Library Resources for Alumni

Graduates of Xavier University who have a valid Alumni All Card may access many of the library's resources and services. Please review the library's Notice of Responsible Use.

All of the library's research databases, electronic full-text journals, and electronic books, may be accessed only in the library. However, the library has purchased a selected list of databases just for alumni.

Open Access databases are available to alumni in the library and from off-campus. The library's XPLORE catalog may be accessed in the library and from off-campus locations.

Borrowing Materials

Alumni may borrow materials available in the XPLORE and OhioLINK library catalogs; materials may be requested online. Use ILLiad interlibrary loan for books and journal articles not owned by Xavier or OhioLINK.  See circulation for information about borrowing privileges.  For more information about borrowing materials not available through Xavier or OhioLINK, see resource sharing.

Databases Purchased for Alumni

The library provides off-campus access to several research databases for alumni use only.  To access these databases, you will need an alumni all-card.  Click here for instructions on how to log in to the databases.

Academic Search Alumni Edition

Provides access to over 2,680 full text journals in a wide range of subject areas, of which 2,320 are peer-reviewed journals.  Also includes access to citations from over 13,000 journals.  Produced by Ebsco Information Services.

Business Source Alumni Edition

Provides access to nearly 1,350 full-text business magazines and journals, of which 659 are peer-reviewed. Additional full-text sources include country economic reports, industry reports, market research reports, company profiles and more.   Produced by Ebsco Information Services.

Business Book Summaries Alumni Edition

Provides concise summaries of  leading business books.  Each summary provides an overview of the books contents and key concepts.   Nearly 1,200 titles are currently available with more than 60 new titles added each year.  Produced by Ebsco Information Services.

Newspaper Source Alumni Edition

Provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national and international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for more than 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers.  In addition, full-text television and radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, & NPR, among others.  Produced by Ebsco Information Services.

Open Access Databases

Provides free access via the Internet to resources such as:

  • Xavier publications (Newswire, Yearbook, etc.)

  • Government databases (PubMed, ERIC, etc.)

  • Historical Ohio collections (Art & Architecture at University of Cincinnati, Fremont Messenger, etc.), and many others. Some of these resources are temporarily unavailable as new institutional repository platforms are investigated.

On-Campus Access

Alumni with a valid Alumni All Card may obtain a daily visitor computer login at the Connection Center in the CLC. With your login, you will be able to access more library databases than the off-campus alumni databases. Internet access is available on the public workstations in the McDonald Library and the Conaton Learning Commons (CLC).  Printing is available. Wireless access with a personal laptop is available; contact the Connection Center for more information.