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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.

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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.

    This is a collection of more than 130 authoritative commentaries on books of the Old Testament and New Testament. These commentaries are designed specifically for students and scholars of theology, biblical, and religious studies. Leading international scholars and world-class Bible authorities, hailing from a range of denominational backgrounds, lend their expertise to exegesis which draws on linguistic, literary, archaeological and historical scholarship to provide a rounded picture of each book in the Bible. This collection includes the titles from the series The New International Commentary on the Old Testament and New Testament, the International Theological Commentary, The Pillar New Testament Commentary, Illuminations, and many more.

    The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR) is the first and only comprehensive reference work devoted to the Bible and its reception. Since the publication of its first two volumes in 2009, EBR has continued to break new ground and is an indispensable reference work not only for theology and religious studies, but also for the humanities, the arts, cultural studies, and the social sciences. As its foundation, the encyclopedia contains the most up-to-date information on the origins and development of the Bible in the canons of Judaism and Christianity. It then documents the history of biblical interpretation and reception, not only in Christianity and Judaism, but also in Islam and other non-Western religious traditions and movements. Moving beyond the religious realm, it further innovates by recording how biblical texts have been read, interpreted, and integrated into thought, science, and culture throughout the centuries, summarizing the most recent scholarly research on the reception of the Bible in an array of academic disciplines such as classics and archaeology as well as a wide range of cultural and humanistic fields, such as literature, visual arts, music, film, and dance. Its interdisciplinary approach thus transcends a purely theological or religious perspective. With 38 editors and nearly 4,000 authors working in over 55 countries, EBR is truly an international enterprise.

    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 rich resource of historical, current, and forecasted global data on numerous topics and industries, including consumer goods, energy, finance, pharma, sports, technology, healthcare, and more. Data is available on a state or country basis. Sources used are credible and always cited; they include market research, trade organizations, industry trade publications, and government. Use Statista when beginning to research a project or needing to locate specific datapoints.

    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.


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