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AFS 365W|HIST 365W: Slavery and Abolition in Africa


Welcome to the Research Guide for Slavery and Abolition in Africa. Your librarians for this class are:

Please be in touch if you need help with any assignments for this class. We look forward to working with you. 

Research Basics: Introduction

Before you begin your search in our catalog, please sign into your library account.

Sign into Library Account - To access your library account, select Emory Login and sign in with your NetID and password.

  • Click the My Library Card tab at the top right of the page to see your checked-out items.
  • Click the box next to an item title and choose Renew Selected, or click Renew All.
    • Renewals are not available for recalled items or items past their renewal limit.
  • If you need assistance accessing your account, or if it is blocked or due to expire soon, contact the Library Service Desk at 404-727-6873 or

Your library account enables you to: view your current check-outs, requests, and fine information.

Emory University's Library Catalog

Library Search - Use the library's catalog to locate books, e-books, journals, videos, microfilms, government documents, etc.

ILLiad (Interlibrary Loan)

Google Scholar and WorldCat

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The WorldCat is helpful in searching the holdings of several libraries in the United States as well as many libraries abroad.


Use Google Scholar to find articles from various academic publishers, professional societies, universities, and scholarly articles available across the web. Google Scholar is the first step to get a quick idea of what may be available for your research. The next step is to investigate the relevant materials available in the primary and secondary sources databases for your research.

Please note that there is no one-stop-shop for finding research resources.


Requests and Recalls

How to Request 

You may request items held by all Emory Libraries. You will be notified once the item is available at your chosen pickup location.

Please note that items requested from the Library Service Center and Oxford College Library are usually sent within two business days. 

To request an item from another Emory Library:

  • Log in to your My Library Card account
  • Look up the item and open the item record
  • Click on the Locate/Request This Item
  • Click on Request Physical Item

Recall a Checked Out Item

You may recall items that are currently checked out to other patrons. Initiating a recall request will shorten the due date for the item to ten days from the date of the recall. You will be notified once the item is returned.

To recall an item:

  • Log in to your My Library Card account
  • Look up the item and open the item record
  • Click on Locate/Request This Item
  • Click on Request Physical Item

For more information, please click on this link.