Monthly Archives: October 2008

Happy Halloween!

It’s a good weekend to watch some scary flicks. And eat lots of candy. And go to parties. Don’t forget that MSEL has a good selection of traditional Halloween movies. I’ve put a short list below. To look for more, … Continue reading

JHU Catalog Problems

Good Morning! Our catalog is having some problems. We suggest using WorldCat until we’re back on our feet. UPDATE: Catalog problems are fixed!  Thanks to Tony in Systems.

Lockers in the Library

Spending long hours at the library and need a break? Don’t leave your textbooks and laptop on a library table or tote them around in your backpack. Use your J-card to check out a locker key at the Circulation Desk … Continue reading

Dr. John Willinsky to Speak on Open Access & Libraries

On October 30th, Dr. John Willinsky of Stanford University will give a talk titled Proprietary Scholarship or Open Access? The New Intellectual Properties of the Library. The talk will begin at 6:30 pm in the Mason Hall auditorium. It will … Continue reading

Off Campus Access to Library Resources

As a Hopkins researcher (student, staff, or faculty), you probably need to get to library resources from off-campus. This is easy, once you know how! Your simplest and best choice is the Proxy. The Proxy is easy to use, because … Continue reading

Featured: Sociological Abstracts

Searching on a topic in Sociology? Have an interest in marriage and the family, immigration, globalization, developing countries, labor, and more? Go no further than Sociological Abstracts. Other databases have tried to compete with it, but for me, this is … Continue reading

More than Half a Million Free Articles in arXiv!

On October 3 Cornell University Libraries announced that arXiv, the free online repository for articles in physics, math, and stats, has passed the 500,000 article mark. A good number of these articles are from Hopkins researchers. Search for your favorite … Continue reading

Online Resources Unavailable–Now Available!

Currently, online reserves, databases, and e-journals are unavailable. Systems staff is working to restore access. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. UPDATE: Access to databases and e-journals has been restored. Online reserves are still unavailable. … Continue reading

Recommended Resources for Financial and Economic News

Stocks, bonds, derivatives, subprime mortgages — it’s enough to make your head spin. How do you keep up with the news and understand what is happening? For daily news, check out key newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal and … Continue reading