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Library hints and tips during the corona outbreak

Libraries are closed – collection point for reservations and other limited services during summer

Turku University Library limited services are available to students and staff of the University of Turku on a prior reservation basis from the 1st of June 2020. Collection point in Turku for reserved material will also serve the university community during the summer. Please, for more information see

Electronic Resources on trial

Many publishers are also offering trials of their resources. They will be added to the library website:

Feedback is very important! Let us know if there are any resources you would like to have for long term use.

Publishers opening e-resources due to Corona Situation

Publishers offering wider access to e-resources



  • CAS offers access to all SciFinder products to licensed customers through June 15, 2020.

  • Ebook Central. Unlimited amount of users to Ebook Central holdings. You can limit your search to only Turku university holdings by refining your search with "Owned and subscribed to by my library"in advanced search.

  • EBSCO is partnering with publishers to upgrade existing e-books to unlimited amount of simultaneous users. 

  • Elsevier has made all textbooks freely accessible to ScienceDirect customers to support students and lecturers whose classes have moved from campus to online.

  • Gale Primary Sources have opened up their resources for the Turku University community.  The Gale Primary Sources include e.g. historical archives from Daily Mail, The Telegraph and International Herald Tribune. Databases like American historical periodicals, 19th century UK periodicals and Gale’s wide 19th Century Collection Online and Archives of Sexuality and Gender –parts 2-4 can also be accessed. UTU-credentials are needed in order to access the resources, which are open until the end of July 2020. 

  • IEEE offers access to eLearning Library, which includes hundreds of hours of courses in new and emerging technologies until 30 June 2020. Please visit and click on What Can I Access to view what you have access to, or go to Browse>Courses to see all course topics:

  • JSTOR has expanded free access for participating institutions. More than 30 000 books are available. The resources can be search in JSTOR’s own search engine and are available only with utu-credentials.

  • Perlego has opened up its Online Library to the University of Turku for 4 weeks, starting May 12th 2020. The Perlego Online Library covers more than 300 000 academic and professional publications. To be able to use the library, everyone needs to sign up by using the code 2D7963.

  • Portland Press is suspending paywalls on all content published across our seven journals until further notice

  • ProQuest offers the following resources for use until June 6, 2020:

  • World Scientific Publishing will upgrade journal access to all World Scientific journal content published from 2001, until June 30, 2020. World Scientific e-books through Ebook Central and EBSCO will get automatic upgrades to unlimited concurrent access (from single user or 3U) through mid-June, 2020.   


Publishers offering free access


  • Australian National University Press produce fully peer-reviewed monographs and journals across a wide range of subjects, with a special focus on Australian and international policy, Indigenous studies and the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Berghahn Journals publishes 38 scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities.

  • EBSCO Faculty Select  is an interface that includes access to OER (Open Educational Resources) materials as well as the option to discover DRM-free EBSCO eBooks™ from academic publishers, available at no charge for faculty to use through June 30, 2020. 

  • Elsevier’s Coronavirus Information Center has opened its full text articles for data mining. The resources include almost 20 000-research articles from ScienceDirect, including peer-reviewed research from journals like The Lancet and Cell Press. These articles are available for download with rights for full text and data mining, re-use and analyses for as long as needed.

  • GeoScienceWorld eBooks - open access to eBook content until the end of June 2020