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Partner and external user access to resources

These resources are available to students at our partner institutions, to external borrowers, and to members of the general public.

Open-access resources

These open-access resources cover e-books, e-journals, images and more, over a wide range of subject areas.

Open-access Specialist Subject Resources


  • Unpaywall
    A browser extension providing free and legal access to millions of scholarly articles.

  • Open Access Button
    Free research articles, delivered instantly or automatically requested from authors.

  • CORE Discovery
    One-click access to free copies of research papers whenever you hit the paywall.


Free trials of specialist software may be available before you commit to purchasing. For example:

  • Adobe
    A seven-day free trial of Creative Cloud apps is available, including popular apps such as Photoshop and Illustrator.

  • SPSS
    IBM has extended the free trials of SPSS, their data collection and analysis software, until 15 June 2020.

  • NVivo
    A seven-day free trial of NVivo is available, a software package for qualitative data analysis.

  • Autodesk
    30-day free trials are available of Autodesk, a range of CAD and 3D design software.

  • Corel
    Free trials lasting between 15 and 30 days are available for Corel, a range of graphic design and photo-editing software.

Note: Be sure to check the end date of your free trial. If you decide not to purchase the software, you may still be charged if you use it after the trial period.

Referencing help for partner institutions

2019 entry onwards
Pre-Summer 2019 entry only


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