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Sociology Graduate Students

Overview of sociology resources for beginning graduate students

Copyright/Open Access

Emory Libraries Scholarly Communications Office, serves the faculty, students and staff of Emory by assisting with copyright and scholarly communication issues. The Office offers a variety of services, including assistance with author agreements and book contracts, copyright issues, and permissions. The Office offers drop-in service in the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) on Level 3 of Woodruff Library.  Current office hours are Monday 2-4pm; Thursday 9-11am.  It is also possible to get help by appointment.  Contact Melanie Kowalski, Copyright & Scholarly Communications Librarian, (404)727-8286 or


Open Access Libguide

Open-access (OA) literature is a method of sharing scholarship that is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. Find out more in this libguide including Emory's Open Access initiatives.

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The Library launched the Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) repository in 2008, accepting master's theses and dissertations from Laney Graduate SchoolThe ETD repository has since been expanded to accept honors theses from Emory College, theses from the Candler School of Theology and from the Rollins School of Public Health.  The dissertations and theses stored in the Emory ETD repository are discoverable by search engines such as Google, and in many cases are made available by their authors immediately via PDF download.  See more at

Subject Librarian

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