How Do I?

Access Library Resources

  • Always start from the WHSC Library's homepage.
  • Avoid Multiple Logins
    • if on a single user computer, consider leaving the browser window open 
    • if on a single user computer running Google Chrome, change settings “On Startup” to “continue where you left off.” Browser will then authenticate across multiple browser sessions
  • Bookmark and start from Emory's instance of PubMed to ensure that you see the "Find It @Emory" icon.  Do not use the publisher's provided.
  • Use BrowZine to stay current with your favorite journals.  More information about BrowZine can be found on the Library's news blog.

Locate an Article

The easiest method to locate an article is to find the citation in PubMed and link out to Emory's subscription. 

        • Go to Emory's instance of PubMed
        • Type in the article title.
        • Click on the "Find It @ Emory" button.
      • Click on the Full text link and login with your University NetID and password.

Get Help Writing a Paper

Available to Emory faculty, staff, and students, the WHSC Library subscribes to Nature Masterclasses, a series of modules produced by the editors and reviewers of the journal Nature.  Originally begun in 2011 as "face to face workshops," they were developed into 15 online modules that address the process of writing and publishing.  Go to Nature Masterclasses, and register for access by  registering with your Emory University email and checking "I accept the Nature Masterclasses Community Policy and Terms of Use."

The following are some of the modules available in Nature Masterclasses:

  • What Makes a Great paper: An Overview
  • Elements of Writing Style
  • Titles and abstracts
  • From Introduction to Conclusions
  • Selecting a Journal for Publication
  • Submitting Your Paper
  • Understanding Peer Review
  • Data Management
  • Data Presentation

and many other modules.

Find an Article

If you are seeking a specific article, there are 2 major ways to acquire it: Emory's instance of PubMed or BrowZine.

Emory's PubMed

Use Emory's instance of PubMed to linkout to article via the "Find It @Emory" button by typing in the article citation information into PubMed. Click on the "Find it @Emory icon.


Use BrowZine to access the journal's table of contents and drill down to the article you need. Insert browzine1 and browzine 2

Select Which Journal to Submit an Article

There are some steps one should take in determining to which journal to submit an article.  Credibility of a journal is one of the most important factors.  Under the Library's Writing and Publishing section, there is a whole segment on Assessing Journal Credibility.  The other factor to consider is how often a topic or related topics are published in certain journals.  By performing a search on a topic, both Web of Science and Scopus allow for sorting by the number of times a topic has been published in journals. 

For assistance with using Web of Science or Scopus, please contact Ask a Librarian.

The WHSC Library also subscribes to Nature Masterclasseswhich has 13 modules about how to select a journal.  One of the modules explores "Criteria for selecting a journal."  Available to Emory faculty, staff, and students, register with your Emory University email for access to the modules.

Recommend a Book or Journal to be Added to the Collection

Books and Journals

If you would like to make a recommendation that a book or journal be added to the WHSC Library's collection, please send a message via the Ask a Librarian form.  Please include why you think that item should be added to the collection.  
Request Materials from Storage Books and journals from the Health Sciences Center Library collection currently housed in Storage may be requested online via discoverE. Requests may be placed for books or copies of individual articles. An email will be sent when requested books are available for pick-up, usually within 1-2 business days. Articles will be delivered electronically via ILLiad.

To place requests:

  • Go to discoverE (library catalog).
  • Click on the "Sign In" on the top right and enter your Emory NetID and password.
  • Search for the title. 
  • After linking to the title you want, click on "Physical Resource" then link to the Request button.
  • If a journal, click Locations/Call Number, find the volume, then click "Request for the whole volume," or "Storage Article" to have a single article scanned and emailed.
If you do not have an Emory NetID and password, please call the Information Desk at (404) 727-8727 to place the request.

Make a Donation

Books | Journals | Deed of Gift | Acknowledgement


The Library accepts recently published books which meet the following criteria:
1)      Fall within the scope of the collection (health and life sciences)
2)      Have been published within the last ten years
3)      Are in good condition

The Library also welcomes rare books, and those of historical significance to the health and life sciences.

Please submit a list of potential gift materials to assist in making a decision about your donation.  Send this list to Maria Jenkins ( in Collection Services.


Since more than 95% of the library’s journal subscriptions are now available online, the Library will no longer accept donations of volumes and/or issues of print journals.

Deed of Gift

Please complete these Deed of Gift and include it with your donation. Once the deed is signed, the gift then becomes the property of the library.

Because of restrictions by the Internal Revenue Service, library staff cannot provide an evaluation or appraisal for tax purposes. Donors requiring appraisals for income tax purposes must obtain these at their own expense from appraisers of their choice prior to donation.


Upon receipt of your gift, with the signed Deed of Gift, you will receive an acknowledgement letter. Items that are added to the collection will appear in the library's online catalog.  If donated materials are determined to be outside the scope of the collection, these materials may be offered to non-profit organizations who distribute medical books to hospitals and libraries throughout the developing world. Reserve a Room Meeting Rooms

The WHSC Library has a number of spaces that can be used for meetings.  The rooms are not designed to serve as classrooms for courses, but for group meetings or collaborations.  Please login to 25Live with your Emory NetID and password to see availability and to request a room. The rooms available in the WHSC Library include: B_63 (Collaboration Classroom), and B_65 (Computer Classroom).  If you have any questions, please contact us at Ask a Librarian.

Reserve a Room

Meeting Rooms

The WHSC Library has a number of spaces that can be used for meetings.  The rooms are not designed to serve as classrooms for courses, but for group meetings or collaborations.

Stay Current with Journals using BrowZine

Overview | My Bookshelf | My Articles | Download and Account Setup


BrowZine, available in a desktop version and as an app for Apple and Android devices, allows users to access Emory’s online journal subscriptions in a quick and efficient way.

Some of BrowZine’s key features include the ability to:

  • view journal(s) table of contents
  • save articles to read later on one’s device
  • receive notification when new articles/issues are available

My Bookshelf

My Bookshelf allows users to create one’s own “library” of online journals.  Up to 64 journals can be placed in My Bookshelf.  BrowZine supports majority of publishers; the comprehensive list of publishers can be found here.

My Articles

Create Collections of articles using the My Articles feature. BrowZine will sync all of your articles across devices.

Find the Add To My Articles button by selecting the Expand button found on the right of the screen.  

Download and Account Setup

To use the BrowZine app:

  • download the appropriate app: iOS or Android.
  • after installation, select Emory University from the list of schools.
  • enter your Emory University NetID and password.
  • select a subject of interest or search for a specific journal and add it to your Bookshelf after creating an account.

For questions regarding BrowZine, please contact Ask A Librarian.