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Q. What alternatives are available when access to JISC Historical Texts ceases?

I have seen a notification on the JISC Historical Texts platform saying access is being withdrawn. How can I still access the content?

Answered By: Hilda McNae
Last Updated: Jun 25, 2024     Views: 42

JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) have taken the decision to retire this service and it will no longer be available for Universities to subscribe to.

When access to the service ceases on 31st July 2024 alternative routes to accessing the content will be as follows:


If you have saved searches, items and tags stored in JISC Historical Texts then access to these will be lost once the service ceases. It is not possible to export these to the new platforms so you should make a note of them. For individual book titles then open them and choose the download option at the top right of the screen if you wish to keep them.

The Library will update links on library catalogue, A-Z of databases, subject guides and relevant reading lists in due course. For staff who create their own reading lists or include links to content in teaching materials then we are happy to advise on how best to structure links to content on the alternative platforms.

Please contact us if you have further questions. 


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