How much does it cost to subscribe to eJournals?
University of Melbourne alumni can access eJournals offered through this services at a discounted annual fee of just $20.00
How do I access the Alumni eJournal service?
To access the service:
- Go to the ejournals page on this site
- Click the ‘Subscribe to eJournals’ button.
- When prompted, enter your alumni username and password and click ‘Login’.
How do I subscribe and pay for the service?
- Go to the ejournals page on this site
- Click the ‘Subscribe to enjournals’ button
- When prompted, enter your alumni username and password and click ‘Login’. (If you do not have an alumni login click on ‘Create your own alumni account’ at the end of the page)
- Once logged in, click ‘Purchase’.
Payment for eJournals can be made online using a credit card. Complete the online form and follow the prompts. Please allow two business days for the processing of your subscription.
Can I download a copy of EndNote?
No. The University's site licence to EndNote is only available to current staff and students. We are not able to offer EndNote to alumni.
Can I borrow books from the Library?
Yes. Alumni can purchase a Concession Library Membership which entitles you to borrow books from any of the University of Melbourne libraries, but it doesn’t give access to the Library’s electronic resources.
Is there a list of journals?
No, we’re unable to provide a single list of journals as it is very extensive and frequently changes.
Please also note that the journal vendor companies may adjust the level of journal access available through this service without prior notification. If/when such changes result in a significantly decreased level of access, we will notify you (the subscriber) via email and will outline any further courses of action that we may be able to provide in response.
If there are particular journals you are interested in accessing, please contact Paula Barlow who can advise if the title is available as part of the Alumni eJournal service.
Can I access articles via Google Scholar or PubMed?
If you usually use Google Scholar or PubMed via the University Library you might be familiar with your search results including SourceIt links to the full text articles which the Library subscribes to on other publisher platforms.
The system that sits behind the SourceIt links for University Library databases is not incorporated into the Alumni eJournals service. You can search Google Scholar/PubMed, and you will be able to access any open access articles, but you will not be able to link through to full text articles included in any of the alumni databases (Wiley, Springer, Sage, etc.), or any other databases that the Library subscribes to.
Why can’t I access the full text of certain journals or eBooks?
You may not be able to access the full text if you are using either ProQuest, Academic Search or Business Source. These databases index a huge number of journals and they contain the full text of many of the journals, but not all of them. It is also not unusual for the full text content to be delayed/embargoed for a number of months, depending on the agreements between the database providers and the journal publishers.
Another reason you may not be able to access the full text is if you are using another database and the Library has not purchased that title.
Will I have access to the same journals as a student?
The alumni eJournals service doesn’t include all of the electronic resources available via the University Library. Most of the Library’s subscriptions are licenced for use by the University’s current staff and students, and on-site Library access.
The databases included in the Alumni eJournals Service have been separately licenced for use by the University’s alumni.
Use of electronic resources is subject to terms and conditions. Systematic & excessive downloading of content is not permitted.
These resources are strictly available to the registered alumni library member for private educational purposes only. Your password is not transferable. The library reserves the right to withdraw usage privileges if these conditions are not met. These resources will be available from most Internet-enabled computers, however the library cannot guarantee this in all circumstances due to security settings outside of our control.
For more information about eJournals, please contact Paula Barlow.