Get Oriented Toolkit: GBS Students

Welcome to Goizueta! Your Business Librarians are looking forward to working with you. We've compiled tips for the most frequently requested research databases and services here, to ensure your day one readiness as classes start. 

    GBL licensed apps require you to authenticate as a Goizueta student prior to use. The process varies by vendor, but the end result is the same: once you take a few minutes to set up your account, you’re good to go!  Here's our cheat sheet to get started.

    Business News 

    Read the NYTimesWSJ and your local city’s Business Chronicle

    A note on The Economist:  Currently The Economist will not license the app version of The Economist to the academic community.

    We do subscribe to The Economist 

    Business Books 

    Overdrive Business Audiobooks include business books available to listen to on the go.

    GetAbstract contains audio and PDF book summaries.

    Meet your Business Librarians

    GBL has two study spaces are available for GBS students to reserve. Reserve a study space.

    There are additional group study rooms throughout Woodruff Library. Reserve a group study room.

    Emory database licensing agreements allow student usage for coursework, career preparation and personal enrichment. It is illegal to use Emory Libraries databases for your employer or internship. Both the honor code and Emory policy mandate the proper use of licensed databases.

    According to Emory's Copyright Infringement Policy, students, faculty and employees are required and expected to adhere to US copyright law, which restricts reproduction, distribution, and other uses of copyrighted materials.  

    See our examples of appropriate and inappropriate use of Emory Libraries databases.

    Locating eJournals@Emory 

    Wondering if Emory subscribes to a particular journal electronically? Trying to locate an article for which you have a citation?

    Search for books and ebooks 

    Locate a book or ebook in Library Search, the Emory Libraries' catalog, and check one out at the Library Service Desk.

    Business Kindles contain frequently requested business and career ebooks and are available to checkout from GBL.

    Interlibrary Loan 

    Looking for a book or article not available at Emory? You may request it via Interlibrary Loan.  Fill out the online request form. Articles are often emailed to you directly.  If you're requesting a book, you'll receive an email when it is ready for pick up at the Library Service Desk. 

    Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) 

    The staff of ECDS works with Emory faculty and students to provide expertise, consultation, and technical assistance in the creation of digital projects.  They provide a one-stop shop for anyone at Emory interested in incorporating digital technology into teaching, research, publishing, and exhibiting scholarly work.

    • ECDS’ expertise includes statistical analysis, GIS and mapping, data visualization, text analysis and electronic text encoding, digital publishing, hybrid and online pedagogy, and more.
    • Data Resources and Support: Supports the use of quantitative data for research and teaching; data sources reflect the non-disciplinary nature of data, assisting departments and schools across Emory.  Contact: Rob O’Reilly.
    • Data Resources and Support Research Guide

    Email ECDS to set up an appointment, or visit ECDS on the third floor of the Robert W. Woodruff Library.

    I'd like a copy of your Advanced Google search tips.

    Download a soft copy of our popular Advanced Google Cheat Sheet.

    Can I download business ebooks and/or audio books?

    Yes, audiobooks and ebooks are available via Overdrive, and may be checked out and downloaded to your own mobile device. 

    Can I locate Harvard case studies and articles in the library so I don’t have to pay for them via

    Unfortunately Harvard Publishing licenses all materials for course readings exclusively through and GBS is legally bound to comply with this requirement.  You can access HBR articles via Business Source Complete, but Harvard requires they be purchased via when readings are part of your course curriculum. Read more.

    Can I find my class textbooks in the library’s collection?

    Unfortunately the cost of annually purchasing updated editions of textbooks is prohibitive and would divert dollars from purchasing new databases and other important resources.  Emory Library’s Affordable Textbook and Teaching Materials Initiative includes more information for both students and faculty, including the Course Reserves FLIP Lending Library.   

    For BBAs: the BBA Book Fund offers financial support for course materials; reach out to the BBA Program Office for more information.

    Don’t Plagiarize! Remember your ethical and legal copyright obligations; cite all sources you use in your presentations and reports. 

    Citing Sources in your Slide Decks 

    Giving credit to the sources you reference in your presentation is not only about compliance with copyright laws (database vendors require complete citations as part of their licensing agreements); it’s also a critical part of building credibility and trust with your client.

    For guidelines for correctly citing sources in your decks and bibliographies, see the GBL Citation Guide for PowerPoint presentations and the GBL Citation Guide for papers

    Learn more about using library resources during your internship

    Yes, you have access to some library resources after you graduate.