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Begun in 2006, this partnership between the Penn State Alumni Association and the University Libraries gives you access to Penn State Libraries’ Digitized Collections. As a Penn State Alumni Association member, you will have access to a selection of online databases not available to the general public. Databases include: Ebsco's Academic Search, JSTOR, Project MUSE, ProQuest API, and ProQuest National Newspapers. Additional databases added in April, 2015: Mergent Archives, Mergent Intellect, Mergent Key Business Ratios, Mergent Online, and Hoover's

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Special Note: As a resident of the Commonwealth, you can obtain and use your Penn State Libraries' card at Penn State locations throughout the state to borrow from our collection of more than 6 million books.

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Financial Literacy Series

The Money Counts: a Financial Literacy Series is a collaborative effort of the Penn State Commission for Adult Learners and the University Libraries. Many of the workshops have been recorded and are available on MediaSite Live, under Mediasite Catalog and MoneyCounts. Other workshop links include PowerPoints.

Additional resources for Financial Literacy for College Students are also available online.


The Jack Rabin Collection on Alabama Civil Rights and Southern Activists

When we think of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s-1960s, the images of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the other African American male ministers and activists of CORE, SNCC, and SCLC immediately come to mind. However, the movement was too diverse to be linked to one person or organization. Largely overlooked, besides Rosa Parks, are the legions of women—black and white, young and old—who risked their lives and livelihoods alongside their male compatriots in demanding their civil and voting rights in America. The Jack Rabin Collection on Alabama Civil Rights and Southern Activists includes primary sources on such activists as Virginia Durr.

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Anne Braden - Southern Conference Education Fund conference in Birmingham, Alabama, 1962

More New Databases now Available!

We are excited to announce that additional databases are now available through the Alumni Library!

• Sage Journals
• Sage Knowledge
• Sage Research Methods
• CQ Electronic Library
• Adam Matthew Digital Digital Databases
  – American Indian Histories and Culture
  – Eighteenth Century Journals II
  – Empire Online
  – Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1948
  – Jewish Life in America, c.1654-1954
  – Popular Culture in Britain and America,
     1950-1975 (Section II)

See our Members Services page for database descriptions and links to each database.