Faculty Toolkit

Your Business Librarians are here to support your teaching and research. 

Proper Use of GBL and Emory Libraries Databases

Emory database licensing agreements allow faculty usage for research, teaching and publishing.

Use of Scripts is Strictly Forbidden

Current Emory Libraries’ database licensing agreements strictly forbid using any type of scripts to generate searches and mine content; examples of these databases would be Nexis (LexisNexis) and Factiva.  Vendors are very diligent about watching for activity which indicates scripts are being used and they will not hesitate to turn off all access to their database without prior notification. 

This is not a question of the intent or purpose for the research; running searches for academic research is not the issue. The noncompliance issue is the method by which you are searching the database’s content, e.g. using a script.

Harvesting Data Legally

If you have a need to harvest data for your research, please contact Ron Harris in order to explore alternative options; for example, Nexis does allow you to pay for a separate licensing agreement that is specifically intended for harvesting content.

One additional point of clarification:  While our licenses do allow for manual searches, most of the vendors do have a record limit, and if you exceed it, they will also turn off access.  It is recommended that even if you are going to conduct manual searches, if your need is a large amount of data, speak with Susan Klopper, Director of the Goizueta Business Library in advance of running your searches so she can let the vendor know.

Course Reserves

The business library works with you to set up online access to your required course readings through the Emory Libraries’ Course Reserves system. Organized in syllabus order, these readings can be linked to your Canvas course for efficient student access. The OPUS system automatically enrolls instructors and students into their respective courses. Learn more about who to contact to get started, what information is needed to set up your readings, the turnaround time, and compliance with copyright.

Harvard materials

All Harvard materials (e.g. case studies, HBR articles, chapters from Harvard published books, etc.) must be set up for student purchase and access via Study.net. This Study.net “how to” step-by-step guide will walk you through how to create your account and readings.

Email your reserves requests to  Jacqui Brown or gbsreserves@emory.edu.

Document Delivery

Request articles, books, working papers, etc. from gbsdocdel@emory.edu. If Emory does not own the title, an Interlibrary Loan will be processed on your behalf.
Complete citations expedite the delivery process.
Materials are delivered to your GBS mailbox.

Questions?  Ask Jacqui Brown.

Accessing Academic Journals@Emory

Trying to locate an article for which you have a citation? Wondering if Emory subscribes to a particular journal electronically? Use ejournals@emory with these tips for searching.

Setting Up eJournal Alerts

All of the academic journal databases allow you to set up ejournal alerts and saved search alerts. To get started, always register, create a personal username and password, and sign in each time you use the database.  See our cheat sheet with tips on setting up your alerts.

Conducting Research at Emory

Subscription Research Databases

Science Direct | JSTOR | ISI Web of Science | Wiley | Journals@Ovid | EconLit | Business Source Complete | ABI/INFORM | Dissertations and Theses Full-Text | Databases@Emory (additional Emory Libraries’ databases, e.g. PsychARTICLES, etc.)

Free Web Resources

Curated Statistical Datasets

Scholarly Communications Office

Emory's Scholarly Communications Office assists with copyright and scholarly communication issues, promotes Open Access, and provides support for Research Data Management. 

Services include assistance with author agreements and book contracts, copyright questions, electronic theses and dissertations support, open access publication, permissions, and research data management. Contact scholcomm@listserv.cc.emory.edu with questions. 

OpenEmory is an open access repository of scholarly articles by members of the Emory faculty, dedicated to preserving and providing access to Emory faculty scholarship. 


  • DiscoverE: Emory Libraries’ catalog; always login using your Emory NetID and Password in order to save your searches and take advantage of other advanced functionality.
  • WorldCat: Access to collections in other local, regional national and international libraries.

Interlibrary Loan

Use Emory Libraries’ ILL to request articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations that are not available as part of Emory’s collections.

Emory Research Centers

Center for Faculty Development & Research (CFDE)

CFDE supports faculty in the areas of teaching, research, and professional development, offering programs and resources designed to assist faculty at every level of their professional careers. CFDE’s programs include writing groups, teaching consultations, and more. Sign up for the listserv  to learn about forthcoming programs and events. Located in the Woodruff Library, Suite 216.

Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS)

ECDS works with Emory faculty and students to provide expertise, consultation, and technical assistance in the creation of digital projects;  expertise includes statistical analysis, GIS and mapping, data visualization, text analysis and electronic text encoding, digital publishing, and hybrid and online pedagogy. Its statistical Data Services supports the use of quantitative data for research and teaching; data sources reflect the non-disciplinary nature of data, assisting departments and schools across Emory.

Contact: Rob O’Reilly. Located on the 3rd floor of the Woodruff Library.

Teaching and Learning Technologies

Teaching & Learning Technologies team is dedicated to helping Emory University faculty create rich educational experiences, and offers several services.  Of note: 

The academic production studio provides video production space for Emory faculty.  Email classes@emory.edu to request a consultation.

A Canvas team is additionally available to support faculty need assistance with building out online courses or materials. Email classes@emory.edu to request a consultation.

Managing Bibliographic Citations

Use Endnote and Zotero, database programs for managing bibliographic citations and bibliographies for your research and writing, including digitally connecting to academic journal databases and library catalogs.

Endnote Detailed Guide and Cheat Sheet

Zotero Detailed Guide  and Cheat Sheet 

Upcoming Endnote and Zotero classes are listed here.

APA Citation Style Guides

 APA Style Central - American Psychological Association

Use Lynda.com for tips using Word for your research, including citation placement.

Working with Your Business Librarians

Your Business Librarians are invested in helping you with your research, teaching, and publications. Reach out to your area liaison or send an email to gbsaskalibrarian@emory.edu for support. 

For help setting up your course readings or document delivery, email gbsreserves@emory.edu or gbsdocdel@emory.edu, respectively.

Accounting Susan Klopper
Entrepreneurship Saira Raza
Finance Susan Klopper
Healthcare Susan Klopper
ISOM Nora Wood
Marketing Susan Klopper
O&M Saira Raza
Real Estate Malisa Anderson-Strait

Library Hours

Check out the regularly updated schedule of the Woodruff Library Building and the Goizueta Business Library hours. You will need your EmoryCard to pass through the Woodruff Library Building’s turnstyles; download this EmoryCard app as back up in case you don’t have your EmoryCard with you.