Alumni may borrow library material, including books from the general collection as well as DVDs and videos. All that is needed is an RIT Alumni ID card (available from the Registrar's Office ).
RIT Alumni can now search a suite of Proquest online databases providing access to thousands of multidisiciplary journals, national newspapers and in-depth business information. This FREE service is provided through the collaborative efforts of RIT Alumni Relations and RIT Libraries.
Already registered? Log in at the top of the Alumni portal page first, before clicking the database link, in order to be properly authenticated to use the databases.
You may not access the alumni databases using a secure, https, URL. Also, other security programs will block referring URL's and prevent authentication to the Alumni databases. For information on how to configure your security programs to work with Proquest, see the Proquest FAQ. 
The Alumni Research Databases include:
Alumni Research Library
One of the most comprehensive online databases available via ProQuest, Research Library delivers a full array of high-quality periodicals for readers and researchers at every level. Research Library consists of over 1,700 titles in full-text from 1992 to the present and provides coverage of the following areas: arts, business, children, education, general interest, health, humanities, international studies, law, military, multicultural studies, psychology, sciences, social sciences, and women's interests.
Alumni ABI/INFORM Complete
Provides access to ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry and ABI/INFORM Dateline. These databases combined provide in-depth coverage of business conditions, trends, corporate strategies and tactics, management techniques, competitive and product information, trade and industry news, and coverage of regional business publications.
Indexes and abstracts top U.S. and international newspapers, including leading international, national and regional papers such as The New York Times, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post.
New York State Residents
Alumni who are residents of New York State can also access a suite of databases via NOVELNY  - the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library. You need only your public library card or NY Driver's License or photo ID to log in. Topic areas covered include business, general reference, health & medicine, history and science. Browse a complete list of NOVELNY resources  by subject.
Open Access Resources
A variety of database are in the public domain and freely available for searching on the internet. These include government resources and scholarly fulltext works. A selection of open access resources  is available via RIT Libraries Re:Search Portal.
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