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DBS Library Getting Started Series

Alumni Membership

What is DBS Library Alumni Membership? For an annual fee of €75 (€50 for renewal) or a 6 month fee of €37.50 (€25 for renewal), Alumni membership at Dublin Business School Library provides DBS Graduates with access to both the Library at Aungier Street and the Library at Dame Street. Alumni membership enables DBS graduates to borrow 3 items from the Library’s extensive book and DVD collection at both Library sites with the facility to renew books once (only books from the short loan and restricted access collections may not be borrowed) Alumni membership also enables DBS graduates to access selected online databases onsite. Emerald, EBSCO Business Source Complete and Dawsonera (DBS Library e-book collection) can also be accessed off campus with personal login details. The Library’s professional staff are on hand to answer any enquiries regarding access to information that you may have. The Library offers extensive opening hours including evenings and weekends. The Library Code of Conduct and Rules & Regulations apply to all users. A copy of the Code of Conduct and a Guide to the Rules & Regulations are available in the Library or upon request. The cost of membership (€75 for yearly membership, €37.50 for 6 month membership) must be paid in full before you can avail of the relevant Library services. A renewal fee of €50 for the yearly membership and €25 for the 6 month membership can be paid in order to continue to avail of your Alumni membership. These fees are non-refundable.

Academic Source Alumni Edition database EBSCO Academic Search Complete is a valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 9,810 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.

Business Source Alumni Edition database EBSCO Business Source Complete provides full text access to more than 8,800 serials, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed business, marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics journals. The database also includes other sources of full-text information such as country economic reports from the EIU, Global Insight, ICON Group and CountryWatch and detailed company profiles for the world's 10,000 largest Companies. Full text, in PDF format, goes as far back as 1922 for some journals. EBSCO Business Source Complete Alumni database is searchable by ‘Quick Search’ or ‘Advanced Search’ and you can also use the browse form to browse journals by journal title or subject.

Dawsonera – DBS Library e-book collection Dawsonera is DBS Library’s e-book collection. It contains thousands of e-books. DBS Library regularly purchases titles from this collection to create a tailored collection of e-books for you to read. When you register for the Alumni membership you will be provided with your own personal login details.

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Alumni Membership Guide  

How to join the DBS Alumni and External Members Scheme