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Library Services for Alumni
Tools & Services
Alumni of Spalding University are always welcome to come to the library and use our resources. To use a computer or access our electronic resources, please ask for assistance at the Access Services Desk, located on the first floor of the Spalding University Library. Alumni will be required to show ID and asked to verify their alumni status. The best way to do this is with your previous Spalding ID or your Alumni Membership Card.
Though most of our resources cannot be accessed remotely by alumni due to contract restrictions, we are able to provide access to some databases. You can find a list of resources below.
Alumni are welcome to Ask A Librarian or Make An Appointment for assistance with library resources or research needs.
Alumni are also able to check out books from the library. Alumni are allowed to check out a maximum of 3 items at one time. For more information on checkout length and library policies, please visit our Access Services page.
Open Access Databases (Accessible Off Campus)
Directory of Open Access Books
DOAB is a community-driven discovery service that indexes and provides access to scholarly, peer-reviewed open access books and helps users to find trusted open access book publishers. All DOAB services are free of charge and all data is freely available.
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
The DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) was launched in 2003 with 300 open access journals. Today, this independent database contains over 15 000 peer-reviewed open access journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities. Open access journals from all countries and in all languages are welcome to apply for inclusion.
Education Resource Information Center (ERIC)
The Education Resource Information Center (ERIC) provides access to educational literature and resources. This database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.
MEDLINE is the U.S. National Library of Medicine® (NLM) premier bibliographic database that contains more than 22 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine, life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering needed by health professionals and others engaged in basic research and clinical care, public health, health policy development, or related educational activities. A distinctive feature of MEDLINE is that the records are indexed with NLM Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®).
Openly Available Sources Integrated Search (OASIS) is a search tool that aims to make the discovery of open content easier. OASIS currently searches open content from 117 different sources and contains 388,707 records.
PQDT Open Access
The authors of these dissertations and theses have opted to publish as open access. Open Access Publishing is a new service offered by ProQuest's UMI Dissertation Publishing.
Digital Commons Network
The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.
Freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines.
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