Additional temporary rResources for Covid-19 period

The following resources have been made freely available by publishers, in addition to our subscribed content, for students and staff to use during the period when access to resources may be affected by Covid-19. More resources are becoming available and will be added to the list as we get them. We hope this access will help through this difficult period. Please be aware that some of these resources will be withdrawn by publishers from late May and early June onwards. Please contact us if you need to discuss access to particular resources.


Subject AreaResource TitlesDescriptionContent format
General Ohio State Press All Ohio State University Press monographs, and the linguistics textbook language files, open and free to use through the Ohio State University Libraries’ Institutional Repository, The Knowledge Bank. E books
General Oxford handbook of public health ethics Examination of public health ethics in the US and globally. E books
General Internet Archive Non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. This is a US resource and some of the content does not comply with UK copyright law. Please take due care if selecting books from this resource. Mixed
General Liverpool University Press Sets of OA books and journals. Mixed 
Art Art History Research Username Arlis Password 2020 Database
Covid-19 Coronavirus Covid-19 resources

FREE access to resources to help research on the novel Coronavirus Covid-19. This blog links to some of the best offers from well-known and respected publishers and content providers.

Health/Med Clinical Knowledge Summaries. (Open access in the UK) Temporary access outside the UK via Prodigy ( can be arranged individually. Please contact us by emailing Mixed
Health/Med Cochrane This is now temporarily unrestricted for everyone in every country of the world, to ensure that all Cochrane evidence is accessible for all those involved in combating the pandemic and its effects on public health. Mixed
Health/Med ScienceDirect e books Free access to e books on ScienceDirect.  Log in with your uni username and password, and on the 'Browse books and journals' page tick Publication type  Books and Access type  Subscribed and complimentary E books
Humanities JSTOR Extra collections opened up for University of Sunderland users. On the JSTOR page click on Login, then Find my institution. Search University of Sunderland then click on Login and use your uni username and password. Journals
Humanities British History Online

British History Online (BHO) is a digital collection of key printed primary and secondary sources for the history of Britain and Ireland, with a special focus on the period 1300 to 1800. Access to this resource continues to the 30th Sept 2020.  

Social sciences Bristol University Press Open access e books Open access books from Bristol University Press and Policy Press. E books
Social sciences Bristol University Press Open access articles Open access articles from Bristol University Press and Policy Press. Journals