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Welcome to the SAIS Library's guide to e-book collections available to JHU users. 

For more detailed information on e-books, including technical information on e-readers, see the Sheridan Library's e-book guide.

Q&As about e-books


Search Catalyst

One way to find e-books is to search Catalyst, the JHU Libraries catalog.  Look for (and check) the box that says Search only items available online.

E-Book Collections at JHU

Q. Why search a separate database for an e-book?
A.  While many (but not all) digitized books are findable via the JHU catalog, most e-book collections offer the advantage of  searching the full text.  Some major collections of e-books available to the JHU community are:

Chinese Language E-books

  • ChinaMaxx Digital Library
  • Duxiu
    The Chinese language equivalent of Google Books, providing full-text search of over 2 million scholarly resources (mostly books but also journal articles, newspapers, theses etc.) in all subjects. Most books offer 20 pages of preview. A user wanting to read the full content can request 50 pages at a time (or 1/5 of the book content, whichever is smaller). The requested content will be delivered to the user’s email instantly. Due to copyright restrictions, there is a limit of one request from the same book per user per week.

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