Emory offers access to numerous online research databases for its alumni.

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Public Access Databases

Library access for alumni persists after graduation both on campus and virtually.
Woodruff Library offers several databases for walk-in use. If you have any questions regarding walk-in access and which databases allow for such access, please contact Chris Palazzolo, the head of Collection Management. Currently, access for non-current Emory staff, students and faculty is subject to the visitor policy.

Alumni Premium Databases

Emory University alumni have access to premium information resources through EBSCOhost®, offering the latest full-text information in many areas of academic, business, and health-related fields to meet virtually any research need. Alumni must be registered members of the online community, a comprehensive suite of online services available exclusively to Emory alumni, to access these resources. Adam Matthews, Oxford Biblical Studies Online, Project MUSE, and Religious and the Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press are also available. Resource availability may change over time.

Note that the use of these licensed materials is for academic study, research and patient care only, and not for commercial purposes. You may not systematically download, save or distribute significant portions of these licensed materials.

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If you have already signed up for the online community, enter your preferred email and password. If you have not accessed the online community before, request access For access issues, including your EAA username and password, please contact emory-alumni@emory.edu.

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Academic Search Alumni Edition

Designed for the research needs of the post-college professional, this database provides full text for more than 3,350 journals-including more than 3,000 peer-reviewed journals-as well as indexing and abstracting for more than 8,200 journals. the database offers information in nearly every area of academic study. Academic Search Alumni Edition also includes valuable peer-reviewed full-text journals, offering critical information from many sources.

Adam Matthews

Adam Matthews provides rich primary source content from archival collections across the globe. Emory has access to the several collections. Sign in to browse the full list.

ATLA Database Access for Alumni

ATLASerials PLUS™ (ATLAS PLUS™) offers 436 full-text journals in many diverse areas of religion and theology, with full-text content in 16 languages from more than 30 different countries. This electronic collection of journals plus bibliographic citations, featuring PDFs, with searchable texts of articles and reviews is updated quarterly. ATLAS covers the following subjects areas: Bible, archaeology, and antiquities; human culture and society; church history, mission, and ecumenism; pastoral ministry; world religions and religious studies; theology, philosophy, and ethics.

Business Source Alumni Edition

Providing access to nearly 1,450 full-text business magazines and journals-of which more than 750 are peer-reviewed-this resource was created specifically to meet the research needs of the post-college professional. This database includes publications in nearly every area of business. Business Source Alumni Edition includes full-text sources ranging from general periodicals to trade publications and top management journals. Additional full-text sources include country economic reports, industry reports, market research reports, company profiles, and more.

Business Book Summaries

EBSCO's Business Book Summaries (BBS) provides concise yet comprehensive summaries of the best business books. Individual users can keep up with the best business books available; while organizations can use BBS to educate and train leaders and staff on learning objectives. Subject coverage includes: Business Strategy – Communication – Entrepreneurship - Global Business - Human Resources – Innovation – Leadership Development – Management – Marketing - Social Responsibility – Teams – Technology and many more.


CINAHL provides indexing of the top nursing and allied health literature available including nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing, and the American Nurses' Association. Literature covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative / complementary medicine, consumer health, and 17 allied health disciplines. In addition, CINAHL provides access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, audiovisuals, and book chapters. Full-text material includes more than 70 journals, as well as legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, research instruments, and clinical trials.

Credo Reference

Credo Reference services feature full-text, aggregated content from hundreds of reference books covering every major subject. Emory alumni have access to over 850 major reference works from more than 100 publishers, including more than 3.4 million full text articles. Users can search the entire collection or browse by subject. Included are major reference works in fields like Business, Education, Geography, History, Language, Literature, Philosophy, Religion, Theology, Science, and hundreds more.

The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception

The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR), published by deGruyter, offers a comprehensive and in-depth rendering of the current state of knowledge on the origins and development of the Bible in its different canonical forms in Judaism and Christianity. At the same time, EBR also documents the history of the Bible's reception in the Christian churches and the Jewish Diaspora; in Islam, in other religious traditions and current religious movements, Western and non-Western alike, as well as in literature, art, music, and film. EBR is a research tool for scholars in biblical studies and related fields but also useful to readers generally interested in the Bible. It is edited by a team of international scholars, all experts in their fields. EBR is published in English. The publication is scheduled to comprise thirty volumes in print spanning a 15-year period (2009–2024). The online edition contains the entire contents of the printed edition (currently volumes 1–16), as well as many articles ahead of print, and is updated quarterly.

Hermeneia Biblical Commentary Series

The Hermeneia commentary series seeks to offer authoritative interpretation of the earliest texts of the biblical books and other literature closely related to the Bible. Hermeneia is designed for the serious student of the Bible. It makes full use of ancient Semitic and classical languages; at the same time, English translations of all comparative materials—Greek, Latin, Canaanite, or Akkadian—are supplied alongside the citation of the source in its original language. The aim is to provide the scholar with full critical discussion of each problem of interpretation and with the primary data upon which the discussion is based.


This trusted database features indexing for over 4,500 of peer reviewed journals, books/monographs, magazines, conference papers, and other non-periodical content. Searchable cited references are provided and over 25,000 detailed Author Profiles cover the most cited, and most frequently searched for authors in the database. SocINDEX offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study. These include abortion, criminology and criminal justice, demography, ethnic and racial studies, gender studies, marriage and family, political sociology, religion, rural and urban sociology, social development, social psychology, social structure, social work, socio-cultural anthropology, sociological history, sociological research, sociological theory, substance abuse and other addictions, violence, and many others.

Oxford Biblical Studies Online

Oxford Biblical Studies Online provides a comprehensive resource for the study of the Bible and biblical history. The integration of authoritative scholarly texts and reference works with tools that provide ease of research into the background, context, and issues related to the Bible make Oxford Biblical Studies Online a valuable resource not only for college students, scholars, and clergy, but also anyone in need of an authoritative, ecumenical, and up-to-date resource.

Please note that this list is subject to change without notice and is available for noncommercial reference use only.

Project MUSE

Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social sciences content. Since 1995, its electronic journal collections have supported a wide array of research needs at academic, public, special, and school libraries worldwide. MUSE books and journals, from leading university presses and scholarly societies, are fully integrated for search and discovery.

Very Short Introductions from Oxford University Press 

Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects -- from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary Theory to History. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume provides trenchant and provocative - yet always balanced - discussions of the central issues in a given topic. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make often challenging topics highly readable. Whatever the area of study, whatever the topic that fascinates the reader, the series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.