Monthly Archives: August 2009

Tweet your librarian

Since @mselibrary has been on Twitter, we’ve noticed an uptick in reference questions tweeted to us.  Our mission is to communicate with our students, faculty, and staff in whatever means they prefer so if you’re on Twitter, please tweet us or … Continue reading

Scopus and ScienceDirect downtime August 29th

Due to scheduled maintenance Scopus and ScienceDirect will be unavailable from 2:30 pm – 10:00 pm on Saturday August 29th. ScienceDirect provides our online access to Elsevier journals. Scopus is a large database that lets you search across thousands of … Continue reading

H. L. Mencken and American Magazines

Henry Louis Mencken, often called the “Sage of Baltimore,” had a long and distinguished career as a journalist with the Sunpapers. But throughout his lifetime in the newspaper industry, he also worked for magazines as a writer and editor. Indeed, … Continue reading

Preparing for Classes

Classes are starting! Graduate students are arriving. Undergraduate students will soon follow. (Faculty and staff have been here most of the summer!) Here are some pointers to library information you might find useful about now. Research Services Librarians are the … Continue reading

Mr. Eisenhower: Tear down this wall!

OK, perhaps we’re being a bit dramatic. On August 20, beginning at approximately 5:30 am, contractors will be doing some demolition work on the southeast side of M-level. The walls of the two offices in that area will be removed … Continue reading

And We Have 100! (Articles in PLoS)

Less than two weeks ago I pointed out that JHU authors had published 99 articles in PLoS journals. Thanks to the eagle eye of librarian and Baltimore Sun reader Ellen Keith, I can now report that the 100th JHU-PLoS article … Continue reading

Portrait of a Collector

Jean Goulemot was a visiting professor in the (then) Romance Languages department when I made his acquaintance, and discovered a mutual passion for collecting. Jean, pictured here, haunts the flea markets of Paris every weekend he is in town. Over … Continue reading

Brief Air Conditioning Outage Scheduled for Thursday Afternoon

The Homewood Office of Facilities Management will shut down air conditioning in the Milton S. Eisenhower Library for one hour on Thursday, August 13, as part of a university-wide energy audit. This activity is a mandatory test for participants in … Continue reading

99 and Counting!

Thanks to an inquiry by Welch Medical Librarian Susan Fowler and the response from the kind folks at PLoS, we now know that Hopkins authors have published 99 articles in the PLoS suite of journals. (PLoS journals are Open Access … Continue reading

Look no further – Hopkins has writers

Need something to read? (I’m always asking this question!) Look no further than your own back yard. Johns Hopkins is home to one of the premier writing programs in the country, and it has produced some major writers, such as … Continue reading