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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.

War Posters

War posters

The poster was a major wartime tool for disseminating information — to garner support, urge action, warn of an enemy’s evils, and boost morale. This collection covers several U.S. wars, subjects, and agency creators, notably the U.S. Food Administration, with stunning images and commissioned illustrations by well-known artists. The collection also includes protest posters against the Vietnam War and from American Civil Rights and Black Power movements.

Another highlight …

Netherlands-born Arthur Edwin Bye Jr. came to Pennsylvania at an early age and received a landscape architecture degree from Penn State in 1942. A Quaker, he was a conscientious objector during World War II. The digitized collection of A.E. Bye’s papers includes architectural drawings, plans, articles, correspondence, photographs and more.

A. E. Bye Collection