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Alumni Databases

USF Alumni may access the library's databases from within the Library only. Remote access is not available due to our license agreements with our database vendors.

Other ways to access databases:

  • The San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) subscribes to a number of databases, including Academic OneFile and some ProQuest databases. Visit a branch of SFPL to access the databases or apply for a library card to access databases from home. Note: You must be a California resident to apply for a library card.
  • If you don’t live in San Francisco, your local public library may provide access to databases.
  • If you live near a public university or college, you should be able to access their databases on campus.
  • Contact the database vendor of the database you’re interested in to see if you can purchase an individual subscription.
  • Search databases freely available on the Web.

Other sources of articles online:

  • MagPortal: Searches freely available articles on a variety of topics, including business, from a number of sources. Free registration allows you to mark articles for later use.

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