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Alumni Library Online
As a Cranfield University alumnus you can enjoy the benefits of a free online library service, Alumni Library Online, wherever you are in the world.
Alumni Library Online gives you quick and easy access to quality information resources in one place, specifically tailored to meet your career development needs as an alumnus. You can read a variety of journals, company profiles, industry and country reports, case studies, book reviews and interviews with leading industrial figures. You can also stay up to date with Cranfield University research and set up a RefWorks account.
Although these databases are freely available for you to use, you will need to register to access them. Once you have filled in the registration form we will send you an email within five days which will contain your username and password to login to the service using the button above.
Register to use this service
ABI/INFORM Global - Alumni
This database includes in-depth coverage for thousands of business publications, most of which are available in full text, and the latest business and financial information.
EBSCO Business Source - Alumni
Full text articles from general publications such as Fortune and California Management Review as well as trade journals such as Chemical Week and Electronic Business. There is also non-journal content including company profiles, industry and country reports from Datamonitor.
This database provides access to the full text of articles published in over 570 Sage journals since 1999. Subjects covered include health sciences, life and biomedical sciences, materials science and engineering, social sciences and humanities. You can also set up email alerts for your favourite journals, which will let you know when future issues are published.
RefWorks for alumni
As a Cranfield University alumnus, you are entitled to one free RefWorks account, 200 MB of file attachment storage, the ability to share your folder or account via RefShare, and technical support.
Google Scholar allows you to search selected academic publishers, institutional repositories and professional societies publications. You may be able to see the full text if the item is freely available on the internet or if it is included in our alumni subscriptions to ABI/INFORM, Sage Journals or EBSCO Business Source.
Access to key aerospace and defence information sources created worldwide. The service currently includes links to more than 30,000 quality and essential Internet resources including web sites, specialist databases, full text technical reports, engineering design data, conferences and news.
Cranfield campus Library catalogue / Barrington Library Catalogue (Shrivenham)
Find references for books, journals and reports that might be useful to you. (Please note that our licensing arrangements prevent you from accessing the full text of any eBooks or eJournals to which we subscribe through the Catalogue. You can only access eResources directly through ABI/INFORM, Sage Journals or EBSCO Business Source.)
A digital repository of research output from Cranfield University, including journal pre-prints and peer-reviewed journal reprints, full-text digital theses and dissertations, book chapters, working papers and technical reports.
Keep up to date with the hot topics in your field of expertise by setting up email alerts that will let you know what is being published in relevant academic and professional journals.
JournalTOCs is the largest, free collection of scholarly journal Tables of Contents (TOCs). Keep up to date with new issues of journals you follow by setting up an alert.
Displays details of the latest articles in issues of over 570 popular science journals. You can browse by subject area and in some cases link to the full text.
My Favorite Journals
You can select journals of interest from over 10,000 titles to add to ‘My Favorite Journals’, allowing you to see their latest Table of Contents and also access to the full text where possible.
CiteULike Current Issues
Search or browse for journal titles, and then scan recent articles in those journals. If you know about RSS feeds, you can get a CiteULike feed for each journal TOC. Access to full text is limited.
Based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ebling have produced a list of RSS feeds for over 3000 biomedical and health sciences journals grouped by topic.
Although we are unable to undertake desk research on your behalf, the following organisations offer this service for a charge. Please contact them directly to get a quote for the research you require. (Neither Alumni Library Online nor Cranfield University is responsible or liable for, in any respect, any information, content, products or services provided by these third-party companies and sites.)
British Library Direct is a searchable multi-disciplinary database giving free access to the bibliographic details of 20,000 journals. Around 30% of the journal articles in the database can be downloaded from the site immediately as a secure PDF using a credit card. The cost involved varies depending on the individual article's publisher and the copyright fee, but is usually around £24.
Go to British Library Direct
Joining a professional institution or association can provide a wealth of benefits, including the ability to access subscription databases and other key resources that would otherwise be unavailable to you. The PDF document below lists the main institutions and the benefits that they offer.
Many academic libraries are open to the public for reference purposes. There are a number of online catalogues that you can use to search across the holdings of multiple libraries to identify the best ones in your field of expertise.
Search over 70 UK and Irish academic, national and specialist library catalogues.
Search25 helps you discover library resources across London and the South East. You can also see where the libraries are and find out how to visit them.
This catalogue connects you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.
The Serials Union Catalogue, aimed at the UK research community, is a free tool to help researchers and librarians locate serials held in the UK.
Anyone who is a graduate of Cranfield University.
You can join as soon as you receive confirmation that you have passed your course.
Nothing, it is free!
It will not be possible for you to access the same databases you used as a student due to licence restrictions. We only have a limited range of databases that alumni can use, primarily for personal development.
No, our service is an online service only. You are welcome to come into the libraries and use our books for reference purposes, but you are not be able to borrow them.
No, unfortunately our licenses do not allow alumni to do this at the moment but we are actively raising the issue with our vendors.
Alumni are always welcome to visit us, but due to our licence restrictions there are only a few databases available for walk-in users. Please contact us first so we can check if the services and resources you want to use are available for you.
Please contact us and we will check if it is available for you.
No, but you can read abstracts of the articles.
Alumni Library Online is not for commercial use in the workplace; as this is an online service, we are unable to lend you any books. Please read the following terms and conditions which apply to all members of Alumni Library Online when they are using electronic resources licensed by Cranfield University.