Free access to several databases and study materials during emergency situation


Due to the emergency situation and closing of universities, several publishing houses and databases give free access to their materials that can be now used by the students, researchers and employees of the University of Tartu.

When outside UT network, please preferably use the Open VPN connection. Alternatively, use the link "Remote access with UT username and password" under the specific database in the Databases list 

The following databases are available. The list includes also the duration of the free access. If a new free database is announced, it will be immediately included in the list.


Database Period Details
Cambridge University Press until 31 May 700+ HTML e-studybooks; 700+ Cambridge Companions; 400+ Cambridge Histories; 170+ Cambridge Elements
Elsevier ScienceDirect until 25 May UT network: test access to 250+ e-studybooks (list is supplemented every week)
Elsevier COVID-19 resource center   articles about the Corona virus
EBSCO Harvard Business Review until 24 May

eBook Subscription Harvard Business Publishing Collection Trial

in UT network

JoVE Science Education videos until mid of June access in UT network
JSTOR until end of June all collections of magazines, in addition more than 25 000 books
IEEE Xplore until end of June in UT network: 400+ e-courses mainly on engineering and informatics
SAGE  until end of June e-study materials in UT network: SAGE Video; SAGE Research Methods Video; SAGE Knowledge
Springer Nature  until end of July e-books
Taylor & Francis e-books until end of May access in UT network

The SIAM Epidemiology Collection

SIAM Journal on Mathematics of Data Science

avaliable for one year

focused on disease modeling, pandemics, and vaccines 

focused on mathematical, statistical, and computational methods in the context of data and information sciences

GeoScienceWorld book publishers  until end of June
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • Canadian Science Publishing
  • Clay Minerals Society
  • Geological Society of America
  • Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
  • SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
  • Society of Economic Geologists
  • University of Wyoming
Elsevier  ClinicalKey Student   until end of June medical e-books in UT network, registration is required
Future Medicine journals until end of the year access in UT network to journals published from 2016
Digital Loeb Classical Library  until end of June Harvard University Press database for classical philology in UT network

As a coordinated initative of the fund Wellcome Trust the research information about the virus COVID-19 has a free access. The list of databases on the page Accucoms lehel  

Full list of the UT library e-resources is available HERE, by clicking on the letter "i" beside the name of the database you will get a detailed information about the source.


Additional information:
Marika Meltsas
Senior Specialist for Electronic Databases
Collections Development Department of the UT Library

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