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    Free resources available during COVID-19


    The Library has arranged with the following publishers or platforms who are offering free access to their contents to support online teaching and learning during the COVID period. Please find their links below for access by OUHK staff and students. For enquiries, please contact the following section of the Library:

    - Acquisitions Section (for books): libacq@ouhk.edu.hk

    - Serials & Databases Section (for other materials): libser@ouhk.edu.hk
     

    No

    Material Type

    Title

    Expiry Date

    Subject Related

    1

    Database

    ClinicalKey Student for Nursing
    [Click “Register here” for first-time users and register with an OUHK email address e.g. s1234567@ouhk.edu.hk

    The platform provides full-text access to more than 100 textbooks related to nursing and midwifery.

    27 June 2020

    Anatomy and Physiology
    Community and Public Health
    Fundamentals of Nursing
    General Nursing
    Management & Leadership
    Midwifery
    Pharmacology / ​Toxicology
    Psychiatric / ​Mental Health

    2

    Database

    JSTOR Primary Source Collections

    The four primary source collections from JSTOR include more than 2 million objects.

    19th Century British Pamphlets
    Contains more than 26,000 pamphlets (1603-1900) digitized from collections in seven universities in the UK for the study of sociopolitical and economic factors impacting 19th-century Britain. 

    World Heritage Sites: Africa
    Offers more than 86,000 objects in 30 sub-collections, providing visual, contextual, and spatial documentation of African heritage sites. 

    Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa
    Consists of 76 sub-collections of primary source materials focusing on colonial rule, the dispersion of exiles, and international intervention.

    Global Plants
    Consists of nearly three million high-resolution type specimens and related materials from community contributors around the world.

    30 June 2020

    African Studies
    Anthropology
    Archaeology
    Architecture
    Area Studies
    Art History
    Botany
    Classics
    Conservation
    Ecology
    Economics
    Education
    Environment
    General Science
    Geography
    Geomatics
    Health Sciences
    Historic Preservation
    History
    Linguistics
    Literature
    Plant Sciences
    Political
    Political Science
    Social
    Southern Africa
    Technological
    Urban Planning
    Visual and Spatial Technologies
    Zoology

    3

    Dictionary

    Merriam Webster's Unabridged Dictionary

    An American dictionary that offers 476,000 words and provides audio pronunciations. Dynamic features such as videos and word popularity rankings make browsing the dictionary more enjoyable.

    31 July 2020

    English Language

    4

    E-Book

    Cambridge University Press (textbooks)

    Online viewing of more than 700 textbooks is available. Subjects covering Physics, Earth Science, Life Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and the Social Sciences and Humanities.

    31 May 2020

    Multi-disciplinary

    5

    E-Book

    Elsevier - ScienceDirect (Textbooks)

    Free access is available to more than 200 free textbooks in a range of fields spanning across science, technology, medicine and social science.

    31 August 2020

    Multi-disciplinary
    Chemistry
    Computing
    Engineering
    Finance
    Health Sciences
    Life Sciences
    Mathematics / Statistics
    Psychology
    Security / Forensics

    6

    E-Book 

    Harvard's Business Review ebooks (via EBSCO)

    The collection consists of more than 600* e-books including 400+ monographs plus newly published e-books and seminal works and 150+ article compilations with foundational articles included in the HBR Classics series.

    30 May 2020 

    Business Communication
    Career Development
    Decision-Making & Problem Solving
    Economics
    Entrepreneurship
    Finance
    Human Resources Management
    Leadership & Management
    Marketing
    Personal Success
    Strategic Planning

    7

    E-Book

    JSTOR - ebooks

    JSTOR and their publishing partners have made a collection of more than 35,000 books (published between 1886 and 2020) available to academic and secondary schools participants at no charge.

    30 June 2020

    Multi-disciplinary

    8

    E-Book

    MIT Press eBooks

    The platform hosts more than 2,700 eBooks published by MIT Press in various subjects.

    31 May 2020

    Multi-disciplinary
    Biomedical Sciences
    Business
    Design
    Education

    9

    E-Book

    Oxford Clinical Psychology

    This collection provides full-text access to over 300 titles covering a broad range of specialty areas, disorders, and treatment modalities.

    14 July 2020 

    Health Studies
    Psychology
     

    10

    E-Book

    Oxford Medicine Online

    A digital platform hosting more than 1,000 medical books, many of which include exclusive digital tools such as videos to further enrich learning and practice.

    14 July 2020 

    Medicine

    11

    E-Book

    Project MUSE - eBooks

    The platform provides more than 24,000 free eBooks offered by a number of university presses such as: Johns Hopkins University Press, Ohio State University Press, University of Nebraska Press, University of North Carolina Press, Temple University Press.

    End of May or
    End of June 2020
    (varies by publishers)

    Humanities and Social Sciences

    12

    E-Book

    Springer Nature (Textbooks)
    (please select, copy and paste the link of the textbook to access directly)

    The publisher provides free access to about 400 English textbooks across Springer Nature’s eBook subject collections.

     

    31 July 2020

    Multi-disciplinary
    Business and Economics
    Business and Management
    Chemistry
    Computer Science
    Education
    Engineering
    Mathematics and Statistics
    Psychology
    Social Sciences


    13

    E-Journal

    JSTOR - Public Health Journals

    Free access to the back issues of 26 Public Health journals is available to all.

    30 June 2020


    Aging
    Bioethics
    Epidemiology
    Health Equity and the Culture of Health
    Health Policy and Administration
    Health Promotion
    Occupational and Environmental Health
     

    14

    E-Journal

    JSTOR – Journal Archive Collections

    The Library has arranged full text access to the archives of more than 2,600 academic journals from their volume 1, issue 1 to the moving walls. These JSTOR journal archive collections span 60 subject disciplines across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

    30 June 2020

    Multi-Discipline including
    Anthropology
    Architecture & Architectural History
    Areas Studies (Latin American, Middle Eastern,  Slavic, African, and Asian)
    Art & Art History
    Asian Studies
    Business
    Conservation
    Economics
    Education
    Finance
    Health Sciences
    History
    Jewish Studies
    Language & Literature
    Law
    Mathematics
    Music
    Philosophy
    Political Science
    Psychology
    Public Policy & Administration
    Sociology



    15

    Online Video

    JoVE Science Education

    A video library dedicated to teaching scientific fundamentals through simple easy-to-understand video demonstrations.

    All modules

    Individual modules:

    1. Core Biology
    2. Core Social Psychology 
    3. 
    Lab Manual 
    4. 
    Basic Biology
    5. Advanced Biology 
    6. 
    Psychology 
    7. 
    Chemistry
    8. Clinical Skills
    9. Environmental Sciences 
    10. 
    Physics
    11. Engineering


    30 June 2020

    Biology (Basic/Core/Advanced)
    Chemistry
    Clinical Skills
    Environmental Sciences
    Lab Manual (Biology/Chemistry)
    Physics Engineering
    Psychology
    Social Psychology

    16

    Research Reports

    JSTOR Thematic Collections

    JSTOR thematic collections focus on emerging areas of research. Multiple types of contents such as journals and research reports are available.

    Lives of Literature
    A collection of academic journals devoted to the deep study of writers and texts associated with core literary movements.

    Sustainability
    A collection of academic and open policy research on environmental stresses and their impact on society.

    Security Studies
    A collection including 75 journals, 10 Open Access journals, and up to 20,000 open research reports.


    30 June 2020

    Lives of Literature
    Language & Literature

    Literary Theorists
    Medieval Authors & Texts
    Modernist Authors
    Victorian, Edwardian & Gothic Authors

    Sustainability
    Agricultural Productivity
    Climatology and Atmospheric Lifetime
    Energy Policy
    Environmental Engineering
    Green Infrastructure
    Human Ecology
    Land Conservation
    Natural Resources Law
    Public Health
    Sustainable Economic Development
    Transportation and Infrastructure Planning
    Urban Development and Design
    Water Management

    Security Studies
    Cybersecurity
    Foreign Policy
    Human Security
    International Law
    Military Studies
    Peace & Conflict Studies
    Terrorism & Political Violence

     

     


     

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    Modified Date: May 18, 2020



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