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COVID-19 Expanded resource access

Due to COVID-19 many publishers are now offering expanded access. This is a list of some of their free/extended offerings.


Free access to CABI’s Coronavirus collection for 3 months using voucher code. To access ALL content this page & in Collection:  go to ‘login’ or 'account' at top right. Follow instructions to 'redeem a voucher' & use CV6G2366G67

EBSCO COVID-19 Healthcare Information Portal

This Information Portal has been created to support the immediate need for trusted information. It is comprised of news feeds and resources from trusted bodies of authority.

To learn more, visit:

EBSCO eBooks

EBSCO eBook have upgraded their ebooks to unlimited user access on the EBSCO platform. This will be in effect until June 30th.


Faculty Select allows academic facilitators to easily discover and access Open Educational Resources (OER), as well as find and request unrestricted access to Digital rights management free (DRM)  e-books from top academic publishers.

With this option, EBSCO is offering a simplified version of Faculty Select that includes access to OER material as well as the option to discover more than 225,000 DRM-free EBSCO eBooks™ in one place, available at no charge for faculty to use through June 30, 2020. 

Faculty can use this link to access now:

How will it work?

- Click the above link to access the simplified version of Faculty Select.

- Academic Staff can then search more than 12,400 Open Educational Resources, and copy/paste links to relevant materials into your Learning Management System (LMS) or send links to the material directly to students to access.

- Academic Staff can also search and discover more than 225,000 DRM-free EBSCO eBooks; if you discover an e-book of interest, you can contact their librarian to discuss potentially purchasing.


Emerald Insight

Emerald have collated research related to COVID-19 and management of epidemics and the wider impact on society and made it freely available here.

Emerald Insight are making these resources freely available to access throughout this public health emergency. Whilst these materials do not only relate to the current clinical challenges of COVID-19, they may provide relevant context to how the world reacted to other previous coronavirus outbreaks, notably Severe Acute Respitory Syndrome (SARS). In addition, this research explores the wider impact on society and includes research on healthcare, education, homeworking, supply chain management (SCM) and tourism.

As part of the UK's Mental Health Awareness Week 2020, Emerald Insight is providing access to a series of resources around the theme of "Kindness Matters".

Emerald's publications have content on mental health and burnout that they are sharing for free. They have a range of videos from authors and some articles freely available until the end of July.

  • Articles, resources and videos on mental health and burnout
  • Information about different routes to publication, including Open Access

You can find more information here:

FoodWorks 10

Foodworks has been made freely available online until 18th June 2020.
Installing FoodWorks on your home computer:
1.    Download FoodWorks 10 here 

(please note that FoodWorks is only compatible with Windows computers):

2.    After installing FoodWorks, insert this product key: X3EZ-7GBG-KYGF-JCRF-8QPQ

3.    Create a new database or open an existing database.

Please note that FoodWorks is NOT Mac compatible and that any databases opened or created in FoodWorks 10 are not backwards compatible with older versions of FoodWorks. 

ProQuest Coronavirus Research Database

ProQuest have launched a Coronavirus Research Database in response to the rapidly growing need for authoritative content related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The new cross-disciplinary resource enables researchers to search and discover full-text articles, dissertations and other content from key publishers in one place.


Discovering Coronavirus-Related and COVID-19-Related Articles

In PubMed Central (PMC), you can find full-text journal articles relating to

You can append your own custom queries with "open access"[filter] or "author manuscript"[filter] as we have done to the queries above to identify articles that are currently available in PMC Text Mining Collections.


SHARE Center

Visit is the STR Coronavirus site to see the latest news and stats:  

You can register for upcoming webinars for every area of the world and you can sign up to receive weekly updates. These presentations and articles show the types of data available: country and market performance, group versus transient differences, hotel closings, recovery discussions, comparisons to past events such as SARS, cancellation data, forward booking data, luxury/resort differences and ideas related to industry takeaways.

Taylor & Francis Online

Peer-reviewed research published in Taylor & Francis journals is now free to access and available for anyone to read. In addition, Taylor & Francis will support researchers, journals & funders to ensure that all research findings & data relevant to this outbreak are shared rapidly & openly. Taylor & Francis has provided a list of some of the most recent, relevant studies.