Answered By: Laura Marek
Last Updated: Feb 15, 2018     Views: 142

Currently we cannot offer alumni access to any databases we license.  Library access ends as part of an automated process after a student's last class ends, with access typically ceasing within three weeks of that (note: could be far less time), whether due to graduating, finishing course work, taking a break between terms, dropping out, or another reason.  Library staff are not involved in this automated process and cannot shorten it or extend it.  
If you are an alumni looking for access to article and e-book databases like Academic Search Complete and Business Source Complete after graduation, try contacting your local public library.  Some states and/or public libraries offer citizens access to online research databases like ours.  Local public universities or colleges may also be able to offer access to their onsite physical and/or digital collections to local citizens. Library staff put together a guide that serves as an index of known state library resources here:
To learn about benefits and services available to Alumni please check out the alumni engagement section of your student portal; there, you'll find lots of helpful information about what's available. 

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