The Robert W. Woodruff is committed to providing and supporting the learning, teaching and research needs of AUC students and faculty. Our goal is to provide access to the most relevant current and retrospective information in print and electronic formats. A subject liaison has been assigned for each degree program offered by our member institutions.
Committed to enabling all students to become effective, independent and information fluent researchers, our librarians provide point-of-use instruction to individual students and/or small group clusters in the Research Consultation Center, formal and informal group instruction by appointment (onsite and at remote locations). Users may also request assistance via our web-based Ask A Librarian service
Use to access the library databases from off-campus and your E-Reserves
Cite your sources with accuracy
Find books, videos, journals and E-Reserves
Find quick answers
Find articles on your topic
Find newspapers fast
Meet the librarian who is a specialist in your discipline
New Library Titles
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Thesis Prep Guidelines
Find out how to prepare your thesis correctly. Official Guidelines from Clark Atlanta University.
Publishing Your Thesis
Learn how to get your thesis published.
Room reservations & Carrel Rental
The library maintains group study rooms and individual study carrels that are available to all faculty and students. To reserve a group study room, please refer to our policies and procedures at http://www.auctr.edu/services/room-reservations.asp#4. Reservations are not accepted over the phone. Please note that reservations of room 301, 303 and the exhibition Hall are done through the administration office. Please call 404-978-2018 for more information.
Library workshops are offered on an ongoing basis. Examples of current workshops are: APA, MLA , Finding statistics, etc. For more information, or if you would like to request a workshop, please email email@example.com
A service that enables AUC faculty, students and staff to locate and borrow materials from other libraries worldwide that are not available at the R. W. Woodruff Library
Interlibrary Use ARCHE Card
A service for students and faculty that facilitates access to other library materials of all.
ARCHE member institutions. Students must pay a $50 deposit (Money order only). The deposit is refundable if no fines are incurred. Allow two weeks for mailing.
Applications for ARCHE cards should be submitted to the Reference Desk. Students and faculty are strongly encouraged to consult with the librarian responsible developing resources in the specified subject field. According to the ARCHE agreement, an interlibrary use card can only be issued when the home library lacks sufficient resources in the designated research area.
Recommendations for purchase are transmitted directly to the subject liaison for the book/material requested. All requests are evaluated according to the Robert W. Woodruff Library Collection Development Policy. Please enter request into your subject area. Requests are immediately forwarded to the appropriate Subject Liaison for consideration.
These are librarians who provide instruction and have responsibility for developing collections to support the education and research needs of academic departments/programs offered by our member institutions. Our subject liaisons offer instruction in the use of electronic and print resources and guidance for research projects within their specific disciplines. For assistance or to schedule a reference consultation, contact the subject liaison for your discipline.
To access the Subject Liaison Directory, go to
MS Office 2003 and 2007: Word, Excel, Powerpoint. Browsers: Internet Explorer and Firefox. Operating Systems: Windows XP and Mac OS X
Note: A flash drive/memory stick/jump drive is required for saving documents in the Library
Other technologies available in the library:
- Fax machines
- 2 Macintosh computers with video editing capabilities are located in the computer lab on the lower level. Please enquire for more information.
Available for 10 cents a page for black and white and 50 cents a page for color. In order to print, you must have a Go-print card, which can be purchased for one dollar.
Ask A Librarian:
- In Person: Visit the Research Consultation Center. RCC is staffed by librarians who offer instruction in the use of electronic and print resources and guidance for research projects during staffed hours: Monday through Thursday 10 am – 10 pm, Friday 10 am – 6 pm, and Sunday noon to 8 pm.
- Phone: Call the Research Consultation Center for help with your research at 404-978-2067.
- Instant Messenger: Instant message a Reference Librarian or add us to your IM buddy list. Our username is AskWoodruff on AIM, MSN, Yahoo!, and GTalk. Access the MeeboMe widget on every page of our web site! Help is available Monday through Friday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm, and Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.
- E-Mail: E-mail a librarian at AskRef@auctr.edu with your research questions. A reference librarian will respond within 24 hours (weekends and holidays 48 hours).
Financial Aid and Grants
Books in the Robert W. Woodruff Library on Financial Aid and Grants
- Financial aid for African Americans, 2001-2003 : a list of scholarships, fellowships, loans, grants, awards, and internships open primarily or exclusively to African Americans
- Peterson's Scholarships, Grants, and Prizes
- Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans
Contains 600,000 scholarships worth over $1 billion.
Over 600,000 scholarships worth over $1.6 billion.
National Association of Fellowships Advisors (NAFA)
This web site offers information for both colleges and students seeking financial aid in research studies and programs.
Contains 150,000 awards totaling over $35 million.
Over $1 billion in available scholarships.
Information comes from the previous year's College Board Scholarship Handbook.
Student Gateway to the U.S. Government
Learn about government grant programs and search for government endowed scholarships and grants.
Jobs & Careers
Publishing Your Thesis
America's Job Bank
Search over 1 million job listings and resumes. Job seekers can post their resume and search for job openings. Employers can post job listings, create customized job orders and search resumes.
Atlanta Journal Constitution Jobs
Search for local or out-of-state jobs.
Search a listing of 60,000+ top jobs, use the resume database, and find career advice on this site hosted by the Wall Street Journal.
College Grad Job Hunter
Self-touted as the #1 entry level job site, this site provides a listing of entry level jobs, internships, and other job hunting listings. Additionally, it offers tips on preparing for the job hunt, writing resumes and cover letters, interviewing, and negotiating salaries.
Find entry-level jobs and internships and use the MBA Center, courtesy of the Wall Street Journal.
Cost of Living Salary Calculator
Compare the cost of living in hundreds cities in the U.S. and around the world.
Georgia Career Information Center
The Georgia Career Information Center, through its Georgia Career Information System (GCIS), provides current and accurate occupational and educational information to schools and agencies throughout Georgia in order to help young people and adults make informed career choices.
Career information for minorities.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
This nationally recognized source of career information from the U.S. Department of Labor describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.
The Occupational Information Network is a comprehensive database of worker attributes and job characteristics. As the replacement for the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT), O*NET is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Use this resource to research occupations and match your skills to particular careers.
U.S. Government's official source of job and employment information