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Accessing Library Resources
Some of the resources in this guide are freely available.
Others such as online databases and electronic journals may be accessed by users on the UNH network, including from workstations in the Library.
Off-campus access to most databases and electronic journals as well as the capability to request materials from other libraries is generally limited to current UNH students, faculty, and staff.
Grateful acknowledgment is made to Lois Kepes, Reference/Public Services Librarian at the University of Pittsburgh, for permission to adapt her guide on this topic.
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A nonprofit is a group, organization, institution or corporation formed to provide goods and/or services for a charitable, educational, religious, literary or scientific purpose. Nonprofits' assets are usually donated by companies, foundations or individuals who do not expect to be repaid. These contributions are tax deductible.
Philanthropy is generally defined as the voluntary granting of money, goods, services or support by an individual, foundation, corporation or endowment.
If a foundation or nonprofit meets the requirements of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, it can obtain tax-exempt status and does not pay federal or state income taxes.
For more information on what nonprofits do and terminology about nonprofits, philanthropy and funding, see:
A selected list of journals that focus on philanthropy, foundations, and nonprofit organizations.
Other articles may be found by searching databases; see this guide's Databases page for recommended databases to start with.
This guide's Databases page also lists additional philanthropy- or grant-oriented journals or newsletters.