Services for Alumni
As alumni of the University of New England, Westbrook College or St. Francis College we continue to support you with access to our physical collections & research services.
Borrow from the Library
To borrow physical items from the libraries, you will first need to apply for an Alumni ID card . Once you have your Alumni ID card number, contact one of our Access Services Librarians to set up library borrowing:
We are not able to offer remote access to our subscription online resources because of limits in our licences with vendors. If you are visiting campus, you may request guest access during business hours or by appointment.
We can assist you in locating and accessing quality open access resources, as well as navigate resources available to you through institutions like your state library, the National Library of Medicine or the Library of Congress.
State Library Online Resources
State public library systems provide online research resources to those with a public library card. Contact your local public library for details.
For Maine Residents
- Digital Maine Library: A wide variety of research databases, scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers.
- cloudLibrary: Download popular e-book and audiobook titles to your phone, tablet, or other device.
Open Access Resources
There are many freely available scholarly resources to help you with your research. This is not an exhaustive list. Contact us if you have questions about a specific resource or subject.
- US Government Publishing Office provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.
- HATHITRUST DIGITAL LIBRARY:
- Access to millions of digitized book titles from libraries around the world.
- PROJECT GUTENBERG:
- Library of digitized book titles, with a focus on older works with expired copyrights.
- DIRECTORY OF OPEN ACCESS JOURNALS (DOAJ):
- Online directory that identifies high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals
- GOOGLE SCHOLAR:
- Search for scholarly literature, include articles, theses, books, abstracts, and court documents.
- JSTOR REGISTER & READ:
- A new, experimental program offering free, read-online access to individual scholars and researchers who register for a MyJSTOR account.
- Search the world’s largest network of library collections and services
Behavioral & Social Sciences
- CAMPBELL COLLABORATION ONLINE LIBRARY:
- Systematic reviews and other evidence syntheses for evidence-based policy and practice in social and economic areas
- CHILD WELFARE INFORMATION GATEWAY:
- Fact sheets, bulletins, and research summaries on child abuse and neglect, child welfare, and adoption related issues.
- HSRR: Health Services and Sciences Research Resources
- Contains information about several hundred research datasets and instruments/indices employed in health services research, behavioral, and social sciences and public health, with links to PubMed.
- U.S. National Library of Medicine database covering biomedical and allied health literature.
See PubMed ‘Quick Tours’ tutorials.
- NIH GUIDE FOR GRANTS AND CONTRACTS:
- Official publication for the National Institutes of Health medical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunities.
- Database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs which covers the published international literature on traumatic stress and other mental-health conditions caused by traumatic events.
- SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH NETWORK:
- Database of abstracts for recently published and forthcoming papers and a searchable library of free articles in the Social Sciences
- SOCIAL CARE ONLINE:
- The UK’s largest database of information and research on all aspects of social care and social work including legislation, government documents, practice and guidance, systematic reviews, research briefings, reports, journal articles, and websites.
- STATE HEALTH FACTS:
- Provides data on health, health care, and health policy topics across all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and the United States as a whole, based on a range of public and private sources.
- U.S. CENSUS BUREAU:
- Statistics on social, demographic or economic data at the national, state and local levels, available from a variety of sources, including the censuses from 1990 to 2010, the American Community Survey, and the Economic Census.
- Free curriculum materials and lesson plans from the National Council for Open Education.
- Digital library of educational literature maintained by the U.S. Department of Education.
- ETS TestLink:
- Established to make information on standardized tests and research instruments available, this library includes over 25,000 tests and other assessment tools.
- NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION STATISTICS (NCES):
- Provides access to complete statistics on the condition of American education and reports on education activities in the US and internationally.
- Gateway to research and development (R&D) results and scientific and technical information from scientific organizations across 13 federal agencies, including:
- AGRICOLA: The National Agricultural Library
- Atmospheric Science Data Center
- EPA Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Risk information on environmental contaminants
- EPA: National Service Center for Environmental Publications
- EPA Pesticides Factsheets
- EPA Science Inventory
- National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC)
- OSTI.GOV: US Department of Energy Research Publications
- US Engergy Information Administration Reports & Publications
- USDA Plant Image Database
- US Forest Services Tree Search
- US Geological Service Publications Warehouse
- ACCESS TO ARCHIVAL DATABASES (AAD):
- Historic resources from the National Archives.
- AMERICAN MEMORY:
- American Memory provides free and open access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.
- ANTHROPOLOGICAL INDEX ONLINE:
- The Anthropological Index includes current periodicals and films held in the Anthropology Library at the Centre for Anthropology, The British Museum.
- Legislative information system, from the Library of Congress.
- LIBRARY OF CONGRESS DIGITAL COLLECTIONS:
- Access to print, pictorial and audio-visual collections and other digital services.
- LITERATURE, ARTS AND MEDICINE DATABASE:
- Annotated multimedia listing of prose, poetry, film, video and art for teaching and research in medical humanities and for use in health/pre-health, liberal arts and social science settings.
- MAKING OF AMERICA:
- Digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.
- NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS:
- Digitized images from books, magazines and newspapers as well as original photographs, prints and postcards, mostly created before 1923.
- STANFORD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PHILOSOPHY:
- Online encyclopedia and peer reviewed publication of original papers in philosophy.
- WEB GALLERY OF ART:
- Virtual museum and searchable database of European fine arts from 11th to 19th centuries.
- WORLD FACTBOOK:
- Country profiles for each nation, including history, people, government, economy, military, industry, flags, and maps.
Medicine, Pharmacy & Health
- AGID: AGing Integrated Database:
- Data from the Association for Community Living aggregated for research on older adults, their caregivers, and people with disabilities of all ages.
- AHRQ:AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY
- Evidence and evidence-based tools on how health information technology can improve health care quality, safety and efficiency.
- BIOMEDCENTRAL JOURNALS:
- Open access, online, peer-reviewed STM journals
- CDC: CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
- Public health information from the CDC.
- CIRRIE DATABASE OF INTERNATIONAL REHABILITATION RESEARCH:
- Offers a focus on international rehabilitation research conducted outside the United States between 1990 and the present.
- DRUG INFORMATION PORTAL:
- Information by name and category on more than 79,000 drugs from the National Institutes of Health.
- Search for FDA Approved Drug Products by drug name, active ingredients or application number.
- EPOCRATES ONLINE:
- Publications, dosing information, adverse reactions, pill images, and more for prescription and OTC drugs. Free registration required.
- Database of Journal articles, book chapters, bills, laws, court decisions, reports, books, audio-visuals and news articles relating to bio-ethics and professional ethics covering 1974 – 2009.
- EVIDENCE ALERTS:
- Best-evidence literature from over 120 journals and to receive email alerts about new evidence on topics of your choice.
- Free access to medical books
- The NIH database of all known, publicly available DNA sequences; it includes supporting bibliographic and biological information.
- GLOBAL HEALTH DATA EXCHANGE (GHDX):
- Catalog of the world’s health and demographic data gathered by the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
- HMD REPORTS:
- Reports from the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
- HSRR: HEALTH SERVICES AND SCIENCES RESEARCH RESOURCES
- Information about several hundred research datasets and instruments/indices employed in health services, research, behavioral and social sciences and public health, with links to PubMed.
- HUMAN GENOME RESOURCES:
- An integrated, one-stop, genomic information infrastructure for the data being generated by the Human Genome Project from the U.S. National Center for Biotechnology Information (N.C.B.I.).
- Consumer and professional health information from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
- THE MERCK MANUALS:
- Information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more for health care professionals.
- NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS:
- Access to science, engineering, technology & health titles
- NATIONAL CENTER FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY INFORMATION (NCBI) BOOKSHELF:
- Books and documents in life science and health care
- NATIONAL REHABILITATION INFORMATION CENTER (NARIC) GATEWAY:
- Online library of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research
- NATIONAL DRUG CODE DIRECTORY:
- Directory of marketed human drug products, whether prescription or OTC, approved, monograph, or otherwise un-approved. It excludes certain product types, such as bulk ingredients, animal drugs and blood related products.
- NIH GUIDE FOR GRANTS AND CONTRACTS:
- Official publication for NIH medical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunities.
- NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE:
- the world’s largest biomedical library.
- NUTRIENT DATA LABORATORY DATABASE:
- Acquires, evaluates, compiles and disseminates composition data on foods and dietary supplements available in the United States.
- ORANGE BOOK:
- Information on FDA approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations.
- OT SEEKER:
- Abstracts of systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials from a wide range of sources relevant to occupational therapy.
- PEDro: THE PHYSIOTHERAPY EVIDENCE DATABASE
- Randomized trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. Provides citation details, abstracts and a link to the full-text source if possible.
- Publications and resources related to family planning and reproductive health.
- PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE (PLOS):
- Nonprofit publisher and advocacy group that publishes freely accessible research ranging from biology to medicine to tropical diseases.
- The U.S. National Library of Medicine’s database includes citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites. See PubMed ‘Quick Tours’ tutorials.
- PUBMED CENTRAL:
- Free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature from the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
- Literature database on disability and rehabilitation, covering 1956 to the present.
- Free site for drug information, covering prescription and over-the-counter drugs, as well as some herbal preparations. Search by drug name (brand or generic) or imprint code.
- STATE HEALTH FACTS:
- Provides data on health, health care, and health policy topics across all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the United States as a whole, based on a range of public and private sources.
- TRAIL: THE TECHNICAL REPORT ARCHIVE & IMAGE LIBRARY
- identifies, acquires, catalogs, digitizes and provides unrestricted access to U.S. government agency technical reports.
- TRIP DATABASE:
- A UK-based website that helps answer clinical questions by providing a simultaneous search of more than 50 sources of evidence-based information.
UNE’s Institutional Repository DUNE:Digital UNE contains open access publications by UNE faculty and students as well as unique digitized content from our Special Collections.
Librarians are available for research consultations by appointment on either campus location.
Computers & Equipment
Use UNE’s open guest Wi-Fi network with your own laptop or mobile device. If you would like to use the computers in the library, contact UNE’s Information Technology Services.
Questions and Help
Undertaking a Systematic Review is a rewarding yet time consuming and intense endeavor. UNE Library Services’ Research & Teaching Librarians will gladly assist with search tips, database options, and helpful resources. However, at this time, there are not enough staff resources to provide a Librarian as a member of a Systematic Review Team.