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Last Updated: Jan 11, 2013 URL: Print Guide

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Woodruff Library Collections

The University Library collections truly have something for every reader. Our collections include the:


Librarian's Picks

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House of Leaves - Mark Danielewski
Call Number: PS3554 .A5596 H68 2000
ISBN: 0375703764
Publication Date: 2000
Brian Croxall, the Woodruff Library's CLIR Postdoc and a DiSC project manager, says "When people ask, I inevitably tell them that my favorite book is House of Leaves. It's an inquiry into different modes of media and storytelling in the guise of a really creepy suspense story."

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Every Crooked Nanny - Kathy Hogan Trocheck
Call Number: PS3570 .R587 E93 1992
ISBN: 0061091707
Publication Date: 1992
Liz Cooper, Anthropology & Journalism Librarian, says "I recommend Kathy Hogan Trocheck’s Callahan Garrity mysteries (there are 7 of them). They are set in Atlanta in the 1990s and are a fun way to learn a bit about what Atlanta was like 20 years ago."

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A clearing in the distance : Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the nineteenth century - Witold Rybczynski
Call Number: SB470 .O5 R93 1999
ISBN: 0684824639
Publication Date: 1999
Kim Collins, Art History and Classics librarian, really liked this book.

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My Family and Other Animals - Gerald Durrell
Call Number: QH157 .D87
ISBN: 0142004413
Publication Date: 1956
Kristan Majors, Science Librarian, loves travel memoirs and this one is great fun. The family moves to Corfu Island and has many not-so-glamorous adventures.

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Cold Mountain - Charles Frazier
Call Number: PS3556 .R3599 C6
ISBN: 0802142842
Publication Date: 1997
Lloyd Busch, Reference Librarian, says he would definitely recommend everyone to read this one. It is one of the great American novels.


Call Numbers (Finding Books in the Stacks)

Most of the Emory libraries use the Library of Congress classification system of letters and numbers to group materials by subject. These call numbers are listed in EUCLID and marked on each book. Use our call number guide to find out which floor of the library has the book you need.


Library Toolbar: LibX

The LibX browser plug-in provides direct access to Emory University Library resources from Google Scholar, Amazon, and other web sites. This is a must have when doing a LOT of research on the web!

It searches EUCLID, Databases @ Emory, and eJournals @ Emory from both a

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Libx inserts an Emory shield in search results from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Scholar, the New York Times Book Review, Yahoo! and other web sites. If you see the Emory "shield" icon, click on the link to see if something is available at or through Emory.  

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