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July 2020

Welcome to Dooley Noted, the monthly newsletter for the Oxford College Library! This newsletter provides faculty and staff with information about new resources, library events, staff profiles, and other featured items.

Table of Contents

In this issue:

Welcome New Faculty!

To our newest faculty colleagues, welcome to Oxford College of Emory University! The staff of the Oxford College Library look forward to working with you during this coming academic year. Some of the items we can help you with are:
  • Research / Access to Materials - our website is the gateway to information about the library. You can search for library materials in discoverE, lookup eJournals, and access Emory's 1000+ research databases.
  • Library Instruction - we can work with you to design an information literacy or research instruction session that is unique to your course. To schedule a session use thLibrary Instruction Request Form
  • Course Reserves – we can make course materials available to your students via our electronic course reserves system or our physical reserves, while observing copyright compliance. Contact the Course Reserves Team for more information.
  • Open Educational Resources (OERs) – we can help you find and select OERs. For more information, please visit the Scholarly Communications Office's resource page.
  • Copyright Questions - we can help answer your copyright and fair use questions! For more information, please visit the Emory Libraries Copyright website or contact the library if you have questions.
  • Digital Scholarship - we can help enhance your teaching and research through the use of a variety of digital technologies. To learn more, contact the library's Teaching & Digital Projects Librarian.
  • Archives & Special Collections – we provide research support and facilitate access to our collections. Please contact for assistance.

Faculty Research Appointments

Faculty are now able to access the Oxford College Library via research appointments only. Appointments will be available Monday - Fridaybetween the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Faculty members who need to meet with a library staff member for research assistance or to access specific library materials must complete the On-Site Appointment Form. Please note that access to the library during your appointment time will be via card access only and social distancing guidelines must be followed.  Before requesting an appointment, please be sure to complete the return to campus training.

Library staff are also available for virtual appointments and via email Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm during our summer hours.

Please email the library if you have any questions about appointments or if you need to request to have library materials sent to you. Please email the library at: OX-LIBRARYSTAFF@LISTSERV.CC.EMORY.EDU

Email the Library
we are here to help

Remote Consultations

We are available to you and your students for remote consultations via phone, email or a video conferencing software (e.g. Zoom). Contact us via email, or use The Booking Portal to set up an appointment.
Make an Appointment
need library materials?

Purchase Request Form

Oxford Faculty, students and staff may request books, eBooks and films for purchase by filling out our Purchase Request Form.
Request a Purchase

Course Reserves

Due to the COVID-19 changes, the Oxford Course Reserves Team must change the way we process reserves for Fall 2020.  If you would like to have items placed on course reserves for your students, you must email the Oxford Course reserves team at: OXRESERVES@LISTSERV.CC.EMORY.EDU with your course name and number and items you would like on electronic reserves.

If we do not hear from you, no items will be placed on course reserves for your classes.  To avoid handling of physical materials, we will prioritize electronic items rather than physical reserves.  We must follow copyright guidelines for any items placed on reserves.

Email Course Reserves

Open Educational Resources

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Interested in learning more about or making use of Open Educational Resources (OERs) for your courses? OERs are a great alternative to traditionally published textbooks, and their ease of access makes them perfect for online and hybrid courses. For general information about OERs, please visit the Scholarly Communications Office's resource page.

Contact your personal librarian for information on accessing and selecting OERs!

Streaming Films & Videos

Streaming media in the remote classroom
Key Emory Libraries streaming media databases and recently acquired titles are listed below. For remote teaching purposes, we recommend that instructors share permalinks with students via videoconference chat or their courses' Canvas site. Students can watch on their own screens in a separate window and with their Zoom audio muted, before returning to the main meeting for discussion.

Individual streaming films may also be found in discoverE if searched by title. For any questions about finding media or integrating it into your Canvas course, contact your Personal Librarian or email the library at

streaming film platforms


  • [Upcoming] Digital Theatre+ – Contains streaming video recordings of live productions from a number of performing arts companies primarily in the U.K., including the Royal Shakespeare Company and Glyndebourne, as well as interviews with practitioners and critical essays.
  • Kanopy Streaming – Thousands of streaming videos on all subjects from a wide range of suppliers
  • Academic Video Online – Emory's subscription spans a range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more.
  • Ambrose Video – Shakespeare BBC
  • Docuseek2 – Documentary and social issues films from a variety of notable distributors
  • Film Platform – National and international documentaries from a variety of distributors
  • Met Opera on Demand – Stream performances from the Metropolitan Opera House in video and audio
  • Naxos Video Library – Opera, classical music, ballet, concerts, and more
  • SWANK Digital Campus – Swank is used for course reserves. Swank films do not have public performance rights.

New streaming acquisitions

Software Requests

Are there any additional software packages you would like included on the library computers to support your students' course work? 

The Oxford College Library supports iMacs, MacBooks, and iPads available for student and faculty use. Our desktop and laptop computers feature the same software available in student computer labs on the Atlanta campus, along with a variety of course-specific software requested by Oxford faculty, staff, and students. Additionally, the library's Design iMacs offer the entire Adobe Creative Cloud suite. ​

Please contact Ben Brown with any specific requests for Oxford Library computers.

Wall Street Journal Online Access

Image of the Wall Street Journal displayed on a laptop, tablet, and cell phone.

Beginning in July 2020, the Emory Libraries are offering a NEW Wall Street Journal digital access program! With our new program, Emory students, faculty, and staff will have continuous access to the digital version of Wall Street Journal  and its online content, including the WSJ app. The archive goes back 4 years. For more archival research, go to Factiva which has 30 years of the WSJ, Wall Street Journal Historical, and Proquest WSJ.

Instructions are here on the WSJ libguide, and include what to do if you or a patron holds an existing subscription. 

Access Instructions:
Here:

Access WSJ Online

Featured Databases: Primary Sources

Featured Database: Archives Unbound

Looking to incorporate primary sources into your teaching this fall? Many archival collections are available online! Emory has access to over 300 archival databases, including the following:
  • Archives Unbound: Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars, researchers, and students at the college and university level. A multi-disciplinary resource, collections cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward-from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history. Particular strengths include U.S. foreign policy; U.S. civil rights; global affairs and colonial studies; and modern history.
  • Digital Library of Georgia: Access materials related to the history and culture of the state of Georgia. Includes digitized books, newspapers, images, manuscripts, and more
  • Artemis Primary Sources (Gale): Gale Primary Sources is a universal research experience that combines Gale's acclaimed digital archives in a single cross-search interface. This powerful platform greatly enhances the research experience for students and researchers by broadening their discovery of primary source documents through the use of multiple search options and research tools.
  • Accessible Archives: Access a diverse range of primary source materials from the 18th and 19th century America. Includes the Colonial Period, major wars, African-American History, the Industrial Revolution and more.
If you have questions about any of these resources or if you have suggestions for new resources we should add, please contact your Personal Librarian.
Visit Emory's A-Z Databases List to see the complete list of New and Trial Databases.
View A-Z Databases List

Credo Information Literacy Online Modules

Credo Information Literacy provides online modules, tutorials, videos, and quizzes to help students learn foundational information literacy skills. Students can asynchronously complete lessons on a wide range of topics including:

  • getting started with research,
  • finding credible sources and recognizing bias, and
  • creating appropriate citations.

Please explore the modules, tutorials, videos, and quizzes and extend any feedback you have to library. If you have any questions about how to incorporate these modules into your course to help your students achieve information literacy learning outcomes, please contact your personal librarian.

View the Modules


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