Monthly Archives: April 2010

Got Term Papers?

Just a reminder to all you stressed students out there – the library can help! There is a reference librarian on duty on M Level from 10 AM to 9 PM Monday through Thursday, 10-5 on Friday, and 1-5 on … Continue reading

“This is the last day of our acquaintance.”

No, it’s not really the last day of our acquaintance… but it is the last day of National Poetry Month. And there’s one final topic to take up: poetry in your everyday life. Does the title of this post sound … Continue reading

Ready for your close-up?

We’re making a video about the library and need your help. Have a great story about MSEL that you want to share? Got a suggestion to pass along? Dying to brag about that time you spent 24 hours straight on … Continue reading

Keeping Current with Research

We recently received a question in the Suggestion Box, asking how students can receive alerts to tables of contents of favorite journals as they’re released. This is a great question, as search alerts save you time—no need for you to remember to check those journals—and keep … Continue reading

They’re Very Teeny – Can They Hurt Us?

Thursday is the Institute for Nanobiotechnology’s annual symposium. The meeting’s title is Environmental and Health Impacts of Engineered Nanomaterials. That basically means “nanotoxicology,” or “could nanoparticles be harmful to the environment or animals (including us)?” I’m a science fiction fan, … Continue reading

Women’s voices from the 18th century

Join the Friends of the Johns Hopkins University Press this Thursday, April 29, for a program featuring some of Maryland’s most celebrated women poets, as they gather to read from the Press’ new anthology British Women Poets of the Long Eighteenth Century. The event … Continue reading

World Bank’s New Open Data Initiative

The World Bank has announced a new open data initiative that will bring global economic and development data to the Web for the world to use. This free site provides easy access to statistics and indicators about development—including the latest World … Continue reading

Don’t Let Google Cost You Time

You have a paper due and you’re surfing Google for topic info. Hmm, there’s an article that looks good [click]. Drat, a password screen! What a PAIN – why do I need a password to see this article?! Good news: … Continue reading

Where does a poem come from?

Sidney Lanier was a flautist. Sidney Lanier was a Confederate soldier, captured by the Union and imprisoned at Point Lookout, Maryland, where he contracted tuberculosis. Sidney Lanier was a hotel clerk and tutor. Sidney Lanier was a father. Sidney Lanier was … Continue reading

Green Initiatives in the Sheridan Libraries

Senator Gaylord Nelson (D-WI) organized the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, to bring political awareness to a grassroots environmental movement. Forty years later, climate change has become the hot-button issue of the 21st century. With President Daniels’ recent … Continue reading