The staff of the Institute have compiled a list of Open Access resources to support Modern Languages researchers in accessing materials, particularly while libraries and archives remain closed or inaccessible. We have included primary and secondary materials, including online text and media archives, and Open Access journals and books. While we have focused primarily on research resources, many of these may also be valuable for incorporating into research-led teaching and self-directed learning activities.

As indicated below, some of these have been made freely available or developed specifically in response to Covid-19, but the majority are permanent Open Access resources that will continue to be available in the future. While the list is not exhaustive and partly reflects the languages and areas of expertise of current staff, it will be regularly updated and we welcome suggestions for further additions to the list, including those in or about other languages or geographic regions. Please write to if you would like to recommend any other resources for inclusion.

Cross-Languages Resources

Online Learning and Teaching Resources

French and Francophone Studies

German Studies


Hispanic Studies

Italian Studies