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Using the Library

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Getting Help

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The school's librarians are available for research appointments, help with assignments, citation support, or other assistance.

Key Resources

  • Course Readings: Available via your Blackboard course sites.
  • 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.
  • 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 the John Hopkins Library may be requested for pickup.