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A Comparative Literature Research Guide: Finding Books

Materials Not at Emory

A catalog for libraries worldwide, WorldCat  contains citations for books, journals, manuscripts, maps, music scores, sound recordings, films, computer files, newspapers, slides, and videotapes.

Materials from WorldCat may be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

InterLibrary Loan

Using Interlibrary Loan (ILL), you can:

  • borrow books and more from other libraries
  • get copies of articles that Emory doesn't own.

You will be notified when your materials arrive (most materials are obtained within 2 weeks).

Materials at Emory

To search holdings, please use:

DiscoverE is  Emory's main search tool to find books, journals, videos, government documents, microfilm collections and other materials at the Emory libraries, which include Woodruff, Pitts Theology, Health Sciences Center, McMillan Law, Guy Chemistry, Math & Science Center and, Oxford libraries.

Using discoverE to find books:

From the Catalog tab in discoverE  do a simple search:

  • Type in your keywords
  • When you get some results, use "Refine My Results" on the left to narrow your search by author, item type, date and more

* Too many search results?

  • Add additional terms to your search
  • Limit your search by item type, exact phrase, and/or author/title/subject using discoverE's drop-down menus
  • Use discoverE's "Refine My Results" feature (in the left column)

 

* Too few results?

  • Remove some terms from your search
  • Add synonyms using OR [in upper case] with parentheses - for example (women OR woman OR female)
  • Remember to use links in useful titles to locate other materials by the same author or on the same subject. Click on "Details" for individual titles to find subject headings.

 

* Off-topic results?

You can also do an Advanced Search in discoverE which will allow you to search by title, author, etc as well as limit by format or language.

Purchase Request

ARE THERE BOOKS YOU NEED FOR YOUR RESEARCH?  ARE THERE TITLES YOU THINK THE LIBRARY NEEDS?

-- You may request that the library buy materials by either contacting me directly, or filling out our purchase request form.

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