Resources Available to Alumni
Graduating from JMU doesn't mean you lose access to all of your favorite research resources! JMU Libraries provide many resources to alumni to help in future research and career development. Take a look!
Some resources include alumni access in our general subscriptions. RefWorks and Project MUSE are two examples:
RefWorks is a Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows you to create your own personal database of bibliographic records. For more info, view RefWorks in 5 Minutes, a short online video tutorial. You will be able to keep your JMU RefWorks account as long as you keep it active. Accounts will be deleted after three years of inactivity. *Note: Please see these instructions for logging into RefWorks as alumni users. If you have trouble logging in, please contact Amanda Hedrick.
Project MUSE provides limited alumni access to peer-reviewed journals in the humanities and social sciences. Content includes titles from many university presses and scholarly societies. This resource is managed by Johns Hopkins University Press and is brought to you by JMU and VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia.
Most resources available to JMU alumni are open access and freely available on the internet. Below is a select list of top resources that might help you in future research. If you want to see a complete list of our alumni resources, click here.
This is a collection of peer-reviewed cell images, video clips, and digitized texts that illustrate the structure, function and biology of the cell, the fundamental unit of life. [more info]Provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. This site merges and builds upon National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and National Adoption Information Clearinghouse. [more info]A continuing series of books containing studies of 100 countries... [more info]List of about 200 free, full-text scholarly journals in the field of Computer Science
[more info]The goal of The Merck Manual is to provide useful clinical information to practicing physicians, medical students, interns, residents, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals in a concise, complete, and accurate manner. [more info]Locate NAICS codes through keyword search. Browse the NAICS classification structure. [more info]
Finished with research and need to put together a presentation? Audio, video, and images can spruce up any powerpoint. The libraries link to free multimedia websites that provide access to audio, images, and video under Creative Commons licensing. See our Free Media for Creative Use page for a list of websites we recommend.
Looking for a job? These career development sites might come in handy:
To see a full list of open access resources linked by JMU Libraries, click here.
Did you know? Other library services are available to alumni living in the Harrisonburg area!
- JMU Libraries are open to use by the general public. Alumni living in the area may use online research tools and obtain research assistance in the libraries. Alumni may access the Libraries' public computers by registering at the service desk with a photo ID. All public users are subject to the current Appropriate Use Policy.
- Alumni may check out books and other materials from the libraries by becoming a community borrower. Community borrowers must be a Massanutten Regional Library patron in good standing, an employee of Rockingham Memorial Hospital, or a Virginia state teacher. Community borrowers must present ID and a library card or employee ID to a public service desk member to check out JMU Libraries' materials.
- InterLibrary Loan services through JMU are not available to alumni, but most public libraries provide this service. Massanutten Regional Library provides interlibrary loan services for the Harrisonburg community for a small fee. For more information, please contact the public service desks at Carrier Library (540-568-6150) or Rose Library (540-568-2731).
JMU Libraries are committed to providing quality research resources to our patrons. If you would like to support our efforts, click here to learn how you can contribute.
Be sure to visit JMU Alumni Association's website to see all the ways you can stay connected to our university!