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MacMillan Law Library Services and Response to COVID-19: Using the Library

Questions for the MacMillan Law Library?

General Questions? 
Please complete this Questions for the Law Library? form.

Faculty Research Question?
Please complete our Faculty Request form.

Student Research Question?
Please complete our Student Research Request form. 

MacMillan Library Hybrid Research Services (January 30 - April 30, 2022):

          Monday: 8am - 5pm
          Tuesday - Friday: 8am - 8pm
          Saturday: 12pm - 4pm 
          Sunday: Closed 

MacMillan Library Building Hours (January 30 - April 30, 2022)

Monday - Friday: 7:30am - Midnight
Saturday: 10am - Midnight
Sunday: 12pm - Midnight 

Reference Desk (January 30 - April 30, 2022):
Monday: 12pm - 6pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 2pm - 8pm
Friday: 2pm - 4pm
Saturday: 12pm - 4pm 
Sunday: Closed 

Virtual Reference Desk (January 30 - April 30, 2022)
Monday: In-person only 
Tuesday - Thursday: 10am - 1pm
Friday: 10am - 2pm 
Saturday: In-person only
Sunday: Closed

IT Help Desk:
Monday - Friday: Closed (see IT Virtual Help Desk below)
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

IT Virtual Help Desk
Email us at lawstudent-help@emory.edu and we'll reach out to you via Zoom.

Have something checked out from us?

And need to return it but you haven't been cleared to return to campus or are not in the Atlanta area?  Please see our Returning Library Materials guidelines for additional information.   

If you are graduating in May, please return all library materials by June 1st.  If you are not in the Atlanta area, see Returning Library Materials guidelines for instructions for self-shipping your library items.  

Please contact lawcirc@emory.edu for additional assistance.

Access to the MacMillan Law Library

On-site access to MacMillan Law Library is restricted to Emory Law students who have completed pre-entry testing.  To view the pre-entry testing requirements and protocols, see the Spring Semester 2022 page of the Emory Forward website.  Masks are optional in the library.  For details on university masking requirements, see Face Covering Guidelines and What You Need to Know About Masks provided by Emory University Human Resources.  Food and drink are both permitted in the library. 

Finding Databases at Emory Libraries

Finding Journal Articles

Finding Journal Articles using DiscoverE's "eJournals" Tool

Emory University Libraries subscribe to thousands of journals electronically.  It is common to have full text access to one journal via multiple database subscriptions.  It is also common for each of those subscriptions to include different date ranges of each journal or include embargos on more recent articles.  To make it easier to find all subscriptions to a particular journal, use our eJournals tool to find your article.  

Step 1: Open the Emory University Library Catalog, and select the "Search Tool - eJournals (A-Z)" tile under "Other Resources." 

Step 2: Search for your journal title and click the title you want - this will open a new window

Step 3: In the new window, review the list of databases that include access to this journal.  Notice that some databases have different coverages while other include embargos on the most recent issues.  Select the database that includes access to the date range of your journal article.

Step 4: Once in the appropriate database, either Browse the database for your volume/issue or search using the article's title.

If Emory does not have full text access to the journal / article you are trying to find, then you will need to request it from another library via InterLibrary Loan (ILL).  To request an article via ILL: 

  1. Find the journal you want in Worldcat and click "View Description" to locate the information necessary to request the book via ILL.
  2. Log into ILLIAD, select "Create A New Request," click "Article" and submit your request.
  3. When the scan of the article is ready, it will appear in your ILLIAD account.