Help with online research and teaching during the coronavirus outbreak
Although the BSA library is closed during the corona virus outbreak, researchers will be able to find many books and journals freely available on line. There are many open access publications and a welcome offer from some publishers that are making their digital publications accessible during this period. We have put together a list of sites with links to help with locating them. For those new to online teaching there is help below:
Free on-line resources
- DOAB Directory of Open Access Books https://discover.libraryhub.jisc.ac.uk/search?q=held-by:+doab
- JSTOR. JSTOR resources during COVID-19. Free read-online access has expanded from six to 100 articles per month.
- Archaeopress will be offering an extended free trial to its in-house eBook platform until the end of July 2020, allowing researchers full and free access to our full digital collection during that time. Journals will also be free to access during this time, available to access via the same platform. The platform, integrated into our company website www.archaeopress.com, can grant access to institutional users via a combination of a unique URL and IP authentication (including remote access via EZProxy), or Username/Password as a temporary alternative to IP authentication where necessary. https://www.archaeopress.com/archaeopressshop/public/defaultAll.asp?OpenAccess=Y&intro=true
- De Gruyter Open Access
- Limited to researchers with offsite access to their home institutions collections. Some publishers are offering universities and institutions free access to their online publications during this crisis.
- Kortext, the UK’s leading digital textbook platform, in conjunction with Jisc, is launching a nationwide programme to ensure all 2.4 million university students and 217,000 academic staff have access to their key learning resources during this crucial revision and exam period. Kortext has partnered with the leading textbook publishers Pearson, Cengage, Sage, Elsevier, the university presses of Oxford and Cambridge
- Bloomsbury Digital Resources are now available upon request through the end of May 2020, at no cost or obligation and on an unlimited access basis.
- Taylor &Francis. Collections of source material from various publishers valid for the Spring 2020 semester until the end of May 2020. For students at US or Canadian colleges, access through a range of options for accessing content on the Taylor & Francis eBooks platform, including IP addresses, proxy servers, Shibboleth and OpenAthens.
- Publishing imprints of “Taylor & Francis“, “Routledge“, “CRC Press“, and “Cogent OA“.
Online teaching help
- JISC guides has produced a number of free webinars and guides to help with changing to online teaching or lectures: https://www.jisc.ac.uk/guides/ensuring-continuity-of-learning-during-enforced-absence