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Research Guide to EAS 250WR: INTRODUCTION TO EAST ASIAN STUDIES: Locating Books

This Course Guide provides students with library resources on East Asian Studies for their class projects and research papers. The library resources are divided into the formats of books, journals, films, movies, online databases and so on so forth,



discoverE is the main search interface for locating books, journals, videos, government documents in Emory's libraries and digital repositories. 

Using discoverE to find books:

For a simple search at discoverE, it can be a key word, a title or a person's name that you intend to get.  If the search result is a lot, you can use "Refine Search Results" on the left column, to narrow your search by item type, language, date and more.

You can also do an Advanced Search in discoverE.  This function will allow you to combine your search with key words, authors, titles.

Here are some example key words searches on East Asian Studies:

East Asian History

East Asian Culture

East Asian Literature

East Asian Language

East Asian Philosophy

East Asian Politics

East Asian Government

East Asian Studies

East Asian Economy


Other Library Catalogs


If you can't find the book you need from our library, that's not the end of it.  You can continue your search at WorldCat, the online catalog of books and other materials held by the libraries almost all over the world.  You can retrieve the book you found from WorldCat through Interlibrary Loan.

GIL Universal Catalog

Another catalog you can use is GIL, which stands for GALILEO Interconnected Libraries for the University System of Georgia.

You can check out the book you found from GIL through Interlibrary Loan.

Getting Books Emory Does Not Own

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a borrowing service for Emory students, faculty, and staff.  If a book, an article, a DVD, or any other resource that you need is not owned by Emory, the ILL team will try to get a copy from another library for you. It is a free service, but it will take about two weeks to diliever the material to you.  So, start your research earlier just in case you need to use this service.

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