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ebooks: Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates


This tab is for updates to ebook provision as the libraries deal with with impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Bodleian Libraries are exploring ways to support remote and online teaching using ebooks.

Note: Unless otherwise stated, all offers of access are available only to current University of Oxford members (those with an Oxford Single Sign On), and not to Bodleian Reader Card holders or members of the public. Members of other Universities should contact their own university libraries regarding access to online resources.

JSTOR has made all their archival journal collections temporarily available until 30th December 2020 to the University of Oxford.

JSTOR has made all its public health ejournals available to access online via until 30th December 2020.

These resources are accessible to anyone, including those without an Oxford Single Sign On.

The University of Chicago Press has given access to a number of online journals: Afterall; American Art; Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research; Journal of Cuneiform Studies; Journal of Law & Economics; Journal of Legal Studies; Res: Anthropology and aesthetics; Winterthur Portfolio. These are now available via SOLO until 30th December 2020.

The National Archives is giving free temporary and limited access Digital Downloads

The National Archives (TNA) is the official archive of the UK Government and for England and Wales, collecting documents dating back over 1,000 years. TNA is now providing temporary and limited access to their digitised collections. It is strong in military and naval history (e.g. service records, war diaries), wills from 1384-1858, and migration history (e.g. alien's registration cards 1918-1957). It also includes 20th century Cabinet Papers and Security Service files as well as Domesday Book. Registered users will be able to order and download up to 10 items at a time at no cost, to a maximum of 50 items over 30 days.

These resources are accessible to anyone, including those without an Oxford Single Sign On.

We have temporary access to the Philosophy Documentation Center E-Collection - a collection of scholarly journals, book series, conference proceedings, and other publications in the humanities and social science. Access is until 30th October 2020. These titles can be accessed via SOLO or via

East View have made their 2020 ejournal collections freely available until 30th December 2020. These titles can be accessed via SOLO.