Temporary access to additional e-books and other e-resources
Some additional e-resources are being made freely available by publishers for a short period - mostly to the end of May or June 2020 - to support teaching , learning and research during COVID-19. The Library may already licence some of these resources. but some of the additional materials being made temporarily available by publishers may not be accessible in the longer term without the Library paying additional fees to licence this content for ongoing use. Please be assured that we shall be monitoring this situation closely, and will update this list as resources are removed, or new ones added.
JAMA and related titles have made COVID-19 related material open access.
In these unprecedented times, with more and more libraries and institutions having to close due to the global health crisis, Arcaheopress have been thinking very hard about how to support ongoing research with access to our publications. Archaeopress are offering an extended free trial to its in-house eBook platform until the end of July 2020, allowing researchers full and free access to their full digital collection during that time. Journals will also be free to access during this time, available to access via the same platform.
Please note that the Library already subscribes to the Archaeopress eBook collection and individual tiltes can be found by searching DiscoverEd.
Journals covered by the trial are as follows:
- Journal of Greek Archaeology;
- Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies;
- Journal of Hellenistic Pottery and Material Culture;
- Ash-sharq. Bulletin of the Ancient Near East;
- Aramazd: Armenian Journal of Near Eastern Studies;
- EX NOVO: Journal of Archaeology;
- KOINON: The International Journal of Classical Numismatic Studies;
- Offa’s Dyke Journal;
In collaboration with the Association of Research Libraries, BioOne and our publishers have made articles related to coronavirus in the following journals available via open access through 2020.
Berghahn Journals are providing free access to their content – new issues and all back issues - until 30 June 2020. The following titles are available on the Berghahn Journals platform:
- Anthropological journal of European cultures;
- Anthropology of the Middle East;
- Aspasia: international yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European women's and gender history;
- Boyhood studies;
- Conflict and society;
- Contributions to the history of concepts;
- Critical survey;
- Democratic theory: an interdisciplinary journal;
- Durkheimian studies = Etudes Durkheimiennes;
- Environment and society;
- European comic art;
- European Judaism;
- French politics, culture and society;
- German politics and society;
- Girlhood studies: an interdisciplinary journal;
- Historical reflections = Réflexions historiques;
- International journal of social quality;
- Israel studies review;
- Italian politics;
- Journal of educational media, memory, and society;
- Journal of legal anthropology;
- Learning and teaching;
- Migration and society;
- Mobility in history;
- Museum worlds: advances in research;
- Nature + culture;
- Projections: the journal for movies and mind;
- Regions & cohesion;
- Sartre studies international: an international journal of existentialism and contemporary culture;
- Screen bodies;
- Sibirica: the journal of Siberian studies;
- Theoria: a journal of studies;
- Transfers: interdisciplinary journal of mobility studies;
These journals have now been added to DiscoverEd.
Additional access to the following databases until the 30th June:
Bloomsbury Proessional are pleased to announce that they have built a Bloomsbury Professional online service making seven of their key textbooks available free of charge until 31st July 2020.
Bloomsbury Professional’s Scots Law Student Online Service comprises:-
- Gretton & Steven: Property Trusts and Succession
- MacQueen & Thomson: Contract Law in Scotland
- Thomson: Family Law in Scotland
- Dewart & MacQueen: Studying Scots Law
- Himsworth & O'Neill: Scotland's Constitution: Law and Practice
- Guthrie: Social Work Law in Scotland
- McAllister: Scottish Law of Leases
These textbooks can be accessed via the Bloomsbury Professional link on our password page.
BoB have advised via that UK based students who have now returned to EU countries will maintain access to BoB until the end of July 2020.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Brepols has provided temporary free access to selected e-books and e-journals, as long as physical access to universities and libraries is prohibited.
E-books - online access until the end of June2020 to more than 1,600 miscellany volumes & monographs in a wide range of research areas in the Humanities (published until end 2017). Access available at http://www.ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/login?url=https://www.brepolsonline.net and title list available at http://www.brepols.net/Pages/GetFile.aspx?dlfi=605 (use filters to remove content published after 2017).
Journals - access has been activated to the following journal archives (at least until the end of June 2020). Access can be had on the Brepols Journals platform:
- Analecta Bollandiana.
- Antiquité Tardive.(S)
- Bulletin de philosophie médiévale.
- European Medieval Drama.
- Food & History.(S)
- Hortus Artium Medievalium.
- The Journal of Medieval Latin.(S)
- Les lettres romanes.(S)
- Mediaeval Studies.
- Le moyen français.(S)
- Nottingham Medieval Studies.(S)
- Publications du Centre Européen d’Etudes Bourguignonnes.
- Revue Bénédictine.
- Romance Philology.
- Sacris Erudiri.(S)
Brepols Journals can aslo be access via DiscoverEd.
NB: frontfile access is available to titles marked (S) as the Library has subscriptions to those titles.
More than 30 leading STM publishers have committed to making all of their COVID-19 and coronavirus-related publications immediately accessible. At Brill we have opened up books and articles on topics such as public health, distance learning, crisis research. If any new related content is published with us, it will be added to this collection.
British Online Archives (BOA) have decided to provide all existing UK customers with free access to the whole of British Online Archives for an initial 30-day period beginning on 23rd March. This offer will be continually reviewed and extended month by month if deemed necessary. Free access to BOA has been extended to 30 June 2020.
BOA provide students and researchers with access to unique collections of primary source documents. Their website hosts over 3 million records drawn from both private and public archives. These records are organised thematically, covering 1,000 years of world history, from politics and warfare to slavery and medicine. Themes include ‘American Studies: the colonisation of North America and the American revolution’, ‘The British industrial revolution: mills and education’, ‘Governing Africa: British records from African countries under colonial rule’, ‘Politics and protest: from major party politics to popular protest and parliamentary history’ and many more.
The textbooks have been added to DiscoverEd.
If you cannot see "Access provided by" beside the University crest towards the top of the page, select "Institution Login".
Multiple free resources to support COVID-19 research.
CNKI, provider of our Library subscribed databases “China Academic Journals” and “China Doctoral & Masters Dissertations Full-text Databases”, has just launched an Open Access Platform for all Chinese literature published regarding the current new coronavirus known as COVID-19.
http://cajn.cnki.net/gzbd/brief/Default.aspx (Chinese version).
http://en.gzbd.cnki.net/GZBT/brief/Default.aspx (English version).
New articles are being added every day.
To facilitate e-learning during this Covid-19 pandemic, we would like to let you know that we now have temporary access to 75,000 DRM-free eBooks from 1650 to 2016 on http://www.degruyter.com.
De Gruyter provides unparalleled breadth and depth of content. Subjects include: Architecture & Design, Asian Studies, Business & Economics, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Engineering, Geosciences, German Studies, History, Industrial Chemistry, Jewish Studies, Life Sciences, Linguistics, Literary Studies, Materials Sciences, Mathematics, Medicine, Philosophy, Physics, Social Sciences, Theology & Religion.
Partner presses include Ivy League American University Presses (Princeton, Cornell, Yale, Harvard, Pennsylvania, Columbia), Toronto UP, Rutgers UP, Amsterdam UP, Multilingual Matters, ISEAS (Institute of South East Asian Studies), transcript, University of California Press and University of Chicago Press. A title list is available from here.
This access is available from now until 31st July, 2020.
As of 18/6/20 the Library has loaded 70,225 titles to DiscoverEd.
Docuseek has worked out an arrangement with its distribution partners, Bullfrog Films and Icarus Films, to make any of their titles on Docuseek available for educational streaming, at no charge, as long as the school has a legally-acquired copy of the title (any format), through August 31st. Contact Docuseek if there are Docuseek titles from other distributors (e.g. Kartemquin, First Run, National Film Board) that you have a hard copy of and your faculty want to use in remote teaching during this period.
Ebsco have kindly provided free access until 31st July to their Academic E-Books Collection. This multidisciplinary collection includes thousands of e-books covering a large selection of academic subjects and features e-books from leading publishers and university presses.
Further information about the collection: https://www.ebsco.com/products/ebooks/academic-collection
We have added 110,000 e-books to DiscoverEd so far, the entire collection of 200,000 e-books can be searched/browsed at the link below.
To support all researchers during the Covid-19 pandemic, EDP Sciences has opened the journals content on their site from 2018-2020 so it is freely available for all to read. There are some exceptions - see below.
Access to EDP Science journals can be found here - EDP Sciences journals.
For restrictions on access to EDP content, please see their statement here - EDP Sciences publishing statement.
NB As of 21/05/2020, EDP Sciences have announced their decision to extend free access to its journals content* from 2018-2020 until the end of August 2020.
Elsevier COVID-19 Information Center
Elsevier is providing 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, patients and researchers. For researchers this includes the latest early-stage and peer-reviewed research on COVID-19 from journals including The Lancet and Cell Press. There are also c.20,000 related articles free to access on ScienceDirect. These articles are also available to download with rights for full text and data mining, re-use and analyses for as long as needed. : www.elsevier.com/connect/coronavirus-information-center
Elsevier has made 256 textbooks freely available until 31st August 2020. Users accessing ScienceDirect through IP or remote access will be able to use these books while campuses are closed. Access the title list here. Records for these titles have been added to DiscoverEd, and some of the titles are already held as e-books in the Library's collection. These textbooks are also freely available until 25 May 2020 via the VitalSource Helps free temporary access initiative - please see the VitalSource entry further down this list.
For the duration of the Covid-19 situation, Equinox have opened access to all their journal content published in the last 12 months. All new issues will be freely accessible.
Access to the following Equinox journals is available on the Equinox platform:
- Archaeological and Environmental Forensic Studies;
- Archaeology of Food and Foodways;
- Body and Religion;
- Buddhist Studies Review (S);
- Bulletin for the Study of Religion (S);
- Calico Journal;
- Communication & Medicine;
- Comparative Islamic Studies;
- East Asian Pragmatics;
- Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism;
- Fieldwork in Religion (S);
- Gender & Language;
- Health and Social Care Chaplaincy;
- Implicit Religion;
- Instructed Second Language Acquisition;
- International Journal for the Study of New Religions;
- International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law;
- Interreligious Studies and Intercultural Theology;
- Jazz Research Journal;
- Journal for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism;
- Journal for the Academic Study of Religion;
- Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion;
- Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture (S);
- Journal of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice;
- Journal of Cognitive Historiography;
- Journal of Contemporary Archaeology;
- Journal of Film Music (S);
- Journal of Glacial Archaeology;
- Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders;
- Journal of Islamic Archaeology (S);
- Journal of Language and Discrimination;
- Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology (S);
- Journal of Monolingual and Bilingual Speech;
- Journal of Multilingual Theories and Practices;
- Journal of Research Design and Statistics in Linguistics and Communication Science;
- Journal of Skyscape Archaeology;
- Journal of World Popular Music (S);
- Language and Sociocultural Theory;
- Linguistics and the Human Sciences;
- Mediation Theory and Practice;
- Perfect Beat;
- Pomegranate, The;
- Popular Music History (S);
- Religions of South Asia;
- Religious Studies and Theology;
- Research on Children and Social Interaction;
- Researching & Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language;
- Sociolinguistic Studies;
- Writing & Pedagogy;
Equinox Journals can also be acessed via DiscoverEd.
NB – titles marked with (S) are titles that the Library subscribes to, so access to these titles is more extensive than the last 12 months of content and will continue after the temporary free access is withdrawn.
Erudit have decided to temporarily remove their 12-months moving pay wall (currently in effect for 89 scholarly journals). Erudit state they are committed to supporting the global effort for open access to research results, while respecting the fragile economic reality of the journals with which we work. As a reminder, 97% of journal content on Érudit is available in open access
Articles available in temporary free access are marked with a green padlock on the Erudit platform. The list of participating journals is below. Access is available on the Erudit platform:
- Acadiensis Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region Revue d’histoire de la région Atlantique;
- L'Actualité économique;
- L’Annuaire théâtral Revue québécoise d’études théâtrales;
- Assurances et gestion des risques Insurance and Risk Management;
- Atlantic Geology Journal of the Atlantic Geoscience Society Revue de la Société Géoscientifique de l'Atlantique;
- Bulletin de la Société d'Histoire de la Guadeloupe;
- Bulletin d'histoire politique;
- Les Cahiers de droit;
- Cahiers de géographie du Québec;
- Les Cahiers de la Société québécoise de recherche en musique;
- Cahiers de recherche sociologique;
- Cahiers d'histoire;
- Cahiers franco-canadiens de l'Ouest;
- Cinémas Revue d'études cinématographiques Journal of Film Studies;
- Circuit Musiques contemporaines;
- Dalhousie French Studies;
- Développement Humain, Handicap et Changement Social;
- Diversité urbaine;
- Documentation et bibliothèques;
- Éducation et francophonie;
- Études d'histoire religieuse;
- Études internationals;
- Études Inuit Studies;
- Études littéraires;
- Francophonies d'Amérique;
- Geoscience Canada Journal of the Geological Association of Canada Journal de l’Association Géologique du Canada;
- Intermédialités Histoire et théorie des arts, des lettres et des techniques;
- Journal of Comparative International Management;
- Journal of the Canadian Historical Association Revue de la Société historique du Canada;
- Labour Journal of Canadian Labour Studies Le Travail Revue d’Études Ouvrières Canadiennes;
- Laval théologique et philosophique;
- Lumen Selected Proceedings from the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Travaux choisis de la Société canadienne d'étude du dix-huitième siècle;
- Management international International Management Gestiòn Internacional;
- Material Culture Review Revue de la culture matérielle;
- Mens Revue d'histoire intellectuelle et culturelle;
- Meta Journal des traducteurs Translators’ Journal;
- Muséologies Les cahiers d'études supérieures;
- Nouvelles perspectives en sciences sociales;
- Nouvelles pratiques sociales;
- Ontario History;
- Politique et Sociétés;
- RACAR : Revue d'art canadienne Canadian Art Review;
- Recherches amérindiennes au Québec;
- Recherches feminists;
- Recherches sémiotiques Semiotic Inquiry;
- Recherches sociographiques;
- Revue de droit de l'Université de Sherbrooke;
- Revue des sciences de l’éducation;
- Revue d’histoire de l’Amérique française;
- Revue du notariat;
- Revue du Nouvel-Ontario;
- Revue francophone de la déficience intellectuelle;
- Revue générale de droit;
- Revue internationale P.M.E.;
- Revue québécoise de psychologie;
- Service social;
- Simmel Studies;
- Sociologie et sociétés;
- Theatre Research in Canada Recherches théâtrales au Canada;
- TTR Traduction, terminologie, redaction;
- Voix et Images;
To support librarians and educators as they navigate a rapid shift to virtual learning and across many communities, the physical closure of libraries, Gale Cengage have launched a COVID-19 resource center. Though this online hub is quickly evolving, you can immediately start using and sharing, for free:
- Interdisciplinary, curriculum aligned resources to support online learning for schools.
- Live and on-demand training materials to help you optimize your existing resources
- Professional development eBooks to help transition to and strengthen virtual learning
- Authoritative Gale resources for school and Higher Education users on health-related topics and global issues
The Library currently has a separate trial of a number of Gale Cengage primary sources digital archives. This trial runs to 30 June, and includes the following resources:
American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society; Archives of Sexuality and Gender (pt 4); China and the Modern World; Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790-1920; International Herald Tribune Historical Archive, 1888-2013; Making of Modern Law; Making of the Modern World; Nineteenth Century Collections Online; Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers; Political Extremism and Radicalism; Refugees, Relief and Resettlement; Sabin Americana: History of the Americas, 1500-1926; Slavery and Anti-Slavery; The Daily Mirror; The Sunday Times Historical Archive, 1822-2016; The Telegraph Historical Archive 1855-2016; Women's Studies Archive.
Details of these can be found on our E-Resources Trials page here:
In order to provide online access to students and researchers working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Guilford has opened access and made all their journal content free. The access is already open. Free access will be available until at least July 31 2020.
The Guildford Press titles are:
- The ADHD Report;
- Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic: A Journal for the Mental Health Professions;
- Journal of Personality Disorders: Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders;
- Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology;
- Journal of Systemic Therapies;
- The Psychoanalytic Review: The Official Journal of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis;
- Psychodynamic Psychiatry: The Official Journal of The American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry;
- Social Cognition;
- Science & Society: A Journal of Marxist Thought and Analysis; NB we subscribe to this title, so access will continue after the free access is withdrawn.
We have been given free access to the Harvard Business Review Publishing Collection via the Ebsco platform until 30th June.
This ground-breaking collection contains the complete catalog of Harvard Business Review e-books. With over 600 e-books that include 400+ monographs, newly published e-books, seminal works, and 150+ article compilations of the HBR Classics series, faculty will be available to quickly provide relevant digital materials for their students. The titles are not on DiscoverEd yet so please use the link below.
Further info about the collection - https://www.ebsco.com/products/ebooks/harvard-business-review-press-collection
IGI Global are offering free access to their E-Book and Journal content on the IGI Global platform until the end of June 2020.
Working in close collaboration with expert researchers and professionals from leading institutions, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Tsinghua University, and Australian National University, IGI Global disseminates quality content across 350+ topics in 11 core subject areas.
E-Books can be accessed on the IGI Global platform here.
E-Journals can be accessed on the IGI Global platform here.
Please note that the IGI Global content can be found by searching DiscoverEd.
JSTOR have released a COVID-19 webpage at https://about.jstor.org/covid19/
JSTOR have granted us access to all available content on their website. Use http://www.ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.jstor.org to access JSTOR off campus.
Database collections and e-book collections are listed at the urls below.
https://about.jstor.org/covid19/expanded-access-to-collections/- see the list of journals/databases giving access to the end of December 2020.
https://about.jstor.org/covid19/expanded-access-to-ebooks - see the list of e-books giving extended access to end of August 2020.
Our existing and the COVID-19 additional free content is available on DiscoverEd.
Other McGraw-Hill websites
Manchester University Press are dedicated to creating extensive collections to aid in research for students and scholars; manchesterhive currently offers twelve distinct digital collections for perpetual access purchase.
Each collection presents an easy-to-use online archive, aiming to provide access to the most recent content in each of their respective fields. Our collections are updated annually, to ensure that each year there is new content for exploration and study. We are looking to add new collections each year.
To support institutional libraries impacted by COVID-19, who need quick and easy online access to our content whilst users are teaching and studying remotely, we are offering unlimited free access to our 12 eBook collections until 30th June 2020.
The 12 eBook collections are as follows:
Manchester Medieval Sources - NB we subscribe to this resource so access will continue after 30 June.
The Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP) was established in 1971 to provide critical reporting and analysis about contemporary Middle East affairs. For almost 50 years, MERIP has been first and foremost a community of people who care deeply about the Middle East and the world. That is truer today than it has ever been. As every pocket of the globe and every member of our community face the challenges of COVID-19, we at MERIP want to let you know the steps we are taking to bolster this community and continue our mission.
Effective immediately, MERIP has removed the paywall from its entire website and archive through August. Our archive contains invaluable analysis of the systems, structures and conditions that will shape how COVID-19 impacts the Middle East. As students, scholars, activists and concerned citizens find themselves displaced from their institutions and facing frightening economic uncertainty, we want to ensure that anyone can access MERIP’s content regardless of circumstance.
Access MERIP here - MERIP
The National Archives have made their digital records available on their website for free for the duration of the closure of their Kew site. You need to register on their website and will then be able to download up to 10 items at a time.
Full info and registration at https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/news/digital-downloads/
For the duration of the COVID-19 crisis, most Ohio State University Press monographs, and the linguistics textbook Language Files, will be open and free to use through The Ohio State University Libraries’ institutional repository, the Knowledge Bank. Our journals Adoption & Culture and North American Journal of Celtic Studies are temporarily available without restriction through JSTOR, as are Narrative, American Periodicals, Inks, and Victorians through Project MUSE.
Individual e-books have been added to DiscoverEd.
Project MUSE is pleased to support its participating publishers in making scholarly content temporarily available for free on their platform. MUSE expects to announce additional participants and will continually update the list of publishers (currently over 80) offering free access to content on this webpage:
Individual e-book records (17,595) and e-journal records (241) have now been added to DiscoverEd. Access is available until the 30th June.
The Royal Society have made all content on their journal platform accessible without login requirements. They have also collated articles relevant to Covid-19, which will be updated as they publish more research.
Access the Royal Society journal content here - Royal Society journals.
Access the Royal Society Covid-19 articles here - Royal Society Covid-19 articles.
NB: the Library subscribes to the Royal Society Package S which will mean most content will still be accessible when the temporary free access is withdrawn.
SAGE have removed the subscription gateway to a curated list of articles related to COVID-19 and Coronavirus and have signed and are committed to the Wellcome statement on sharing research data related to COVID-19. They are fast tracking and publishing open access research relevant to the current pandemic, without article publishing charges. https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/press/access-coronavirus-covid-19-articles-from-sage-publishing
Visit the SAGE Social Science Space community site for social and behavioral science insights and tips about dealing with the virus and its consequences. http://socialsciencespace.com/coronavirus
SAGE textbooks are available via a third party e-book provider upon request to the Library.
You can visit dedicated sites with resources and access information for eBooks and courseware for the transition to teaching online:
Shanghai Library of China, provider of our subscribed databases “Chinese Periodicals Full-text Database (1911-1949)” and “Late Qing Dynasty Full-text Database 1833-1911”, has offered us free access to some additional resources listed below until 30 September 2020. These resources can be accessed on the search screen for the two databases mentioned above, or by going directly: http://ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.cnbksy.com. A detailed title list can also be viewed by clicking the ‘Advance Search” button (http://ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.cnbksy.com/search/advance).
- Chinese Periodical of Modern China - Literature Collection 中国近代中文期刊全文数据库-文学专题 1872~1949;
- Chinese Serial Full-text Database 《遐迩贯珍》 1853~1856;
- Dian-shi-zhai Pictorial Full-text Database 《点石斋画报》1884~1898;
- The North-China Daily News & Herald Newspapers and Hong Lists 《字林洋行》1850~1951;
- Sin Wan Pao 《新闻报》1893~1949;
- The Eastern Times 《时报》1904~1939;
- The China Press 《大陆报》1911~1949;
- The Tabloids《小报》1897~1949;
- The Shanghai Times 《上海泰晤士报》1925~1943;
- The Shanghai Evening Post & Mercury 《大美晚报》1929~1949;
- The Shanghai Evening Courier《上海晚邮》1869～1874;
- Shanghai Courier & China Gazette 《中华快报》1876～1878;
- Shanghai Courier 《上海差报》1876～1878;
- The Republican Daily《民国日报》1916~1949;
- Central Daily News《中央日报》1928~1949;
- Yi Shih Pao《益世报》1915~1949;
- Ta Kung Pao《大公报》1902~1949/1952;
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. We hope this content on epidemiology, disease modeling, pandemics and vaccines will help in the rapid fight against this global problem. Access is freely available to all for a period of one year.
Access the SIAM Epidemiology Collection on the SIAM platform.
The Library already subcribes to most Springer content but additional content has now been made available.
Provider of our subscribed Duxiu and Chinamaxx databases. Access available until 30 June 2020.
This is accessible within the UoE IP ranges or via VPN connection to the UoE network.
Dacheng guzhidui (大成故纸堆).
URL: www.dachengdata.com .
The database contains a vast amount of full-text material for Chinese studies. It includes the following categories of resources:
- Over 7,000 periodicals from the late Qing Dynasty to 1949 (老旧刊);
- Pre-modern Chinese newspapers （近现代报纸);
- Over 200 Chinese Communist Party periodicals before 1949 (党史 -1949);
- 39,000 books published between 1911 and 1949 (民国图书);
- 3,400 local gazetteers published throughout China’s history before 1949, some dating back to Song Dynasty (古方志集);
- 15,000 pre-modern and rare Chinese books (古迹文献);
- Old photographs (老照片);
Free access to all UC Press journals through June 2020 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 our online journals content free to all through June 30, 2020. The following titles are available on the University of California Press platform:
- 19th-Century Music (S);
- The American Biology Teacher;
- Asian Survey: A Bimonthly Review of Contemporary Asian Affairs (S);
- California History;
- Case Studies in the Environment (S);
- Civic Sociology;
- Classical Antiquity (S);
- Collabra: Psychology;
- Communist and Post-Communist Studies;
- Contemporary Arab Affairs;
- Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (S);
- Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene;
- Ethnic Studies Review;
- Federal Sentencing Reporter;
- Feminist Media Histories (S);
- Film Quarterly (S);
- Gastronomica (S);
- Global Perspectives
- Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (S);
- Journal of Autoethnography;
- Journal of Medieval Worlds;
- The Journal of Musicology (S);
- Journal of Palestine Studies: A Quarterly on Palestinian Affairs and the Arab-Israeli Conflict;
- Journal of Popular Music Studies;
- Journal of Sound and Music in Games;
- Journal of the American Musicological Society (S);
- Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (S);
- Journal of Vietnamese Studies;
- Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture;
- Media and Environment;
- Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos;
- Music Perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal (S);
- National Review of Black Politics;
- New Criminal Law Review: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal (S);
- Nineteenth-Century Literature (S);
- Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions (S);
- Pacific Historical Review (S);
- The Public Historian
- Representations (S);
- Resonance: The Journal of Sound and Culture;
- Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric;
- Sociology of Development;
- Southern California Quarterly;
- Studies in Late Antiquity: A Journal;
NB – titles marked with (S) are titles that the Library subscribes to so access to these titles will continue after the temporary free access is withdrawn.
The UMP EBC contains the Press' scholarly output published since 2012 as well as new books and older titles as they are digitized. Strengths 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).
Please note the e-books can be read online but not downloaded.
An approved third party e-book provider – VitalSource – has arranged temporary free access to more than 65,000 selected etexts from participating publishers. This is to support students who are unable to borrow print course materials due to Covid-19 campus closures.
Students may create a VitalSource Bookshelf personal account, and then select up to 7 books from the range of participating publishers, with access available until 30 June 2020.
The range of publishers currently includes American Psychological Association; Bloomsbury Academic; Bristol University Press; Cengage; Edward Elgar; Elsevier; Macmillan International Higher Ed; McGraw Hill; Kogan Page; Pearson; Springer Nature; Taylor and Francis; Wiley; WW Norton. More publishers are being added, with the list available here: http://get.vitalsource.com/vitalsource-helps-ukir
Please note that the Library may already provide access to some of these e-books, so it is worth checking DiscoverEd first (http://discovered.ed.ac.uk/) before selecting any of your 7 titles in VitalSource Bookshelf.
Setting up access to VitalSource Bookshelf
- The Vitalsource Bookshelf login page provides instructions for students to set up a personal account – you must use your University of Edinburgh e-mail address ending @ed.ac.uk
- You will be asked to confirm your e-mail address, and you may then sign in and search for textbooks relevant to your studies.
- Once you locate a relevant title, hover over it and click ‘borrow’ – please note that you may only borrow 7 titles in total – once you click on a book to borrow it, one of your allowances is permanently assigned to that title, and you cannot swap titles once you have selected your 7 allowed books.
- VitalSource have FAQs which provide help and information http://support.vitalsource.com/hc/en-gb/articles/360044467674/.
- If you are using a mobile device to access the Bookshelf, you will only see e-books which you have already selected/successfully launched. If you would like to download a book on device, you would need to launch it through the web browser first.
ALL World Scientific journal content published from 2001 has been made available to University of Edinburgh (we currently only subscribe to a few titles). This takes effect from now, until July 31, 2020. It has already been made available at: https://www.worldscientific.com/page/wsjournals
The new titles will be available on DiscoverEd shortly.