Hoop Dreams: Struggles and Redemption in Basketball Films

College basketball is heating up; have you made your bracket yet?  There aren’t quite as many movies out there about basketball as there are about football, but the Libraries does have a few to keep you company for those times without basketball. Hoosiers is a must-see for any basketball fan – it has the whole […]


Civil Rights History Immersion in Birmingham, AL

Recently I traveled to Birmingham, AL with my husband, somewhat on a whim for a long weekend.  We solicited advice from friends on what we shouldn’t miss in the city, and the one thing that kept coming up in the recommendations was a trip to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.  We added that to our […]


Lit Review Anxiety? Use our step-by-step guide.

Literature reviews can be tough. Whether you’re writing a standalone lit review or writing one to incorporate into a longer research article, they can be intimidating, time-consuming, and frustrating. Each step of the process presents a new challenge: finding information, quickly evaluating it for its appropriateness for your research, summarizing each article, synthesizing your information, […]


50 Yard Line Picks: Football in Film

“I love football. Football is fun.” – Remember the Titans Football season is in full swing and it’s going to be here for a few more months. Football is televised almost every day of the week, so football fans can get in their weekly dose almost anytime. But what about those people who want football […]


This way to the beach

As summer winds down, you have a few final fleeting weeks to get to the beach. I grew up near Lake Erie, where going to the beach for the afternoon wasn’t really a popular thing. But after experiencing many beaches on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, I became a little more interested in this whole […]


Take me out to the Ball Game…or the Library

Baseball is one of those sports with lots of myths, legends, and superheroes from days past. As America’s national pastime, there are countless books about the sport, its players, and even its fans. Playing and watching baseball are two things you can’t really do in the library, but you can read about baseball and check out some baseball […]


Dino-mite! Brush up on your Dinosaur Knowledge

Like many kids of the ’90s, I loved dinosaurs. The 1993 film Jurassic Park sparked a generation of people who became fascinated with prehistoric creatures, and I was one of them. I thought dinosaurs were so cool, that for my high school senior project, I interned at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, in the Vertebrate […]


End of Semester Survival Guide

Don’t let finals get you down – the library can help. What you probably need most is a place to study – we’ve got you covered with study areas galore: quiet spaces for you to hunker down and get to work, and collaborative study areas for you to work on projects, or meet with your […]


Ask the Experts: Work with a Librarian on Your Research

You’re working on those final papers and projects, and you realize you need a few more articles to support your claims. You need some statistics or data to really drive home your point or to show the evidence in a compelling graph. You wrote an awesome term paper and are considering getting it published in […]


Can’t Find It? There’s a Guide for That.

If you ask a JHU student why they are in the library, they might tell you that they are there to study, to do homework, work on a group project, or use a computer. Taking a look around M level, that seems to be what most students are doing right now. But the library isn’t […]