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Additional e-resources made temporarily freely available during the COVID-19 outbreak

During the COVID-19 outbreak a number of publishers are providing temporary free access to a range of their resources. We are gathering these resources here which we will try to keep as up-to-date as possible.

This is in addition to all of the e-resources we already subscribe to which can be found through Library Search and Library databases. Please also remember that you still need to abide by the e-resources - conditions of use when accessing these resources.

Resource name Resource type Publisher Available until Description / Information
Art & Architecture EPortal E-Book

Yale University Press

Reviewing expiry

An e-book platform with content focused on humanities subjects.

Was set to expire on 06/07/2020

Annual Reviews E-journals

Annual Reviews

Rolling expiry

Annual Reviews has made their content completely open, allowing content to be accessed from wherever users are working, including from home. Expected end date was 15/06/2020

Bloomsbury Digital Resources Digital Resource Bloomsbury


Extensive access to 18 different services from Bloomsbury Digital Resources.

Key resources, Included the Bloomsbury Collections, a collection of eBooks covering the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies, covering education and childhood studies around all over the globe. Other notable subjects covered include film, theatre, philosophy, history, culture, and other subjects.

BMJ's COVID-19 Hub E-Journals BMA

Reviewing expiry

Access to all COVID-19 related material from the British Medical Journal. This includes access to the the most relevant BMJ online training courses.

British History Online

Archive and Digital Resource Institute of Historical Research


British History Online is a digital collection of key printed primary and secondary sources for the history of Britain and Ireland, and the British world, with a focus on the 1300 to 1800 period. It includes over 1,280 volumes of primary content and secondary sources.
Cambridge Core E-textbooks Reference works Cambridge University Press Reviewing expiry

CUP are providing free access to a collection of over 1,700 ebooks hosted on Cambridge Core. This collection includes HTML textbooks, Cambridge Histories, Cambridge Companions, and Cambridge Elements. Free access through the offer is available to everyone until the end of May 2020. Was set to expire on 29/06/2020


Peer Reviews


COVE is The Central Online Victorian Educator, a scholar-driven open-access platform that publishes peer-reviewed Victorian material. The focus in on Victorian research and pedagogy with a collection of peer reviews.

De Gruyter* E-Books and E-Journals De Gruyter Reviewing expiry

De Gruyter e-book platform already provides access to a number of e-books for Warwick students and staff. However, De Gruyter will extend access to additional collections.

Was set to expire on 30/06/2020

E-Book Central E-books ProQuest Reviewing expiry

ProQuest has partnered with more than 50 publishers to support libraries in providing unlimited access to Ebook Central holdings for all patrons who will get unlimited access to all owned titles from these publishers through mid-June. This means that all licenses – including single-user and three-user models – will automatically convert to unlimited access during that period. Was set to expire mid June

EBSCO E-books EBSCO Reviewing expiry

EBSCO eBooks has expanded its access.

They have partnered with nearly 400 publishers for extended access.

Unlimited User access to Harvard Business Review E-Book Collection.

Was set to expire on 30/06/2020

Gale Primary Sources




Access to additional Gale Primary Sources include, Archives of Sexuality & Gender part 4, U.S. Declassified Documents 2019 Update and Making of the Modern World Part 4.

Was set to expire on 30/06/2020

JoVE Education Videos Video Journal


Rolling expiry JoVE is a science video journal. It has made its corona virus focused content and related resources freely available. Expected end date was 15/06/2020
JSTOR E-Resources


31/12/2020 JSTOR have provided expanded access to over 35,000 e-books as well as access to the all JSTOR Archive and Primary Source collections.




31/07/2020 Access ended on 31/7/2020.

National Emergency Library*USA


Internet Archive

Reviewing expiry

The Internet Archive loans digitised books to the world. The digital library is free to read for anyone with an internet connection, anywhere in the world.

After 30/06/2020 books are available to one borrower at a time

Oxford Law Trove E-textbooks Oxford University Press


OUP are providing extended trial access to their Law Trove E-textbooks platform which contains the content from around 200 Law textbooks.
Oxford Politics Trove E-textbooks Oxford University Press


OUP are providing extended trial access to their Politics Trove E-textbooks platform which contains the content from around 30 Politics and International Relations textbooks.
ScienceDirect E-textbooks Elsevier Reviewing expiry The 326 textbooks currently available on ScienceDirect will automatically be entitled to all active ScienceDirect customers for a period of 90 days. Users will need to log in to ScienceDirect, either from this page or from other Library links. Access was scheduled until the 17/07/2020
UNESCO Archives Archives UNESCO Reviewing access The UNESCO Archives are a rich source of evidence in diverse formats reflecting UNESCO’s activities and programs since 1946.
University of Michigan Press E-Books UMP 31/08/2020 All content in the University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC) has been made free-to-read. Was set to expire on 30/06/2020
World Scientific E-Journals World Scientific 31/07/2020 Up-to-date access to over 147 journals in a variety of different fields in the sciences and social sciences. Includes