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January 2012Marquette alumni now may receive access to two comprehensive journal databases. Raynor Memorial Libraries has partnered with Marquette's Alumni Relations to license access to EBSCOhost research databases. Long-requested by alumni, the newly-licensed databases include Academic Search and Business Source Alumni Editions. Together the two databases include more than 3,500 full text periodicals, including popular magazines, peer-reviewed academic journals, and trade publications, in a complete range of subjects.

Academic Search currently offers abstracting and indexing for 7,360 journals and magazines, of which 2,420 carry the full text and 2,071 are peer-reviewed journals. Examples of the top journals include popular interest magazines such as Byte, Money Economist, Time, Prevention, and U.S. News and World Report; scholarly journals include Theology Today, Public Opinion Quarterly, Middle East Journal, and Research in Sports Medicine. See a complete list of journals and magazines in Academic Search.

Business Source offers coverage of 3,188 journals and trade magazines, of which 1,334 are full text and 661 are peer-reviewed. Examples of top magazines include Billboard, Nonprofit World, Journal of Accountancy, PC Week, and Fortune; the database includes scholarly journals in all business fields. See a complete list of periodicals in Business Source.

Agreements with publishers affect the availability of PDF page images, starting dates of full text, and some publishers may embargo or delay current issues. Also, note that the above numbers relating to coverage, full text, etc. are constantly changing. You must be a registered member of MU Connect, the official website of the alumni association, to access the databases; your status will be verified before granting access. Connect to registration and more information here.

EBSCOhost access adds value to library offerings to alumni, who have always been granted in-person library borrowing privileges. Last year, the popular citation manager, RefWorks, began allowing alumni access at no charge. Graduates who wish to continue using accounts or open new RefWorks accounts may do so after a simple registration process. See more here.

Please contact Scott Mandernack, Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources and Collections, at (414) 288-7954 with questions or for more information.