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Free online access to Cambridge Core textbooks during the COVID-19 outbreak until end of May 2020

by blog webmaster on 2020-03-18T13:47:00+08:00 | Comments

Message from Vivian So, Electronic Resources Librarian

All 700 textbooks published and currently available in HTML format on Cambridge Core are available for free until the end of May 2020 and a full list of HTML textbooks published on the platform can be found here:


If you are currently in the United States,  access to the free e-book versions of textbooks is through VitalSource:


Furthermore, Cambridge is offering free access to a collection of reference works for libraries during the same period, including all of the Cambridge Histories, Cambridge Companions and Cambridge Element.  Please contact your Faculty Librarian to a make a request.

Free access to coronavirus research on Cambridge Core is also available. More than 80 relevant book chapters and journal articles are currently in the collection, with future articles being added once they are published:


More details on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic from the Press’s Academic Publishing group can be found here:


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