RIT Alumni

ProQuest Alumni Research Databases

Database Access

RIT Alumni can search a suite of ProQuest online databases providing access to thousands of multidisiciplary journals, national newspapers and in-depth business information. This FREE service is provided through the collaborative efforts of RIT Alumni Relations and RIT Libraries.  All that is needed is an RIT Alumni Account.

Research Library (Alumni)
ProQuest Research Library provides one-stop access to thousands of full-text periodicals from one of the broadest, most inclusive general reference databases ProQuest has to offer. Search from a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, professional and trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 subjects and topics. Access here.

ABI/INFORM Collection (Alumni)
The most comprehensive ABI/INFORM™ database, this comprises ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry, and ABI/INFORM Dateline. The database features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key newspapers such as The Financial Times, as well as country-and industry-focused reports and data. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world.  Access here.

Health Management Database (Alumni)
This database is a collection of reliable and relevant resources in the field of health administration, including journals and dissertations.  Subject coverage includes:, health professions, hospitals, law, statistics, business, and ethics. Access here.

US Newsstream (Alumni)
US Newsstream enables users to search the most recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format. For academic libraries, US Newsstream offers exclusive access to the Los Angeles Times, and The Chicago Tribune as separate databases. US Newsstream also offers one of the largest collections of local and regional newspapers, and is cross-searchable on the ProQuest platform. Access here.

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Any problems with access write to: RIT Alum

TERMS OF USE: This ProQuest® product is made available to you solely for personal or internal use. You may not publish, broadcast or sell any materials retrieved through the product or use the materials in any manner that will infringe the copyright or other proprietary right of ProQuest® or its licensors. Downloading of all or parts of the product in a systematic or regular manner so as to create a collection of materials comprising all or part of the product is strictly prohibited, whether or not such collection is in electronic or print form. Additional terms and restrictions.

Additional Freely Accessible Databases

NOVELNY (New York State Residents)
Alumni who are residents of New York State can also access a suite of databases via NOVELNY - the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library. You need only your public library card or NY Driver's License or photo ID to log in. Topic areas covered include business, general reference, health & medicine, history and science. Browse a complete list of NOVELNY resources by subject.

SAGE Journals Online
Academic journals from varying disciplines including Health Sciences, Life & Biomedical Sciences, Materials Science & Engineering, and the Social Sciences & Humanities. Click here to access SAGE Journals Online.

Project MUSE
Full-text access to over 600 high quality, peer reviewed journals from leading scholarly publishers primarily in the humanities and social sciences. This database is funded by the College of Liberal Arts. Project MUSE allows for Alumni Access.  Click here to access Project MUSE with an RIT Alumni email account.

Your Library Account

All that is needed is an alumni RIT ID card (available from the Registrar's office).

Use your account to renew library books online!

Your account expires each year and can be renewed by presenting your alumni RIT ID at the Circulation Desk.

Alumni Access

Having problems logging in? Write to: RIT Alum ritalum@rit.edu

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