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The guide is intended for use by students in the Master of Arts in Bioethics program and students enrolled in courses related to bioethics at Emory University.
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About this Guide

About this Guide:

  •   A guide for the study of Bioethics at Emory University.

    Links to Resources:

    • Book titles link to Emory's DiscoverE catalog
    • Book covers link to Amazon (where possible)
    • Periodical titles link to online access page or to DiscoverE




    Bioethics is largely interdisciplinary, and includes medical ethics, philosophical and theological ethics, biological ethics, biotechnology ethics, public policy and biolaw.  Practitioners include physicians, hospital administrators, nurses and other staff, chaplains and ministers, and academic and professional bioethicists.

     Because of  the interdiscliplinary nature of the field, books, periodicals and other items may be available online or physically located in any library on campus. 

    Items with a location in discoverE of "Pitts Theology Library-Center for Ethics" are not located within Pitts Theology Library. They are located on the first floor of the Rita  Anne Rollins Building, Candler School of Theology, within the Center for Ethics. Books can be checked out from this location from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

    For a campus map, please click here.


      Online Library Search Systems

      Two primary systems are available for finding books in the Emory Libraries: DiscoverE and EUCLID.

      DiscoverE is a search engine for the library catalog (think of it as Google for the library). It is the recommended starting point for most researchers looking for books at Emory.

      We recommend using the "Advanced" search. From here, you can search by author, title, subject, creation date, series, material type (ebook, journal) and language.

      Once you get a page of results, you can narrow by using the facets to the left of the page.


      Search by Subject

      Library resources are cataloged using specific subject heading words

        • Using this vocabulary enhances searching
      • Subject headings that may be helpful for general materials
                     Medical Ethics
                     Professional Ethics
                     Nursing Ethics
                     Clergy Professional Ethics
                     Medical Ethics Committees 
                     Pharmaceutical Ethics
                     Biotechnology Moral and Ethical Aspects
      • Narrow by genre or geographic area
                           Case studies (e.g. Bioethics Case Studies), congresses (eg Medical Ethics Congresses, law and legislation (eg Pharmaceutical Ethics Laws and Legislation), religious aspects (e.g. Bioethics Religious Aspects)
                    Narrow even further by specific religion) such as Bioethics Religious Aspects  Catholic Church
                           Specific state (e.g. Bioethics Georgia), country (e.g. Medical Ethics Pakistan), continent ( e.g. Medical Ethics Africa)
      • Subject headings for specific topics
                     AIDS (Disease)
                     Confidential Communications
                     Fertilization In Vitro
                     Medical Genetics
                     Health Care Rationing
                     Reproductive Technology 
                     Newborn Infants
      TIP: Once you find a book that looks good, click on the subject headings to find everything in the catalog under that heading

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