How do I find?
How to find Books and e-Books
At the Woodruff library, search the library catalog for books in the library’s collection using the search tabs at the top of our web page.
For more detailed information about searching the Library Catalog, download this PDF help sheet.
If we don’t have the book you’re looking for, try WorldCat, a catalog of over 44,000 libraries worldwide using the search tabs at the top of our web page.. You may request an Interlibrary Loan from within WorldCat.
Looking for e-Books? E-Books offer the entire text of books. Our collection covers a wide range of disciplines and time periods.
For more detailed information about searching NetLibrary, download this PDF help sheet.
How to find Articles
Academic Search Complete
Use this database to find scholarly journal articles and popular magazines covering all topics. A great database for beginning searches. 1980s-present (dates may vary).
Use JSTOR to find full-text articles of core scholarly journals in the arts and sciences. Note: This database is an archive and will not contain information on current topics, e.g. within the last 2-5 years.
Use this database to look for academic articles if you’re not sure what discipline your topic falls under.
Try our list of databases by subject to get an idea of which database you should use for particular subjects!
How to find Newspaper articles
ProQuest Newspapers is another newspaper database that offers a narrower selection of newspapers, focusing on major U.S. papers. Full text of: the Atlanta Journal Constitution 1996-; Christian Science Monitor, 1988 -; Philadelphia Inquirer, 1983 -; Los Angeles Times, 1985 -; New York Times, 1997 -; Wall Street Journal, 1982 -; and the Washington Post, 1987 -.
Ethnic Newswatch contains newspapers from minority presses. Use this for an alternative viewpoint!
How to find Movies in the Library Catalog
Use the Library Catalog tabbed search at the top of the webpage to search for movies. Hint: Use keyword search. For best results, type the title of the movie if you know it and keyword: video.
Another option is to browse the shelves of the Curriculum Materials Center (CMC), located on the Lower level of the Library.
Watch a quick YouTube video about how to find movies in the library catalog!
How do I access electronic journals from home?
Use your remote access account. Access the journals from the A-Z journals list, just as you would in the library. In the same way, you may access the library databases from home.
For more information about setting up a remote access account, download this PDF help sheet.
Can I check out videos from the Media Center?
Videotapes will circulate to faculty and students for seven (7) days. Other non-print materials (e.g., CDs, audio tapes and DVDs) are circulated to faculty members only.
What happens once I request a book or journal owned by another library or through Interlibrary Loan?
You will be notified by e-mail (or your preferred mode of communication) when the item arrives. You may pick up books from the Information Desk. They will already be checked out to you. Articles in electronic format will be delivered to you by your preferred method of delivery – e-mail (when possible), mail, or pick-up at the Library. You may contact the Interlibrary Loan office at 404-978-2025 with questions.
What is an ARCHE Card? And who is eligible?
The Woodruff Library is a member of the Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education (ARCHE) , consisting of 19 public and private colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning, as well as five affiliated independent libraries and 12 corporate and non-profit community partners.
As a member of ARCHE, Atlanta University Center students and faculty have access to the library materials of all ARCHE member institutions.
Faculty privileges are free. 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.
What are the library’s hours?
The library’s hours are constantly changing to adjust to the schedule of the semester. For the most up-to-date information, please click here.
How do I find theses and dissertations written by AUC students?
Download this PDF help sheet for detailed information.