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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.
  • Requesting materials not available online: While physical collections are unavailable, Interlibrary Loan may be able to supply digital versions for materials, including book chapters.