Category Archives: Social Sciences

Google NGram Viewer — “Culturomics”?

The NGram Viewer from Google made a splash when it was introduced in December of 2010. It is essentially a data-mining application that enables queries against Google’s massive digitized books corpus.  Researchers behind the Google Books project wrote about the … Continue reading

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. … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Teaching (and Learning) with Data

Developing statistical and quantitative literacy allows us to understand the numbers thrown at us on a daily basis, whether they are from the New York Times, the Census Bureau, or a research article. In elementary and secondary school, students develop … Continue reading

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. … Continue reading

How do you research? We need to know!

What tools do you use to get your research done? Google Drive, MS Word, or Open Office? RefWorks, Zotero, or Mendeley? Google Scholar or Scopus? Your librarians want to know what tools you use so that we can optimize library … Continue reading

Why Can’t Some People Donate Blood? Is That Fair?

Are the guidelines used to screen potential blood donors discriminatory? This question will be the subject of the talk given at this year’s Undergraduate Conference in Public Health, the theme of which is “Giving Life to Public Health.” The keynote speaker … Continue reading

Affordable Care Act – Hear the Practitioners

The major topic in health care policy for the last several years has been the Affordable Care Act. This month’s Conversations in Medicine Symposium is entitled Can We Afford the Affordable Care Act? Come and talk with the distinguished panel of … Continue reading

On the Subject of Cities

What is a city? The common characteristic of all cities is being “a reasonably large and permanent concentration of people within a limited territory,” according to the Social Science Encyclopedia. The U. S. Census Bureau can even give you a … Continue reading

GIS Workshops For Fall

The Sheridan Libraries GIS and Data Services Department is resuming its popular series of workshops, “Getting Acquainted With ArcGIS”! From introductory classes, through design, sharing, data selection, and georeferencing, students learn and share ideas about how to present data in visual … Continue reading