Welcome! With a new semester underway, the staff of the SAIS Library would like to let you know about some recent additions to library resources and services. Note that you can now subscribe to an RSS feed of this blog by clicking on the orange icon to the right. You can choose from a variety of RSS news readers.
NEW ELECTRONIC RESOURCES/DATABASES
The following online resources have been added to the Library's collection. You can find each of them by going to the Library's list of All Databases.
Arab-Israeli Relations 1917-1970, Middle East Series I offers access to the full text of British government records documenting the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict from 1917-1970.
China Academic Journals Database, from EastView Information Services, provides fulltext access back to 1994 of over 5,000 Chinese academic journals, including 2,000 in the social sciences and humanities. The text is in Chinese with English abstracts.
CQ Research Plus Archive, an enhanced version of CQ Researcher, offers an expanded database of Congressional Quarterly reports, extending coverage back to 1923. The reports cover a wide range of topics and include an overview of the subject, background and chronology sections, analysis, and bibliographies of key resources.
19th and 20th Century Parliamentary Papers provides an index of all British Parliamentary Papers from 1801-2004 and full text for Parliamentary Papers published from 1801-1945.
Press Display, an online viewer for current editions of 250 newspapers from over 50 countries, in over 30 languages, greatly expands the Library's collection of international newspapers. To see a listing of available titles, log on to PressDisplay, click on "Select Title" and choose titles by language, by country, or in alphabetical order. Note that PressDisplay archives only the last 60 days, so other Library resources, such as LexisNexis, Access World News, and Proquest Historical Newspapers, are better sources for older news.
Routledge Reference Resources: Politics and International Relations lets you search and view 35 reference titles on politics and international relations published by Routledge. Examples include the Encyclopedia of the United Nations and International Agreements, Encyclopedia of Human Rights, Encyclopedia of Political Economy, International Encyclopedia of Environmental Politics, and the Dictionary of Modern Politics series.
Routledge Reference Sources: Religion supplies online versions of reference titles on religion, including books such as The World's Religions, and the Encyclopedia of Religion and War.
Social Theory offers an extensive selection of documents that explore the complexities and interpret the nature of social behavior and organization, with 23,000 pages of content by theorists such as Herbert Spencer, Emile Durkheim, Auguste Comte, and Karl Marx.
Washington Information Directory is a one-stop source for U.S. governmental and non-governmental organizations in Washington, D.C. It includes capsule descriptions with specific contact information that is sometimes difficult to find on free Internet sites. The database is searchable by keyword and organization type.
FindIt, also known as the "Electronic Journal Linker", has a new search form. The search results screens have also been expanded to include options for submitting interlibrary loan (ILL) requests for items not available via a JHU Library. For instance, if you are searching a library database and find a book or article without accompanying full text, look for the FindIt icon. If clicking on FindIt does not take you to a full text source, you can select the link to SAIS Interlibrary Loan, log in to your ILL account, and find that your citation has automatically populated the request form.
- Ability to search both databases simultaneously
- Suggested terms for searches that return zero results
- Dynamic search tips
- Ability for users to save search histories to a personal profile
- Enhanced search capability for time period searches that includes individual years and spans of years
The SAIS Library, together with all JHU Libraries, is pleased to announce a new and improved way of requesting and tracking your interlibrary loans (ILL), or materials borrowed from outside of JHU. See the new ILL site and register now by clicking on First Time User to select a username and password.
Once you have set up your SAIS Library Interlibrary Loan account, you will be able to log in to your account to:
- view history of past interlibrary loan requests
- submit new requests without re-entering your personal information
- check on the status of your interlibrary loan requests
- request renewals of interlibrary loans
- retrieve articles that have been delivered to us electronically
A new projector has been installed in Group Study Room #2 on the 8th floor, providing a much clearer screen image.
Over the Summer, the 6th floor received a fresh coat of paint, and new blinds were installed on all three floors.
A FINAL WORD
We encourage those of you who are not familiar with our existing resources to contact a member of the Library's reference staff in person between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, by phone (202-663-5901), or via e-mail to Linda Carlson. You may also use our Submit a Reference Question form.
We look forward to working with you!