Emory University Libraries - COVID-19 Response

The Emory University Libraries' physical spaces are closed, however we are offering virtual services. Please check our hours page for a list of virtual service hours.

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Emory Libraries COVID-19 Remote Services

This page contains all relevant information related to Emory Libraries current operations during the COVID-19 outbreak including updates to operations, remote services, and other helpful links.


Online Teaching and Learning Resources

Canvas

Canvas and Canvas support, and workshops including Canvas Essentials for Remote Teaching, remain available. Visit Canvas Support for more information.

 

Online Course Reserves

Online Course Reserves enable instructors to make course materials readily available to their students.  Upload links and scans, and place requests through the Course Reserves online system.

 

Remote Access to Textbooks and Assigned Readings

The rapidly changing environment with COVID-19 has meant that some of our students have found themselves without their textbooks and course materials as Emory transitions to remote teaching and learning. We have options for faculty and students to access textbooks and other learning materials needed to successfully complete the semester.

 

Library Instruction

Librarians and staff at the Emory Libraries are working to support instructors as they transition to remote teaching. Our guide on remote teaching provides library resources to use in a remote teaching and learning environment, including ideas for adapting research assignments, suggestions for class activities, and ways to get help and support.

Virtual library instruction is available by request Monday through Friday from 9am - 5pm EDT.  Contact a subject librarian to review options for either asynchronous instruction or synchronous instruction. 

 

Copyright Considerations

Staff members and librarians at Emory Libraries are working hard to support instructors’ needs for resources and information as they rapidly shift to an online teaching environment.

Information presented here is meant to proactively address questions concerning copyright and teaching online.

 

Student Technology Support

Technology support resources for students, including an FAQ can be found on the Student Technology Support website.

For password support or access issues, contact the University Service Desk at 404-727-7777 or visit University Service Desk website.

 

Remote Research Support

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Ask a Librarian Service

Need help with your research? Need help citing a source? Wondering how to connect remotely to the collections of the library? Connect with a Reference Professional from near or far via text, email, or chat.

The Ask a Librarian service is available Monday through Friday from 8am - 6pm EDT.  You can also visit our Research Help pages for research and writing assistance.

 

Virtual Research Consultations

Subject librarians with expertise in specific disciplines are available for remote consultations on research questions via phone, email, or online (e.g. Zoom) Monday through Friday from 9am - 5pm EDT by appointment. Subject librarians can also assist with acquiring electronic books and streaming video and audio not currently in our collections.

You can also visit our Research Guides on subjects, topics and courses.

 

Virtual Emory Thesis and Dissertations

Consultations for help with your thesis or dissertation is available Monday through Friday from 9am - 5pm EDT by appointment with a member of the Scholarly Communications Office or visit our ETD FAQ page.

 

Virtual Services at the Woodruff Health Sciences Library

The Woodruff Health Sciences Library is offering specialized virtual services for its users.  To find out more about their virtual services please visit their web page on COVID-19.

 

Virtual Services at the Goizueta Business Library

The Goizueta Business Library is offering specialized virtual research services and consultations for its usesrs.  To find out more about their services, please see the banner on their home page.

 

Virtual Services at Rose Library

The Rose Library staff will continue to provide limited virtual services, as we are able Monday through Friday from 9am - 5pm EDT.  To find out more about their virtual services please visit their web page on COVID-19.

 

Virtual Services at the Pitts Theology Library

The Pitts Theology Library is offering specialized virtual services for its users.  To find out more about their virtual services please visit their web page on remote learning.

 

Virtual Services at Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library

The Law Library is offering specialized virtual services for its users.  To find out more about their virtual services please visit their web page on COVID-19.

 

Oxford Campus

Virtual Services for Students

The Oxford College Library is offering a variety of virtual services to its students.  To find out more about their virtual services please visit their web page on COVID-19 resources for students.

 

Virtual Services for Faculty

The Oxford College Library is offering a variety of virtual services to its faculty.  To find out more about their virtual services please visit their web page on COVID-19 resources for faculty.

 

Online Materials and Tools

The Emory Libraries have many digital materials available for you, and we provide both guidance on connecting from off-campus and instructions on browser plugins available to the Emory community that simplify the identification of Emory digital resources.

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When searching for online materials available off-campus, such as e-books, ejournals, and streaming audio or video, click "Full Access Online" on the left to filter your results to online items only. This link will appear on the search results screen under "Show Only" in the upper left. Visit our discoverE working remotely help page for more helpful hints and tips. Also, please see our comprehensive guide on finding, accessing, and downloading e-books

 

Collection Resources for Remote Teaching and Learning

Librarians and staff at the Emory Libraries are working to support instructors and students with access to our collections and research materials as they transition to the remote environment. Our guide on collection resources provides information on accessing and requesting needed content for successful completion of research projects and teaching assignments. This guide is being frequently updated as we work with vendors, library partners and finetune internal workflows.

 

Databases @ Emory

Emory Libraries licenses over 1,000 databases to support teaching and research. Use Databases@Emory to search for a relevant database by title, subject or database type. Many of our databases contain full-text journal content (in particular, our EBSCO databases), and/or contain a FindIt@Emory icon that links to our full-text content.

 

eJournals

eJournals A-Z is a list of all electronic journals licensed by Emory Libraries. To access the full content of many of our subscribed and licensed journals, you will need to authenticate as an Emory user. Either go through the A-Z page, or use the proxy bookmarklet to reload the webpage.

 

EmoryFindingAids

Search the EmoryFindingAids Database to access descriptions of Emory's unique primary resources, determine if collections contain material of interest to you, and learn where collections are located. The database provides centralized access to detailed descriptions of archival and manuscript collections held in various repositories at Emory. EmoryFindingAids are available for both processed and unprocessed collections. You can also email an archivist by writing to rose.library@emory.edu.

 

LibKey Nomad

LibKey Nomad is a FREE browser extension for Google Chrome that makes identifying resources and logging in to use them easier. Once it has been installed, the LibKey icon pops up on pages for electronic articles that are available through Emory. 

 

Streaming Video

The Emory Libraries subscribe to numerous academic streaming video collections, and we license individual streaming video titles to support teaching and research.

 

Streaming Audio

Emory subscribes to two large music streaming providers, each with several databases: Naxos and Alexander Street Press.

 

Borrowing Materials

Request Library-owned Items to Support Remote Learning and Research

During this period of remote learning and research, Emory students, faculty & staff may continue to submit requests for needed library materials through discoverE.

Library staff will make a concerted effort to identify a digital version for you and will contact you via email to confirm access options, digital or otherwise.

If your request can only be fulfilled by checking out a physical copy from the Robert W. Woodruff Library, you will receive an email providing instructions on how to pick up the items you have requested from the Woodruff Library during designated pick up times. 

Please contact the Ask a Librarian service  with any questions you may have.

 

Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) of Non-Emory Items

Current Emory students, faculty and staff may request electronic delivery of book chapters and journal articles from other libraries.

 

Returning Materials

Effective immediately, all due dates for materials currently on loan from any Emory library will be extended through September 1, 2020. Patrons are asked to keep any items now in their possession until further notice. All fines and late fees incurred between March 11th and September 1st will be waived. In the event you need to return materials prior to the reopening of Emory Libraries, please reference guidelines available via Emory Libraries News. Please contact the Ask A Librarian service for additional assistance.

Contact Us

Have other remote needs? Please contact the Ask A Librarian service for additional assistance.

For questions related to archival materials, please email rose@library.emory.edu

For faculty and students at the Oxford College Library, please call 770-784-8380 or email ox-librarystaff@listserv.cc.emory.edu.

Additional Updates and Resources from Emory

For up-to-date information on Emory policies and procedures regarding coronavirus, visit Emory University COVID-19 Updates.