Temporary access to additional e-resources
Some additional e-resources are being made freely available by publishers for a short period 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.
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 with access available until 30th April 2021.
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.
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
JSTOR have released a COVID-19 webpage at https://about.jstor.org/covid19/
Use http://www.ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.jstor.org to access JSTOR off campus.
https://about.jstor.org/covid19/expanded-access-to-collections/- see the list of journals/databases giving access to the end of June 2021.
Our existing and the COVID-19 additional free content is available on DiscoverEd.
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.
MERIP has permanently removed the paywall from its entire website. 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/
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
You can visit dedicated sites with resources and access information for eBooks and courseware for the transition to teaching online:
The Library already subcribes to most Springer content but additional content has now been made available.