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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Library Services: Additional access to e-books and other e-resources

Queen's University Belfast Library subscribes to thousands of e-books and e-journals for your use.  These can be accessed from home (remotely) please consult E-resources off campus for more information.  ‚Äč

Additional access to e-books and other e-resources

E-resources made available to Queen's University Belfast on a temporary basis.

Certain publishers have temporarily extended access to content on their platforms in response to the current Covid-19 pandemic. Below are a list of publishers and information service providers who are providing increased access.


* Please note that this extended access could be withdrawn by the publisher at any time. 


Publisher Details
Archaeopress Archaeopress contains approx. 450 subscription-based eBooks; a further 180 Open Access or Free to Access eBooks, as well as, access to all Archaeopress Journals. 
This trial is available until
31st July 2020.
BOB BOB allows users to record programmes from over 75 free-to-air channels; and search our archive of over 2.2 million broadcasts.  Access is generously being made available until 31st July. More information here.
EBSCO Faculty Select

Faculty Select is a single interface where faculty can easily discover and access Open Educational Resources (OER), as well as find and request access to unrestricted, DRM-free e-books from top academic publishers.

Historical Texts JISC Historical Texts is available until 31 July 2020 during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Historical Texts brings together Early English Books Online (EEBO), Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) 65,000 texts from the British Library 19th Century collection and the UK Medical Heritage Library (UKMHL).
Journal Archives JISC Journal Archives is available until 31 July 2020 during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Journal Archives brings together content from 8 major publishers: Brill, Institution of Civil Engineers, Institute of Physics, ProQuest, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, the Royal Society of Chemistry and Taylor and Francis as well as the complete run of the feminist magazine Spare Rib.
JSTOR JSTOR are expediting the release of a new set of 26 journal archives in Public Health, as well as additional ebooks for JSTOR-participating academic institutions. In addition, JSTOR are also making a special collection of 35,000+ ebooks freely available until 31st December, 2020. More than 80 scholarly publishers have contributed to this effort to help replace access to physical collections during this unprecedented crisis. 

Ohio State University Press

For the duration of this crisis, all Ohio State University Press monographs, and the linguistics textbook language files, will be open and free to use through the Ohio State University Libraries’ Institutional Repository, The Knowledge Bank.
Royal Marsden Manual  The Royal Marsden Manual Online edition provides up-to-date, evidence- based clinical skills and procedures related to essential aspects of a person’s care. 
Springer Nature Textbooks Springer Nature would like to support institutions that have been affected by the lockdown with free access to specific textbooks until 31st July 2020.
Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook 2019/20 Readers can sign up for a 1 month free trial using the link to create an individual login.
World Scientific Journals Due to the impact of COVID-19, World Scientific has upgraded Queen's University Belfast’s journal access to include all World Scientific journal content published from 2001. Additional access is available until 31st July 2020.