University of Texas Libraries/Texas Exes partnership expands alumni benefits
AUSTIN, Texas (August 31, 2007) —Beginning in August, members of the Texas Exes will have access to two valuable databases through a portal set up on the Texas Exes website.
Access to the alumni versions of Academic Search and Business Source will allow members of the Texas Exes to search and view full text articles from an array of journals and other publications for their personal use.
Academic Search Alumni Edition provides full text for more than 2,300 publications as well as indexing and abstracting for more than 8,000 publications. The database offers information in nearly every area of study including biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion & theology, and more. Academic Search also includes valuable peer–reviewed full text journals, offering critical information from many sources.
Business Source Alumni Edition provides more than 1,350 full text business magazines and journals, of which more than 350 are peer–reviewed. This database includes publications in nearly every area of business including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance, econometrics, economics and more. Business Source includes full text sources ranging from general periodicals to trade publications and top management journals. Additional full text sources include country economic reports, industry reports, market research reports, company profiles and more.
Vice Provost and Libraries Director Fred Heath views this effort as a benefit to both organizations. "This exciting partnership with the Texas Exes will allow the University Libraries to continue to serve UT students, even after they leave the 40 Acres," says Heath.
Exes members can also take advantage of an existing benefit by obtaining a courtesy borrower’s card from the Libraries, which provides them access to additional services when they visit the Libraries physical locations. Members of the University of Texas Alumni Association may annually present verification of membership and a photo ID at the Courtesy Borrower Desk in the Perry–Castañeda Library and receive a complimentary borrower card.