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Jessie Ball duPont Library

Library Services for Alumni

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You asked for it, now we provide it!
The duPont Library is pleased to announce that we now offer free access to several journal databases for our alumni! 

(Eligible alumni are individuals who earned a degree from the University of the South.)

JSTOR for Alumni

Sewanee's JSTOR collections contain over 3000 academic journals and over 70,000 ebooks in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. It also includes over a million images, letters, and other primary sources. Most journals are covered from their first issue up to 3-5 years from the current year, and include previous titles. 

Email us at openathens@sewanee.edu to obtain an OpenAthens username and password that can be used for JSTOR, Project Muse, and Sage Premier journals.

Go to the login screen here.  Choose Login with your Guest OpenAthens account. Enter the username and password you have been given. You should be redirected to the JSTOR site with full access.  Note: there are some journals in JSTOR for which Sewanee does not have full-text access. In the Advanced search you can limit to only the content available to you.

Project Muse Journals for Alumni

Project MUSE contains full-text versions of scholarly journals from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies, mostly in the humanities and social sciences.

Email us at openathens@sewanee.edu to obtain an OpenAthens username and password that can be used for JSTOR, Project Muse, and Sage Premier journals.

Go to the login screen. Choose Login with your Guest OpenAthens account. Enter the username and password you have been given. You should have full access to the Sewanee collection.

Note: We subscribe to the "Standard Collection" which is not all of the journals on this site. You may want to limit your search to "Only content I have full access to."

SAGE Premier Journals for Alumni

A collection of over 700 journals published by Sage, covering topics in the humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. More than 298 are published on behalf of learned societies and institutions.

Email us at openathens@sewanee.edu to obtain an OpenAthens username and password that can be used for JSTOR, Project Muse, and Sage Premier journals.

Go to the login screen.  Choose Login with your Guest OpenAthens account. Enter the username and password you have been given.

Note: We subscribe to the "Sage Premier" package, which is not all of the journals on this site. You may want to limit your search to "Only content to which I have full access."

ATLA Serials Religion Collection for Alumni

This is a collection of full text articles and book reviews from more than 100 journals selected by leading religion scholars in the United States. This database is produced by the American Theological Library Association.  

1. Contact Romulus D. Stefanut at rdstefan@sewanee.edu or Pat Dover at prdover@sewanee.edu to get a username and password.

2. Go to this link.

3. Choose the OpenAthens login option.

4. Enter the username and password you were given.

OverDrive for Alumni

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OverDrive is a platform for downloadable ebooks and e-audiobooks.

Complete instructions for using OverDrive are on this page

You will need a library card in order to use OverDrive. You can apply for a card using this form

We will email you the card number and mail you the physical card. 

Hoopla for Alumni

Hoopla is a digital media service that enables you to borrow a great selection of eBooks, comics, audiobooks, movies, television shows, and music albums via your browser, smartphone or tablet (iOS 6 and via select Android devices).  See more information on this page.

Connect to hoopla now

You will need a library card in order to use hoopla. You can apply for a card using this form. We will email you the card number and mail you the physical card.

Birds of the World for Alumni

Link to Birds of the World for Alumni

Login with your library card barcode number. You will need a library card in order to use Birds of the World. You can apply for a card using this form. We will email you the card number and mail you the physical card. 

Birds of the World is a resource that brings together scholarly content from four celebrated works of ornithology—Birds of North America and Neotropical Birds (originally published by the Cornell Lab) with Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive and Bird Families of the World (originally published by Lynx Edicions)—into one rich and colorful hub where you can find comprehensive, authoritative information on birds. With the integration of millions of bird observations from eBird and images from the Macaulay Library, Birds of the World is a powerful ornithological resource.