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Library Information for History Graduate Students

This guide provides an overview of the library resources and remote services available for our graduate students.

Setting up discoverE and ILLiad Accounts

Before you begin your search in our catalog, please sign into your library account. The option to sign in is provided on the top left-hand side of the screen. It would be helpful for you in getting additional information about materials.

Request Scans of Library-Owned Physical Items

Electronic Document Delivery is a scanning service offered to Emory University faculty, staff, and students at no cost. If you would like a PDF of an article or book chapter that Emory Libraries owns in physical format, you can place an Electronic Document Delivery request through discoverE. Library staff will scan and upload the document to ILLiad (Emory's interlibrary loan and EDD system) and then notify you by email when the PDF is available.

Note that not all Emory libraries participate in the scanning service to the same degree, so some material may be ineligible for scanning.

Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) of Non-Emory Items

Current Emory students, faculty and staff may request electronic delivery of book chapters and journal articles from other libraries through ILLiad (Interlibrary loan). Availability of ILL materials may depend on the opening of our partner libraries.


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 Library Search 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 Library Search 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.