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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 are offering extended or additional access to their content.

This has been a quickly evolving situation and there are a number of factors to consider. We assess the offers and liaise with publishers to make them available to you.

We will update this blog post as more online resources become available. End dates for this temporary access vary and we will remove entries as and when each ceases. Please email for help with specific essential resources.

For easier access to online resources whilst working off campus, we recommend downloading the Library Access browser extension.

Visit the Libraries Support Hub for answers to frequently asked questions from staff and students, including accessing library resources online.


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.

Bibliu Library

Textbooks from various publishers (around 25,000 titles) are now available to staff and students temporarily via the Bibliu Library.

Search for a specific title using the search bar at the top of the screen. The keyword search will also search the text of all the books: if you use a mix of author and title keywords for your textbook this should bring that title to the front of your list, if it is included.

Select login option “Through your university” to get access using your usual UoN details.

Browse Bibliu Library

Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press are providing free access to etextbooks across a wide range of subject areas.

Browse the textbooks

Clinical Key

Medicine – Please log in by going to Log in via your institution, search for Nottingham, and this should take you to your single sign on page

Nursing and Midwifery –please log in as above.

Pharmacy – please log in as above.

You can find materials to link to for training here

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‘.

Search ScienceDirect

Oxford University Press

Law Trove contains more than 200 law textbooks.

Politics Trove contains more than 30 politics textbooks.


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 the following collections:

Alexander Street

Alexander Street have made available Black Studies offering a variety of African American studies databases, including full-text, audio and video, across a range of History, Literature, and Performing Arts sources.

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.

Visit Annual Reviews


ArtPrice have provided access to their content covering  research areas such as the histories of collecting, the art market itself, artist career trajectories and studies of auction impact

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

Bloomsbury Publishing

Bloomsbury Publishing have provided full free access to the following collections:


Brepols have activated read only access to their selected journal archives (content up till 2011) and to the Brepols online books collection with content up till 2017, covering a broad range of humanities disciplines.

Search Brepols

British Online Archives

British Online Archives offers over 3.5 million records covering 1,000 years of world history: from politics and warfare, to slavery and revolution.

We currently have temporary free access to the whole of British Online Archives.

Visit British Online Archives

De Gruyter

Offers 75,000 eBooks with no Digital Rights Management restrictions on printing, saving and copying.

Search De Gruyter eBooks 


DETAIL Inspiration is an image and reference database with more than 3000 projects from the last 50 years of DETAIL Magazine.

Visit DETAIL Inspiration

Duke University Press

Duke University Press have opened up access to:


Eastview have opened up access to:


We have access to the following EBSCO Magazine Archives. Click on the title and select UK Higher Education from the drop down list to log in.

Gale Historical Newspapers

The following newspapers are all accessible through the Gale Primary Sources platform 


GeoScienceWorld have provided free access to 275 titles in the Earth Sciences

IGI Global

IGI Global provides access to over 4,500 reference books and 185 scholarly journals, a collection of 4,500+ e-books, and InfoSci®-Journals, a database of nearly 25,000+ peer-reviewed articles.

Internet Archive – National Emergency Library

1.4 million ebooks and other documents made available by the Internet Archive to registered users for limited borrowing during the Covid-19 emergency. As this is a US resource, some of the content may not fully comply with UK copyright law and so some care and judgement should be exercised in selecting books from the Library.

Browse the National Emergency Library

Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE)

JoVE are providing free access to all JoVE Educational videos in psychology, biology, and chemistry.

Browse JoVE Educational videos


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‘.


Literary Encyclopedia

The Literary Encyclopedia provides access to a constantly evolving and updating repository of authoritative reference work about literary and cultural history.

Oxford University Press

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics focuses on the laws and restrictions imposed during medical emergencies.


Project Muse

Project Muse have added additional content to their resource.


ProQuest have provided online access to the following resources:


Early American Newspapers– a comprehensive online source of early American newspapers, chronicling the evolution of American history, culture and daily life from 1690 to 1922


The Statista business, market and consumer data platform provides data for 170 industries from 50 countries with statistics, reports and forecasts.

Taylor & Francis

Cold War Eastern Europe provides access to thousands of files from the political departments of the U.K. Foreign Office responsible for dealing with and reporting on the Soviet Union and the socialist states of Eastern Europe during the Cold War.

We currently have free access for Modules 1, 2 and 3

Cold War Eastern Europe

University of Chicago Press

Chicago Manual of Style – an academic citation style guide

University of Chicago Press have given us online access to all of the journals that we usually receive in print.

University of Michigan Press

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

Wolters Kluwer

Bates Visual Guide provides head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for the (Advanced) Assessment or Introduction to Clinical Medicine course. The site features more than 8 hours of video content. To login, please select “Sign in via Shibboleth.” Select “UK Access Management Federation” and “University of Nottingham.”

GIDEON (Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network)
GIDEON consists of two main content modules: Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. Data sources include world literature which adheres to the standards of Evidence Based Medicine.

LWW Health Library provides books and multimedia covering a range of medical and specialty subject areas.

Wolters Kluwer journals we have been given online access to all of the Wolters Kluwer journals we have in print.



Last updated 4 May 2020

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