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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 29th June 2021.

JSTOR has made all its public health ejournals available to access online via until 30th June 2021.

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

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.

Gale Primary Sources

Access to the following Gale primary sources collections is available until 31 January 2021.

  • Archives of Sexuality and Gender 
  • China and the Modern World
  • Chatham House Online Archive (parts I & II)
  • Early Arabic Printed Books (complete)
  • American Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society
  • American Historical Periodicals
  • British Library Newspapers, part V: 1746-1950
  • The Independent Historical Archive, 1986-2016
  • International Herald Tribune Historical Archive, 1888-2013
  • Liberty Magazine
  • Mirror Historical Archive, 1903-2000
  • Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957
  • Punch Historical Archive, 1841-1992
  • Telegraph Historical Archive, 2001-2016
  • Sunday Times Historical Archive, 1822-2016
  • Making of Modern Law
  • Making of the Modern World
  • Nineteenth Century Collections Online
  • Refugees, Relief and Resettlement: Forced Migration and WWII
  • Sabin Americana: History of the Americas, 1500-1926
  • State Papers Online
  • Women's Studies Archive  

Access to each of these archives can be found through the following link:

Oxford University Press Politics Trove

Access to 26 market-leading textbooks written by renowned experts across International Relations 2020 and Political Theory & Political Philosophy 2020. Titles are available via SOLO and Access runs until 31st July 2021.

Oxford University Press Law Trove

Law Trove contains the full text of law textbooks published by Oxford University Press, available via SOLO or Access is available until 6th October 2021.

New ebooks subscriptions

The Bodleian libraries have taken out a number of new ebooks subscriptions to enhance ebook provision. These include:


Cambridge University Press ebooks (evidence-based acquisitions access until 30 May 2021) 

Until 30 May 2021, over 21,000 ebooks in Humanities and over 15,000 in Sciences and Social Sciences published by Cambridge University Press are available via their EBA (evidence-based acquisitions) programme


Cambridge University Press e-textbooks (access until 29 November 2021)

Over 700 higher education textbooks in HTML format. Subjects covered are: area studies; classical studies; computer science; earth and environmental sciences; economics; education; engineering; history; language and linguistics; law; life sciences; management; mathematics; medicine; philosophy; physics and astronomy; politics and international relations; psychology; religion; sociology; statistics and probability. Titles are available via SOLO or at

Brill ebooks

Until 31st August 2021, over 17,000 e-books in Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences published by Brill are available via their EBA (evidence-based acquisitions) programme. Titles are available via SOLO or at

De Gruyter ebooks

Until September 6, 2021, over 72,000 ebooks in Humanities and the Social Sciences published by De Gruyter (and 20 of their publisher partners) are available via their EBA (evidence-based acquisitions) programme. Titles are available via SOLO or at

Taylor & Francis Humanities ebooks 2019-20

The humanities libraries have subscribed to an evidence-based selection for 1 year's access to humanities content published in 2019 and up to May 2020. 1,332 extra ebooks are now available via SOLO until July 14 2021.

Oxford Worlds Classics

Comprehensive introductions, clear explanatory notes, chronologies, and bibliographies support the classic texts. In addition, many Oxford World's Classics include fascinating and useful related material such as maps, glossaries, indexes, illustrations, and appendices. Titles are available via

Elsevier ScienceDirect Textbooks

This link takes you to a full list of titles not all of which the Bodleian Libraries have access to:

A spreadsheet of the textbooks the Bodleian does have access to can be downloaded here, then select “Educational Textbooks Collections”. If you know the title of the book you wish to consult you can search for it by title on SOLO.

Thieme MedOne Education

Online collection of fully downloadable medical textbooks and colour atlases from Thieme: 114 textbooks, 60,000+ images, over 1,000 videos and a training tool with over 1,000 questions and answers. Includes titles in anatomy, basic sciences, clinical sciences, physical therapy, and radiology. Developed to support the entire medical school curriculum from first year through to residency. These ebooks are available until 30 December 2021 via 


Elsevier Complete Anatomy

Complete Anatomy is a 3D anatomy platform for learning and teaching anatomy. The platform contains over 17,000 interactive structures, including a living, beating, dissectible human heart in full 3D; radiological images in parallel with interactive 3D models; Dynamic Cross-sections, real-time Muscle Motion, Insertion & Origin mapping, Bony Surface & Landmark mapping, 12 layered systems, Nerve Tracer, Blood Supply Tracer; 22 stunning Microscopic anatomy models; over 1,500 clinical videos on Cardiology, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Dentistry & Fitness. It offers creative tools for virtual dissection and a set of courses by anatomical topics. This access is until 29th January 2022.

Sign up process:
Download the free version of Complete Anatomy to a compatible device from 
Launch the app and complete in-app registration using your university email address.
After registration, enter the unique library activation code (see into the redeem code area (Open Settings, My Account) of Complete Anatomy. Your license will be unlocked.
Once unlocked, Complete Anatomy can be used on or off-campus for the duration of the institutional subscription.