During the quarantine, we invite you to use your time purposefully and check available open access sources and temporarily open databases. You may also find another list of open access content in the previous article.

Open Book Publishers – 170 open access books on arts, cinema, photography, media, education, and other humanitarian and social sciences topics. Open Book Publishers books are reviewed by London and Cambridge scientists, thus helping to maintain quality within open access content.

Oxford Research Encyclopedias – temporary and partial access to articles from Oxford university press encyclopedias: Oxford Classical Dictionary, Communication, Education, Psychology, Politics, Business and Management, Economics and Finance and others.

Berghahn Journals – 38 humanitarian and social sciences journals from Berghahn Books Press. Some journals worthy of your attention: European Comic Art, Screen Bodies, Museum Worlds. Temporary access until June 30th, 2020.

De Gruyter Open Access – open access journals and books on architecture, design, culture studies, and other humanitarian and social sciences. During search, select Access – Open access and free access. You might be interested in: Before the Museums Came: A Social History of The Fine Arts in the Twin Cities ; Principles of Decoration in the Roman World ; Moving to Sustainable Buildings: Paths to Adopt Green Innovations in Developed Countries ; Monumental Polovtsian Statues in Eastern Europe: the Archaeology, Conservation and Protection

Updated 2020.04.15

Springer Nature Textbooks – 500 textbooks on humanitarian, social and other sciences: philosophy, culture and media studies, education, management, business, and others. List of accessible textbooks: in English, in German. Temporary access until July 31st, 2020. For better results during the search, uncheck „Include Preview-Only content“.

Internet Archive – is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. Registered members (free registration) has the possibility to download or read full-text e-books (borrow).

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Architecture Commons – open access architecture, urban, community and regional planning, cultural resource management and policies, historic preservation and conservation, and other disciplines. Articles and theses from mainly USA universities.  

Arts and Humanities Commons – open access art and design, art history, photography, films and media studies, philosophy, religion, and other disciplines. Articles and theses from mainly USA universities.    

Art and Design Review – open access journal about visual, stage and screen arts. Published by Scientific Research Publishing (SCIRP).

Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism – The journal features unique, high-quality coverage of digital media, film, games, photography, television, video, and visual arts, as well as addresses important issues and debates within art history, media studies, visual and cultural studies, and related fields. Published by University of California Press. Temporary access until June 30th, 2020.

Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians – is a leading English-language journal on the history of the built environment. Published by University of California Press. Temporary access until June 30th, 2020

Japan Architectural Review – open access journal by Architecture Institute of Japan. Published by Wiley. 

Sustainable Buildings – open access journal about sustainable architecture and design. Published by EDP Sciences.  

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Australian National University Press Books – open access books on art, Australian National University Press.  

Craft + Design Enquiry – open-access, peer-reviewed journal promoting and disseminating research excellence generated by and about the craft and design sector, published 2009–2015. Australian National University Press.  

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Érudit – temporary access to art, humanitarian, and social sciences journals in French and English. You might be interested in: Canadian Art Review, Intermediality, Muséologies, Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada.

Epigeum (Oxford University Press) – online courses: Teaching Online; Blended Learning; University Teaching: Core Skills, Planning and Preparing Learning Activities; University Teaching: Core Skills, Addressing Barriers to Student Success. Temporary access for registered users (free registration) to May 31st, 2020. How to register.

Open Knowledge Maps – A visual interface to the world's scientific knowledge. Yields more than 150 million results from open and closed access papers.

Don't forget to check our list of subscribed databasesdatabases in trial and open access links.