Temporary access to additional online resources during COVID-19 lockdown
In response to the measures that have been put in place due to the COVID-19 outbreak, some publishers / resource suppliers have been offering temporary, free or increased access to resources in order to support online teaching, learning and research.
Some have also been offering temporary open access to collections of material related to the outbreak.
Important information regarding the resources on this page
The library has been reviewing the offers from publishers / resource suppliers and will be making information and links available in the list below. This is an ongoing process and this list will be updated as offers are made available and checked or are removed.
- These resources are not part of our usual subscriptions / licenses
- Publishers may withdraw access at any time and will remove this free access as soon as the current crisis is over
- These resources have to be accessed through the links below (we are not making them available via LibrarySearch unless already listed there)
- The library already has access to over 130,000 eBooks that can be accessed through LibrarySearch and online articles and journals can be found through LibrarySearch or through our databases (A-Z list).
Resources to support teaching, learning and research
Resources related to the COVID-19 outbreak
American Physiological Society Coronavirus Related Collection
The APS are making articles discussing COVID-19, coronavirus, SARS, and other related research freely accessible in this cross-journal collection.
American Psychological Association Covid 19 free articles
This free collection includes relevant psychological research published across the APA Journals portfolio.
APA are also making information and resources for psychologists, health-care workers and the public available here.
BMJ: Coronavirus (COVID-19) - News and Resources
A collection of BMJ coverage of the coronavirus outbreak from across the BMJ's journals and learning resources. All articles and resources are freely available.
British Standards Institute
BSI have selected the most relevant standards to meet the immediate challenges faced by Government and UK business, and have opened access to these standards during this time of emergency. Areas include hygiene and PPE.
Please be aware you will need to complete a form providing information such as your name and email address in order to access the standards.
The website also links to standards from other bodies such as the ASTM and IEEE.
Cambridge Core Coronavirus Free Access Collection
Cambridge have made a collection of more than 150 relevant book chapters and journal articles freely available on Cambridge Core. Journals include: Epidemiology & Infection, Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, and more.
Cochrane Resources and News - Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Cochrane provides high-quality, relevant, and up-to-date synthesized research evidence to inform health decisions. The pages linked above highlights content relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the various related activities that Cochrane is undertaking in response.
Elsevier’s Novel Coronavirus Information Centre
Free health and medical research on the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and COVID-19. This page also includes a link to where Elsevier have made over 20000 related articles free to access on ScienceDirect.
Emerald have made a range of research resources related to the Coronavirus group of viruses, and epidemics more broadly freely available from this site.
JAMA Network’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Collection
Openly available articles and other material including an interactive map of the outbreak and past publications on vaccine development, infection control, and public preparedness.
MAG Online Library
A collection of articles from MA healthcare journals relating to COVID-19 are being made freely available in this collection.
Nature Coronavirus Collection
Nature Research have curated a collection of relevant articles and are making them free to access. The collection includes research into the biology of coronavirus infection, its detection, treatment and evolution, and the epidemiology of emerging viral diseases.
OUP Resources on COVID-19, Other Coronaviruses, and Related Topics
Oxford University Press has made content from online resources and leading journals freely accessible to assist researchers, medical professionals, policy makers, and others who are working to address this health crisis.
RCNi Nursing Standard COVID-19
To support the nursing community the RCN have developed a dedicated COVID-19 resource centre that is completely free to access for all nurses and frontline NHS staff working with coronavirus patients. It includes news and evidence-based resources.
This page also includes resources directed to people joining the temporary register.
Sage Coronavirus (COVID-19) Research
Sage have made a collection of articles available for free. This collection includes medical research related to the virus, as well as social and behavioural research to help individuals, communities, and leaders make the best decisions on dealing with the outbreak and its consequences.
Springer Nature have made related research articles from their journals, as well as additional commentary on this topic and relevant books free to access.
All of Statista’s COVID-19 content is free to access and includes data, charts and dossiers on different countries and covers areas such as the number of cases, the economic impact, lifestyle changes and so on.
Please be aware that while the information is free you will need to register to be able to access it.
Taylor and Francis: COVID-19: Novel Coronavirus Content Free to Access
This microsite provides links and references to all relevant COVID-19 research articles, book chapters and information that can be freely accessed on Taylor & Francis Online and Taylor & Francis eBooks.
The Royal Society Covid-19 Research Findings
To support the research community, the Royal Society journals are making all research findings and data relevant to the covid-19 pandemic immediately open access.
Times Higher Education Coronavirus stories
The Times Higher Education website is making breaking news coverage on the impact of coronavirus free to all, their aim is to provide the widest possible service during this period.
Wiley Covid-19: Novel Coronavirus Content Free to Access
Wiley are making relevant research articles, book chapters and entries in our major references freely available.
Please note there is a short delay in between articles being listed on the site and them being made available open access. This is usually 24 hours but is longer over the weekends.