Tips and Tricks for Online Resources

As students and faculty adapt to online and distance learning, chances are you’ll have to access a digital resource or two during the fall semester. Find some helpful tips and tricks below for a quick guide to using ebooks, databases, online periodicals, and more!


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Online Resources in the Library Catalog

  • In your discoverE search results, under “Show only” on the left, select “Full Access Online” to limit the results to online items only, which includes e-books, eJournals, streaming audio and video

Access a Full Text Journal or Newspaper via eJournals@Emory

  • Open the  eJournals@Emory A-Z List
  • In the box beside “Find e-Journal by Title:” type in the name of a journal or newspaper
  • Select the title and log in with Emory Net ID and password

Bookmark a Journal or Database of Interest

  • Follow the instructions above to access a full text journal or newspaper using the eJournals@Emory A-Z list 
  • Begin a database search through the Emory Libraries’ A-Z Databases List or a journal search through the eJournals@Emory A-Z List
  • When prompted, sign in with Emory Net ID and password
  • Once the journal or database home page has opened, copy or bookmark the displayed URL. The correct URL should contain

Browse an Entire Journal

  • Emory supports Browzine, an app that lets you browse, read, and monitor current academic journals

Access a Database

  • Go to quick links box and select Databases A-Z
  • In the “Search for Databases” box, type in the name of the database, then select “Go”
  • Select the database’s name
  • Log in using your Emory Network ID and Password

Problems Accessing a Database?

  • Clear your cache by going to your browser’s History and clear browsing data; now try to access the database using the steps under “Access a Database,” above
  • If clearing the cache of the browser that you were using doesn’t help, try using a different browser to access the database; for example, if you were using Google Chrome, try using Mozilla Firefox. 
  • Need further assistance? Contact your subject librarian or go to Ask a Librarian to get help by email, chat, or text, or call 404-727-6873.
  • NOTE: This includes items linked from Course Reserves or Canvas

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