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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.

Business databases now available through the Alumni Library

Thanks to the generosity of Mergent Inc., a leading provider of company and industry information, Penn State Alumni Association members have access to five business databases: Hoover’s, Mergent Archives, Mergent Intellect, Mergent Key Business Ratios, and Mergent Online. Mergent has afforded alumni access to these products as part of the University Libraries’ annual subscriptions to these databases.

Hoover’s provides company profiles, lists of competitors, financial information, SEC filings (including the 10-K), and more. Mergent Archives is useful for historical research as it provides access to a collection of corporate and industry related documents, including corporate annual reports.  

See our Members Services page for database descriptions and links to each database and other members-only research tools.

The Jack Rabin Collection on Alabama Civil Rights and Southern Activists

During three highly charged American movements — Civil Rights, Black Power, and Vietnam War-era student unrest — ephemeral posters and newspaper coverage provide glimpses of the struggles for equality and anti-war sentiment. The Jack Rabin Collection on Alabama Civil Rights and Southern Activists includes protest posters from 1967 to 1970 and the Rufus A. Lewis Scrapbook of civil rights news clippings, 1950-1963 (bulk 1956-1963). See the Jack Rabin Collection on Alabama Civil Rights and Southern Activists.

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Jack Rabin (left) and E. D. Nixon (right) in front of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama, April 1974.
 Ogantz collectionn

Another highlight …

The Ogontz Mosaic was the publication of the prestigious school known as The Ogontz School for Young Ladies. Generally published six times per year from 1884 to 1950, the Mosaic included students’ poetry, drawings, literary works, and activities, and articles about the school, its students, alumnae, and faculty.