Additional Online library resources available during Covid-19 measures

In light of COVID-19, some publishers are increasing access to some of the resources below in order to support online teaching, learning and research. This list will be updated as we receive further information. 

Please note:

  • publishers may withdraw access at any time (and will certainly rescind free access as soon as the current crisis is over).
  • these resources have to be accessed through the links below (they cannot be accessed via LibrarySearch)
  • our A-Z list of subscribed resources is available on a permanent basis can still be found here:


If you experience any issues with accessing these temporary resources, please email

  • Annual Reviews have made all of their journal content freely available until 30th April 2020.  They offer a broad range of content in the Biomedical, Life and Social Sciences (including Economics)
  • American Psychological Association have made their APA online 7th edition style & grammar guidelines freely available until 30th June 2020. 
  • Cambridge Core - CUP is making their higher education textbooks in HTML format free to access during the COVID-19 crisis.  Over 700 textbooks published and available on Cambridge Core are temporarily available regardless of whether they were previously purchased.
  • Cochrane Library is temporarily offering unrestricted global access to their content.  They offer high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making - including trials and systematic reviews.  They have also made their content openly available via Wiley Online Library 
  • EBSCOhost eBooks are offering unlimited user access to titles that are already suscribed to.
  • Jisc Journal Archives are freely available until 31st July 2020.  Journal Archives is a Jisc service containing the backfiles from 8 major content providers: 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 the feminist magazine Spare Rib.
  • JSTOR are offering free access to 26 journal archives in public health until 30th June 2020.  You can access those here.  They are also offering extended access of their journal archives, primary source collections and some eBooks where institutions have an existing subscription.
  • Ohio State University Press: Knowledge Bank for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis, all Ohio State University Press monographs and eBooks will be freely available via their institutional repository, the Knowledge Bank.  Content covers the Humanities and Social Sciences. 
  • Pearson have developed a set of free resources such as webinars on online learning and actionable articles on utilising online communication tools.  You can sign up to request access to Pearson texts and online teaching materials.
  • ProQuest eBook Central have partnered with over 110 publishers to allow unlimited user access to titles already owned by an institution until  mid-June 2020.
  • ProQuest Women’s Magazine Archive Collection 2 is freely available until 17th May 2020 - A searchable archive of leading women’s interest magazines, dating from the 19th century through to the 21st.
  • ScienceDirect have opened up access to their 256 textbooks until early-late June 2020.  You can view an Excel list of the titles here
  • University of California Press are offering free access to all of their journals until the end of June 2020.  Content covers Arts, Humanities and Science subjects and includes Research Methods.
  • VLeBooks (multidisciplinary eBooks) select titles from over 150 publishers will allow unlimited user access until the end of June 2020.