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Open Book Publishers

Open Book Publishers are the leading independent Open Access publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences in the UK: a not-for-profit Social Enterprise run by scholars who are committed to making high-quality research freely available to readers around the world. Their site currently offers 173 EBooks that cover a broad range of subjects.

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JSTOR

Despite its title, JSTOR Secondary Schools Collections is a specially created package of over 2,700 archival journals and four primary source collections covering the arts, sciences, and business that contains a range of content that will be useful for Barton Peveril students.

Username: jcs010

Password: Hypothesis

Currently available until 20th May 2020.

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Emergency Library

The Internet Archive is making the 1.4 million books in its lending library available for free worldwide as digital books via Open Library!

All you need to do is set up an account and you can access up to 10 books online at a time and read them on devices.

Whether you need textbooks, classic literature, genre fiction or just a good read, it’s worth a look.You can also create and share reading lists, browse by genre and share what you’re reading on social media.

Link for access.

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ProQuest EBooks are now available for unlimited borrowing – meaning you will no longer have to wait to borrow an EBook.

Proquest Ebook Central is home to titles from the JISC eBooks for FE project, which aims to give sixth form students free online access to important books for their studies. Titles available cover a wide range of subjects and are presented in a full colour, easy to navigate online reader.

We are currently unsure of how long we have extended access to this resource for – please be aware of this.

Access ProQuest EBooks with this link

ClickView is a video content learning resource platform that currently provides free access to content for AS and A Level subjects (while lockdown is in place) including:

  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Personal Development, Careers, Health and Study Skills

We are currently unsure of how long we have access to this resource for – please be aware of this.

Access ClickView Videos for AS / A Level with this link

Free access to FT.com can help students with relevant and fresh ideas for essays, exams, extra-curricular activities and in interviews. Universities and employers confirm that broader general knowledge helps the best candidates stand out. With the help of teachers, FT.com highlights and guides readers to FT journalism that can enrich education and help prepare students for successful careers.

FAQs here

Click here for a guide to creating a student account

University of Michigan Publishers has made their digital and ebook collection free and accessible to all. It specialises in humanities and social sciences but covers many other academic disciplines. Resources focus on subjects including:

  • History
  • Politics
  • Drama
  • Law
  • Sociology
  • Literature
  • Media Studies
  • Classics
  • Religion
  • Jazz
  • Environmental Studies
  • Business and Economics
  • Art

This is currently available until 30th June 2020.

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Annual Reviews is a non-profit organisation with over 50 topics covered in its yearly publications – these include a variety of scientific areas, psychology, social sciences, maths, computing and economics. As well as assisting researchers and academics, the reviews are aimed at students at all levels who want to gain a thorough understanding of a topic.

We’re checking how long this resource is available.

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Exact Editions are currently providing access to the following magazines

  • BBC History
  • BBC Music
  • BBC Science Focus
  • The Biologist
  • Chemistry World
  • Geographical
  • New Internationalist
  • Prospect
  • Resurgence & Ecologist; The World Today

Click on the “Library Card” option and use card number 049816

We are currently unsure of how long we have access to this resource for – please be aware of this.

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This collection of eBooks which feature titles on topics including Business, Economics, Computer Science, Engineering, Health & Medicine, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Social Sciences and Sport has been made available by the publisher. 

We are currently unsure of how long we have access to this resource for – please be aware of this. Access only possible with the link below.

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