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Services & Spaces

Services for Alumni

We continue to support UNE, Westbrook College and St. Francis College alumni with access to our physical collections & research services.

Borrowing

Apply for an Alumni ID card to borrow physical items from the libraries. Contact one of our access services librarians with your Alumni ID card number to set up a library account:

head shot of Laurie Mathes smiling and seated on an Adirondack chair in front of the Abplanalp Library.

Portland Campus
Laurie Mathes
lmathes@une.edu
(207) 221-4326

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Biddeford Campus
Ann Price
aprice14@une.edu
(207) 602-2811

Interlibrary Loan

We are not able to offer interlibrary loan services to alumni, but your local public library can assist you in obtaining books, DVDs and other materials not available in their collections. Search WorldCat for items in libraries near you. Maine residents may be eligible for the Maine Reciprocal Borrowing Program.

Online Resources

License restrictions prevent us from offering alumni access to our subscription online resources. You may request guest access to a library computer in order to access resources during business hours or by appointment.

We can assist you in locating and accessing quality open access resources, as well as navigating 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 anyone with a public library card. Maine residents have access to the Digital Maine Library which offers a wide variety of research database, scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers, as well as cloudLibrary for popular e-book and audiobook downloads. If you are outside Maine, check with your state or local library.

Find Free 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.

General Research

Govinfo:
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.
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.

Behavioral & Social Sciences

CAMPBELL COLLABORATION ONLINE LIBRARY:
Systematic reviews and other evidence syntheses for evidence-based policy and practice in social and economic areas
PTSDPubs:
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.
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).
SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH NETWORK:
Database of abstracts for recently published and forthcoming papers and a searchable library of free articles in the Social Sciences
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.

Education

EduRef.org:
Free curriculum materials and lesson plans from the National Council for Open Education.
ERIC:
Digital library of educational literature maintained by the U.S. Department of Education.
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.

Humanities

CONGRESS.GOV:
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.
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

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.
DRUGS@FDA:
Search for FDA Approved Drug Products by drug name, active ingredients or application number.
DRUGBANK
Free database of detailed drug information.
FOODDATA CENTRAL
Food and nutrient profiles from the U.S. National Department of Agriculture.
GENBANK:
The NIH database of all known, publicly available DNA sequences; it includes supporting bibliographic and biological information.
HMD REPORTS:
Reports from the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
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.).
THE MERCK MANUALS:
Information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more for health care professionals.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY INFORMATION (NCBI) BOOKSHELF:
Books and documents in life science and health care
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.
NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE:
the world’s largest biomedical library.
ORANGE BOOK:
Information on FDA approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations.
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).
PUBCHEM:
Freely available chemical information from the National Library of Medicine.
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.
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.

DUNE:Digital UNE

DUNE:Digital UNE contains open access publications by UNE faculty and students as well as digitized content from our special collections.

Research Assistance

We can assist with research, evaluating information sources, locating freely available resources, and more. Contact us to discuss your information need.

Library Spaces

Alumni are welcome to use the libraries’ study spaces and amenities 8:00 am – 5:00 p.m. daily. Holiday, vacation & summer hours may vary.

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 & Help

If you have questions on this, or another, topic, contact a librarian for help!