Catalyst Lifehacks

Now that you’re back and shaking the dust off of your research brain, let’s look at some handy Catalyst features that might get overlooked when you’re otherwise laser-focused on cranking out a paper. The first thing to know is that Catalyst and citation management are besties. When you look at the full display of an […]


Eerie en Español

In time for Halloween, let’s dig into some creepy films that make use of the world’s second most popular language. Until recently, when pouting and glittering in the sun became the familiar visual for vampirism, most were familiar with the caped and widow-peaked Bela Lugosi as Dracula. What most may not be familiar with is […]


Downtime in the New Year

In order to perform some necessary maintenance and upgrade work, some library systems will be operating with limited functionality starting the evening of January 2. Everything is expected to be back to its usual fully-functional self by the afternoon of January 6. During this time, you will not be able to: Request items from Catalyst […]


Anatomy of an Hours Page

You may have noticed a recently re-designed way to find out when things are open for business around these parts. Simple things don’t come easy, so let’s take a peek into what makes a page. Background Our original little hours popup box was designed to be a simple way to see the building hours without […]


A Love Letter to the Movies

Is that Oscar buzz wearing off? Awww. You only have a scant eleven months until the next round of stellar stories vie for competition. Of course, the Oscars are more than just the winners and losers, it’s about the celebration of the wonderful performances and artistic achievements of a medium. But does the medium ever […]


Catalyst: Now with Articles!

If you go to Catalyst today, you may notice something’s a little different. In addition to receiving your regular results from the catalog, you will now also receive article results as well.* Like so: Think of it like a JHU-specific Google Scholar. In many cases, clicking the title of the article will take you directly […]


Show Us What You’re Working With

Would people describe you as a bookworm? Perhaps more accurately, a book boa constrictor? Do the works of Chip Kidd decorate your apartment rather than posters? Do you have more Billys than an Ikea warehouse? Or maybe you hang out every weekend at Book Thing? If you answered “Yes” to any of those questions (and […]


JHU Catalog Maintenance 12/19-12/21

Systems staff will be performing a software upgrade on the catalog over the next few days. Starting at 9pm on Sunday, December 19, you will be unable to check your account information (due dates, fines, etc.) or request/renew titles. These functions will return late Tuesday. Searching will still work as usual. Have a great winter break, everyone.


Our New Mobile Site

We’re pleased to introduce a mobile interface to the library website. It provides some handy library links and gives you a way to search the library catalog, view research guides, and access databases all from your mobile device. To visit it, just point your mobile device to the library homepage. The magic internet robots will detect […]