Answered By: Robert Sebek Last Updated: Jun 29, 2016 Views: 17
We have licensed a few of our resources for use by alumni (through the Alumni Library Portal), but allowing alumni access to other resources would be prohibitively expensive (adding 200,000+ alumni to our existing subscriptions for 30,000 students). Individual access would cost us no less than what you would spend directly with the publisher or database vendor, and we have no means to process external payments.
Our recommendation is to utilize services of your local public library (information on state library systems is located in the Alumni Library Portal) including databases, full-text sources, and interlibrary loan services. Most public universities allow walk-in traffic access to their online resources, including databases and ejournals. Open Access journals are becoming more prominent and allow free access to users.