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 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.
Additional access to the following databases:
Human Kinetics Library
Bloomsbury Proessional are pleased to announce that they have built a Bloomsbury Professional online service making six of their key textbooks available free of charge unti the end of term.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
CNKI have also opened up access until 31st May to medical books on COVID-19.
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 June 30. 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.
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 30/6/20. 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 will be added to DiscoverEd as soon as possible. These textbooks are also freely available now until 25 May 2020 via VitalSource - please see the VitalSource entry further down this list.
To support librarians and educators as they navigate a rapid shift to virtual learning and across many communities, the physical closure of libraries, we 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
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.
Our existing JSTOR content is available on DiscoverEd.
LWW have opened up access to additional modules in their LWW Health Library. Access is available until 2nd June.
Access to the collections below available from http://www.ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/login?url=https://lwwhealthlibrary.com/umbrella-index.aspx
- Premium Basic Sciences Collection
- ACSM's Certification Suite
- Anesthesiology Collection
- Advanced Practice Nursing
- Board Review Series Collection
- Clerkship Collection
- Exercise Science
- Emergency Medicine Collection
- Internal Medicine
- Oncology Collection
- Made Incredibly Easy Collection
- ObGyn Collection
- Occupational Therapy Collection
- Orthopedic Surgery Collection
- PA-Core Education Collection
- PA Rotations/Specialties Collection
- Premium Pharmacy Collection
- Physical Therapy Collection
- Psychiatry Collection
- Speech Language Hearing Collection
- Surgery Collection
Other McGraw-Hill websites
The Internet Archive has created the National Emergency Library to support research and learning during the COVID-19 crisis. Just under 1.5m books are being made available, drawing on collections from selected US libraries. They are US-heavy (publishers and subjects) but tens of thousand of digitised books from the 20th century, covering a wide range of subjects, can be accessed. NEL will be made available until 30 June 2020 or the end of the US national emergence, whichever is later.
If you don't have an account with the Internet Archive already you must sign up (https://archive.org/account/signup) to get access, this is free. You can then access the National Emergency Library and search or browse for books. To access full-text you need to “borrow” it. You can borrow up to 10 books for 14 days.
The link to the National Emergency Library is: https://archive.org/details/nationalemergencylibrary
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 (9 university presses as of 19/3/20) offering free access to content on this webpage:
We’ve 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. We are fast tracking and publishing open access research relevant to the current pandemic, without article publishing charges. Visit our Social Science Space community site for social and behavioral science insights and tips about dealing with the virus and its consequences. Visit dedicated sites with resources and access information for eBooks and courseware for the transition to teaching online:
An approved third party e-book provider – VitalSource – has arranged temporary free access to selected textbooks from participating publishers for 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 textbooks 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 textbooks, 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 June 30, 2020. It has already been made available at: https://www.worldscientific.com/page/wsjournals
The new titles will be available on DiscoverEd shortly.