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HIST495: Introduction to Historical Interpretation (History Honors)

Guide for history honors students.

Research Basics: Introduction

Before you begin your search in our catalog, please sign into your library account. The option to sign in is provided on the top left-hand side of the screen. It would be helpful for you in getting additional information about materials.


Use discoverE to search holdings/collections in the Emory Libraries. 

discoverE is a "Google-like" search interface, with a wide variety of search options. On your search results page, you'll find easy ways to limit your results in a myriad of ways, including by topic, author, library, resource type, date, and Library Of Congress (subject) classification.

The REPOSITORIES tab allows you to search several different Emory-created resources, most importantly, Emory ETDs (Electronic Theses and Dissertations).

Finally, the COMBINED SEARCH tab combines a search of the CATALOG, ARTICLES, and REPOSITORIES tabs with searches of the Hathitrust Digital Library and the vast Primo Central index.

For more information about what is being searched in discoverE, please refer to the Resources in discoverE research guide.

Requests and Recalls

If a book you're looking for is at Oxford College, at the Library Service Center, or checked out, don't fear!

Books that are at the Library Service Center or at Oxford can be requested, and checked out books can be recalled.

In discoverE:

  • click the "Get It" link
  • this will open a new window displaying the full record of the item
  • click on the orange Request button and follow directions

You'll be notified by email when the item is available.

NOTE: if the item is checked out, the borrower has two weeks to return it.

Other Library Catalogs

Center for Research Libraries

Holds many hard-to-find materials from around the world, and Woodruff can get them on indefinite loan for you!


Allows you to search the catalogs of national libraries in Europe.

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