Access to library eresources during closure

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In response to students having to study remotely due to Covid-19 quite a few academic publishers have opened access to online library resources for a temporary period. Please see the list below, which we will continue to update. Where possible we are adding them into Library Search and Reading Lists etc.

Extra content being provided on temporary basis to help online studies


Nearly all of our vast collection of Library eResources can be accessed remotely using your Keele log-in. Please use the link on the Library homepage or go straight to Library Search

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

Many publishers have also opened up access to large parts of their collections (see links below), we will add these to Library Search as soon as we become aware of them, and Google Scholar is also a great place to search for freely-available, high quality academic resources. 

If you need help locating open access academic articles, browser plug-ins including Kopernio and Unpaywall can help. 

list of extra resources (see links above for the vast majority of library subscribed resources)

Annual Reviews - Annual Reviews removes access control in response to COVID-19 pandemic:

Harvard Business Publishing eBook Collection on EBSCO - The Harvard Business Publishing eBook Collection is being made available by EBSCO during the current studying away from campus situation -,shib&custid=s5040751&profile=ehost&defaultdb=e076tww

Internet Archive - Announcing the National Emergency Library, a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed. (Includes novels and literature study texts as well). Sign up for free and borrow up to 10 books at a time:

JoVE - JoVE is happy to provide all of our Education video content free to use in STEM teaching efforts through June 15th-

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 -

MIT Press ebooks -  Complimentary access to the 2770 MIT Press Direct collection of eBooks through the end of May 2020 -  

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 -

Project Muse – Project MUSE is pleased to support its participating publishers in making scholarly content temporarily available for free on our platform. For a list of participating publishers see:

ScienceDirect Textbooks – Elsevier have made all textbooks freely accessible 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 April 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 June 30, 2020. It has already been made available through the IP range we have and you can direct library patrons to read the articles at: