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Net ID and access to databases

As a UR alumnus, you have access to several premium databases offered through the University of Rochester Libraries. To access these databases, a NetID is required.  If you don't have a NetID, you can set one up by emailing alumni@rochester.edu with your name (include maiden or former names), address, class year and school. 

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Search for Articles & Books (Alumni)

Articles & Books is a good place to start a general search to determine what's available for a given topic. You can use keywords, author name, or any other information to start. 

To see what’s immediately available to you, select OPEN ACCESS under filters on the left-side toolbar. We highly recommend that you become a member of your local public library system and use the interlibrary loan (ILL) services offered by them since ILL and licensing agreements  restrict access at UR to current students.

Search the library catalog for materials shelved in UR libraries.

We highly recommend that you become a member of your local public library system and use the interlibrary loan (ILL) services offered by them since ILL and licensing agreements restrict access at UR to current students.

Google Books is an invaluable tool for searching the full-text of millions of books.  You can read or download many in their entirety, or follow the links to borrow or purchase copies.

We highly recommend that you become a member of your local public library system and use the interlibrary loan (ILL) services offered by them since ILL and licensing agreements restrict access at UR to current students.

Search for an item in libraries near you:
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We highly recommend that you become a member of your local public library system and use the interlibrary loan (ILL) services offered by them since ILL and licensing agreements  restrict access at UR to current students.

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You might also contact the nearest college library to see if you can use their services and databases as a guest.

Helpful tools

What is Open Access?
Most publishers own the rights to the online books and articles they publish. Anyone who wants to read them must pay to access them.  Open access (OA) refers to online research outputs that are free of all those restrictions.   Below are tools for helping you locate OA research.