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Research Databases

Emory alumni have access to public and premium databases through their affiliation with university.

Public Access Databases

If you have any questions regarding walk-in access and which databases allow for such access, please contact Chris Palazzolo, the head of Collection Management. Currently, access for non-current Emory staff, student and faculty is subject to the visitor policy.

Alumni Premium Databases

Emory University alumni have access to premium information resources through EBSCOhost® offering the latest full-text information in many areas of academic, business, and health-related fields to meet virtually any research need.

The use of these licensed materials is for academic study, research and patient care only, and not for commercial purposes. You may not systematically download, save or distribute significant portions of these licensed materials.

Alumni must be registered members of the online community—a comprehensive suite of online services available exclusively to Emory alumni—to access these resources. If you already have an account, enter your preferred email address and password when prompted. If you have not accessed the online community before, request access. 

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    Designed for the research needs of the post-college professional, this database provides full text for more than 3,350 journals-including more than 3,000 peer-reviewed journals-as well as indexing and abstracting for more than 8,200 journals. the database offers information in nearly every area of academic study. Academic Search Alumni Edition also includes valuable peer-reviewed full-text journals, offering critical information from many sources.

    Adam Matthews provides rich primary source content from archival collections across the globe. Emory has access to the several collections. Sign in to browse the full list.

    The Anchor Yale Bible aims to present the best contemporary scholarship in a way that is accessible not only to scholars but also to the educated non-specialist. Its approach is grounded in exact translation of the ancient languages and an appreciation of the historical and cultural context in which the biblical books were written supplemented by insights from modern methods, such as sociological and literary criticism.

    Six years in the making, this state-of-the-art dictionary offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of biblical subjects and scholarship. An essential reference for every serious reader of the Bible.

    ATLASerials PLUS™ (ATLAS PLUS™) offers 436 full-text journals in many diverse areas of religion and theology, with full-text content in 16 languages from more than 30 different countries. This electronic collection of journals plus bibliographic citations, featuring PDFs, with searchable texts of articles and reviews is updated quarterly. ATLAS covers the following subject areas:

    • Bible, archaeology, and antiquities
    • human culture and society
    • church history, mission, and ecumenism
    • pastoral ministry
    • world religions and religious studies
    • theology
    • philosophy
    • ethics

    Providing access to nearly 1,450 full-text business magazines and journals-of which more than 750 are peer-reviewed-this resource was created specifically to meet the research needs of the post-college professional. This database includes publications in nearly every area of business. Business Source Alumni Edition includes full-text sources ranging from general periodicals to trade publications and top management journals. Additional full-text sources include country economic reports, industry reports, market research reports, company profiles, and more.

    EBSCO's Business Book Summaries (BBS) provides concise yet comprehensive summaries of the best business books. Individual users can keep up with the best business books available; while organizations can use BBS to educate and train leaders and staff on learning objectives. Subject coverage includes:

    • business strategy
    • communication
    • entrepreneurship
    • global business
    • human resources
    • leadership development
    • management
    • marketing
    • social responsibility
    • technology 

    CINAHL provides indexing of the top nursing and allied health literature available including nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing, and the American Nurses' Association. Literature covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative / complementary medicine, consumer health, and 17 allied health disciplines. In addition, CINAHL provides access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, audiovisuals, and book chapters. Full-text material includes more than 70 journals, as well as legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, research instruments, and clinical trials.

    Full-text online versions of over 3,500 published reference works from more than 100 publishers in a variety of major subjects. These include general and subject dictionaries as well as encyclopedias.

    Provides access to statistical information produced by U.S. Federal agencies, private companies, and intergovernmental organizations.

    Credo Reference services feature full-text, aggregated content from hundreds of reference books covering every major subject. Emory alumni have access to over 850 major reference works from more than 100 publishers, including more than 3.4 million full-text articles. Users can search the entire collection or browse by subject. Included are major reference works in fields such as:

    • business
    • education
    • geography
    • history
    • language
    • literature
    • philosophy
    • religion
    • theology
    • science

    The Hermeneia commentary series seeks to offer authoritative interpretation of the earliest texts of the biblical books and other literature closely related to the Bible. Hermeneia is designed for the serious student of the Bible. It makes full use of ancient Semitic and classical languages; at the same time, English translations of all comparative materials—Greek, Latin, Canaanite, or Akkadian—are supplied alongside the citation of the source in its original language. The aim is to provide the scholar with full critical discussion of each problem of interpretation and with the primary data upon which the discussion is based.

    Oxford Reference is the premier online reference product, spanning 25 different subject areas, bringing together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press’s Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias. This includes in-depth, specialized titles from Oxford University Press’s award-winning Encyclopedias and Companions, and a selection of partner publishers’ scholarly works. New titles and editions are added throughout the year, as they publish in print. Includes some of Oxford University Press’s most visited titles including The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition and the Oxford Classical Dictionary, 4th edition.

    Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social sciences content. Since 1995, its electronic journal collections have supported a wide array of research needs at academic, public, special, and school libraries worldwide. MUSE books and journals, from leading university presses and scholarly societies, are fully integrated for search and discovery.

    The All-Premier Sage journal package back to 1997.

    SAGE eBook and eReference content containing over 4,600 titles. Content includes reference works, academic books, professional development titles and more. Primarily strong in social science content (methods and reference). Also includes political science titles from CQ Reference.

    Research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty, and students with their research projects, SRMO links over 100,000 pages of SAGE’s book, journal, and reference content.

    This trusted database features indexing for over 4,500 of peer reviewed journals, books/monographs, magazines, conference papers, and other non-periodical content. Searchable cited references are provided and over 25,000 detailed Author Profiles cover the most cited, and most frequently searched for authors in the database. SocINDEX offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study, including:

    • abortion
    • criminology and criminal justice
    • demography
    • ethnic and racial studies
    • gender studies
    • marriage and family
    • political sociology
    • religion
    • rural and urban sociology
    • social development
    • social work
    • socio-cultural anthropology
    • substance abuse and other addictions
    • violence

    A statistics portal that gathers data on more than 80,000 topics from a wide variety of sources. Includes market research, consumer and industry reports, and more.

    Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects—from Islam to sociology and politics to classics and literary theory. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume provides trenchant and provocative discussions of the central issues in a given topic. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make often challenging topics highly readable. Whatever the area of study, whatever the topic that fascinates the reader, the series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.


    If you new to using EBSCOhost or need a refresher, these resource videos provide an overview of how to perform basic and advanced searches in the tool.

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