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Alumni: What Free Online Resources Can I Search?

Resources and services available to Albright Alumni

Why Can't I Use All of the Databases I Used as a Student?

Unfortunately, the contracts that the Library signs to provide database access have restrictions to use.  All of them are restricted to use by our current students, faculty and staff and although some allow use by anyone who uses them inside the library, that is not true for all databases.

Also, the campus computer network is restricted to current students, faculty and staff. If you need to use a library database, you may contact the Library Reference Desk ( or 610-921-7211) to arrange a time for you to sit down with a reference librarian to help you access the database and obtain access to this information.

Free Databases

There are numerous free databases on the Internet that can help you locate all types of information:

We also recommend that you contact your local public library since they may have access to databases that are available at the library or remotely if you have a library card/membership. This access may also be available in-person at your local state university or community college.