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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.

Link for access.

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.

Project Muse

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A large number of universities and other academic institutions are making eBooks and digital journals and articles freely accessible via Project Muse. At present, there are 15000 + books and 230 + journals available, with more being added regularly These resources cover a great variety of subjects and topics. Visit the Project Muse website via the link below for links to all participating institutions.

Access is available until 30th June 2020 – please be aware of this.

Link for access.

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

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.

Link for access.

Free online access to all of their Press Journals.This includes full access to online journals including

  • Case Studies in the Environment
  • Civic Sociology
  • Classical Antiquity
  • Collabra: Psychology
  • Feminist Media Histories: An International Journal
  • Film Quarterly
  • Journal of Medieval Worlds
  • The Journal of Musicology
  • New Criminal Law Review
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature
  • Sociology of Development
  • Studies in Late Antiquity

This is currently available until June 2020.

Link for access.

Flat IO – Write your music scores online with the easiest tool for creating sheet music together.


User friendly online music notation software that gives you all the tools that you need to make your own sheet music. You can write, listen, share and discover music scores right in your web browser on any device.

Invite your friends to compose your music scores online collaboratively. A single musical composition can be opened and edited in real time by multiple people using different devices at the same time.

  • Your music notation editor online in your web browser
  • Real-time collaboration and offline edition if you lose your internet connection
  • Compose with your MIDI devices: plug your device and play!
  • MusicXML, MIDI, PDF and Audio (MP3 and WAV) compatibility
  • Read and write music notation and guitar tablatures, together
  • Smart History: Browse all the modifications you made, note after note
  • Collaborate with video within Google Hangouts
  • Percussion instruments and notation to create amazing drum scores
  • Online digital and visual metronome to help you to practice easily

For teachers there is an Education version available. Flat for Education is designed for your music classroom. You can use it on any device to access and create your musical compositions or music education activities. Flat has a unique collaborative experience: let your students work in real-time on the same sheet music, whether you are in the classroom or working from home. It can also integrate with Google Classroom to make it easier with your classes.

Examples

You can see all the most popular creations on Flat.IO on their ‘Popular‘ page. We’ve added a few examples below:

Lil Nas X – Old Town Road made on Flat.IO using a Classical Guitar, Horn in C, Clarinet, Grand Piano and a Tuba.

The Ghostbusters Theme Song with a Grand Piano and a Drumset.

The Shaun the Sheep Theme Song made on Flat.IO using 2 Banjo’s and a Tin Whistle.

Camila Cabello – Havana made on Flat.IO using just a Grand Piano.

Soundtrap let’s you record instruments, vocals and use loops to make music anywhere.


Soundtrap for Education is a cloud-based platform that enables students to create music or podcasts. With Soundtrap, students can collaborate on projects using an extensive collection of quality loops, effects, and software instruments from anywhere in the world pretty much on any device. It also integrates with Google Classroom for effortless collaboration.

It’s worth noting that Students can’t sign up for this without a teacher already signing up beforehand. There is a free trial available for teachers and after that there is reduced pricing available for education.

For example, start a new song using all the built in professional loops and software instruments on your tablet when on the bus, continue on your Chromebook when arriving at home, invite a couple of friends, who are working on Mac and Windows devices, and conduct a video chat from within the studio coming up with the bass line for the song and finally find a didgeridoo player in the Soundtrap community laying down a unique ending of the song; you are all working in the same project seeing and hearing all the changes. It’s like Google Docs, but for music production!

Steps for Getting Started with Soundtrap

Step 1:  Create a free school trial account at www.soundtrap.com/edu 

  • Select ‘Start as a Teacher’ to set up your trial account
  • All new trial accounts will get free access to Soundtrap for Education until the end of the term/semester (during the COVID-19 closures)
  • All trial accounts will be given 500 seats by default

Step 2: Invite others or roster students with one of the following methods:

  • Google Classroom integration, click here for instructions
  • Invite by group code, click here for instructions

Congratulations! You have registered your users on Soundtrap!

Step 3: Start incorporating Soundtrap into your classes! 

Step 4: The following are essential skills to review:

Step 5: Support and Community

Cove allows you to create music to capture your mood and express how you feel.



Instead of words, create music to reflect emotions like joy, sadness, calm and anger. You can store your music in a personal journal, or send them to someone and let the music do the talking. Expressing your emotions can be hard. It can be easier if you make music! Cove is trusted by doctors and therapists as a safe and secure way to look after your mental health.

The app is built on the principles of musical theory; it has 6 harmonically evolving sounds to get you started and you can build on these and play around with the tones, without having to know the ins and outs of music.

There are no right or wrong sounds for people to use or create, the aim is that people create pieces of music than resonate emotionally with them.

When you start, you choose from four base moods – playful, longing, calm, struggling. These serve as the basis for your piece of music. The display looks like water, so when you’re adding to your tune by tapping the screen, your taps appear as stones in the water – creating your own personal cove (aha).

How does it work?

Cove is like a mood journal, except instead of using words to express how you feel, you use music.

To create music, choose from six different moods – calm, struggling, longing, playful, clouded and gentle.

Once you’ve selected your mood, you can then easily add and remove different musical effects.

Store your music in a private journal to revisit at any time. Add some personal thoughts and tags.


NOTE – Cove is not a substitute for professional therapy, and not suitable for those experiencing severe distress or suicidal thoughts. If you find yourself really struggling, in the app there are helpful links to organisations who can help you. Don’t be afraid to reach out to someone.