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Additional Publisher Access to e-Resources during Coronavirus Closures

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, a large number of academic publishers are opening up free or upgraded access to their online collections to support universities and their students and staff during this challenging times. These collections included eBooks, online journal articles and full text databases.

We will be updating this page as additional resources are made available.

Updated Access to eResources during Coronavirus Closures

The publisher IGI Global are providing free access to their hosted eJournals and eBooks through to 15 June 2020 during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Working in close collaboration with expert researchers and professionals from leading institutions, including Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, and Australian National University, IGI Global disseminates quality content across 350+ topics/subject areas.

These subject areas include - business, computer science, education, law, media, healthcare, engineering, social sciences and humanities.

Access can be found here.

The content provider, EDP Sciences, has opened up access to its online journals portfolio through to 31 August 2020 during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Access be found here.

EDP Sciences covers the following subject areas: physics, engineering & technology, health and life sciences, chemistry, mathematics and computer sciences.

The American Psychological Association (APA) has created a page dedicated to COVID-19 information/resources. This page is continually updated by psychologists, health care workers and the public. The page can be accessed here.

The APA has also provided free tutorials and guides for students referencing in the APA Style. This content can be found here.

The University of California Press has made all of its online journals free to access through to 30 June 2020 during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Please visit the University of California Press journals gateway here.

DMU Library has set up trial access to the following SAGE online products through to 30 June 2020 during the Coronavirus pandemic:

SAGE Knowledge & SAGE Video

SAGE Research Methods Video

DMU students and staff can access via Single Sign On. The products may be of particular interest to DMU research staff.

DMU Library now has free access to Manchester University Press eBooks collections through to 30 June 2020 during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Manchester University Press offers 12 digital books collections which provides access to 1,600+ eBook titles across different subject areas, including film studies, international relations, political studies, history of medicine and Shakespeare.

The collections can be accessed here.

DMU Library has set up trial access to the Art & Architecture ePortal (A&AePortal) through to 23 July 2020 during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Provided by Yale University Press, and developed with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the A&AePortal is a centralised site that hosts content from some of the world's finest academic and museum publishers. Out-of-print titles, key backlist, and recent releases are available alongside approximately 33,500 related images and accompanying metadata.

Publisher partners include: Yale Center for British Art, Princeton University Press, Harvard Art Museums, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

The portal provides access to around 190 individual titles.

The portal can be accessed here.

MIT Press have set up free access to their eBooks collection through to 30 June 2020 during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The MIT eBooks can be accessed here. Students and staff will need to log in with DMU Single Sign On.

An entry has been added to the Databases A-Z.

DMU Library has set up temporary free access to the LWW (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins) Health Library. Students and staff can access content from this library through to 31 May 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The LWW Health Library is made of different health collections, including pharmacy, medicine and other health sciences programmes.

Students and staff can access the resource via the Databases A-Z List here. Library users have to register a free personal account with the LWW site to benefit from added functionality. A LWW Health Library user guide can be accessed here.

DMU Fashion students now have trial access to the Unique Style Platform here. Users are required to log in to the site using the following username/password:

(u) demontfort

(p) USP-FM-010420

Credentials are case sensitive.

Trial access is only until Friday 15th May 2020 in the first instance.

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has created a free COVID-19 Epidemiology Collection via their online portal. DMU students and staff can access this online electronic collection of articles here.

Royal Society Publishing have temporarily removed paywalls from their online journal content in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Please visit to view Royal Society eJournals.

To assist architecture students and staff, the online database BCIS Online is now temporarily accessible off campus using a username and password provided by the provider. This temporary access will be available during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Due to provider restrictions, we have to host the temporary login on a secure site that only students/staff can access. In light of this, the temporary u/p have been added to the eJournals requiring passwords page here. Library users have to click on the SAML link first and then log in with their Single Sign On account. This will then allow them to see the secure page with passwords.

The library has set up trial access to the Oxford Law Trove through to 31 May 2020 during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Oxford Law Trove contains the content of around 200 online law textbooks across core and optional modules.

The resource can be accessed directly here. or via the Databases A-Z List.

The following online journals, related to ADH, have provided the library with temporary logins to access content during the Coronavirus crisis:

El Croquis Digital Library

Planete Carlin Digital

The logins are hosted on the eJournals requiring passwords page of the DMU Library website. To access the secure passwords page remotely, students and staff are required to click on the SAML link and then log in via DMU Single Sign On.

DMU Library has set up trial access to the Statista online database through to the end of June 2020 during the COVID-19 crisis.

Statista.com is a global business data platform. Statista includes insights and facts across 600 industries and 50+ countries.

Students and staff can access the Statista site via DMU Single Sign On.

EBSCO have set up trial access to their Harvard Business Publishing eBooks collection through to 30 May 2020 during the Coronavirus pandemic.

This collection contains the complete catalogue of Harvard Business Review eBooks. The resource contains more than 600 eBooks, made up of monographs, newly published titles, seminal works, and 150+ article compilations of the HBR Classics series.

Direct access is available here.

JSTOR are providing additional online access to their online archive journals and selected eBooks during the Coronavirus pandemic. DMU has had a long standing subscription to the JSTOR Arts and Sciences III collection, so this additional content will compliment this established coverage.

The electronic content is available via the JSTOR platform here.

The library does not have online access to all content hosted on the platform. You can find a list of participating eBook publishers providing access to their eBooks on the JSTOR site here.

In light of students and staff moving to remote studying/working, the provider WGSN is allowing users to create new accounts/reactivate expired accounts (after 90 days) from off campus. Usually our students would have to be onsite at DMU to register a new WGSN account or reactivate an expired account.

You may now log into the WGSN portal here. The link will request that you log in via Single Sign On (to confirm you are an eligible DMU user). Once this is done, you will see the usual WGSN sign in page with two options - either to create a new WGSN account or reactivate access after their account has expired after 90 days.

Trial access has been set up to the British Online Archives site through to 30 Jun 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The British Online Archives provides students and researchers in the humanities and social sciences with access to unique collections of primary source documents. Records are organised thematically, covering 1,000 years of world history, from politics and warfare to slavery and medicine.

DMU Single Sign On direct access can be found here.

DMU Nursing and Midwifery students now have electronic access to the Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures (Tenth edition) through the content provider Wiley.

The Royal Marsden Manual can be accessed directly via the Databases A-Z List here.

Students and staff will have to use their DMU Single Sign On credentials to access the resource.

Digimap are offering a free trial of their new, developing Pilot Digimap, including a feature-rich mapping database of Greater London, a database of UK buildings across the UK, and a national land information database. You can start to explore this now using now by linking through to Digimap and selecting Pilot. The trial will last up until 31st July 2020.

The provider Project MUSE is making some of its online journal and eBook content temporarily free to access during the COVID-19 crisis. Project MUSE primarily supports research in the humanities and social sciences. Information about this temporary access can be found here.

Not all access is free on the MUSE site, only content from a selected number of publishers (although this list is growing daily). A list of the current publishers providing free access (and the dates of when this access will end) via the MUSE platform can be found here.

Access to the Project MUSE platform can be found here

The library has set up trial access to the Britannica Academic resource through to 31 May 2020 during the Coronavirus outbreak. Britannica Academic combines content from the venerable Encyclopaedia Britannica, plus Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools.

The service is also integrated with Britannica ImageQuest. This provides users with a streamlined ability to explore millions of related images right from the search results page.

Britannica have also provided trial access to their Original Sources resource. This service provides a connection to hundreds of thousands of primary source documents in history, literature, science, law, politics and religion.

There is a two-stage process to access this content. Students and staff need to visit the Britannica Academic site and log in with the following credentials:

Access ID: access

Passcode: demontfort

Once logged into the Britannica Academic site, users have to create a personal account with the resource via the Sign In to My Research link. The link will ask them to create an account, selecting their own username and password. Once students and staff have created this personal account, they can log in to the Britannica site using these credentials going forward.

To access the ImageQuest and Original Sources content, users can select each service under the Your Britannica Resources option at the top of the site or visit the following links:

ImageQuest

Original Sources

Bloomsbury has granted the library trial access to several of its large online collections through to 31 May 2020 during the Coronavirus crisis.

Berg Fashion Library (hosted on Bloomsbury Fashion Central)

The Berg Fashion Library is a leading source of scholarly, multidisciplinary information on all aspects of dress and fashion worldwide, from pre-history to the present day.

 

Bloomsbury Collections

Bloomsbury Collections offers excellence and originality in scholarship in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Discover more than 8,000 eBook titles across many subject areas. The collections offer material from such sources as The Arden Shakespeare, Methuen Drama, and I.B. Tauris.

 

Bloomsbury Design Library

The Bloomsbury Design Library gives comprehensive global coverage of the history, theory and practice of crafts and design, from pre-historic times to the present day.

 

Drama Online Library

Drama Online introduces new writers alongside the most iconic names in playwriting history, providing contextual and critical background through scholarly works and practical guides. The collection's content meets the full range of teaching needs for theatre studies, literature courses and drama schools.

 

Screen Studies

Screen Studies is a dynamic new learning and research platform taking users from script to screen and beyond - offering integrated and diverse content to support film studies. The collection includes a wide range of iconic and contemporary screenplays; coverage of works by leading film directors; more than 230 critical and contextual eBooks covering the major genres, regions, people, movements and styles, and history.

Extended access to Bloomsbury Fashion Central - we initially set up access just to the Berg Fashion Library, but we now have trial access to the complete Fashion Central site. Alongside the Berg Fashion Library, students and staff can now link to the Fairchild Books Library, Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases and the Fashion Photography Archive. Direct access here.

Bloomsbury Architecture Library

DMU students and staff can now access VitalSource Helps eBooks via the VitalSource Helps programme. Trial access is set up through to 30 June 2020 during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Students and staff have to create a new account on the VitalSource platform using a DMU email account. Using a non-institutional email account will not provide access to the eBook content.

Once registered, users can then explore eBooks on the VitalSource site and "borrow" eBooks to their online bookshelf. Users can access up to 7 (seven) titles using their online account.

More information and support can be found at the VitalSource Helps FAQs page

We have added trial access to IEEE eLearning Library to our main IEEE database through to 30 June 2020 during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

The IEEE eLearning Library includes hundreds of hours of online courses in new and emerging technologies.

The eLearning Library is accessible via the main IEEE Xplore platform here

Students and staff will need to go to the Browse tab on the IEEE Xplore platform and then scroll down to Courses.

The Internet Archive has set up a National Emergency Library (via the Internet Archive) to provide online access to reading material. Although this primarily concerns patrons in the United States, the online library is free for anyone in the world to sign up to and use.

The Pharmaceutical Press are providing complimentary access to their Pharmacy Knowledge resource for DMU students and staff for the next 6 months until the start of the Autumn 2020/21 term).

 

Please view the guide to accessing Pharmacy Knowledge here.

DMU Library has set up free access Ohio State University Press monographs for the remainder of the COVID-19 outbreak.

699 monographs are available to access. The provider specialises in literary and cultural studies, American studies, rhetoric and communication, gender and sexuality studies and race and ethnicity.

Access is direct via the OSU Press platform. The monographs are currently not available through Library Search or the E-Resources Portal.

EBSCO has provided access to their Faculty Select service. Faculty Select is a single interface where students and staff can easily discover and access more than 12,000 Open Educational Resources (OER) for teaching and learning purposes.

The service also provides information for more than 225,000 DRM-free EBSCO eBooks but no full text coverage.

University of Michigan Press eBooks are free to read (but not to download) for DMU students and staff through to 30 June 2020 during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Free access University of Michigan eBooks

Gale are providing access to two online resources to support students and staff during the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

Global Issues in Context

This resource contains international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues

 

Novels for Students(via Gale eBooks)

This collection provides content-rich discussions of the literary and historical background of 15 to 20 works from various cultures and time periods per volume.

We have set up trial access to several large ProQuest online databases through to 30th June 2020 during the COVID-19 outbreak:

ProQuest Central

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global

Academic Video Online

More info here

Starting this week (week commencing 16th March 2020), EBSCO are working with more than 300 publishers to provide unlimited user (UU) access to library-owned eBooks during the COVID-19 outbreak. This means that library-owned EBSCO eBooks hosted on the EBSCOhost platform, including single-user (1U) and 3-user (3U) licences, will be automatically upgraded to provide unlimited access for DMU students and staff through to 30 June 2020.

EBSCO are applying this upgraded coverage over the course of this week, so additional access rights will start displaying seamlessly through Library Search, DMU Resource Lists and the library catalogue over the coming days (if not already).

Elsevier are providing free access to all eTextbooks currently hosted on their ScienceDirect platform for the next 90 days during the COVID-19 outbreak. The list of eTextbooks can be found in an Excel file here

The Elsevier eTextbooks are hosted alongside Elsevier journal content on the ScienceDirect platform. DMU students and staff can access the ScienceDirect platform using their DMU Single Sign On accounts.

The content provider Annual Reviews has removed access control in response to COVID-19 pandemic.

Annual Reviews journal content is now freely available for DMU students and staff to access until 15th June 2020.

The Annual Reviews journals A-Z list can be accessed here

Annual Reviews content covers a wide spectrum of subjects, including Biochemistry, Criminology, Economics, Law and Social Science, Linguistics, Medicine and Public Health.

Temporary free access to JoVE Science Education videos

DMU students and staff can temporarily access free online JoVE Science Education videos (for STEM-related subjects) until 15 June 2020.

Starting this week (week commencing 16th March 2020) ProQuest is partnering with more than 50 academic publishers to provide unlimited access to library-owned eBooks hosted on ProQuest Ebook Centralduring the COVID-19 outbreak. This means that library-owned ProQuest Ebook Central titles, including single-user and 3-user licences (but excluding textbooks), will be automatically upgraded to provide unlimited coverage for DMU students and staff to mid-June 2020.

ProQuest are setting up this online access upgrade automatically on their Ebook Central site over the course of this week, so additional access rights will start appearing seamlessly through Library Search, DMU Resource Lists and the library catalogue over the next few days (if not already).

DMU students and staff can access, and browse, the ProQuest Ebook Central platform direct here

Free access to 700 Cambridge University Press eTextbooks

Cambridge University Press are providing free access to over 700 online higher education textbooks during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The online textbooks will be available via the Cambridge Core platform until the end of May 2020.