Alumni Portal

The Duke University Libraries and the Duke University Alumni Association provide access to a set of online resources to all Duke alumni.  To access these databases, register with the Duke Alumni Directory, then click on "Research Resources."  These databases may be accessed off-campus by Duke alumni who are using them for personal, non-commercial use.  Use of these resources for commercial gain is not permitted.

Interdisciplinary & General Resources



ABI/Inform Complete Full-text journals and publications from the business press. 
EBSCO Academic Search Alumni Edition Thousands of indexed and abstracted journals, as well as peer-reviewed journals, many with full-text. 
In The First Person Almost 4,000 collections of personal narratives in English from around the world.
JSTOR Full-text archival collection of thousands of journals. Excludes the most recent years. 
Project Muse A leading provider of digital humanities and social sciences journal content. 
University Press Scholarship Online Offers thousands of titles available in 25 subject areas, from Oxford University Press and 12 other leading university presses.

Browse by Interest

American Culture

Everyday Life & Women in America, 1800-1920

Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975

The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives, 1960-1974


Business Expert Press

Citation Management



Dance in Video


Asian American Drama

Audio Drama: The LA Theatre Works Collection

Black Drama: 1850-Present

Filmakers Library Online

Theatre in Video


Empire Online

Medieval Travel Writing

Historical Journals & Newspapers

Eighteenth Century Journals

Harper's Weekly, 1857-1912


First World War: Personal Experiences

Literary Manuscripts: Victorian Manuscripts

Medieval Family Life

Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007


Black Short Fiction and Folklore

Black Thought and Culture


China: Culture and Society

China: Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793-1980

Confidential Print: Middle East, 1839-1969

Foreign Office Files for China, 1949-1980

Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan

India, Raj and Empire

Meiji Japan


Jewish Life in America, 1654-1954

Latino Studies

Latino Literature: Poetry, Drama and Fiction


Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

Jazz Music Library

Music Online

Smithsonian Global Sound



ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index

Digital Karl Barth Library

Digital Library of Classical Protestant Texts

Social Sciences

Anthropology Online

Ethnographic Video Online

Social History

London Low Life

Mass Observation Online

Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape

Victorian Popular Culture: Spiritualism, Sensation and Magic

Victorian Popular Culture: Circuses, Sideshows and Freaks

Victorian Popular Culture: Music Hall, Theatre and Popular Entertainment

Victorian Popular Culture: Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of Cinema

British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries

US History

American West

Virginia Company Archives

American Civil War: Letters and Diaries

American History in Video

North American Immigrant Letters and Diaries

North American Women's Letters and Diaries

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000


Academic Video Online