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Why can't alumni use the library internet databases?

I just graduated in may and I now cannot use the library database to look up articles. what should I do/where can I go to use these invaluable resources?
Last Updated: Jun 16, 2010  |  93 Views

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Unfortunately, when we pay for access to these databases we sign contracts with the providers.  99% of the time these licenses allow use by our students, faculty and staff but not by alumni. 

We can allow access to "walk-ins" - people who are actually in Pelletier library.  If you are in the neighborhood and want to use our databases, you can come in and request a temporary login code from the circulation desk. 

Also, most other academic institutions have the same contracts where walk-in use is allowed -- although some do not provide the facilities for actual walk-in use.  Your best bet is to check with colleges and universities near you about their policies and procedures.

If there are particular journal titles you use frequently, you can often arrange a personal online subscription.  However, there is a great deal of variation on how far back the coverage extends. 

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