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March 27, 2020, by Sarah

Temporary additional online resources

In addition to the vast range of online resources that we already provide access to via NUsearch, some publishers have offered extended or additional access to their content.

We have been updating this blog post as more online resources became available. End dates for this temporary access vary and now that we are in July we have removed a number of entries as access has ceased. Please email for help with specific essential resources.

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Additional temporary etextbook access

An etextbook is usually intended for a specific student cohort. These titles are not ones that we would usually be able to give access to as a library ebook and we are very grateful to publishers for this offer to help with some content for a short period at this challenging time. Ebooks (not etextbooks) are included in the next section, additional temporary online resource access, below.

Elsevier (ScienceDirect)

Elsevier have opened up access to many textbooks on ScienceDirect.

To find the additional content, refine your search by Access Type ‘Subscribed & complimentary‘.

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Springerlink provides access to over 400 textbooks across a wide range of subjects.


Additional temporary online resource access

Adam Matthew

Adam Matthew have provided full free access to:

Annual Reviews

Annual Reviews have temporarily removed access control to all of their journals.

Annual Reviews is a nonprofit publisher dedicated to synthesizing and integrating knowledge for the progress of science and the benefit of society.

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The Artstor Digital Library features a wide range of multidisciplinary content from some of the world’s top museums, artists, libraries, scholars, and photo archives, including rare collections not accessible anywhere else

Box of Broadcasts (BoB)

Due to licensing restrictions Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is not usually available outside of the UK. These restrictions have been relaxed and you can now access BoB from the EU as well as the UK.

BoB is an on-demand TV and radio service for education which allows staff and students to record programmes from over 75 free-to-air channels and access an archive of over 2.2 million broadcasts.

Visit Box of Broadcasts



As we already subscribe to some journal archives, JSTOR have opened up additional unlicensed archive and primary source content.

Journals and primary source collections include:

Archive Journal Collections

  • Arts & Sciences I-XV
  • Business IV
  • Ecology & Botany II
  • Hebrew Journals
  • Ireland
  • Jewish Studies
  • Life Sciences

Thematic Collections

  • Lives of Literature
  • Security Studies
  • Sustainability

Primary Source Collections

  • 19th Century British Pamphlets
  • World Heritage Sites: Africa
  • Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa
  • Global Plants

There is a growing list of 35,000 ebooks. The list of titles is expanding as more publishers offer free access to their titles. When you conduct your search, refine the results using Access Type ‘Content I can access‘.


University of Michigan Press

University of Michigan Press have provided ‘free-to-read’ access to their collection.

Last updated 5 August 2020

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