Alumni Access to Library Databases

Alumni can access databases within the Sprague Library on campus and we encourage you to do so.

Due to contractual issues, we are not permitted to provide off-campus access to some of our databases. The contracts for these databases limit access to currently enrolled Montclair State University faculty, staff, and students.

There are some databases that are freely available.  These databases are:

Agricola: Index to books and articles on all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines.

Anthropological Index Online: Index to anthropological material contained in current periodicals of the Museum of Mankind Library at the British Museum.

BMS Online: The Bibliography of Music Literature (online) provides citations of works from 1986 to the present. It includes monographs and journal articles, Festschriften, congress proceedings, yearbooks, anthologies, critical reports and interdisciplinary writings as well as reviews and other materials.

CAIRSS: Index to the research literature in music education, music psychology, music therapy, and music medicine.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications: Index to publications available through the Federal Depository Library Program, of which Sprague Library is a participant.

Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies: Collection of bibliographies of scientific literature in computer science.

ERIC (Free version): Free version of ERIC available from the federal government.

GreenFile: A bibliographic database of information about environmental concerns including global warming, energy conservation, natural resources, and pollution.

Highwire Press: Includes journals in the sciences and other fields from a variety of publishers. Many articles are available for free.

Ingenta: (Formerly Uncover) Index and table-of-contents of over 20,000 journals on a wide variety of subjects. Articles are only available in full-text for a fee.

JerseyClicks: Anyone with a library card from a New Jersey public library can use this collection of business, health, and newspaper databases.

Kinesiology: Keyword and author access to the Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Dance, Exercise and Sport Sciences Microfilm Publications collection, a microfiche collection of dissertations and theses. The publications are available in the Multimedia Resources Department.

NCJRS: The National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database is an index to more than 170,000 criminal justice publications.

Pubmed: Index to articles published in 3900 biomedical journals.

Teacher Reference Center: This database provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science & Mathematics, and more for K-12 Teachers & Librarians.

World Affairs Online (WAO): WAO is one of the largest social science databases in Europe, currently containing over 714,300 references to journal articles, book chapters, hearings and grey literature. Some of the topics covered include foreign and security policy, international cooperation, European politics, and regional and country studies worldwide.  The database is searchable via the IREON Portal (International Relations and Area Studies Gateway).


Please contact Steven Shapiro if you have any questions about alumni use of our databses.