Publishers and library vendors are offering expanded access to online resources to support research and learning activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, offering innumerable initiatives. Following is a selection of useful resources for Social Sciences researchers and students
Extra Content Remote Access
- ARTStor: Access to over 2 millions of high-definition images. Until 30/06/2021.
- Bloomsbury Collections: Access to over 8,000 e-books by Bloomsbury Publishing and the following databases: Arcadian Library Online, Bloomsbury Cultural History, Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies, Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers, Bloomsbury Food Library, Churchill Archive, Human Kinetics Library (forthcoming). Until May 31
- Cambridge University Press: Cambridge Companions (accessible introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics, and periods), Cambridge Histories (essential reference collection spanning 350 volumes in 10 subject areas), Cambridge Elements (provides comprehensive coverage of key topics in disciplines spanning the arts and sciences). Until June 30
- De Gruyter eBooks: Access to over 75,000 ebooks published by Walter de Gruyter. Until July 31
- EBSCOHost eBook University Press Collection: Contains a large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles. Until May 25
- EBSCOHost eBook Harvard Business Review Press Collection: Contains a large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles. Until June 6
- EBSCOHost eBook Academic Collection: Contains a large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter. Until June 25
- EBSCOHost eBook Business Collection: Encompasses a variety of business topics, such as marketing, finance, supply chain management and entrepreneurship. Until June 25
- Elgaronline eBooks: Access to a selection of approximately 1,000 titles published by Edward Elgar Publishing. Up to May 5
- Elsevier ScienceDirect Textbooks: Dates not provided.
- Elsevier ScienceDirect Books: Access to over 36,000 ebooks and book series, encyclopedias, handbooks, and textbooks published from 1960 to today. Until July 6
- Emerald eJournals: Access to over 300 ejournals published by Emerald Group Publishing. Until June 30.
- HeinOnline databases: Access to the following collections published by William S. Hein & Co.: Paris Legal Publishers Package, Religion and the Law, Women and the Law, World Trials Library. Up to July 15.
- IEEE eLearning Library: Platform for distance learning in relevant topics related to new technologies. Up to June 14.
- Il societario: Portal published by Giuffrè Francis Lefebvre for research and specialists in Corporate Law. Up to May 8
- JSTOR: Extended access to "Archival Journals", "Primary Sources", and to a selection of e-books provided by a list of publishers (continously updated). E-Journals up to 30/06/2021, E-books up to August 31.
- L'amministrativista. Portal published by Giuffrè Francis Lefebvre for analysis of Italian public procurement and contracts. Up to May 8.
- MathSciNet: Access to all content. Through May 31
- MIT Press Direct: Access to approx. 3,000 ebooks published by the MIT Press across several topics. Up to June 30.
- Oxford Research Encyclopedias: Access to encyclopedias published by Oxford University Press. Politics, International Studies, Communication, Criminology, Environmental Science. Up to June 19.
- Project Syndicate: Access to all content. Through September 02.
- SAGE Knowledge: Database dedicated to Social Sciences which collects academic bibliographic materials and other academic materials published by SAGE. Up to June 30.
- SAGE Research Methods: The platform contains a large amount of materials regarding the qualitative and quantitative methods of scientific research. It collects and makes available bibliographical materials such as ebooks, journal articles, reference works, and the Little green books and Little blue books publications as well as in-depth contents such as case studies, videos, podcasts, and datasets. Up to June 30.
- Textbooks on Cambridge Core: Access to the complete collection of textbooks published by Cambridge University Press. Up to May 31.
- Ubidictionary: Digital library containing 20 dictionaries published by Zanichelli and other prestigious publishers such as Oxford University Press, Collins, and Vox. Up to July 15.
Open Access Resources
- American Economic Association Journals. Access to complete collection of journals. Up to August 31.
- Annual Reviews. Access to all journals. Up to April 30.
- Duke University Press – Syllabi. Thematic collection of books covering politics and social sciences. Titles are available for online reading only. Up to September 30.
- EBSCO Open Educational Resources (OER). Through the simple search engine, it allows the retrieval and access to numerous academic publications. Up to June 30.
- Knowledge Bank – The Ohio State University Libraries’ Repository. About 700 textbooks also available for downloading. Up to Summer 2020 (date to be defined).
- Project MUSE. Thousands of academic books and journals provided by various publishers. Up to May 31 or June 30 (depending on the publisher).
- Solidarietà digitale. Free accessible services sponsored by the Ministry for Technological Innovation and Digitalization.
- Springer-Palgrave Textbooks. Free access to around 500 e-books provided by Springer and Palgrave publishers.
- University of California Press Journals. Free access to around 70 journals published by the University of California Press. Up to June 30.
DISCLAIMER: Publishers are increasing the number of accessible resources almost daily - data may differ from what is posted.