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Library Resources for Alumni: Resources for those staying in the US

Information about electronic resources available to alumni of East Carolina University.

Other possibilities

1. Many journals will let you sign up for a free table of contents service.   You may not be able to access the articles, but you can see what's new.

2. Check favorite database vendors (such as RefWorks) for individual subscriptions.

3.  Use the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) to locate health sciences libraries near you.  From their site, click on the region, then the state where you will be.  You'll see a listing of libraries and contact info.  You can also click on Contacts here or on the top of the NNLM home page and find contact informaton for your Regional Medical Library. 

4.  Check to see if there's an AHEC library near you.  Go to the AHEC site.  Click on Directories and Maps and then select your state.  

5.  As always, you can tell us where you're heading and we will try to help you find resources there.


Medline - via PubMed

While we suggest that you access PubMed through the Laupus website while you are at ECU (more full text that way) -- you can access PubMed directly from any Internet connection.   You will still have access to some full text.

Go to  PubMed

Some helpful tools for searching Medline via PubMed

    1.  Pubmed Basics  or search PubMed Basics in any web browser 

      2.    Using MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) -

      3.    Video tutorials                                                            

You can use My NCBI to store searches and set up auto alerts via PubMed.  For more info on NCBI, go to

 Need full-text?   Click on the full-text link or go to and look at the FAQs under Using PubMed - PubMed Quick Start. 


RefWorks Alumni Program

  • Alumni are: students who have graduated from ECU; students who are transferring from ECU to a school that does not have RefWorks; retired employees.
  • Before the alumni leave ECU, they will need to create a back-up of their RefWorks database. This will have to be done on-campus or off-campus via proxy. (
  • After they leave ECU, they will create a new account as outlined in the documentation below and import the back-up of the database.