Library Services for Alumni

The Union Institute & University Library provides a variety of resources and services to our alumni. Librarian assistance is available by phone at 513-487-1487, or by email at

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, business, and health sciences.  Login & Password: please contact the library for these at  Please contact us each October for the updated password.

Directory of Open Access Journals contains approximately 9000 open access, peer-reviewed journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social science and humanities.

Google Scholar links to open access, scholarly content. When a free article is available, there will be a link to the right of the title. Click the link to access the article.

Click the link to the right of the title.

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.

Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

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.

EBSCO Open Dissertations provides free access to dissertations and theses with open access licenses.

ProQuest Open Access provides free access to dissertations and theses with open access licenses.  Participating authors have agreed to share their documents here without requiring subscription access.  Note: Please do not click the institutional login button at the top of the page as the publisher limits access to current students, faculty, and staff.

Your Dissertation

To obtain a free, electronic copy of your own dissertation, contact ProQuest’s Dissertation Author Hotline by email at or by phone at 800-521-3042.  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 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 513-487-1487, or by email at