Consider an Open Textbook for your Next Teaching Gig

The high cost of college textbooks has been in the news as well as research journals. There’s a movement to counter those escalating costs called Open Educational Resources. In fact March 5 – 9 is Open Education Week! Administrators and faculty at many colleges, community colleges, and even K-12 schools, are putting high quality textbooks […]


Learn Cool Things and Save Time with Library Workshops

A very wise man, S. R. Ranganathan, created 5 Laws of Library Science. My personal favorite is #4: Save the time of the reader (or researcher). We’re here to help you save some time with another crop of library workshops. Our Library Instruction & Outreach track offers in-person workshops. This semester focuses on predatory journals […]


How to Avoid Predatory Journals

If you’ve heard horror stories about predatory journals or conferences and want to avoid them, we have a couple ways to help you out. A page about predatory journals, with resources to use for verification, is available to you at any time. You could contact your liaison librarian or me for advice. You can attend […]


Intersession at the Library: Five Courses to Choose From

Intersession at Homewood is a great opportunity to try something new. Even if it’s a course in your major, Intersession courses often focus on aspects or topics that can’t be addressed in a semester-long class. MSEL librarians offer four Intersession courses for your consideration. Take a dive into Special Collections with antique cookbooks, learn more […]


ResearchGate and Sharing Your Articles

ResearchGate is a scholarly collaboration network (SCN) that gives researchers a place to describe their work, ask questions, and share documents. The ‘share documents’ part of that has received a lot of attention lately. A group of publishers, the Coalition for Responsible Sharing, have brought a lawsuit against ResearchGate and are also sending take down […]


JHU Libraries Support Open Access

The first Open Access Week blog post looked at how and why individual researchers and groups within JHU make their research openly available. Now it’s time to tell you the variety of ways that the JHU Libraries support open research. Support of Open Platforms JHU Libraries support several groups that provide platforms where researchers can […]


“Open in Order to” – Open Access Week 2017

“Open in Order to” is the theme of 2017’s Open Access Week. “Open in order to” invites us to share our reasons for making our research, data, journal articles, and educational materials openly and freely available!  Below are examples of the ways people and groups at JHU have openly shared research and educational information. Open […]


Library Shop Classes

Library shop classes? Of course! The Sheridan Libraries offer many tools to help you with your library research. While you can always stop at the Reference Consultation Office and Information Desk on M-level, use our Ask a Librarian service, or contact your liaison librarian with any questions you may have, we also offer a host […]


Lunch Bags and Laptops: Workshops About ORCID and Metrics

The Library is launching a new workshop series titled Lunch Bags and Laptops. The goal is to offer you a hands-on chance to examine different aspects of scholarly publishing. The first workshop will help you uniquely identify yourself as an author. The second will walk you through the different metrics and altmetrics that are available. […]