A huge index covering publications from 5,000 publishers in all areas of science, technology, medicine, and social sciences. It has several functions that allow searchers to personalise it to their own interests. You can set up email alerts for this database.
Free / Extended access / Trial Databases
The following databases are available for free or extended access during the COVID-19 pandemic, or for evaluation purposes.
**Trial until 30 June 2020**. ASCE is a non-profit organization established in 1852, and produces highly regarded Journals, Standards, E-books and Conference Proceedings in Civil Engineering. The American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries.
**To assist the many students and researchers who are working and studying remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, Annual Reviews have made their journals available to all (without access control) until 15 June 2020.** Annual Reviews articles are highly-cited scientific literature reviews written by top experts in each discipline. Each review provides an empirical background based on a synthesis of knowledge from multiple relevant studies.
** Free access until 31 July 2020 ** Sign up with your university email address to access Bloomberg.com’s premium news and analysis of business, finance, climate change, technology, politics and more, providing a critical resource to all who are navigating the pandemic.
*Free access until 29 June 2020*. In addition to our usual few subscription CUP journals, this collection now features all HTML textbooks on the site, as well as Cambridge Histories, Cambridge Companions, and Cambridge Elements – all told over 2,000 ebooks.
**DawsonEra is working with publishers to remove limits on concurrent user access to as many eBooks as possible during COVID-19.** Collection of eBooks covering a range of subjects - all full text titles also listed in the Library Catalogue. Non-subscribed titles can be previewed for up to five minutes. Read items online or download them for a limited time.
**Free access to most eBooks immediately, with all eBooks available by end of April. Access expires 30 June 2020.** 75,000 eBooks from De Gruyter and University Press Partners covering the humanities, social sciences, medicine, mathematics, engineering, computer sciences, natural sciences, and law.
**Includes free trial access to Pilot Digimap until the 31 July 2020** Maps and map data of Great Britain. Make maps online or download to use in GIS and CAD software. Provides access to Environment Digimap, Geology Digimap, Historic Digimap, and current Ordnance Survey maps of any location in Great Britain at a series of predefined scales. The "Marine" files are not available.
Create a personal account to use this service: login, click on Ordnance Survey collection, and follow the registration pages as directed. EDINA will email within two working days to confirm your Digimap account is active.
**Unlimited access to most of our purchased eBook Central titles from Mon 23 March to mid-June (from over 100 publishers: https://media2.proquest.com/documents/unlimitedaccess-participatingpublishers.pdf)** A collection of eBooks covering a range of subjects. Full text titles are also listed in the Library catalogue. Non-subscribed titles can be previewed for up to five minutes.
** Our existing EBSCO eBooks holdings have been upgraded to Unlimited-User access until June 30.** An eBook collection covering a wide range of subjects including business, management, engineering, technology and computing. Full text access: available only to our purchased and subscribed titles, all of which are also listed in LibrarySearch. Mobile app available.
**Free access to most EDP journals until August 2020** Academic journals covering subject such as physics & astronomy, engineering & technology, health sciences & dentistry, life sciences, chemistry, mathematics and computer sciences.
**Free access until 30 June 2020** Full access to over 600 Harvard Business Press eBooks via EBSCO's eBook platform. Subjects include entrepreneurship, finance, organisational behaviour, leadership, strategic planning, and more.
**Free access until 15 Dec 2020**. Popular online law database, traditionally with a US focus but now contains a new UK sub-collection. More than 182 million pages and 281,000 titles of historical and government documents in a fully searchable, image-based format. HeinOnline bridges an important research gap by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 2,800 law-related periodicals.
**Free access "until the end of the summer term"** - Free access to 451 eBooks covering a range of topics. Kortext is the UK’s leading personal learning platform and supplier of digital textbooks. Working with over 2,000 publishers including Pearson, McGraw Hill, Wiley and Oxford University Press, we supply over 1 million digital books to students in over 80 countries around the world.
*Free access until 30 June.* A comprehensive and authoritative suite of information resources that enables in-depth business and financial research. Includes detail on descriptions, history, property, subsidiaries, officers and directors, long term debt and capital stock. Also access to risk, ratings, credit information and recommendations under one platform.
*Free access until 30 June 2020*. More than 2,500 ebooks. Key subject areas covered in the complete collection include art and architecture, biomedical sciences, business and finance, computer science, cognitive science, design, education, environment, game studies, humanities, information science, linguistics, neuroscience, new media, philosophy, and social sciences.
Books and journals in the humanities and social sciences from over 200 of the world’s most distinguished university presses and scholarly societies. Content that is freely available during the COVID-19 crisis will display a distinctive “Free” icon. List of free content available at: https://about.muse.jhu.edu/resources/freeresourcescovid19/
**Free access until 30 June 2020** Large collection of periodicals bringing together complete databases across all major subject areas, including Business, Health and Medical, Language and Literature, Social Sciences, Education, Science and Technology, as well as core titles in the Performing and Visual Arts, History, Religion, Philosophy, and includes thousands of full-text newspapers from around the world.
**Free access until 30 June 2020** The world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, offering millions of works from thousands of universities. Each year hundreds of thousands of works are added. Full-text coverage spans from 1743 to the present, with citation coverage dating back to 1637.
Free trial. Since the first issue of Philosophical Transactions in 1665, publishing has been at the heart of the Royal Society’s mission. Subjects: broad coverage of all science, specializing in publishing interdisciplinary research and the proceedings of scientific meetings.
**COVID-19 update: In addition to our usual subscription, all 256 ScienceDirect textbooks will be freely available for all Cranfield customers for a period of 90 days.** Full text access to subscribed journal articles and eBooks in the fields of science, engineering and technology. Also provides access to a current awareness journal alerting service. To search for full text content only click on the Journals or Books link in the top navigation bar, then choose All access types > Subscription and complimentary.
**Free access until 30 June 2020**. The VitalSource Helps programme supports students who may have lost access to course materials due to campuses closing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Log in to the VitalSource Bookshelf (or download the app) to find and view course materials from participating publishers. Use an existing Bookshelf account or create a VitalSource account. Find out more and get help here: https://get.vitalsource.com/vitalsource-helps-ukir
**Extended trial until 15 September 2020**. Research platform and business intelligence tool. Access over 250 terabytes of data across multiple disciplines including Accounting, Banking, Economics, ESG, Finance, Healthcare, Insurance, Marketing, and Statistics.
Available off-campus to all current Cranfield University staff and students. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for login details if you would like to access this trial.