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Library Services and Academic Skills Support During COVID-19: Free Resources During Covid-19

Updated Resources for Goldsmiths Staff and Students

Many platforms, publishers and providers have been making some content freely available temporarily to students and institutions due to the global health crisis. We have coordinated with these platforms to make sure students have access to as many resources as possible. You will need to be signed in through Goldsmiths to access these resources, refer to the 'Accessing Online Resources' tab for instructions. For freely available resources, please check the Open Access section further down the page.

For databases, please check our A-Z Resource List. New resources are featured on the right hand side column, under New/Trial. If we only have temporary access to a resource, it will be marked clearly with Trial.


  • Cambridge University Press are making higher education textbooks freely available in HTML format. They have also made available full access to their Cambridge Companions, Cambridge Histories and Cambridge Elements.  You will need to log-in through Goldsmiths.
  • JSTOR are offering additional access to 30,000 ebooks. You will need to be logged in through Goldsmiths and search JSTOR directly.
  • MIT Press ebooks have given us temporary free access to over 2,500 ebooks published by MIT. Available until the 31st of May, you will need to log-in through Goldsmiths.
  • Oxford University Press are offering Law textbooks through Oxford Law Trove and Politics textbooks through Oxford Politics Trove, until 31st May 2020. You will need to log in through Goldsmiths.
  • BibliU is an online platform providing access to a collection of full text ebooks. Access may be limited for some titles due to publisher restrictions. You will need to log-in through Goldsmiths, check this FAQ for access instructions. Access will expire on the 30th of June.
  • Kortext is an online platform for ebooks and etextbooks. Kortext is not searchable like other platforms, you will need to access it via a direct link which you can find on this title list. Please check this FAQ for access instructions. Access will expire on the 30th of August.

Other Resources

We have also set up trials for lots of databases. For the full range of our access, check the A-Z Resource List. You will need your Goldsmiths log in to access these databases. Most of them are not included in the Library Search.

Resources for All

These resources have been made freely available, without needing institutional log-in.

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