Unconventional Medicine (and the Baltimore Marathon)

The intriguing topic of “unconventional medicine” is the theme of this year’s Conversations in Medicine speaker series. Today’s medical field is incredibly interdisciplinary. Fascinating and non-traditional careers, related to healthcare but not necessarily requiring an MD, are everywhere. For example: work with Doctors without Borders write science fiction like Michael Crichton did (this is an […]


APL Technical Digest – Now 100% Online

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) built a craft for NASA that’s been in space for a decade and passed Pluto last year. And remember the little “pill” that Senator and former astronaut John Glenn swallowed before he went into space the second time? That was mostly developed by APL. A few months ago, […]


Clueless about Chemistry? Me, too…

Doing research in Chemistry and have no idea where to begin? Please, come to the library’s Information Desk and ask to speak with the librarian on duty! But, here’s a secret: you can get a head-start by trying the sources on the Chemistry Research Guide. Just between you and me, it’s what I (a humanities librarian) use to answer […]


Stars of Science Fiction and Fantasy

It’s always the right season to read science fiction or fantasy. Here are two important writers whose work you might want to explore. Kurt Vonnegut Vonnegut was an American author who made unforgettable contributions to literature (there are more than 70 dissertations related to his work). The library has quite a few books about him […]


#ASAPbio and bioRxiv

Back in 2013, the researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory decided to emulate the physicists using arXiv and create a pre-print repository for biological papers. They called it bioRxiv. Use increased slowly, for several reasons. Biologists didn’t want their work to be ‘scooped’ and some were afraid that papers in bioaRxiv wouldn’t be accepted by […]


A Wealth of Health on April 5

An embarrassment of riches in the form of remarkable speakers is yours for the taking on Tuesday, April 5. This year’s keynote speaker at the 7th Annual Public Health Student Forum will be the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy. Vice Admiral Murthy has been on the job for a little over a year. […]


A Modern Doctor with Many Fields

The next speaker in the JHU Conversations in Medicine series is Dr. Cindy Sears. Dr. Sears is a Hopkins Professor of Medicine, Oncology, and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology. Yet her earliest PubMed article was “The Effectiveness of a Consultation” (American Journal of Medicine; 1983). She and her coauthors analyzed medical consultations to find out how […]


Learn from Modern Doctors

What is it like to be the Health Commissioner of a complex city like Baltimore (whose health department happens to have been the first in the United States)? Dr. Leana Wen, who has served in that role for just over a year, wrote journal articles and gave interviews about the role of public health during […]


Represent JHU on the Global Stage

Back in October we asked you to take the 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication survey. We still need graduate students and faculty to take this graphical survey; we’ll use the data to help us improve our library services and resources. You have until February 10, 2016, to take this quick survey about the tools you […]


Problem Sets and Solutions

You have homework due in calculus or orgo, but you’re having trouble following the steps about how to solve certain kinds of problems. The library has books full of worked problems and their solutions in many areas of science and engineering. It’s easy to find them: On the library home page, click in the catalog […]