Monthly Archives: April 2008

Paper Due Tomorrow? Here’s Where to Start

You’re a Hopkins student, which means you’re smart, savvy, and over worked … especially this time of year. There are exams to study for, projects due, and papers to write. It’s easy to fall behind. Occasionally, all of your good … Continue reading

Johns Hopkins Awards Student Book Collectors

Open to all undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a degree program at Johns Hopkins, the 2008 Betty and Edgar Sweren Student Book Collecting Contest attracted 26 entries from six academic divisions. Participants wrote essays describing how and why the … Continue reading

Library of Congress Research Orientations

Sticking around the Baltimore area this sumer? Doing research in the Humanities or Social Sciences? The Humanities and Social Sciences Division of the Library of Congress is offering an orientation to researching their collections. Dates and Times: Morning orientations will … Continue reading

Save a Tree, Opt for Double-Sided Printing

Do your bit to help mother nature. Next time you print in MSEL, use both sides of the paper. 1. When you’re ready to print, select the Print Preview button on the browser toolbar. 2. From the preview window, select … Continue reading

Image Is Everything: ARTstor Can Help Illustrate Your Point

Need a specific image for your term paper? Want to explore a topic in a visual way? Try ARTstor, a research database containing over 500,000 images of art and cultural objects. The collection, which the Libraries subscribe to, documents artistic … Continue reading

Google (Scholar) Guide

Do you Google? If so, you might know that characters like quotation marks, asterisks, and other operators can customize, even refine, your search. Google Guide offers a wealth of such tips and tricks for searching Google, including a cheat sheet. … Continue reading

HUT Closed for Spring Fair

The HUT will close at noon on Friday, April 25 and reopen at 8:30 am on Monday, April 28. Gilman Hall is locked for the weekend of Spring Fair, which means the HUT has to close as well. Enjoy the … Continue reading

Library Toolbar for Firefox and Internet Explorer

The JHU LibX Library Toolbar is now available for both Firefox and Internet Explorer! New to the toolbar? Download it in order to: Search the JHU Libraries Catalog, Google Scholar, and our e-journal service FindIt right from Firefox or Internet … Continue reading

JSTOR statistics (and my iPod)

You may have read our prior updates on JSTOR, a journal archive database that includes fulltext PDFs of journals (minus the most recent 2-5 years). I recently investigated our 2007 JSTOR usage statistics and found some interesting tidbits on just … Continue reading

Web of Science is problematic

Good Monday Morning! Web of Science, which includes Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Essential Science Indicators, and Journal Citation Reports, is acting a bit oddly right now (9:45 am). Our Serials Department is … Continue reading