Research Databases

While most UI&U online library databases are licensed exclusively for use by currently enrolled students, we do provide some library services and online resources directly to UI&U alumni.  Chief among these are two comprehensive online research databases licensed specifically for alumni usage.

Academic Search Alumni Edition provides online full-text access to more than 3,190 trade and research journals in the humanities, arts, social sciences, and health sciences.

Business Source Alumni Edition supplements and augments the content of the first database by offering full text access to over 1,540 business magazines and periodicals.

The UI&U library reference staff is also available to provide assistance to our alums, both in terms of how to best search these two databases as well as to help them navigate the multitude of open access resource databases on the Web as well.  Our librarians can also help alumni to identify libraries located near their places of residence that own research items they might be seeking.

Need Help?

Please contact Union Institute & University Library for a username and password to access these two databases or for assistance using them. When submitting your request, please let us know that you are a Union Institute & University alumni.

Once you have already obtained your username and password, you can find the databases at EBSCO Alumni Access.



To obtain a free, electronic copy of your own dissertation, contact ProQuest’s Dissertation Author Hotline by email at or by phone at 734-761-4700 x7020.  In addition, anyone can purchase dissertations by other authors in multiple formats from ProQuest’s Dissertation Express service.


BA & MA Theses

Student theses from both our Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts Programs that were produced prior to 2002 are housed at the Norwich University Library in Northfield VT. Alumni can contact Norwich University Library at 802-485-2176 or for information on how to access their theses.

Student theses from our BA and MA programs produced since 2002 are either online in a PDF format accessible through our online catalog or in a physical format at our New England Academic Center in Brattleboro, where they are awaiting digitization. Please contact us for assistance accessing your thesis.