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The following databases are available for free or extended access during the COVID-19 pandemic, or for evaluation purposes.
Free / Extended Trial
**Trial until 31 July 2020**. ASCE is a non-profit organization established in 1852, and produces highly regarded Journals 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.
Free / Extended
** 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 / Extended Trial
**Free trial access until 31 July 2020**. Box of Broadcasts enables the recording of programmes from over 75 free-to-air channels and searching the archive of over 2.2 million broadcasts, including those from BBC1 London / BBC2 / BBC4 / ITV London / Channel 4 / More4 / Channel 5 / BBC Radio 4 / BBC Radio 4 Extra. Further information is available at How To Videos. Please send any feedback to libraryresources@cranfield.ac.uk.
Free / Extended
**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.
Trial
**Free access to most eBooks immediately, with all eBooks available by end of April. Access expires 31 July 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.
Free / Extended
**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.
Free / Extended
**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 / Extended Trial
**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 / Extended Trial
**Free access until 31 July** - 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 / Extended Trial
*Free access until 31 July 2020.* 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 / Extended
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/
Trial
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.
Free / Extended
**COVID-19 update: In addition to our usual subscription, all 256 ScienceDirect textbooks will be freely available for all Cranfield customers until 31 August 2020.** 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.
Trial
**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 mirc@cranfield.ac.uk for login details if you would like to access this trial.
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