Free databases from publishers to support virtual learning during COVID-19
Free textbooks on ScienceDirect
Elsevier has granted access to 256 textbooks to support students and lecturers whose classes have moved from campus to online. See list of Free textbooks_ScienceDirect
To access the textbooks, click here and login using your Library account. You will reach the search page for ScienceDirect. Then type the name of the title from the given textbook list and click search. You will be able to download the book or the required chapters. See tipsheet
List of eBooks that can be downloaded for free from Springer.
Free resources from Sage
SAGE Video 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.
This collection includes hours of tutorials, interviews, video case studies, and mini-documentaries covering the entire research process. Find videos made with expert researchers from leading research institutions, your favorite SAGE authors, great teachers, and more.
The premier social sciences platform for SAGE and CQ Press book, reference, and video content.
Free textbooks and other resources for teaching and learning that you may use and reuse at no cost, and without needing to ask permission.
Proquest Research Companion (Free access until June 30)
Access to key components of Research Companion, a resource that helps college and undergraduate university students develop the crucial critical thinking and information literacy skills they need to do scholarly research.
You'll get access to 10 easy-to-navigate multimedia learning modules that answer questions such as How do I choose a topic? Where do I find information? and How do I evaluate sources? These modules include 96 instructional videos, 192 assessment questions and four tools designed to walk users through the entire scholarly research process.
ProQuest is launching a new Coronavirus Research Database, giving all ProQuest users no-cost access to full-text content covering all facets of COVID-19 and related infectious diseases.
ASTM is classified as a public charity, private foundation or private operating foundation. One of the things the new ASTM UAE Chapter has already identified is the need for our standards in UAE academia as students with a knowledge and understanding of standards have a real advantage over those who do not. ASTM Compass includes online access to all ASTM standards, eBooks, journals & research data & comes with unlimited simultaneous users, downloads & prints. ASTM standards are used extensively in many areas of UAE industry including petroleum, civil engineering, testing, manufacturing, vendor assessment, procurement and of course academia etc. Register to access
Internet Archive (temporary National Emergency Library with unlimited access to around 1.4 million books from 1925-2014)
Britannica Academic (1 month trial access only-until 11th June 2020)
The rich combination of the venerable Encyclopaedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that students need to consult when conducting thorough collegiate research. Request access