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Alumni Online Library

The Alumni Online Library is a FREE service for all Franklin College alumni.
Providing access to hundreds of academic journals and primary sources, the Alumni Online Library supports your lifelong professional and personal learning.

Access Information:
When you click on a resource, you may be asked to enter a username/password. 

  • If you graduated 2009 – 2023, your FC username and password grants you access to each resource.
  • If you graduated prior to 2009, contact reference@franklincollege.edu for a username and password.

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Alumni Online ResourceDescription
Destination Indiana: Honorable Roger D. Branigin

Learn about Gov. Roger D. Branigin, his life and legacy, in this self-paced digital journey. Created by Mackenzie Taylor ’20, Samantha Loyd ’21 and Evan Graham ’21, this Indiana Historical Society collaboration was made possible by The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Humanities Research for the Public Good.

Directory of Open Access Journals Athletic Training, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems, Physics

Scientific and scholarly, open access journals.

Elsevier Open Access Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics, Psychology, Sociology

Peer-reviewed resources within the arts & humanities, life sciences, health sciences, and social sciences.

Franklin Archive, The

Digitized copies of the Franklin College newspaper, The Franklin, October 1908 through March 2020.
Browse, search, print, and/or download pages from the College's past.


HeinOnline American Studies, International Relations, Political Science

Case law, statutes, journal articles, presidential libraries, treaties, state/federal codes, and more.


Available to all Indiana residents.
collection of academic databases, magazine and journal articles, websites, pamphlets, images, historic newspapers, multimedia and more

Primary Pursuit & Hoosier History: The Honorable Roger Douglas Branigin Archives

This collection houses primary sources from the Honorable Roger D. Branigin Archives. Sources span his college, military, and political career. The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Humanities Research for the Public Good awarded funding for the initial digitization of this collection during the 2019-2020 academic year. This online collection was created by alumna Mackenzie Taylor '20 and current student Samantha Loyd '21.

Primary Pursuit Field School Lesson Plans

Created by alumna Mackenzie Taylor '20 as part of the CIC Humanities Research for the Public Good, these elementary lesson plans, aligned with Indiana State Standards, promote the use of primary source learning with The Honorable Roger Douglas Branigin Archives. Make a copy before adapting a lesson plan for your students.

Project Muse English, Multidisciplinary

More than 150 full-text academic journal titles covering the fields of literature and criticism, history, visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others.

Roger D. Branigin Archives History

An indexed collection of the papers of Indiana's 42nd Governor.

SpringerOpen Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, History, Multimedia Journalism, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Women’s Studies

free research articles in the fields of science, technology, medicine, the humanities, and social sciences

Undergraduate Research Collection

Campus scholarship, specifically senior seminar papers, dating back to May 2015.