Access to library eresources during closure

LIBRARY SEARCH - search for all your online resources

In response to students having to study remotely many academic publishers have opened access to online library resources for a temporary period. We are also adding them to LibrarySearch and Reading Lists, please scroll down to see the list below

Extra content being provided on temporary basis to help online studies

Our vast collection of eResources can be accessed remotely from Library Search using your Keele log-in.

Other useful links for accessing eresources are:  ​​​​​​​A-Z online resources  -  Online Reading Lists  -  Subject resources

Many publishers have also opened up access to their collections (scroll down for links below) and Google Scholar is also great for finding Open Access academic resources. Browser plug-ins Kopernio and Unpaywall can also help locate Open Access articles. 

Keele IT Services have set up a way for our students to gain remote access to our Library PCs. For instructions please go to either the Windows guide or Mac guide


EDP Sciences - In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, as a publisher which has always put the academic community at the forefront of everything we do, we have decided to open our journals content from 2018-2020 so it is freely available for all to read until 31st August 2020 -

Gale Reference Complete - Access to the largest package of primary and secondary sources available to libraries today. Empowering users at all academic levels, from the undergraduate student to the experienced researcher, and covering nearly every research area and discipline, Gale Reference Complete offers high quality, authoritative and unique content:

JISC Historical texts - One platform, over 460,000 late 15th to 19th century texts, Historical Texts brings together four historically significant collections for the first time: Early English Books Online (EEBO), Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) 65,000 texts from the British Library 19th Century collection and the UK Medical Heritage Library (UKMHL) -

JISC Journal Archives - Journal Archives is a Jisc service containing the backfiles from 8 major content providers: Brill, Institution of Civil Engineers, Institute of Physics, ProQuest, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, the Royal Society of Chemistry and Taylor and Francis as well as the complete run of the feminist magazine Spare Rib -

JSTOR - For participating academic institutions that currently license some, but not all, JSTOR Archive and Primary Source collections, we will turn on access to all unlicensed collections at no cost -

Ohio State University Press - For the duration of this crisis, all Ohio State University Press monographs, and the linguistics textbook language files, will be open and free to use through the Ohio State University Libraries’ Institutional Repository, The Knowledge Bank -

RCNi - To support the nursing community RCNi have developed a dedicated COVID-19 resource centre that is completely free to access for all nurses and frontline NHS staff working with coronavirus patients. -

ScienceDirect Textbooks – Elsevier have made all textbooks freely accessible until 31st August 2020 to ScienceDirect customers, to support students and lecturers whose classes have moved from campus to online -

University of Michigan Press – Open Access to 1,150+ titles until the end of August 2020. The UMP EBC contains the Press’s scholarly output published since 2012 as well as new books and older titles as they are digitized. Note they will be free-to-read, not to download, during this time.

World Scientific - ALL journal content published from 2001. This takes effect from now, until 31st July 2020. It has already been made available through the IP range we have and you can direct library patrons to read the articles at: