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.

Unlimited access to books already provided

Publishers are allowing unlimited access to the ebooks the Library already provides through Library Search or Reading Lists at Leicester until the end of June 2020.

Publishers are also 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

Proquest

Access to Proquest Central provided giving access to journal content in a range of disciplines. Now available and discoverable via Library Search and from the Proquest Platform to complement the over 70,000 journals already provided by the Library until the end of June 2020

Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press are providing access to the following collections until the 29th June 2020

CUP Textbooks
Access to their full range of subject collections to complement those the Library already provides

Cambridge Companions Online
Access to the complete collections to complement those the Library already provides 

Cambridge Histories Online
Access to the complete collections to complement those the Library already provides

Cambridge Elements
Access to this collection of subject focused key topics edited from a range of CUP books and journals

Elsevier

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.

 

Project Muse

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

JSTOR

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

BibliU

The following Textbook collections are available on the BibliU platform until the end of June 2020 to complement those Textbooks already provided by the Library

A collection of 58 titles specifically related to Wellness and Study Skills
Oxford University Press Law Trove textbooks

LWW Health Library

Access to the Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Sports Medicine collections to complement the Medicine Education collection already provided by the Library until the end of May

EBSCO

Access to over 200,000 books in their Academic eBook Subscription Collection complementing books already provided by the Library through EBSCO, until the end of June 2020.
This includes the Harvard Business Review Ebook Collection until the end of May 2020.

This complements Proquest’s Ebook Central collection of over 200,000 books already provided by the Library.

University of Michigan Press

Access to the University of Michigan ebook collection of over a 1000 titles until the 30th June 2020

IEEE

Access to over 400 eCourses to complement the books, journals and conference proceedings already provided by the Library until the end of June 2020

SAE

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

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 East India Company; Empire Online; Literary Print CulturePhilanthropy and Social Conditions in Victorian Britain; Research Source – Empire Britain collections available until the end of June 2020 to complement Mass Observation Online, Migration to New Worlds and The Grand Tour already provided by the Library.
Access to the following databases until the 10th July 2020:-
African American Communities
Confidential Print: North America
Foreign Office files for China
Access to the following databases is until 13th July 2020:-
China, America and the Pacific
China, Culture and Society
China: Trade, Politics and Culture 1793-1980
Access to the following databases is until 14th August 2020:-
Everyday Life and Women in America
Leisure, Travel and Mass Culture

Statista

Access to Statista database is available until the end of June 2020. This includes access to the Global Consumer Survey.

JoVE

Access to the STEM Education video content on JoVE Core including Biology and Social Psychology; JoVE Science Education and Lab Manual until the end of June 2020.

British Online Archives

Access to the complete Archive collection until the end of May 2020

Box of Broadcasts (Learning on Film)

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

BMJ

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.

IGI Global

Access to the IGI Info-Science books and journals collections on a range of subjects including Business and Management; Computer Science and Information Technology; Education; Environmental, Agriculture and Physical Science; Government and Law; Media and Communications; Medical, Healthcare and Life Sciences; Science and Engineering; Social Sciences and Humanities. All of these publications have been contributed by over 100,000+ industry-leading researchers and experts worldwide, ensuring that each title contains the most emerging and timeliest research. These will be available until the end of May 2020

Bloomsbury Publishing

Access to the following Bloomsbury Collections (Law, Humanities, Social Sciences); Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies; Bloomsbury Cultural History; Bloomsbury Medieval Studies and the Churchill Archive until the end of May 2020

Gale Cengage

Access to the following resources on the Gale Primary Sources platform until the end of May 2020:

Historical Newspapers
Amateur Newspapers
American Historical Periodicals
International Herald Tribune
Mirror Historical Archive, 1903-2000
Nichols Newspapers Collection
The Telegraph Historical Archive, 2001-2016

Primary Source Collections
Archives of Sexuality and Gender
Political Extremism and Radicalism
Refugees; Relief; and Resettlement
U.S. Declassified Documents Online
Women's Studies Archive

We also have access to Gale reference complete until the end of May, please use the following cross searching platforms:-
Power Search (Gale)
Gale Literature
Gale Primary Sources

The following resources are searchable via the above three platforms:-
Academic OneFile
G
ale Literature - Contemporary authors; Dictionary of Literary Biography; Something about the author; Gale Literature Criticism; Gale Literature Resource Center LitFinderScribner Writer Series; Twayne's Author Series
Also - Gale eBooks
General OneFile
News Gale OneFile

GeoScienceWorld

Access to their ebook collections until the end of June 2020

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Access all of their content until the end of June 2020 to complement the journals already provided by the Library.

SpringerNature

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

Internet Archive: National Emergency Library

The National Emergency Library provides access to 1.4 million ebooks and other documents made available by the Internet Archive to registered users for limited borrowing during the Covid-19 emergency. As this is a US resource, some of the content may not fully comply with UK copyright law and so some care and judgement should be exercised in selecting books from the Library.

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