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.
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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
- Narrow by genre or geographic area
- Subject headings for specific topics
- Narrow any of these by adding Moral and Ethical Aspects (eg. Cloning Moral and Ethical Aspects)
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- --medical care
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