Babson Library for Alumni
We welcome our alumni to use certain Babson Library services as guests of the college. Unfortunately the library is unable to provide alumni with access to our online databases due to publisher restrictions. If you are in the Springfield area, however, you are welcome to visit us and access these databases from our guest computers.
Additionally, SC alumni guests can borrow physical materials, read newspapers and use the campus wireless network. Internet access and Microsoft Office is available on the Community Guest Computers in 60 minute blocks of time which can be accessed by visiting the Information Desk, presenting a photo ID, and obtaining a PIN.
If you're not in the Springfield area there are still plenty of resources you can access. This guide, especially designed for SC alums, will help you use the web to find as many resources as possible. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions about our policies or about research in general!
Public Libraries in Your State
Public libraries are great sources for books, e-books and reference materials; check your local library catalog online!
Your state public library systems also will often have access to various online databases! You will usually need to have a public library card for a library in that state! Here are a few relevant online systems:
- Massachusetts (Mass. Libraries) (MA citizens can also apply for a BPL eCard)
- Connecticut (iCONN.org)
- New York (NOVEL)
- New Hampshire (NHew Link)
- Vermont (VT Online Libraries)
- New Jersey (Jersey Clicks)
- Pennsylvania (POWER Libraries)
- Delaware (Del. Libraries)
- Maryland (SAILOR)
- South Carolina (SC DISCUS)
- Florida (Florida Electronic Library)
- Texas (TexShare)
- Wisconsin (BadgerLink)
Don't see your state here? Ask about online resources at your public library!
Free academic web resources
The open web has a surprising amount of freely available academic resources. Be warned, some of these will ask you to pay eventually! If you are asked to pay, ask your local public library about interlibrary loan!