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Open Access Resources

Freely available academic resources

Subject Specific

We would recommend that you start your research with our subscription resources via the LibGuides for your subject areas. However if needed, there are some resources listed below that are freely available that you may find useful.


The United Nations offers freely available materials via their website and the document’s page is a good place to start with links to common themes.

Maritime 2050: navigating the future via GOV.UK see their vision and ambitions for the future of the British maritime sector.

MAIB safety digests Department for Transport Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) detailing lessons from marine accident reports.

MAIB Annual Reports Department for Transport Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB)


Air Accident Investigation Branch Reports from GOV.UK

The Institution of Engineering and Technology
The IET journals portfolio includes over 40 journals, covering a wide range of engineering and technology fields. The Open Access content from the IET journals is now accessible through the new IET Research hub page.

Marine Accident Investigation Reports from GOV.UK