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Virtual Library Orientation: Graduate Students

Welcome to the AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library Orientation LibGuide! You will find links and tutorials to get you started researching at the Library here.

What the Library Offers


  • Online Resources such as e-books, journal articles, and streaming video, etc.
  • Online Help by emailing or chatting with a librarian 7 days a week, from the convenience of your home! 
  • Physical Materials and Space, when you are back on-campus.

24/7/365 Online Library Access



  • The Library is available all day, everyday, online at
  • Atlanta University Center registered students, faculty and staff can access many of the Library’s electronic resources 24/7 with a remote access account.
  • Users will need to log in using their campus-issued username and password. 
  • For assistance with trouble logging in to your campus account, contact your campus service desk.


If you are trying to access an online resource from off-campus or off-library and then asked to log in, simply enter your school email and password credentials. (More information on how to log in)

If you have trouble logging in to your account, contact your campus's service desk.

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Some books are available ONLINE, while others are available in the library in print form. You will know this by looking at the book's information once you look it up in our catalog. If the item is electronic, and you are off-campus or off-library, you must have a remote access username and password to be able to access. If you are having issues with your remote access log-in, contact the service desk at your campus.

Can't find a hardcopy book in our library? You can always get it from another one.

E-Book Help


Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library has selected ProQuest Ebook Central as a key ebook provider. Click the image below.

ebooks on EBSCOHost

click button to access ebooks on ebscohost

Find or browse reference books, scholarly and university press publications, and consumer reads. Search multidisciplinary titles for academic research. For the Education curriculum, there are resources to support teaching professionals. Some literary and general fiction titles are available.


To avoid the potential for plagiarism, a good rule of thumb is to provide a citation for any idea that is not your own. This includes:

  • > Direct quotation
  • > Paraphrasing of a quotation, passage, or idea
  • > Summary of another's idea or research
  • > Specific reference to an obscure fact, figure, or phrase

You do not need to cite widely-accepted common knowledge (e.g. "George Washington was the first President of the United States."), proverbs, or common phrases unless you are using a direct quotation.

When in doubt, avoid the possibility of plagiarism and cite your source.

Further information can be found in the So, Cite Your Sources panel on the far right. Or visit .

Meet Your Library Staff

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Rosaline Odom

Assistant Director for Research, Learning & Technology Services

  • Biology/Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Environmental Sciences & Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • Mathematics

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Bradley Ost

Head, Research Services Department

  • Philosophy
  • Religion & Religious Studies
  • Theology

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Imani Beverly

Reference Librarian

  • Anthropology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Food Studies
  • Sociology

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Bryan Briones

Reference Librarian

  • Business Administration
  • Computer & Information Science
  • Dual Degree Engineering
  • Economics
  • Physics

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Jacquelyn Daniel

Reference Librarian

  • Government Documents
  • Social Work / Human Services

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Jessica Epstein

Reference Librarian

  • History
  • International Studies/Urban Studies
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration

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Jordan Moore

Reference Librarian

  • Art & Fashion Design
  • Comparative Women’s Studies
  • Drama & Dance
  • Foreign Languages & Studies
  • Speech Communication & Theatre Arts

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Monya Tomlinson

Reference Librarian

  • Cinema, Television & Emerging Media (CTEM)
  • Journalism & Sports Program
  • Mass Media Arts
  • Psychology

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Patrice Williams

Reference Librarian

  • African & African American Studies
  • English

Martina Dodd

Martina Dodd

Museum Education Curator

Sarah Tanner

Sarah Tanner

Head, Archives Research Center

Tiffany Atwater Lee

Tiffany Atwater Lee

Assistant Head, Archives Research Center

Stacy Jones

Stacy Jones

Processing Archivist

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About the Library

Constructed in 1982, the Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library is named in honor of the late Robert Winship Woodruff, philanthropist and former CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. The library supports the teaching, learning and research missions of four institutions of higher education that comprise the world’s largest consortium of HBCUs: Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College and Spelman College. As the “center of the Center,” the AUC Woodruff Library is the intellectual and information hub of the Atlanta University Center. 

The AUC Woodruff Library is also home to the Archives Research Center, which is noted for its extensive and unique holdings of materials on the African American experience, including the John Henrik Clarke Africana and African American Collection and the Henry P. Slaughter and Countee Cullen Memorial Collection. In addition, at the request of Morehouse College, the library serves as custodian of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection.