Science and Medical Writing

Explore key resources for writers in the science and medical fields.

Requesting Books

Get Books Delivered to Your Campus Library
  • When searching in Catalyst (online catalog) Use the request button to have an item delivered to your campus of choice.
  • Use  BorrowDirect to search for books and request campus delivery
  • Use Interlibrary Services to request books not owned by Johns Hopkins  and have the item delivered to your campus.
Online and Outside of the Baltimore/DC/Montgomery area? 

(1) Johns Hopkins Books can be delivered to your home. Use the Request button and select E-Office and put your address in the notes field.

(2)  Find  information for using libraries near where you live (Ask US)

Finding Books - Background Information on Topics

Find books and e-books using the tools below.


Catalyst search form
Catalyst catalog advanced search options
Catalyst article advanced search options
Catalyst catalog & article advanced search options
Catalyst search reserves options

Search by course number or instructor name for print reserve materials.

WorldCat search form
Google Scholar search form

Online Encyclopedias

Find Other Online Encyclopedias

This search box is preset to search only online items. To look for online encyclopedias, type 'encyclopedias', followed by the kind of encyclopedia you're looking for. Use broad topics like genetics, hormones, or psychology.