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Covid-19 update

Please revisit this page regularly as suppliers are adding temporary access to many new resources to help you through this difficult time. However, it is important to note the temporary nature of this and once normal operations resume the additional resources will not be accessible so please ensure you take a note of all information you need for your reference list. 

Some of these resources have been added to our existing databases and can be searched via OneSearch or from within the database, some are totally standalone. It is advisable to allow more time when searching for resources as you will need to perform the same search across multiple databases.

Databases by Type of Content

Type

Database name

Archives

British Online Archives

Churchill Archive

The National Archives 

Company / financial / market data and news

Bloomberg Media

Thomson Reuters Eikon / Datastream (email taylora@hope.ac.uk or AskaLibrarian@hope.ac.uk)

E-books

Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts

Bloomsbury Cultural History 

Bloomsbury Design Library

Bloomsbury Drama Online

Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies

Bloomsbury Food Library

Cambridge Books and Elements

Cambridge Histories

EBSCO e-book Academic Collection

Harvard Business Publishing Collection (EBSCO)

JSTOR

Proquest

SAGE Knowledge

Vital Source

Images

Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts

Bloomsbury Cultural History 

Bloomsbury Design Library

Bloomsbury Food Library

Journal articles

Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies

BMJ

Elsevier

IEEE Xplore

JSTOR

Proquest

Science

Springer Nature

Video

Bloomsbury Drama Online

The National Theatre Collection

SAGE Knowledge

SAGE Research Methods Video

SAGE Video

Cross Disciplinary Databases

Databases

Information

Type of Content

Bibliu textbooks

access to a range of e-textbooks covering a range of topics including study skills and well-being. Login using your usual Liverpool Hope ID and password.

E-books

Cambridge Books and Elements

Cambridge Books gives access to a wide range of research monographs, academic reference and textbooks covering a range of subject areas. Cambridge Elements  consist of original, concise, authoritative, and peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific research, organised into focused series edited by leading scholars, and provide comprehensive coverage of the key topics in disciplines spanning the arts and sciences. Cambridge login instructions

E-books

Cambridge Histories

Cambridge Histories is a series of over 300 volumes spanning fifteen subject areas across the humanities and social sciences, with a concentration on political and cultural history, literature, philosophy, religious studies, music and the arts. 

E-books

EBSCO e-book Academic Collection

This multidisciplinary collection includes thousands of e-books covering a large selection of academic subjects and features e-books from leading publishers and university presses.

E-books

JSTOR

Available via the normal JSTOR platform via OneSearch, we now have access to 26 journal archives in public health, access to all unlicensed collections and more than 20,000 e-books. In addition we have access to over 100 journals in the Ireland Journal Collection. Login in using your normal Hope ID and password.

Articles


E-books

Proquest

Searchable link to all existing and newly added Proquest resources including Literature Online and Academic Complete. Access to approx. 180,000 titles. 

Please see our **Proquest Search Strategy** mini guide showing how to effectively limit your search results.

Proquest databases - full list so you can select an individual database. You will need to complete some security checks for access.

Articles


E-books

Vital Source

VitalSource gives students access to a catalogue of 50,000+ ebooks until June 30th from which you can choose 7 titles to put on your virtual bookshelf. Books are available from over 1000 publishers including Cengage, Elsevier, MacMillan, McGraw Hill, Pearson and Wiley. View the instructional video telling you how to set up an account.

 

E-books

 

Subject Specific Databases

Please note that not all subjects are represented as we rely on what the suppliers are willing to release during these unprecedented circumstances.

Subject

Databases

Information

Type of Content

Art & Design

Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts

Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts This comprehensive resource offers instant, searchable access to over 170 books which combine visual inspiration with practical advice on idea generation, research techniques, portfolio development and more, across the main visual arts disciplines. Richly illustrated content, with each title typically offering between 150-250 full-colour images to showcase work, concepts or techniques. 

**Bloomsbury login instructions**

E-books

 

Images

 

Reference works

 

Bloomsbury Design Library

Provides cutting-edge scholarly coverage of design and crafts worldwide, from 1500 BCE to the present day. It offers an expanding range of authoritative reference and book content, alongside a rich selection of museum object images, which are fully searchable.  It allows you to explore the history and context of influential design schools, people, periods, places, and disciplines.

**Bloomsbury login instructions**

E-books

 

Images

 

Reference works

 

Bloomsbury Cultural History 

A fully cross-searchable resource that engages with culture throughout the ages from antiquity to modernity and may be useful to many courses from cultural studies and sociology to history and anthropology.  It includes access to Bloomsbury’s Cultural Histories series as well as an extensive e-book collection, image partnerships with the Wellcome Collection.

**Bloomsbury login instructions**

E-books

Images

 

Bloomsbury Food Library

A wide-ranging collection of food studies content reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of this growing subject, making it an essential resource for students, researchers, and scholars studying food, on courses as such as history, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, human geography, sustainability, agriculture, culinary arts, literary studies, political science, and development studies.

**Bloomsbury login instructions**

E-books

 

Images

 

The National Archives 

The National Archives are making digital records available on their website free of charge for as long as the main Kew site is closed to visitors. Registered users will be able to order and download up to ten items at a time, to a maximum of 50 items over 30 days

Archives

Business

Harvard Business Publishing Collection (EBSCO)

Harvard Business Publishing Collection is the complete collection of over 600 ebooks published by Harvard Business Review Press.

 

E-books

 

Thomson Reuters Eikon / Datastream

Thomson Reuters Eikon is a financial data platform, which includes data on financial markets, companies’ (especially
listed companies’) financial data, financial news, macro data, etc.

Temporary off-campus access is available. For a log in and password, please email taylora@hope.ac.uk or AskaLibrarian@hope.ac.uk

Company data

 

Financial data

 

Market data

 

Bloomberg Media

Bloomberg Media announced that starting April 22, 2020 every college and graduate student across the globe will have free access to Bloomberg.com (including Bloomberg News, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Bloomberg Opinion) for the next three months until July 31, 2020. Full details can be found here.

Business news

 

Market data

 

Company information

Drama

The National Theatre Collection

A multimedia database offering a range of digital performance resources never previously seen outside of the National Theatre's archive. Exclusive digitized archival materials are presented alongside videos to present a holistic view of the stagecraft involved in supporting world-class productions.  

Video

 

Theatre production data

 

Bloomsbury Drama Online

Drama Online introduces new writers alongside the most iconic names in playwriting history, providing contextual and critical background through scholarly works and practical guides. From the epic to the monologue; ensemble to one-person plays; comedy to tragedy; the historical to the contemporary; and from the highly political to the profoundly personal, there is plenty to discover. There are unique Play Tools with Character Grids, Words and Speech graphs and Part Books offering a new way to engage with plays for close study or for performance.

**Bloomsbury login instructions**

E-books

Video 

Education

Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies

Offers comprehensive coverage of education and childhood studies around the world. Countries may be studied and compared through six key education levels: early childhood education, childhood, youth, primary education, secondary education, and higher education. It also includes eBooks, articles, and helpful research tools, enabling students to study and build an understanding of education systems, policies, and the nature of childhood and youth experience.

 

**Bloomsbury login instructions**

E-books

 

Articles

 

Research tools

 

SAGE Knowledge

Home to an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content alongside SAGE Video, containing over 5,500 titles. Content includes reference works, academic books, professional development titles and more. This cross-media platform allows users to search and browse over 10,000 items, video, book and reference titles within the Social Sciences.

E-books

 

Video

 

Reference titles

 

SAGE Research Methods Video

Contains more than 125 hours of video, including tutorials, case study videos, expert interviews, and more, covering the entire research methods and statistics curriculum. The videos can help to bring methods to life: instead of reading about how to conduct a focus group, students can watch one in action. Stimulate class discussions by assigning videos for pre-class viewing, or use a clip in class to provide an alternative viewpoint. Videos can also be embedded into course management systems for exam preparation. Through these videos, 60% of which are exclusive to SAGE, students can find extra help and support to guide them through every step of their research project and succeed in their research methods course.

Video

 

SAGE Video

A series of online collections developed in partnership with leading academics, societies and practitioners, including many of SAGE’s own authors and academic partners, to deliver cutting-edge pedagogical collections mapped to disciplinary curricular needs within the social sciences.
Each discipline collection is now presented alongside the book and reference collections on SAGE Knowledge. SAGE Video supports use across higher education, from pedagogical needs for undergraduate teaching and learning, through to higher level academic research.
SAGE Video combines originally commissioned and produced material with licensed videos and co-productions, to provide a complete disciplinary resource for students, faculty, and researchers.showcases highly relevant educational video across key social science disciplines. Each collection includes a breadth of video types to support diverse research and learning needs. All videos are fully citable with searchable transcripts, custom clip creation and embedding.

Video

History

Arcadian Library Online 

Europe and the Ottoman World: Diplomacy and International Relations, comprising correspondence, treaties, travel accounts and printed books of exceptional chronological and geographic scope, the collection is an outstanding addition to resources for the study of the Ottoman Empire.

The History of Science and Medicine collection documents and illustrates the history of the translation, reception and influence of Arabic scholarship in Europe and their lasting influence on Western science, technology and medicine.

Archives

 

Bloomsbury Cultural History 

A fully cross-searchable resource that engages with culture throughout the ages from antiquity to modernity and may be useful to many courses from cultural studies and sociology to history and anthropology.  It includes access to Bloomsbury’s Cultural Histories series as well as an extensive e-book collection, image partnerships with the Wellcome Collection.

**Bloomsbury login instructions**

E-books

 

Images

 

Bloomsbury Food Library

A wide-ranging collection of food studies content reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of this growing subject, making it an essential resource for students, researchers, and scholars studying food, on courses as such as history, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, human geography, sustainability, agriculture, culinary arts, literary studies, political science, and development studies.

**Bloomsbury login instructions**

E-books

 

Images

 

British Online Archives

Provides students and researchers in the humanities and social sciences with access to unique collections of primary source documents. It contains over 3 million records drawn from both private and public archives. These records are organised thematically, covering 1,000 years of world history, from politics and warfare to slavery and medicine.

Archives

 

Cambridge Histories

Cambridge Histories is a series of over 300 volumes spanning fifteen subject areas across the humanities and social sciences, with a concentration on political and cultural history, literature, philosophy, religious studies, music and the arts. 

E-books

 

Churchill Archive

A digital library of modern international history. It includes more than 800,000 pages of original documents, produced between 1874 and 1965, ranging from Winston S. Churchill’s personal correspondence to his official exchanges with kings, presidents, politicians, and military leaders.

Archives

 

JSTOR Ireland Journal Collection

 A wide-ranging collection of over 100 journals available via the normal JSTOR platform via OneSearch Login in using your normal Hope ID and password

Articles

 

The National Archives 

The National Archives are making digital records available on their website free of charge for as long as the main Kew site is closed to visitors. Registered users will be able to order and download up to ten items at a time, to a maximum of 50 items over 30 days

Archives

Music

Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals

provides access to 518 rare music periodicals and 1.44 million full text pages.  It includes RIPM Jazz Periodicals, RIPM Preservation Series: European and North American Music Periodcals and RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals with full text. After logging in, you have the option of accessing the RIPM Index or the Preservation Series or to search both. We suggest that you use the “Search Both” button. 

Articles

Politics

British Online Archives

Provides students and researchers in the humanities and social sciences with access to unique collections of primary source documents. It contains over 3 million records drawn from both private and public archives. These records are organised thematically, covering 1,000 years of world history, from politics and warfare to slavery and medicine.

Archives

 

The National Archives 

The National Archives are making digital records available on their website free of charge for as long as the main Kew site is closed to visitors. Registered users will be able to order and download up to ten items at a time, to a maximum of 50 items over 30 days

Archives

 

SAGE Video

A series of online collections developed in partnership with leading academics, societies and practitioners, including many of SAGE’s own authors and academic partners, to deliver cutting-edge pedagogical collections mapped to disciplinary curricular needs within the social sciences.
Each discipline collection is now presented alongside the book and reference collections on SAGE Knowledge. SAGE Video supports use across higher education, from pedagogical needs for undergraduate teaching and learning, through to higher level academic research.
SAGE Video combines originally commissioned and produced material with licensed videos and co-productions, to provide a complete disciplinary resource for students, faculty, and researchers.showcases highly relevant educational video across key social science disciplines. Each collection includes a breadth of video types to support diverse research and learning needs. All videos are fully citable with searchable transcripts, custom clip creation and embedding.

Video

Science

BMJ

BMJ's covid-19 hub supports health professionals and researchers with practical guidance, online CPD courses, as well as the latest news, comment, and research from BMJ. The content is free and updated daily.

Articles

 

EDP Sciences

To support all researchers during the Covid-19 pandemic, EDP Sciences has made all journal content from 2018-2020 open access,  so it is freely available for all to read.

Articles

 

Elsevier

Access to 326 textbooks plus access to 20,000 Coronavirus related articles via Science Direct.

Available via the link or OneSearch

Articles

 

IEEE Xplore

Articles and standards from the IEEE Xplore digital library that may help researchers understand and manage different aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic are free to access.
All content in this collection is now free to access for the duration of the global health crisis, with additional rights for all types of reuse, including full text and data mining, and analysis. IEEE are continually monitoring the developments and will update the content of this page periodically.

Available via the link or OneSearch

 

Articles

 

Science

The Science journals are striving to provide the best and most timely research, analysis, and news coverage of COVID-19 and the coronavirus that causes it. All content is free to access.

Articles

 

Springer Nature

To support urgent research to combat the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the editorial teams at Nature Research have curated a collection of relevant articles. Their collection includes research into the basic biology of coronavirus infection, its detection, treatment and evolution, research into the epidemiology of emerging viral diseases, and our coverage of current events. 

Articles

Social Sciences

Bloomsbury Cultural History 

A fully cross-searchable resource that engages with culture throughout the ages from antiquity to modernity and may be useful to many courses from cultural studies and sociology to history and anthropology.  It includes access to Bloomsbury’s Cultural Histories series as well as an extensive e-book collection, image partnerships with the Wellcome Collection.

**Bloomsbury login instructions**

E-books

 

Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies

Offers comprehensive coverage of education and childhood studies around the world. Countries may be studied and compared through six key education levels: early childhood education, childhood, youth, primary education, secondary education, and higher education. It also includes eBooks, articles, and helpful research tools, enabling students to study and build an understanding of education systems, policies, and the nature of childhood and youth experience.

**Bloomsbury login instructions**

E-books

 

Articles

 

Research tools

 

SAGE Knowledge

Home to an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content alongside SAGE Video, containing over 5,500 titles. Content includes reference works, academic books, professional development titles and more. This cross-media platform allows users to search and browse over 10,000 items, video, book and reference titles within the Social Sciences.

E-books

 

Video

 

Reference titles

 

SAGE Research Methods Video

Contains more than 125 hours of video, including tutorials, case study videos, expert interviews, and more, covering the entire research methods and statistics curriculum. The videos can help to bring methods to life: instead of reading about how to conduct a focus group, students can watch one in action. Stimulate class discussions by assigning videos for pre-class viewing, or use a clip in class to provide an alternative viewpoint. Videos can also be embedded into course management systems for exam preparation. Through these videos, 60% of which are exclusive to SAGE, students can find extra help and support to guide them through every step of their research project and succeed in their research methods course.

Video

 

SAGE Video

A series of online collections developed in partnership with leading academics, societies and practitioners, including many of SAGE’s own authors and academic partners, to deliver cutting-edge pedagogical collections mapped to disciplinary curricular needs within the social sciences.
Each discipline collection is now presented alongside the book and reference collections on SAGE Knowledge. SAGE Video supports use across higher education, from pedagogical needs for undergraduate teaching and learning, through to higher level academic research.
SAGE Video combines originally commissioned and produced material with licensed videos and co-productions, to provide a complete disciplinary resource for students, faculty, and researchers.showcases highly relevant educational video across key social science disciplines. Each collection includes a breadth of video types to support diverse research and learning needs. All videos are fully citable with searchable transcripts, custom clip creation and embedding.

Video

 



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There are also some freely available resources below.

Please use with caution as we have no control over these and resources may disappear.

National Emergency Library - Temporary access during the Covid-19 emergency to a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities and libraries are closed. Please take care when using this resource as it is US based and so some of the content is not covered by UK copyright law.

Project Gutenberg - a library of over 60,000 free e-books