Why can't alumni use the library internet databases?
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.