Comment Submitted: Monday September 15, 2014
Regarding: Online Resources
Comment/Suggestion: As an Alumni I would like to use the online databases. I don't mind paying for it, but your website says that Alumni are not eligible to use online databases.
Library Response: We do hear from alumni often saying that they would appreciate having this option available. Unfortunately, at this time our contracts with the publishers who provide the resources do not allow us to extend access to alumni, even if we charged a fee for them. But we will note that this is something that alumni would value, and perhaps it's something we could offer in the future.
In the meantime, there are some databases that you can search freely, to at least identify articles and other resources you would like to read/use:
- WorldCat - Global Library Catalog
- ERIC - Education
- PubMed - Medicine and Health Sciences
- NCJRS - National Criminal Justice Reference Service
- Free E-Resources compiled by the Library of Congress
You should then be able to request anything not fully available online via interlibrary loan from your local public library. In addition if you happen to be a resident of Arizona, the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records provides Arizona residents access to many online resources.
Also, if you live in the Phoenix metropolitan area, you are welcome to come into any campus location to use the databases.
Please contact us again if we can help you determine what your options are in your location.