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 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
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;
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 December 2020.
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.
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/
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:
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.