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Using the Library

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Getting Help

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The Library staff are working remotely to provide support via email, phone, or Zoom. More information below.

Key Resources

  • Course Readings: Available via your Blackboard course sites.
  • Librarians: Johns Hopkins SAIS has three librarians available for research appointments, help with assignments, citation support, or other assistance via email, phone or Zoom. Send questions or requests for appointments to
  • Research Guides by Topic: The Key Resources Guide is a great starting point providing a range of options for research. The full list of guides is available as a dropdown menu on our homepage.
  • Databases: For scholarly articles, news sources, data, etc., use the SAIS Databases dropdown menu on the Library’s homepage.
  • Search the catalog: Use Catalyst, the JH Libraries catalog to find books, documents, etc. After your search, use the format limit to “online” and then limit again by the format you’re looking for: books, etc.
  • Journals and Newspapers: Search and access via Catalyst or the yellow FindIt Journal Linker button on the homepage.
  • Books: For materials not available online, Interlibrary Loan may be able to supply digital versions of book chapters. For library users near the Washington DC or Baltimore campuses, books and other materials from John Hopkins and Borrow Direct partner libraries may be requested for pickup.
  • Technology: See these Frequently Asked Questions for information on some common tech issues users may encounter while doing their work.