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Alumni Library Online

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.

How to make the most of your Alumni Library Online

  • Which resources are included?

    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.

    Sage Journals
    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
    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.)

    Cranfield CERES
    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.

    Log in to Alumni Library Online

  • Using other libraries

    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.