Due to the corona crisis, many platforms and publishers offer universities and university libraries unlimited user access to eMaterials.
New publishers have been added to this news item. Latest update: 14 May 2020.
The University of Amsterdam purchases licences to access digital scientific information from many suppliers. Normally, many of these purchased materials have a limitation on the number of concurrent users for instance. The upcoming weeks UvA lecturers, students and researchers can make use of the temporary privileges.
Elsevier's ScienceDirect offers access to all ebooks to among others the University of Amsterdam. This takes effect until 7 August 2020. This is a temporary extension of the content. The content now includes also the Freedom Collection Books 2020 databases and the entire Backlist.
ProQuest offers unlimited access to all owned titles through mid-June 2020, helping librarians bridge the gap for their patrons in this rapidly changing environment.
Publishers partnering with EBSCO are automatically upgrading their access models until 30 June 2020.
Free read only access to backlist:
World Scientific Publishing is committed to helping the global research and teaching community by supporting its users who are facing accessibility challenges due to the impact of COVID-19.
This has led to an upgrade of the University of Amsterdam journal access to one that includes all World Scientific journal content published from 2001. This takes effect until June 30, 2020. Read the articles at the World of Scientific Publishing website.
As requested, JSTOR have expanded the UvA's access to JSTOR for all eligible programs. This access is active through June 30, 2020.
The content includes additional journals and primary source collections beyond the ones you already subscribe to, and a rapidly growing collection of ebooks for those institutions that are not currently Books at JSTOR participants.
Until 30 June 2020, there is extended access to the IEEE e-courses and the Fronline ecourses 2017-2019. VPN is needed to have access to the materials.
2017 eLearning Frontlist
New course programs produced in 2017, including Cyber Security for Today's Environment, Hacking Your Company: Ethical Solutions to Defeat Cyber Attacks, and IEEE Guide to the Internet of Things.
2018 eLearning Frontlist
New course programs produced in 2018, including Artificial Intelligence and Ethics in Design Part 1, Artificial Intelligence and Ethics in Design: Responsible Innovation, IEEE Introduction to Edge Computing, Modernizing the Smart Grid, and IEEE Guide to Autonomous Vehicle Technology.
2019 eLearning Frontlist
New course programs produced in 2019, including Enterprise Blockchain for Healthcare, IoT, Energy, and Supply Chain, IEEE Standard 1547-2018: Connection Distributed Energy Resources, Finite Element Method for Photonics, and 5G Networks.
Everyone (except alumni) with an email address ending with uva.nl, amc.nl, amc.uva.nl or amsterdamumc.nl, can get access to The New York Times. You will have access to the current issue and the complete archive. To activate your pass, please visit the website of The New York Times and register by using your email address ending with one the mentioned email domains.
This activation method will be available for use as long as the COVID-19 situation is ongoing. All activated accounts will retain access for one year (365 days).
SAGE, one of the world's largest publishers of academic publications, has granted UvA students and staff members extra access.
The SAGE sources below will be accessible online until 30 June 2020.
To be able to consult the online resources mentioned above, you must be logged in to the UvA VPN network. This is not often the case as you do not need VPN to gain access to online materials via CataloguePlus. You do have to log in with your UvAnetID beforehand though.
We would also like to point out a more comprehensive and clearer document with publishers who open their files more widely to universities, colleges and libraries, so that students, lecturers and researchers have more access to required information than through the usual licenses.
All information about suppliers supplied by ICOLC participants will be updated on the previously communicated original ICOLC responses spreadsheet and on this EAS spreadsheet.