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Databases

The best starting point for peer-reviewed and scholarly sources, searching subject specific academic articles.

Sample of Librarian-recommended databases by discipline:

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Subject Guides

Get help starting on your topic with Librarian-recommended databases and other resources.

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Catalyst

Find books, music, films, and journals at JHU, including limited article search.

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BorrowDirect

You know the book you need, but it’s not available at JHU.

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WorldCat

You’re looking for books that JHU might not own, and which might not be in BorrowDirect.

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Google Scholar

Find articles in a wide variety of journals. Access it through this website for full text when not on campus.

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Step-by-Step Guide for Finding Materials

How-to guide to help you find articles, books, media, data, and more.

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You Know What You’re Looking For

FindIt

You have a citation for an article and want to find it in full text.

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Google Scholar

Best used when you have a citation for an article and want to find it in full text. Access it through this website for full text when not on campus.

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WorldCat

You have a citation for a book and want to find it at a library.

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BorrowDirect

You know the book you need, but it’s not available at JHU.

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Interlibrary Services

You know the book or article you need, but we don’t have it available at JHU, online, or via BorrowDirect.

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You Need Specialized Materials

Special Collections

Rare books, manuscripts, and archival materials housed at Milton S. Eisenhower Library, George Peabody Library, and John Work Garrett Library.

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AV Materials

Search Catalyst for DVDs, films, microfiche, music recordings, and more. Book an AV viewing room to use non-circulating materials.

Borrow & Request Materials

University Cultural Properties

Search JHU’s art collection.

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Proquest Dissertations & Theses

Find full text dissertations and theses from many institutions.

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University Archives Finding Aid

Browse to find the specific item(s) you need within an archival collection.

Manuscript Finding Aids

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Find a book on the shelf

A step-by-step guide for navigating the library shelving and finding books.

Find A Book

Request a book to be held

Select “Request” in the item’s Catalyst entry and the location where you want to pick it up.

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Eisenhower Express

Staff retrieve and deliver materials owned by MSEL for faculty, senior staff, graduate students and students with disabilities on Homewood Campus.

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Connecting from Off-Campus

Search databases and access other resources from outside the JHU network.

Access Materials from Off Campus

When JHU Doesn’t Have It

BorrowDirect

You know the book you need, but it’s not available at JHU.

Go To BorrowDirect

Interlibrary Services

You know the book or article you need, but we don’t have it available at JHU, online, or via BorrowDirect.

Go To Interlibrary Services

Get Help From a Librarian

Research Consultation

Meet with a librarian for one-on-one help with your search or for other research support.

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Find Your Librarian

There is a librarian who specializes in every subject offered at JHU. Find yours in the directory and get in touch.

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