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Alumni Services @ KSL

Do you want to continue your intellectual explorations after graduation?  Alumni can retain access to some of the online databases that they used as students.  While licensing restrictions do not allow access to all of the online resources that are available to current students, the KSL Alumni Online library provides access to a suite of research databases across many subject areas.

To obtain access to the KSL Online Library fill out this online registration form through the Alumni Office. 

After registration information is shared with publishers and access is granted, you will be mailed your unique log-in information. Welcome packet will arrive in approximately one business week. With this information, you can use the online resources from the convenience of your home or from wherever you have an Internet connection.


KSL Alumni Online Library provides access to the following databases

  • Academic Search Alumni Edition: Multidisciplinary with full text from 3,000+ journals and article abstracts from 8,000+.
  • NEW Spring 2013 - Business Expert Press EBooks: Written by scholars and practitioners for concise, practical knowledge in broad business categories & focused tracks. Several Case faculty are editors for BEP.
  • Business Source Alumni Edition: 1,530 full text business magazines & journals, including 770 a peer-reviewed titles.
  • CINAHL: Authoritative resource for nursing & allied health. Covers abstracts of 3,000+ journals.
  • Environment Index: Abstracts of articles from 1,700+ journals from 1940s forward.
  • Humanities Int’l. Index: Abstracts of 2,000+ journals in all areas of humanities.
  • SocINDEX: Comprehensive sociology database with 2+M records, text, & abstracts for early 1900s core journals.  
  • Anthropology Plus: International physical anthropology, archaeology, cultural ethnology & related fields, journals from 19th century to today. Harvard University publishes the Anthropological Literature database.
  • eBook Collection (EBSCOhost): Varied disciplines. Easy to read when selecting from item's table of contents link. ('Download' requires user to have created a personal folder workspace from the top of the screen.)  
  • FRANCIS: indexes 2.5 million records 1972 to present, in multidisciplinary/multilingual humanities & social sciences. 
  • Times (London) Digital Archives 1785-1985: 200 years of the newspaper's graphics, articles, and advertisements.
  • JSTOR: Full text of 1,300+ journals from first issue to the early 2000s. Titles are from humanities, arts, social sciences, business & management, and the sciences. (Licensed available content is color-coded.)
  • Liebert Online: Full text journals & books in biomedical/biotechnology/life sciences, medicine, nursing, surgery, and sustainability.
  • MIT CogNet: Full text journals & books related to the brain and cognitive science.
  • ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health: Full text of 470 journals in nursing & allied health. Designed for researchers in healthcare as well as in nursing and allied health academic programs.
  • Project MUSE: Digital humanities scholarly texts from leading societies & university presses. (Licensed content is color-coded.)

Help When You Need It!

You are not on your own when it comes to using these resources. You also can draw on expert reference assistance to help you navigate the selected databases. Reference librarians can talk to you via email, instant messaging, phone, visits, or LiveChat service to get you started using the alumni databases.

Kelvin Smith Library and the Case Allumni Association currently collaborate to fund this offering of online resources for your personal lifelong learning. We welcome your comments & suggestions at kslalumni@case.edu!

Speaker Graphic Testimonials

Valuable tools to do research on business information, history, leisure topics, science and technology advancements. It is convenient and available any time, anywhere - Wong ('85)

This service has allowed me to remain up to date on the latest thinking in business and has kept me linked to the University in a fashion that no other alumni service has - Franklin ('01)

Primary draw for me of the KSL Alum membership is access to full-text journals (as many as possible!). Without a university affiliation, it's exorbitantly expensive to keep up with the journals in my field - Frost ('08)

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