Accessing Online Resources

Your EHU eResources

As we find ourselves transitioning to a digital study environment Library and Learning Services are here to help you know what online resources are available for you.

Finding Your Online Resources

A great place to start your digital learning journey is our Digital Library Induction and UniSkills Finding Academic Information webpages. We have created a package of online tutorials to guide you through how to access, and make the most of, your key learning resources.

You have access to over 248,900 online resources via the Library Catalogue, Discover More and online specialist subject databases. If you need help navigating and finding your online resources help is available from the UniSkills team – you can book a virtual 1-2-1 appointment for support with Information Skills (Search Skills and Finding Resources).

Journals

Our journal collections can be searched in Discover More and your online specialist subject databases – you will need to log in for off-campus access. We recommend using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers for the most reliable experience.

You can view an A-Z list of resources we subscribe to on our A-Z Journals page and journals can also be browsed through our new subscription to Browzine.

eBooks

You can access eBooks by searching the Library Catalogue and Discover More. Most of the eBooks we currently have are now unlimited access (meaning no limits to numbers accessing at any one time), we are prioritising eBook purchases, looking at further electronic provision moving forward and have created a handy eBooks Guide to help you read online and download at your leisure.

Further Help & Support

If you are struggling to get hold of any resources, please use our You Want It, We Get It service and select the electronic option.

Many publishers around the world are also making additional content temporarily available to support teaching and learning where access to physical books and resources may be limited. Details of all these extra resources and how to access them can be found on the additional access to eResources webpage.

If you need any help searching, navigating or accessing your online resources you can book a virtual 1-2-1 appointment for support with Information Skills (Search Skills and Finding Resources).

Additional access to eResources

To further enhance online teaching and learning, many publishers around the world are making additional content temporarily available to support teaching and learning where access to physical books and resources may be limited. Details of content you should be able to access are shown below.

Published content available temporarily

ProQuest

eBooks that were previously limited to 3 concurrent users are now unlimited.


RCNi resources for nurses

Resources and articles for nurses around the COVID-19 virus. The site includes an area with training resources, particularly aimed at
students and nurses returning to the temporary register


Springer e-textbooks

A collection of e-textbooks from Springer Nature, freely available to University staff and students.  The collection covers a range of subjects, but mainly Computer Studies, Physics, Maths and Business.

Please note access is restricted to the items searchable from this link in the ‘Free Textbooks and Library Link special issue during Covid 19’ package.

Access until 31/07/20


PoliticsTrove

OUP Politics Trove contains the content of over 30 politics and IR textbooks

Access until 30/06/20


Bloomsbury Collection

A collection of 8000 ebooks across 22 subjects, mainly in the arts and humanities.

Access until 31/05/20


Statista

Statista consolidates statistical data on over 80,000 topics from more than 22,500 sources.

Statista main site

Statista Global Consumer Survey

Access until 20/07/20


Vital Source e-textbooks

Vital Source has made available a range of text books that cannot normally be purchased as ebooks.  To access the website you need to create an account using an @edgehill.ac.uk email address.  You can then search the library and borrow books until 30th June 2020.  Please note you are restricted to borrowing 7 books during the access period.

Access until 30/06/20


Gale Historical Newspapers

In addition to our ongoing subscriptions to historical newspapers, Gale have added access to the following archives:

British Library Newspapers, parts III-V
The Economist Historical Archive, 1843–2015
Financial Times Historical Archive, 1888-2016
The Mirror Historical Archive, 1903-2000
Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Nichols Newspapers Collection
Sunday Times Historical Archive, 1822–2016
Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2016

Access until 31/05/20.


Jove Science Education Videos

Jove provides a range of practical science education videos.

Access until 15/06/20.


Clinical Key – Medicine

An interactive set of key textbooks for medical subjects.

To login click on the right-hand menu ‘Login via your institution’.

Image showing users to click on the 3rd menu option on the right hand side to Login via your institution
You will need to register an account on first access. You will still need to use the ‘login via your institution’ link to access the resource each time you visit.

Access until 30/06/20.


Clinical Key – Nursing and Midwifery

An interactive set of key textbooks for nursing and midwifery.

To login click on the right-hand menu ‘Login via your institution’.

Image showing users to click on the 3rd menu option on the right hand side to Login via your institution

You will need to register an account on first access. You will still need to use the ‘login via your institution’ link to access the resource each time you visit.

Access until 30/06/20.


Oxford University Press

Free access to Epigeum resources – online training programmes.


JSTOR

A digital library that covers over 75 disciplines. They have opened up additional content as open access during the COVID-19 pandemic and have also extended the access Edge Hill currently have.

Specific JSTOR links:
Global Plants Database
Lives of Literature
Security Studies
Sustainability

JSTOR extended access available until 31/12/20.


Elsevier

Access to 326 Science Direct textbooks in addition to our normal subscription to Science Direct.


MUSE

A huge collection of humanities and social science books and journals. Many titles have been made freely available, in addition to our subscribed resources. When conducting a search, the default is ‘Only content I have access to’ and this will include the temporary free resources. These will show with a ‘free’ icon, items we have regular access to have a green tick and Open Access items show an OA icon.

Access dates vary by the publisher but are mostly until the end of June.


 

EBSCO Faculty Search

A searchable tool to find free Open Educational Resources. Please restrict your search results to OER only or the search will also return details of eBooks that are not accessible.

After you have done a basic search, please restrict your search to ‘OER Only’ in the left-hand menu.

Annual reviews

Full access to all Annual Review titles.

Access extended until 15/06/20.


LWW Health Library

Additional access to the LWW Health Library. To access some content you need to register with a personal account.

Access until 23/05/20.


Cambridge University Press E-textbooks

Access to a wide range of Cambridge Core textbooks.

Access until 31/05/20.


Bloomsbury Cultural History

Access until 31/05/20.


Drama Online

Access until 31/05/20.


Screen Studies

Access until 31/05/20.


Human Kinetics Library

A digital hub for sport and exercise studies.

Access until 31/05/20.


Theology & Religion Online

Access until 31/05/20.


US National Emergency Library

This site has textbooks that may not have been published in an ebook format. You need to register a personal account to borrow books, but the normal registration wait time has been waived.


GeoScience World

Public access to their ebooks.

Access until 30/06/20.

Medical Literature related to COVID-19 available temporarily via Open Access

Springer Nature

SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 material from Springer Nature – other material available free upon request.


Dimensions

All relevant content on COVID-19 in Dimensions as a single export file, updated daily.


Wiley

Free access to support educators, researchers and professionals amid growing COVID-19 impact.


F1000

All recommendations of articles relating to COVID-19 and the coronavirus family freely available to access on F1000Prime.


Oxford Academic

Free access to OUP resources on coronavirus and related topics.


SAGE

Includes social science of pandemics as well as COVID-19 specific material.


BMJ Group

Material from the British Medical Journal and other BMJ-published titles. Open access for now.


Karger

Coronavirus Topic Article Package.
Free until the end of 2020


Royal Society

All research papers and data relevant to the outbreak made freely available.

Openly licensed content

Directory of Open Access Journals

An online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.


Open Textbooks Hub on OER Commons

Links to many different open textbook sites around the world in many disciplines.


Unpaywall

Aimed at finding open access versions of published journal articles, which may be added to your reading list in place of a subscription resource.


Open Access Button

Aimed at finding open access versions of published journal articles, which may be added to your reading list in place of a subscription resource.


Google Scholar


Directory of Open Access books


Openstax

Open textbook project from Rice University.


OAD – Disciplinary Repositories

An extensive list of OA disciplinary repositories or subject repositories is available via the Open Access Directory (OAD) site. This list includes both preprint and postprint repositories.


CORE

The world’s largest collection of open access research papers.

This content has been checked by Edge Hill librarians, but access is changing very quickly and while steps are taken to ensure it is accurate, please do be aware that there might be errors. Where possible we are updating this document in real-time as new sources become available.