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Use this guide to find books, articles, databases, and other resources for research in history.

What is Library Search?


Library Search Homepage

Library Search is the new search tool to find Emory Library's materials, including books, e-books, videos, journals, and much more! You can use Library Search to:

  • Search for items at any of the Emory University Libraries
  • Request items and have them delivered to any library on campus
  • View items you have checked out and renew items online
  • Bookmark, organize, and retrieve library records from any device

Library Search is a great place to start looking for books or videos on a topic, but for powerful, targeted searches that use subject headings or a controlled vocabulary, try a database specific to your discipline or topic.

Narrow Your Results


Once you do your search, you can now filter your results under "Limit your search" on the left side of your screen. You can narrow by access (including items available online), resource type, library (which library is the physical copy available in), author/creator, publication/creation date, language, and more. When you click on an filter you are taken to a new results page - keep adding filters until you find the item that meets your needs!

Simple Search

Simple Search


The simple search on the Library Search homepage allows you to search for items by keyword, title, author/creator, or subject. To start searching, simply begin typing your search terms in the search box.