Alumnae Access to Databases
JSTOR and Project Muse are well-liked, scholarly journal archives that offer backfiles (and sometimes more current issues) of core academic and university press journals in many disciplines. Increasingly, they are including scholarly books as well. McCain Library has licensed alumnae access to these two databases. (Our contracts specify that other library research databases may be used by alumnae on-site at McCain Library; however, off-campus access, except to JSTOR and Project Muse, is not permitted.)
How to Register for JSTOR and/or Project Muse
Alumnae are eligible for remote/off-campus access to a JSTOR and/or Project Muse account. To register for an account send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Graduates in good standing with McCain Library will be sent a link with which to create an account with these particular databases.
There is no charge for access to an account. An alumna gift to McCain Library covers the annual cost of alumnae access to JSTOR and Project Muse.
Access to Additional Databases
For access to additional scholarly resources beyond those available on site at McCain Library's visitor computers, alumnae are encouraged to review the databases available through their public library system. Many public libraries have excellent online collections that are available from a home computer using a secure username and password. Also, public libraries may be able to obtain articles for you through interlibrary loan.