Library Services for Alumni

Journal Article Resources

Academic Search Alumni Edition provides online full-text access to more than 3,190 trade and research journals in the humanities, arts, social sciences, and health sciences. UI&U Alumni Login / Password required.  Contact the library for your login and password.

Business Source Alumni Edition supplements and augments the content of the first database by offering full text access to over 1,540 business magazines and periodicals. UI&U Alumni Login / Password required.  Contact Library for assistance. UI&U Alumni Login / Password required.  Contact the library for your login and password.

Directory of Open Access Journals was launched in 2003 at Lund University, Sweden and now contains approximately 9000 open access, peer-reviewed journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social science and humanities.


E-book Resources

Project Gutenberg was founded in 1971 and is the oldest digital library.  Most of the items in its collection are the full texts of public domain books published prior to 1923.

Librivox provides fiction and nonfiction audiobooks in the public domain.


Dissertation Resources

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations is an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs).  The database includes more than 4.5 million openly accessible full text doctoral dissertations and theses.

PQDT Open ProQuest® Dissertations & Theses Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge.  Participating authors have agreed to share their documents here without requiring subscription access.

Your Dissertation

To obtain a free, electronic copy of your own dissertation, contact ProQuest’s Dissertation Author Hotline by email at disspub@proquest.com or by phone at 734-761-4700, extension 7020.  Dissertations by other authors may be purchased in various formats from ProQuest’s Dissertation Express service.

BA & MA Theses

Student theses from both our Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts Programs that were produced prior to 2002 are housed at the Norwich University Library in Northfield VT.  Alumni can contact Norwich University Library at 802-485-2176 or library@norwich.edu for information on how to access their theses.

If your BA or MA thesis was completed after 2002, please contact us for for assistance in obtaining a copy of your thesis.


Reference Assistance

The UI&U librarians are available to assist alumni in finding resources that may be locally available to them, and can also provide assistance in navigating the databases listed above.

Reach us by phone at 802-246-5947, or by email at library@myunion.edu.