Cambridge are providing free access to a collection of over 1 700 e-books hosted on Cambridge Core for University
libraries and their associated students and faculties.
Current access: only available to Open Content / Free Content
To facilitate e-learning during this Covid-19 pandemic, Rhodes Univeraity would like to let you know that we now have temporary access to 75,000 DRM-free e-books from 1650 to 2016
From Arts & Architecture to Linguistics and Mathematics to Computer science, De Gruyter provides unparalleled breadth and depth of content across 30 disciplines in social sciences, humanities, science, technology and engineering . Build essential skills, stay on top of research developments, and discover solutions within the comfort of your home.
How to access it?
1. Access e-books here (we have access to 75 000 of the 95 011 titles in the list via this link)
2. You can go to this link to find out what content has been made accessible to RU from each partner
This access is available from now until 30 June, 2020.
Use of the content is governed by applicable copyright law. Inappropriate use of material such as unauthorized resale and systematic downloading could result in suspension of access.
Please note that access to content from the University of California Press, University of Chicago Press and Yale University Press will be delayed until the end of April/early May due to our platform upgrade.
ScienceDirect has given free access to 256 textbooks - until 31 August 2020
Here is the link to OPAC where users can get direct access to the 256 textbooks
Coronavirus Research Hub
To support individuals researching diagnostic, treatment and preventive solutions - use this link
Users can also access these books via the ScienceDirect platform (users will be prompted to submit their off campus logins). Once there, click on "Journals and Books" at the top of the screen; scroll down the options on the left to Access Type, and tick Subscribed and complimentary. Thereafter, users can browse the list or search for a title using the search box.
JSTOR and Participating publishers are making content freely available due to COVID-19:
***you may need to accept the security warning certificate when accessing the JSTOR content***
Click here to access ebooks - (see Title list - for titles that will not be accessible after 30 June and titles that will still be accessible to 31 August 2020).
Click here to access Wits University Press ebooks – unlimited access to almost 200 books up to 1 July 2020.
Access to Primary Source Collections until 31 December 2020:
Access to Thematic Collections until 31 December 2020:
Edinburgh University Press have released free Virtual Issues of Medieval Studies and Shakespeare.
Both Virtual Issues will be available for free until the end of 2020!
1. The Medieval Studies Virtual Issue provides articles across the humanities, from literary studies, the arts, history and more
2. The Shakespeare Virtual Issue is a list of hand-picked articles from across our catalogue of journals, dedicated to the Bard, his work and reception across both history and literary studies.
Our blog gives you all of the information you need on how to access our free sample issues.
KORTEXT FREE STUDENT TEXTBOOK PROGRAMME until 30 June 2020
Kortext, working closely with major academic publishers and Jisc, are providing access to some core university textbooks from key publishers.
Access to your selected title is via the TENET SAFIRE (SAML) federated authentication system using your university login credentials. Type Rhodes University in the organizational search box on the landing page and click Continue to proceed to the Rhodes SAML login screen. Enter your Rhodes username and password to get access to the title you have selected.
Access textbooks here
Clarivate's daily newsletter covering the life sciences landscape, BioWorld, provides complimentary access to COVID-19 coverage.
Click here to access more than 400 articles published to date, and check back daily for additional articles
Resources to support libraries and educators impacted by COVID-19
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Cambridge University Press has made a collection of more than 80 relevant book chapters and journal articles freely available on Cambridge Core. Articles are drawn from journals including Epidemiology & Infection, Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology and from Animal Health Research Reviews, among others. Further articles will be added to the collection once they have been published.
Moody’s Analytics: Free access to our research and views. This site brings together insights from across the company to help and understand the financial implications of the outbreak. Click her: website dedicated to COVID-19
Paris Musées, a collection of 14 museums in Paris have recently made high-res digital copies of 100,000 artworks freely available to the public on their collections website. Artists with works in the archive include Rembrandt, Monet, Picasso, Cézanne, and thousands of others.
Research on COVID-19 and the management of epidemics and pandemics is free for anyone to access and Emerald have also made this available with full text and data mining rights to PubMed Central and the World Health Organisation repository. Emerald will continue to make relevant research freely available on this site.
Emerald is a digital-first, open publisher and will continue to be available throughout this public health crisis.
ProQuest just announced the launch of a Coronavirus Research Database in response to the rapidly growing need for authoritative content related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The database has been automatically enabled at no cost for all ProQuest platform customers, and can be accessed at search.proquest.com/