Library for Alumni

Your Grinnell student days may be a thing of the past, but your quest for knowledge does not have to be. To support your lifelong learning endeavors, the Grinnell College Libraries and Office of Development and Alumni Relations are pleased to provide alumni with access to the following academic databases:

  • JSTOR* is a digital library of academic journals.
  • Gale Databases is a source of peer-reviewed full-text scholarly content across the academic disciplines.
  • Transparent Language helps millions learn over 100 foreign languages.
  • Adam Matthew publishes unique primary source collections from archives around the world.
  • Credo Reference is an easy-to-use online reference tool for starting research. Gather background information on your topic from hundreds of full-text general and subject-specific reference titles, as well as numerous images, audio files, and video clips.

To access these resources you will need an account on alumni.grinnell.edu. For users logged in, you will find a button below to access the resources. If you do not already have an account, we invite you to create one below.

Please note that our ability to provide continued access to these valuable resources hinges on your adherence to the terms and conditions set by each source.In order to ensure continued alumni access to these online resources provided by the Grinnell College Libraries, please keep these tips in mind:

  • Do not share your login information with others;
  • Refrain from downloading, text-mining, or data-mining whole journals or databases;
  • Access, use, and reproduction of electronic resources made available through the Grinnell College Libraries are governed by license agreements with publishers which may impose greater restrictions on use than does copyright law;
  • The user is responsible for observing licensing and copyright laws, including fair use guidelines.

By accessing these resources, you agree to comply with their respective terms and conditions found below. Failure to comply may result in revocation of individual or institutional access.

If you need help logging in, please email darwebteam@grinnell.edu. If you need help using the resources, please email query@grinnell.edu and library staff will assist you.

*Please note that JSTOR permits access to only those alumni who have completed their degree.


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