Monthly Archives: August 2010

Fall Semester Hours

Welcome new students and welcome back returning students!  Although classes start today, the library remains on summer hours through Labor Day, Monday September 6.  We return to the 24/7 schedule, with Q and M open continuously and A-D open 7 am … Continue reading

Welcome from the Sheridan Libraries

If you’re new to JHU, welcome! We’d like to share a few basics about the libraries with you. Your first question may be “How many libraries are there?” The Sheridan Libraries include: The Milton S. Eisenhower Library, or MSEL. MSELis the … Continue reading

Library Orientation

Feeling a little lost? Our popular workshop “Library Tour and Intro to Research” will help you get on your feet so you can hit the ground running this fall! Learn where to find the journals, books and DVDs Generate a bibliography … Continue reading

How Popular are Online Journals?

We all know that online journals are the workhorses of the academic library. Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students continually tell us that the ability to access journal articles from off-campus and at any time is important to their research … Continue reading

Important information for MSEL rare books users

We are currently addressing an environmental situation in the rare book and manuscript closed stacks of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library.  While we address the situation we ask that patrons submit their requests for materials at least 48 hours in … Continue reading

Helpful Apps from the Government

Here’s a great offer: free apps to help you, from the U.S. government. Its website,, now offers free apps for a wide variety of uses. Here are some examples that could help in these “back to school” days: My … Continue reading

The Rock Bottom Remainders

As summer winds down and the spectre of classes, course readings, and assignments looms, take these last few days for some non-academic reading. Casting around for a book recommendation?  If you’re looking for a theme, try authors with a second job. Well, … Continue reading

Stars of Sci Fi

Quite a few noteworthy sci fi authors were born in August: James Tiptree, Brian Aldiss, even Gene Roddenberry! Our last installment for the year will introduce you to Greg Bear and one of my all-time favorites, H.P. Lovecraft. Although his … Continue reading

Searching Newspapers: Tips and Tricks

If you’ve consulted our guide to Newspapers and felt overwhelmed by the choices and mysterious names (LexisNexis? Access World News? Press Display?) here are some tips and tricks for getting the most out of your newspaper searches. Current: Both LexisNexis and … Continue reading

Scientific Fiction – The Bourbaki Mystery

In the 1930s, a French mathematician began writing journal articles and books. His name was Nicolas Bourbaki. He didn’t exist. Bourbaki was and is actually a group of brilliant and influential mathematicians, mostly French but not all, whose membership changes … Continue reading