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Instructional - E-nnouncement: 5/12/2023

Focusing on all things digital.




Special Alumni Edition


You’ve made it, and we are so very proud of you. Know that as you step out on your own into the future, you will never be completely on your own. We are still here to support you the best we can.

One of the most common questions we get after graduation is, “Will I lose access to all of the Harrison Library electronic resources that I have depended on so greatly during my time here?” The answer is no! Soon IT will be transitioning you from your Gmail to an Gmail. This will be the key to continuing to use our resources. While you will still have access, as an alum your access will be slightly different from what you had while you were a student. Your status change requires new licensing from participating providers. Some resources will not be available, but what we can provide is still substantial. Take a look in the Resources column to see what will be available to you.

You will most likely be using your personal and work emails more frequently. As you may recall, sometimes these other emails can cause error messages when trying to access our e-resources. Until your device is able to recognize your new alum.ssw Gmail, remember to log out of all other accounts. You can always refer to the Instructional - Accessing e-Resources libguide if you need some guidance. You may need to refer back to this guide whenever you use our resources from a new device so keep it handy.

As always, we are here to assist you in any way we can. You can reach us at Despite the distance, you will always be a very important part of this community.


Don't forget to check out the Instructional - Guide to the Harrison Library for Southwest Alumni and the Instructional - Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Services libguides. You'll find more great news for alumni there.



  • ATLA Religion Database PLUS – over 3 million records, including over 1.2 million journal articles, including the very popular Scripture Search.
  • JSTOR Journals & eBooks – includes the Religion & Theology Collection as well as several archival collections and ebooks the library has purchased.
  • ProjectMUSE eBooks – includes the highly acclaimed Hermeneia commentary series, Wisdom commentaries, and the growing number of ebooks we collect on this platform.
  • ProQuest eBook Central delivers a breadth and depth of ebooks from scholarly sources, including university presses and other top publishers.
  • OverDrive eBooks – we have collected a wide variety of ebooks on OverDrive: poetry, novels, theology, counseling, and many other topics.
  • Mango Languages – it’s never too late to learn or strengthen your language skills, and with over 70 languages to choose from!