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Temporary Access to More Eresources

As a response to Covid19 a number of publishers are providing temporary free access to additional content to use for your studies. 

  • Dimensions: latest COVID-19 research data


    Dimensions is an openly accessible application that provides all relevant content on COVID-19 and is updated once every 24 hours, so the latest research can be viewed alongside existing information. Its range of outputs include datasets and clinical trials, both of which are just as important as journal articles currently. 

  • Elsevier: COVID-19 information center


    Elsevier has created a COVID-19 Information Center with expert, curated, free-to-access information on COVID-19 for the research and healthcare communities. Updated daily, the COVID-19 Information Center is hosted on Elsevier Connect, the company's public news and information website. Also available is information typically used by practicing nurses and physicians, plus resources designed specifically for patients and their families. 

  • Emerald Publishing: free content related to Coronavirus and the management of epidemics

    Emerald Publishing 

    Emerald Publishing has brought together a number of research resources related to the Coronavirus group of viruses, and epidemics more broadly.

    These resources are freely available to access. Whilst these materials do not only relate to the current clinical challenges of Novel Coronavirus, they may provide relevant context to how the world reacted to other previous Coronavirus outbreaks (notably SARS) and epidemics.

    The scope of research topics range from areas such as legal and ethical lessons from SARS in 2003, to public health approaches to global issues, and impacts of SARS on tourism.


  • JSTOR: extended access to journals and ebooks


    JSTOR is expediting the release of a new set of 26 journal archives in Public Health, making them openly accessible. Access has been extended through December 31, 2020.

    JSTOR is working with publishers to make more than 38,000 books available at no charge for JSTOR participating academic institutions and secondary schools that do not participate in our books program. The number of books available through this effort is growing daily as more publishers opt in. Access extended to August 31, 2020.

    JSTOR has a collection of open and free content available, including journals, ebooks, images and media as well as research reports.

    There is also a research guide provided by JSTOR to use as starting points for research on the platform.

  • Oxford University Press: COVID-19 research hub

    Oxford University Press

    OUP has a comprehensive hub of the latest COVID-19 research, freely available for the duration of the outbreak, in order to support researchers, medical professionals, and public health professionals in dealing with the crisis. 

  • PSHE Association: resources for teaching

    PSHE Association

    The PSHE Association has set up a new hub on their site to host guidance and resources relating to teaching during the COVID-19 outbreak. The association will continue to add material to their site, but for now they have information on teaching PSHE remotely and guidance for talking to children and young people about Coronavirus. If you require further access to the member's area of the PSHE Association's website please email for the login username and password. 

  • RCNi: Free COVID-19 resources for nurses

    You can access the COVID-19 resource centre for nurses here:

    To support the nursing community RCNi 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.

    The RCNi COVID-19 resource centre is a great way for nurses to keep up to date with the latest news and developments on COVID-19 and what it means for nursing practice. It includes peer-reviewed evidence-based articles and e-learning modules which address some of the areas of care that COVID-19 patients may require, as well as resources designed to help staff stay well during this demanding and stressful period.

    Students and nurses returning to clinical practice who are on the COVID-19 temporary register will need additional support and training, so we have also put together a collection of evidence-based articles and e-learning modules aimed especially at them. These address key care issues that we are seeing during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as recap on the essential nursing skills required. This collection of resources can be accessed via our main COVID-19 resource centre page listed above or you can go to it directly by visiting this page:

  • Sage: Coronavirus (COVID-19) research


    Free Medical, Social, and Behavioral Science Articles from SAGE Publishing

    SAGE believes in the power of the social and behavioral sciences to convert the best medical research into policies, practices, and procedures to improve – and even save – lives. This collection includes the latest medical research from SAGE related to the virus as well as top social and behavioral research to help individuals, communities, and leaders make the best decisions on dealing with the outbreak and its consequences.

    View a full list of the articles highlighted below as well as other related and freely available content.  


  • Springer Nature: free content

    Springer Nature

    Springer Nature has made over 12,000 pieces of research from their journals and books available for free and will continue to do so as new relevant research is published. Content can be found through keyword search on Springer's imprint pages. 


  • Taylor & Francis: COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus content free to access

    Taylor & Francis

    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 in support of the global efforts in diagnosis, treatment, prevention and further research into COVID-19. As signatories to NIH’s Access to Research initiative, along with the Wellcome Trust’s coordinated action on sharing research data and findings relevant to the outbreak, Taylor & Francis has been working with WHO to ensure this content is clearly signposted. We are also aligning  the OSTP’s initiative to centralise resources on PubMed and are currently working with them to ensure rapid human and machine-readable access (where possible) to research articles and data through the NLM’s LitCovid portal.

    More research in this field has been collated by colleagues at F1000Research, through a dedicated Gateway which showcases research published in this area, including preprints, to ensure immediate access to the latest research developments



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