To find materials located at any of Emory's libraries in DiscoverE, one option is to enter Library of Congress subject headings in the search field and click "Browse" then the "Subject" tab. Studies have shown that searching library catalogs with LC subject headings can be more effective than searching just with uncontrolled keywords.
Unlike dedicated online databases, the contents of books and articles are not searchable in DiscoverE. Read Finding a Journal Article in the Woodruff Library. Most materials in DiscoverE which say "held by GENERAL" are located in the Woodruff Library. See the Woodruff Library Location Guide.
When searching DiscoverE by subject, we recommend that you use the Browse search mode option provided on the main search page. Browsing with keywords will retrieve a list of subject headings established by the Library of Congress -- something like the lists below for the headings Religion and South Asia.
To find related works in DiscoverE not cataloged with the same subject headings as those on your results list, try the following:
Below, find search results for selected subject headings:
JSTOR, LexisNexis, and Academic Search Complete:
Start by reading through the Finding Articles at Woodruff research guide. Databases such as JSTOR, LexisNexis, and Academic Search Complete provide citations and/or full text of journal articles, books, and other materials.
Databases devoted primarily to Religious Studies:
Here's a list of mostly proprietary online databases produced mainly for Religious Studies. Because they are proprietary, they are not usually available on or indexed by Google. Emory buys access. Some of them are citation indexes; some of them are full text. For a more comprehensive list that includes databases with broader coverage that likely include material relevant to religious studies, see Databases@Emory.
If you're seeking to browse resources in the stacks or reference sections of Pitts or Woodruff, here are some helpful call number ranges:
BL -- Religions. Mythology. Rationalism
BL 1100 - BL 1295 Hinduism
BL 1300 - BL 1380 Jainism
BL 1500 - BL 1590 Zoroastrianism
BL 1600- BL 1695 Semitic Religions
BL 1830- BL 1883 Confucianism
BL 1899 - BL 1942.85 Taoism
BL 2017 - BL 2018.7 Sikhism
BL 2216 - BL 2227.8 Shinto
BL 2390 - BL 2490 Religions of Africa
BP 1 - BP 253 Islam
BP 300 - BP 395 Bahai Faith
BP 500 - BP 585 Theosophy
Native American religions are in subclasses E and F.
The full list of Library of Congress Call Numbers for Subclass B is available.