Temporary Free access to Electronic Databases

Free Access to Springer E-books

Free access to a range of essential textbooks from all disciplines

With the Coronavirus outbreak having an unpretextbookscedented impact on education, Springer Nature is launching a global program to support learning and teaching at higher education institutions worldwide. Remote access to educational resources has become essential. We want to support lecturers, teachers and students during this challenging period and hope that this initiative will go some way to help.

Institutions will be able to access more than 500 key textbooks across Springer Nature’s eBook subject collections for free.  These books will be available via SpringerLink until at least the end of July.

More details from https://www.springernature.com/gp/librarians/news-events/all-news-articles/industry-news-initiatives/free-access-to-textbooks-for-institutions-affected-by-coronaviru/17855960

Please find the list of e-books provided from the link below:


With its publisher partners JSTOR offers libraries temporary free access to a set of e-books including more than 32,000 titles from 48 publishers through August 31, 2020 to support the sudden shift to remote teaching and learning, as well as a lack of access to the physical stacks of books.

Please find the list of e-books provided from the link below:

Or view the list of books by each publisher from the link below:



Additional COVID-19 resources from JSTOR

Access has been extended through December 31, 2020 for unlicensed journal and primary source collections, a set of public health journals, and 6,000+ articles related to the pandemic. Resources have been developed on teaching remotely with JSTOR, expanded free read-online access to 100 articles per month, and extended browser pairing through the end of the year.


Textbooks on Science Direct

The University of Sri Jayewardenepura now has access to 256 textbooks granted by Elsevier.

Please follow the link below for more information:


Trial access to the Brill Online Journal Collection

The University of Sri Jayewardenepura now has trial access to the Brill Online Journal Collection until 31 August 2020.

The Brill Online Journal Collection is hosted on brill.com and offers access to over 350 journals, 7,500 volumes and 150,000 articles.

Each collection gives access to all online available content back to the year 2000 as well as the current year’s issues.


  • full text search
  • extensive linking and other navigation tools
  • full text PDF downloads
  • saving and printing facilities
  • no DRM

The Brill Online Journal Collection has three, subject-based sub-collections:

A list of the journals included in each package and to which you have access, may be seen by following the above links.

  • You should see a green padlock:This shows that you have access and may view or download articles.

  • If you see a red padlock:This shows that you do not have access so please contact us as something may be wrong (likely problem with remote access).
    (Pre-2000 content (Historical Archive) is not included in the trial, so will also show a red padlock).

You may search across the whole database using our simple to use search, browse or advanced search interface, at www.brill.com