Alumni services

Library services

The Library offers services and consultations for research projects of all kinds, and our libraries offer wireless access and a variety of spaces for solitary or group work. Stop by and use your student/alumni ID number to check out books. If you have questions please contact us:

Online research tools

UVA alumni have access to five outstanding online research tools from EBSCO. These resources are underwritten by the Office of Engagement Alumni Education program for free use by University of Virginia alumni.

You must access these EBSCO online libraries through the Alumni Association Online Library for Alumni webpage:

  1. Academic Search Alumni Edition: Full text for more than 3,350 journals—including more than 3,000 peer-reviewed journals—as well as indexing and abstracting for more than 8,200 journals.
  2. Business Source Alumni Edition: 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.
  3. Business Book Summaries: Comprehensive summaries are provided for more than 700 of the top business books from the last 20 years.
  4. CINAHL® Database: Coverage of nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.
  5. Health Library: Comprehensive coverage of health, wellness and other medical-related topics.

Manage your research

  • Zotero - UVA Library recommends Zotero or other open access citation managers.  See the Citation Management guide for more information on citation managers
  • PolicyMap Access continuation - PolicyMap is used in offices across the country for understanding communities and making strategic decisions. After graduation, you can continue your PolicyMap access by filling out this form. Get six months of a standard subscription for free and a basic subscription afterward. Many graduates use PolicyMap to add visualizations to their portfolios when applying for jobs.
  • An ORCID ID is a unique researcher identifier, used worldwide, that you can keep throughout your life and retain even if you move institutions. UVA Library has built the UVA-ORCID Connector service, which allows you to verify your UVA affiliation. 

Selected resources

  • Thomas Jefferson
    Find major online collections of Jefferson's writings, quotations and other information resources about Jefferson. Visit the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library for UVA's Jefferson collections that are not available online.
  • Genealogy
    A brief guide to genealogical resources in the University of Virginia Library.
  • Images
    This guide was created to help you become more successful in finding and using digital images.