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WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I GRADUATE?
Changes in Library Services After Graduation...
- After graduation from Salem State University, new alums will no longer have access to SSU Library databases, e-books, streaming videos, and most online journals from off campus. Access to materials is always available by coming to the Library and using a guest computer.
- SSU alums are free to come to the Berry Library and use a guest login to access most online materials, when the library is open.
- Do take advantage of your local public library for some database access and for interlibrary loan services. You may be able to request materials owned by large research libraries and have them delivered to your local library at little or no charge. And if you're in Massachusetts, be sure to sign up for a Boston Public Library card.
- If you do not live near Boston (or are moving away from Boston), try visiting an academic library near your location. Public universities often allow visitors guest privileges, which would enable you to search their library databases and read or print off or email full-text electronic articles at no charge.
THERE IS ALWAYS OPEN ACCESS!
Open Access refers to journals and scholarly information freely available on the Internet. There are various levels of open access available. For example, material may be made available without copyright or licensing restrictions. Some journal articles are available free to anyone at the time of publication. Publishers of articles resulting from some U.S. government-sponsored research programs, may have the option to restrict access for some months before the article becomes open and posted to the web without restriction.
Check out the rest of this guide for open access resources.