Level 2 Exhibit BEFORE EBOLA tells the story of contagious disease control

Could smallpox have changed the outcome of the American Revolution?  Leaders worried that it could.  George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both went to tremendous and dangerous lengths to obtain inoculations against deadly smallpox. Washington sought to inoculate the entire Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, and Jefferson was so thrilled by the development of the…

Robert W. Woodruff Library End-of-semester Survival Guide

Quiet Study Areas The higher the floor in Robert W. Woodruff Library, the quieter it will be.  Levels 3 on up are quiet floors. Levels 1 & 2 accommodate more conversations and study groups. The Matheson Reading Room, accessible via the bridge on level 3, is the quietest space of all. If you choose to sit…

Emory Named Host of Prestigious Cheese Collection

Emory’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Books Library (MARBL) has been named as the host of a world-renowned collection of rare cheeses previously owned by Harold Stilton, the Duke of Camembert. The collection, which includes thousands of pounds of rare cheeses from around the world, was sought after by prestigious universities around the world. “We are…

Featured database: Met Opera on Demand, from the Metropolitan Opera

This Week’s Featured Database:  Met Opera on Demand, from the Metropolitan Opera.  Find it:  http://pid.emory.edu/f85vz or visit our databases page  and search met opera. Description/focus:  Delivers streamed video and audio of Metropolitan Opera productions.  Includes HD videos of operas from the “Live in HD” series of movie-theater transmissions (available after their transmission dates), videos shown…

New Database: Women and Social Movements International

Welcome to Database of the Week! This blog series from the Robert W. Woodruff Library is intended to give you a brief introduction to databases that you may not know and to provide you with some tips to get you started. To explore all of our databases, please visit Emory Library’s databases page This week’s…

Practical Archives Research Tips, March 18th ARP Brown Bag

Come join us for a conversation about archival research, both domestic and international.  Hear how two Emory graduate students planned and conducted research in archives, and pick-up practical tips that will save you time and produce better scholarship. Understanding Archives Brown Bag Series: Practical Archives Research Tips with Cecily Boles and Catherine Barth Wednesday, March…

New Database: American Indian Histories and Cultures

Welcome to Database of the Week! This blog series from the Robert W. Woodruff Library is intended to give you a brief introduction to databases that you may not know and provide you with some tips to get you started. To explore all of our databases, please visit Emory Library’s databases page. This Week’s Featured…

Boosting Your Productivity

If you’ve been looking for a better way to get your work done, you may have stumbled on our Productivity Tools for Graduate Students guide (and if you haven’t, give it a try!). Of course, even though it’s aimed at graduate students juggling their assignments, that doesn’t mean that other people won’t find the tools and…

Fair Use Week 2015

Have you ever included a quote in a research paper? Used a chart or graph in a presentation to provide critical commentary or analysis? Written a book review? Have you ever copied a few paragraphs from a news article to share with your students in class? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions,…

Announcing the Woodruff Library Undergraduate Research Award

The Woodruff Library is again sponsoring an award for undergraduate research. A panel of faculty and librarians will award up to three prizes of $500 each to those undergraduate students who 1) make extensive use of the Woodruff Library’s collections and research resources in their original scholarship; and 2) show evidence of critical analysis in…

Umbrellas Now Available for Loan at the Library Service Desk

If you’ve ever been working or studying at Woodruff during a rain storm, you know the dilemma of not having an umbrella close at hand.  As the rain pours down, your mind is filled with questions.  How long will the rain continue to fall?  Can I make it to class or the parking deck without getting…

Feb 9: ARP’s Teaching with Archives

Join us for “Teaching with Archives” with Donna Troka on Monday, Feb.  9th from 4-5:30pm in the Jones Room.   Refreshments will be served.  The “Understanding Archives” Speaker Series is sponsored by the Archives Research Program and is intended to touch on various topics related to working in archives and special collections libraries. The theme…