Free books, journals and resources

Publishers and Content Providers have joined forces to provide free temporary access to a range of their resources in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Freely available access to resources.

Publishers are  making available research resources related specifically to COVID-19 and pandemics collated from their collections. A list of these can be found at Free Resources on COVID-19

Remote access

The University of Leicester has remote access to Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters Eikon and Datastream.  These products provide global financial information.  For a temporary account to access them please contact


The new Elsevier Coronavirus Research Hub is freely available and currently includes a biomedical database, scientific and clinical content, COVID-19-specific datasets, a biomedically-focused text mining solution and several research collaboration tools. The Hub also gives free access to Embase, ClinicalKey, Mendeley, Mendeley Data, the Pure COVID-19 Research Collaboration Center, SSRN and Elsevier Text Mining (MedScan). Access will be available through October 28, 2020.

For the healthcare community, the Elsevier COVID-19 Healthcare Hub provides clinicians and patients free access to toolkits, expert insights, research resources and COVID-19 guidelines as well as FAQs on symptoms.

For further information about Elsevier’s COVID 19 initiatives for researchers, health practitioners, librarians, students and others please visit the Novel Coronavirus Resource Directory.

Gale COVID 19 open access resources hub

Access is available here until 31st July 2020:-
Free, open access to collections including Gale Reference Complete: Schools Edition - Essential

Credible access to health information and background on the coronavirus, COVID-19 and pandemics

Free eBooks addressing China’s approach to managing the crisis

Professional development eBooks to learn best practices for online learning

Recorded webinars demonstrating Gale platform features including recordings by Student Ambassadors showing how students can make the most of Gale resources while they study remotely.


Access to SAE's Collections of Technical Papers 1998-present, Journals 2018-present, Edge Reports & eBooks for Aerospace and Automative Engineers until 31st August 2020.

Project Muse

Access to their 15,000 books and 230 journals complementing their journals already provided by the Library


Access to over 35,000 books complementing the books and journals already provided by the Library until the end of August 2020.

Archaeopress eBooks and eJournals

Access to the Archaeopress digital platform - over 630 eBooks and journal titles published by Archaeopress.
Access available until 31st July 2020.

University of Michigan Press

Access to the University of Michigan ebook collection of over a 1000 titles until the 31st August 2020


Access to over 400 eCourses to complement the books, journals and conference proceedings already provided by the Library.

Annual Reviews

Access to all of their journal content to complement the 37 titles already provided by the Library.

Adam Matthew Digital

Access to the following databases  until 14th August 2020:-
Everyday Life and Women in America
Leisure, Travel and Mass Culture

British Archaeological Reports (BAR)

Trial access to BAR digital until 16th July.
This includes access to British Archaeological Reports, British and International Series published up to and including 2019 reports (2020 reports excluded).
To access please click on this link to access resource and ensure that you accept all cookies.

Box of Broadcasts (Learning on Film)

Access to this resource already provided by the Library now extended to provide access for students across Europe.


Access to BMJ coverage of the coronavirus outbreak from across the BMJ's journals and learning resources. All articles and resources are freely available.

Business Expert Press

Access to over 900 DRM-free eBooks, covering the topics taught on MBA courses. These are available until the 15th July 2020.

Gale Cengage

We have trial access to Making of the Modern World primary source database until 1st August 2020.


Access to 500 textbooks from across their collections until the end of July to complement those textbooks already provided by the Library.


Access to content until 16th July 2020.

Sage video

Sage Research Methods video

Sage Knowledge

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