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SPAN 423 Madrid-Barcelona-Nueva York: Performing Urban Identities

This guide is designed at assist the students in Professor Gold's Spring 2021 course with the research for their final project

Find Books - DiscoverE

DiscoverE is  Emory's main search tool to find books, the titles of journals, videos, government documents, microfilm collections and other materials.

Using discoverE to find books

From the Catalog tab in discoverE  do a simple search:

  • Type in your search terms
  • When you get some results, use "Refine My Results" on the left to narrow your search by author, item type, date and more

You can also do an Advanced Search in discoverE which will allow you to search by title, author, etc as well as limit by format or language.

Keyword: Use keyword searching to combine concepts (X and Y) and search for particular words or phrases that might appear in titles or notes or subjects. - Barcelona and public space, Madrid and memory, New York and Puerto Rico.

Subject:  You can search Madrid or Barcelona or New York City as a subject to bring books about the cities.


E-books in DiscoverE

Our priority is to make DiscoverE your first stop. Finding e-books in discoverE begins when you conduct your first search. On the left-hand side of the results screen, you will be able to select  to show only on "Full Access Online" or "eBooks."  If you wish to limit a search just to ebooks, you can also use the Advanced Search and select material type: eBooks. 


Electronic Document Delivery/ Inter-Library Loan

Electronic document delivery is available for Emory faculty, grad students, staff, and undergraduates (detailed instructions). Library staff will scan a book chapter or article in a physical volume. 

Document Delivery CAN NOT scan an entire book US Copyright law only allows 20% of a book to be scanned for "Fair Use."


Using Interlibrary Loan (ILL), you can:

  • borrow books and more from other libraries
  • get copies of articles that Emory doesn't own.

You will be notified when your materials arrive (most materials are obtained within 2 weeks).