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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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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.

Brent Wilson Papers: 1950-2013

Brent Wilson joined Penn State's faculty in 1974 as a professor of art education, served as head of the School of Visual Arts’ art education program (1983-1985; 1989-1999), and retired in 2004 as professor emeritus. The Brent Wilson papers reflect his participation in implementing national art education policies and document his University service and scholarly work on children in art education.

Brent Wilson Papers
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Another highlight …

Metalmark Books is a joint imprint of Penn State Press and the University Libraries’ Office of Digital Scholarly Publishing. Metalmark editions are reproductions of out-of-print, public domain works that hold a significant place in Pennsylvania’s rich literary and cultural past. They are reproduced primarily from the Libraries’ extensive Pennsylvania collections and in cooperation with other state libraries.