Research Guides

These guides contain listings of recommended research resources (databases, journals, books, web pages, etc.) for finding information on a specific topic.

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The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library provides access to a wealth of electronic resources for scholarly research, instruction and non-commercial use by our current AUC students, faculty and staff. These resources include:

Course Reserves

Faculty should submit materials for Course Reserves at least two weeks before students will need to access them.  A Course Reserves Form must be completed for each course.  Reserve materials must be in compliance with copyright law and fair use. Materials will not be placed on course reserves until clearance (requested by the Library) has been granted. 

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Digital Collections

The Library's resources include digital collections encompassing a broad perspective of subjects and archival collections. Some digital collections are available via the Internet, while other collections are available only within the Archives Research Center. A Digital Collection Celebrating the Founding of the Historically Black College and University is one such example that is available online. It is a collection of primary resources from Historically Black College and University libraries and archives. Atlanta University Center theses, dissertations and electronic journals are represented in the DigitalCommons.

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Account Links

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Interlibrary Loan (ILLIAD):
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- Returning User - Login

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Get Materials from Other Libraries

Borrow a book or other materials owned by another library. If that's what you are interested in, read about InterLibrary Loan and InterLibrary Use Cards.

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Research & References Links

Links to diverse research and reference resources on the Internet for you to explore.

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Archives Research Center

The Archives Research Center has many individual, familial, and organizational collections. The archives are located on the upper level of the Library in the Virginia Lacy Jones Exhibition Hall. Visitors are encouraged to make appointments 24 business hours in advance to ensure materials will be accessible, and staff is available to assist.

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