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 […]


2015 Library Printing, Copying and Scanning Survey

Do you use MSE Library or Brody Learning Commons to print, copy or scan? Or would you like to? Please visit bit.ly/printingsurvey2015 to participate in the 2015 Library Printing, Copying and Scanning Survey. As our printing volume continues to increase (over 3 million pages printed in 2014), we want to be certain that our printing […]


New Collaboration Tool

The BLC now has group study rooms with ClickShare Technology. ClickShare is a very easy way of displaying your laptop screen to the projector. No hassling with webpages or connecting to a different networks. Just simply plug in the ClickShare USB Dongle and run the Windows or Mac Application. Then push the button to display. The […]


Something Old, Something New: Archaeology & GIS

Toss away your preconceived notions of the stereotypical archaeologist – today’s artifact sleuths are harnessing a cutting-edge geospatial technology – Geographic Information Systems (GIS) – to identify, document, and better understand ancient cultures from around the world. Objects from thousands of years ago, buried in the dirt, are now being discovered and examined in new […]


What the {em#&quo}?

Ever since the dawn of the Internet, computers have had a hard time dealing with words with diacritics, or accents. Even today, you may see text online with odd characters like # or {} or &em or ?@ in the space where an accented letter should appear. Catalogs, indexes, programs of all kinds, handle accents in […]


The Collections of the Ivies+ Now at Your Fingertips

How would you like to be able to search and request books from the eight libraries of the Ivy League (Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale) as well as the libraries of the University of Chicago and MIT? Johns Hopkins University has recently joined BorrowDirect, an 11-school consortium that offers direct access […]


Interlibrary Loan Down: Wednesday, July 2

We’re moving Illiad, the software for Interlibrary Loan, from the Welch Medical Library to our home base. So, we need to take the system off-line for one day: Wednesday, July 2. Please bear with us, and submit your requests first thing on Thursday, July 3! Very sorry for the inconvenience!


E-books: Can I Download? Can I Print?

Amazing fact: your JHU libraries have about 1 million e-books. They’re easy to find, because they’re all in the library catalog just like everything else we have. You do your search, get a list of books, and see an e-book that you want. You click the link and read a bit of it, and it […]


Printers are Important!

We’ve been talking with students lately about the different services MSEL and Brody offer. The printers are the most heavily used service we offer (we’re talkin’ OVER A MILLION prints/scans/copies per year). And the Info Desk gets a lot of questions about them, too. (1121 questions during 10 months of 2013.) So here’s a refresher. […]


ArcGIS Workshops Resume!

The Sheridan Libraries GIS and Data Services Department is resuming its popular series of workshops, “Getting Acquainted With ArcGIS.” We welcome all to attend: the curious, the besieged, the beset, frequent GIS users, and novices, too! The workshops are being held on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in on A Level of MSE Library. The […]