Alumni Access to Databases | University of Portland

Alumni Access to Databases

Alumni are welcome to access UP Library Search (the library catalog) to locate materials owned by the Clark Library to use or borrow when visiting the library in-person. Most full-text resources found through UP Library Search will only be available when accessed from on-campus, though some open access (freely available) materials are also included. 

Alumni may also access the following databases from off-campus: 

  • Annual Reviews - Full text comprehensive review articles in the sciences and social sciences.
  • Project Muse - Full text of journals in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences published by university presses.
  • RefWorks - Use RefWorks to create bibliographies in APA, MLA, Chicago, and many other styles.
  • Sage Journals - Full text journals in health sciences, social sciences, humanities, engineering, and life sciences.

To access these databases, you will need to enter a UP network username and password:

  • For alumni who graduated in 2010 or later: use the same credentials as you use for your alumni email account. Please use the Manage Passwords page if you need to reset your password.
  • For alumni who graduated prior to 2010: please either visit Information Services Help Desk or contact them at 503.943.7000 to request that an alumni account for accessing library resources be created for you. The help desk will notify you when your credentials have been created. (This process may take about 48 hours)

Questions about database access?

Online access to JSTOR:

  • JSTOR offers a Register & Read program that enables users to sign up for an account in order to read up to six articles every thirty days. In addition, JSTOR Early Journal Content provides access to journals published prior to 1923 (U.S.) and 1870 (elsewhere).

Access to additional databases:

In order to access library databases not listed on this web page, please visit the Clark Library in person, where alumni may use library computers (or the UP Guest wireless network) to access the library's online resources. Off-campus access to databases by alumni is limited to the resources listed above due to licensing agreements which restrict off-campus access to current students, faculty and staff.