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Summer Opportunity for Academic Research (SOAR)

Getting Started and Quick Links

Welcome! Librarians at Emory are looking forward to supporting you with your research projects this summer. We know that conducting research remotely can pose challenges, and we are here to help you find the materials you need and excel in your research projects.

Below are some quick links to help you get started with your research and information about the content on this guide. Please get in touch if you have any questions!

Getting Started with the Emory Libraries Website -

Library catalog - search here for e-books, print materials, and other resources at the library. See the Finding Books tab for help with locating books

Research Guides - see our full list of research guides for different subjects and topics. You can use these guides to help you get started with research in a particular discipline.

Library Databases - we have hundreds of databases where you can find articles, data, streaming videos, newspapers, archival materials, and more. See the Finding Articles tab for more information and recommended databases.

Academic Search Complete - one of our most general databases and a great place to start your research

Subject Librarians - see a list of our librarians and the subjects in which they specialize. Always feel free to contact a subject librarian for help with your particular research project.

Navigating this Guide

This guide has a few different sections designed to help you conduct your research this summer and to further develop your research skills more generally.

Get Help - information on different ways you can get help and contact the libraries as you work on your projects this summer

Evaluating Sources - tips and best practices for evaluating sources and determining which sources will be most suitable for your project

Finding Background Information - library resources to help you locate background information and overviews of your research topic

Finding Books - information on finding and accessing e-books

Finding Articles - suggested databases from a wide range of disciplines

Finding Primary Sources - definitions and suggested databases to get you started

Managing Citations - tools and resources to help you manage your citations and stay organized