The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Alumni Access to Business Databases?: Alumni Access


Can alumni access the library's business research databases from outside the library?

I'm sorry, no. In their licensing contracts for universities, database vendors limit access to current students, faculty, and staff.


Most of the vendors also sell their content to companies and business people, and want to preserve those lucrative markets.

What if I'm a Friend of the Library?

While Friends are able to check out books, they still can't access library databases from off campus. It's the same vendor restriction to current students, faculty, and staff. Sorry!

Can alumni access the library's business research databases from within the library?

Yes, for most databases. We provide guest computers for alumni researchers.

Is there alternative access for business databases?

Yes, NC LIVE and the local public libraries. Look to the right for details.

I'm a student about to graduate. When do I lose off-campus access?

When your Genie account is closed out. Off-campus authentication is run through Genie.

NC LIVE business databases

NC LIVE is a collection of databases available through all North Carolina public libraries. If you have a public library card, you can access NC LIVE databases remotely.

NC LIVE Business Databases:




ProQuest (ABI-INFORM, PQ Entrepreneurship, & others)

Wall Street Journal (via ProQuest)

Public Library databases

The public libraries in Guilford County subscribe to additional business databases, and also provide smart and friendly business librarians.

Business Librarian:

Steve Cramer
(336) 256-0346

Jackson Library, Reference Room
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