E-Resource Access for Alumni

| October 28, 2010

Graduates of Teachers College who have earned either a masters degree or a doctorate are entitled to a free one-year subscription for access to a select package of electronic resources. New grads must sign up for the free subscription by the end of the calendar year in which they graduated. Instructions for signing up are found on the Alumni Services page of the library’s web site. This  special package designed to meet the needs of college graduates includes  six databases.

Education Full Text provides comprehensive coverage of an international range of English-language periodicals, monographs and yearbooks. Indexing coverage begins June 1983; abstracts are included beginning spring 1994; full text of some journals is available beginning Jan. 1996.

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) is a  government sponsored site that provides free access to more than 1.2 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials and, if available, includes links to full text. ERIC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

Academic Search Alumni Edition is designed for the research needs of the post-college professional. The database provides full text for more than 2,300 journals as well as indexing and abstracting for more than 8,000 journals. The database offers information in nearly every area of academic study including biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion and theology, and more. Academic Search Alumni Edition also includes valuable peer-reviewed full text journals, offering critical information from many sources.

Business Source Alumni Edition is designed for the research needs of the post-college professional. The database provides more than 1,360 full text business magazines and journals, of which 590 are peer-reviewed. This database includes publications in nearly every area of business including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance, econometrics, economics and more. Business Source Alumni Edition includes full text sources ranging from general periodicals to trade publications and top management journals. Additional full text sources include country economic reports, industry reports, market research reports, company profiles and more.

ABI/INFORM Complete offers hard-to-find local and regional business news coverage of large corporations, privately held companies, local start-ups, executive profiles, marketing, finance, and industry news. It provides access to business information not typically found in national news sources. From 1985 to the present, it contains news and analysis, information on local markets, and more gathered from major business tabloids, magazines, daily newspapers, wire services, and city, state, and regional business publications.

ProQuest Research Library (Alumni Version) provides access to more than 1,700 full-text journals from 1971 to the present across a wide range of subject areas, including business, education, literature, political science and psychology.

You can search the package to see if your favorite journals are included. Digital Dissertations, Jstor, ISI Web of Knowledge and the APA Psyc… series are some of the resources that are not included, but all of the library’s electronic resources can be accessed from on-site in the library.

On-going subscription to the Alumni E-Resource Package after the first free year is $100.00 per year.