and respond to global outbreaks such as that of the coronavirus, COVID-19.

Publisher

Mary Ann Liebert

 

 

 

 

McGraw-Hill Medical

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  • Content is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone can access this database

Access length

Access is available until further notice.

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24+ entries on AccessMedicine COVID-19 Central to help teaching and learning online and to share the latest information on the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Description

The AccessMedicine channel for the latest information on the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Publisher

McGraw-Hill Medical

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The New England Journal of Medicine

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  • Content is not included in the main library search
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Access length

Access available until further notice.

Freely accessible content coverage

All Journal content related to the Covid-19 pandemic is freely available.

Description

A collection of articles and other resources on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary.

Publisher

NEJM Group

 

 

 

 

Ohio State University Press

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  • Content is not included in the main library search
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Access length

Access available until further notice.

Freely accessible content coverage

699 Ohio State University Press books.

Description

In an effort to support instructors and students in a seamless transition to remote learning arrangements and support its mission to disseminate top-quality, globally relevant scholarship across the humanities and social sciences, The Ohio State University Press has opened up access to all scholarly monographs and its Language Files linguistics textbook, now in its twelfth edition and widely adopted across the world. The monographs and Language Files in this collection are open and free to use.

Publisher

Ohio State University Press

 

 

 

 

Oxford University Press

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  • Content is not included in the main library search
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Coronavirus articles made freely available in response to the pandemic.

Description

As part of their response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic across the world, 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 health crisis.

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OUP

 

 

 

 

ProQuest

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  • Content is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone with a UWE Bristol login can access this database

Access length

Access available until further notice.

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Essential coverage of COVID-19.

Description

The launch of a Coronavirus Research Database is in response to the rapidly growing need for authoritative content related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The new cross-disciplinary resource enables researchers to search and discover full-text articles, dissertations and other content from key publishers in one place.

Publisher

ProQuest

 

 

 

 

Radiological Society of North America

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  • Content is not included in the main library search
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Access available until further notice.

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50+ Articles, 15+ cases, 4+ podcasts, and other related resources.

Description

Access vital resources for radiologists to support radiology department preparedness, early detection, prompt treatment and effective public health containment of COVID-19.

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RSNA

 

 

 

 

RCNi

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  • Content is not included in the main library search
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Access available until further notice.

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A dedicated page to COVID-19 resources.

Description

A collection of free news and evidence-based resources.

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RCNi

 

 

 

SAGE

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  • Content is not included in the main library search
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Access available until further notice.

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Free Medical, Social, and Behavioral Science Articles from SAGE Publishing

Description

Research related to coronavirus is freely available on SAGE Journals. A full list of the open articles includes research both in science, technology, and medicine and in the social and behavioural sciences. SAGE will continue to make new research available related to the virus as it is published.

Additionally, SAGE has curated a free-to-access research collection with medical research related to COVID-19 and social and behavioral research to help individuals, communities, and leaders make decisions when dealing with the outbreak and its consequences.

Publisher

SAGE Publications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Structural Racism and Police Violence (SAGE)

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SAGE accessibility statement

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  • Content is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone can access this database

Access length

Not yet confirmed

Freely accessible content coverage

Large variety of content including articles and resources for teaching

Description

The work of social and behavioral scientists is crucial in helping to dismantle mechanisms of discrimination, oppression, and violence and create a radically improved society. Here you’ll find a range of resources based on social and behavioral science for researchers, instructors, students, policymakers—as well as the general public— to help you educate, inform, research and learn.

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SAGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIAM Epidemiology Collection

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  • Content is not included in the main library search
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Access length

Access available until further notice.

Freely accessible content coverage

The SIAM Epidemiology Collection, focused on disease modelling, pandemics, and vaccines.

Description

The SIAM Epidemiology Collection has been made freely available in response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the associated disease COVID-19. They hope this content on epidemiology, disease modelling, pandemics and vaccines will help in the rapid fight against this global problem.

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SIAM

 

 

 

 

 

Springer Nature

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  • Content is not included in the main library search
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The latest coronavirus research and news items.

Description

As a leading research publisher, Springer Nature is committed to supporting the global response to emerging outbreaks by enabling fast and direct access to the latest available research, evidence, and data.

Publisher

Springer

 

 

 

Statista

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Access restrictions

  • Content is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone with a UWE Bristol login can access this database
  • To access Statista, scroll down to the 'If you have access' section and select UWE from the drop down list. 

Access length

Access available until 31 July 2020

Freely accessible content coverage

Full access including Global Consumer Survey

Description

Statistical data on over 600 international industries including market researchers, trade organizations, scientific journals, and government databases. 

Publisher

Statista Ltd.

 

 

 

Taylor and Francis

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  • Content is not included in the main library search
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Access available until further notice.

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A collection of 1400+ articles matching 'Coronavirus', 1150+ of which have been made open in response to the pandemic.

Description

This microsite 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.

Publisher

Taylor & Francis Group

 

 

 

 

University of California Press

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  • Content is not included in the main library search
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Access length

Access available until further notice.

Freely accessible content coverage

All online journal content: 46 journals in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences

Description

In recognition of the impact of coronavirus on campus instruction and the rise of unplanned distance learning, University of California Press is pleased to make all of their online journals content free to all through June 2020.

Publisher

University of California Press

 

 

 

University of Michigan Press

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Database / publisher accessibility statement

Access restrictions

  • Content is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone can access this database

Access length

Access available until 31 August 2020.

Freely accessible content coverage

All content (1150+ Books) in the University of Michigan Press eBook Collection (UMP EBC).

Description

In response to the request of the International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) for “creative solutions that allows critical access to publisher content for the research and public health communities,” University of Michigan Press will make all content in the University of Michigan Press eBook Collection (UMP EBC) free-to-read for the remainder of the academic term.

Subjects include political science and public (including health) policy, performing arts, classical and medieval studies, American studies, and Area studies (especially East Asian, African, and German studies).

Publisher

University of Michigan Press

 

 

 

Wiley

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  • Content is not included in the main library search
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Access length

Access available until further notice.

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More than 5,300 Coronavirus-related articles and book chapters on Wiley Online

Description

As a publisher of trusted health science, we’ve made the relevant research articles, book chapters and entries in our major references freely available, in support of the global efforts in diagnosis, treatment, prevention and further research in this disease and similar viral respiratory infections.

Publisher

Wiley

 

 

 

Wolters Kluwer

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Access restrictions

  • Content is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone can access this database

Access length

Access available until further notice.

Freely accessible content coverage

Curated information and resources for the medical community.

Description

To support health professionals working around the clock to meet those most in need, we are making many updates and resources available - at no charge - for clinicians, nurses and medical researchers, in response to new developments, evidence and guidance.

Publisher

Wolters Kluwer

 

WW Norton Biology e-textbooks

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Connect to The Biology of Cancer (2nd ed.)

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WW Norton Biology Privacy Statement

Access restrictions

  • Content is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone with a UWE Bristol login can access this database
  • Students are required to enter their UWE email address and create a password to access this content. Please refer to the Data Privacy Statement for more information on how your personal details will be used and stored. 

Access length

Access available until 31 July 2020.

Freely accessible content coverage

Full access to listed titles

Description

E-textbooks from publisher WW Norton covering topics in biology, molecular biology, and immunobiology.

Publisher

WW Norton

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