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The Alumni Association, in conjunction with the UMUC Library, has arranged for alumni to access the following research databases, available for an annual subscription of $75. This is an exclusive benefit for members of the Alumni Association.

ABI/Inform: Alumni Edition

Accounting, business, finance, international business, marketing, and management journals as well as company and industry topics from 1923 to the present.

Academic Search: Alumni Edition

Arts, humanities, science, social sciences, business, and technology journals, e-books, and other electronic resources from 1887 to the present.

Business Source: Alumni Edition

Business, management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, and company and industry information journal articles, case studies and industry reports from 1886 to the present. Also includes investment and research reports from other sources, EIU countryreports and profiles, financial data, e-books, monographs, major reference works, conference proceedings, and case studies.

Emerald Fulltext and Management Reviews

Journal articles covering international business, marketing, human resource, management, organizational development, and library management issues in journals via Emerald Management 120.

Emerald Management Thinking

Articles and interviews on management topics, focusing on various management areas.


News, business, management, company, and industry information from news sources, magazines, journals, industry publications, Web sites, and company reports from 1985 to the present. Financial data includes stock quotes, company comparisons, financial snapshots, interactive charting, and historical market information. Also includes articles on topics in the social sciences and humanities.


Arts, business, education, language, literature, and science journals. Provides an historical perspective since coverage starts as early as the 1900s and extends up tothree to five years prior to the current year.

Project Muse

Literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, and economics journal articles.


Web-based bibliographic management tool that can build online personal database, manage references, and generate in-text citations and bibliographies in numerous citation styles.


How do I subscribe?

Complete the Library Research Databases subscription form.

How will I access the library's research databases for alumni?

You will need to log into the Alumni Association Online Community, and then select the link for Library Research Databases for Alumni. The alumni research databases can only be accessed from within the online community.

Are more research databases available?

Access to UMUC's library research databases is controlled by the database vendors and publishers through their license agreements. UMUC is pleased to provide alumni with access to a selection of databases through agreements with the vendors. Due to license restrictions from the vendors and publishers, only current UMUC students, faculty, and staff may access the complete collection of library research databases listed on the UMUC Information & Library Services homepage.

Will I receive a refund if I cancel my subscription?

No refunds will be given. 

Who can I contact if I have questions?  

If you have questions and if you are an Alumni Association member, please contact