Eresources available to Alumni


Academic Search™ Alumni Edition 

This resource is designed for the research needs of the post­college professional. The database provides full text for more than 2,800 journals as well as indexing and abstracting for more than 13,500 journals. Academic Search Alumni Edition also includes more than 2,400 valuable peer-­reviewed full text journals, offering critical information from many sources.

Adam Matthew Digital

Adam Matthew Digital includes databases such as African-American Communities; American Indian Histories and Cultures; China, America, and the Pacific; China:  Culture & Society; China: Trade, Politics, & Culture; Frontier Life; Global Commodities; India, Raj, & Empire, and Slavery Online.  

HathiTrust Digital Library 

HathiTrust offers millions of book and ejournal titles digitized from libraries around the world. Logged-in Brown users have PDF download access to nearly 3 million public domain or permissioned works that were a part of the Google Books digitization projects, or were contributed to the trust by other member institutions. Once on the HathiTrust site, click the yellow LOG IN button and select Brown University from the list of institutions. Unless you’re already logged in at Brown, you will need to enter your Brown username and password.

Internet Archive

Check out this non-profit digital library offering universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 279 billion archived web pages. (The Brown University Library has contributed many volumes to this collection!)

JSTOR for Alumni

JSTOR's archival journal collections include more than two thousand journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Both multidisciplinary and discipline-specific journal collections are offered, covering more than 50 academic disciplines. At present, JSTOR contains a range of arts & sciences collections, a multidisciplinary life sciences collection, discipline-specific collections across several fields, and four primary source collections. Collections on JSTOR include the complete archival record of each journal.

Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.

Project Muse

Project Muse has the full text of over 500 humanities and social science journals. Project Muse also has citations to digital books in literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, and more. The Library provides full text access to Project Muse ejournals only.


RefWorks helps to manage your research and create citations and bibliographies easily. For assistance, try the RefWorks QuickStart Guide.  

  • Have you used RefWorks through Brown in the last two years? Log in with your Brown username and password, then check your profile to make sure your user type is “alumni”.
  • Never used Refworks? Register using your Brown username and password.

SAGE Journals  

Get full text access to the SAGE journals licensed by Brown University Library. Plus, use a searchable database for abstracts and table of contents of all SAGE journals.

Visual History Archive (VHA)

USC Shoah Foundation Institute Visual History Archive (VHA): Between 1994 and 1999, the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation interviewed nearly 52,000 survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust, including Jewish survivors, homosexual survivors, Jehovah's Witness survivors, liberators and liberation witnesses, political prisoners, rescuers and aid providers, Roma and Sinti (Gypsy) survivors, survivors of Eugenics policies, and war crimes trials participants. The Visual History Archive has since expanded to include Holocaust testimonies collected by other institutions, as well as the testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the 1994 Rwandan Tutsi genocide, the Armenian genocide of the World War I era, the Nanjing Massacre of 1937 (China), and the Guatemalan Genocide of 1978-1996. The complete archive of these in person testimonies, which were videotaped in 63 countries and in 40 languages, are available to Brown students, faculty, and alumni.

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