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Political Science Honors and Graduate Guide

Configuring Your Computer for Advanced Research

  1. Bookmark this guide!
  2. Install the Emory browser plugin 
    • There are several other useful plugins for direct access to Emory library resources, such as Libkey Nomad.
    • You can always add the proxy URL in front of any web page to determine if Emory has licensed access to the resource (particularly useful when on the open web): http//proxy.library.emory.edu/login?url=
  3. Be sure you are logged into discoverE!
  4. Configure your Google Scholar settings to recognize Emory library resources.
    • Search for Emory on the "Library Links" page. Save your settings.
    • A great resource for utilizing Google Scholar most affectively is from the University of Pittsburgh.
    • Highly recommended to create your own account as well, that will allow you to create a personal library of citations (and search within them).
  5. Choose your reference management software. Many options are available, but the following three are the most commonly used at Emory.
  6. Check the list of upcoming workshops for relevant sessions.
    • Emory Libraries offers workshops in EndNote, Zotero, ArcGIS, research data management, copyright law, electronic thesis/dissertation submission, graduate test preparation, and other topics.

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Access to Materials in the Stacks

Please feel free to use the Stacks now that they are open! Remember that you have semester-long checkout periods as Honors students.

 

Please use discoverE to make requests for physical items, or contact your subject librarian.

To request materials:

  1. Login to discoverE.
  2. Search for your item & click on the record
  3. Click on the "locate/request item" and click on "request" and choose your library. Please click on the tab for "request article or chapter" if you just need a small portion of the desired text. 
  4. We will soon have an option for remote/personal delivery available. For now, pick your desired delivery desk. You will receive an email when your title is ready.

Document Delivery and ILL

All Emory faculty and library staff are eligible for document delivery (scanned articles or chapters) from the Emory Libraries. Eligible materials include journal articles and book chapters from the print collections in participating libraries. Learn how to place a document delivery request.

For items that are not owned by Emory University Librairies, please consider using our Interlibrary Loan services, and/or contacting me so we can potentially purchase a copy for our collection. Currently, the amount of interlibrary lending available is dependent upon the number of libraries offering these services. If we can not find a copy via ILL, we may also purchase a title for you (if available).

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