Monthly Archives: January 2011

Spring Workshops Announced

We’re offering an unprecedented 16 workshops this spring semester to give you an edge on your research. We’ve tried to cover a broad range of topics, so whether you’re arriving on campus for the first time or wrapping up your … Continue reading

Columbia Gazetteer of the World is Now Online

Place-name searching just got easier with the Columbia Gazetteer of the World; now available online to the Johns Hopkins Institutions. Considered the definitive English-language gazetteer (geographical index or dictionary), the Columbia Gazetteer includes countries, states, cities, towns, provinces, counties, villages, hamlets, … Continue reading

A Newbie Librarian Learns the Ropes at JHU

For those of you that may not know me, my name is Rob Sippel and I’m the “newbie librarian” of the title. I’m currently pursuing a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree through Rutgers University and it’s been my … Continue reading

Top Hopkins Picks in 2010

Between those giant textbooks and dense journals, you’d think Hopkins students and profs wouldn’t have time for pleasure reading. Not so! Our McNaughton Collection of popular fiction and nonfiction is heavily used throughout the year! So just what do you … Continue reading

Nature following PLoS? What next?

The blogosphere (Scholarly Kitchen, Science in the Open, Book of Trogool, and The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics) has been lit up by the recent announcement of Nature’s newest journal venture. Scientific Reports will be a fully Open Access journal … Continue reading

The Raven’s Shadow

January 19th marks the 202nd birthday of one of our most beloved national—and local—literary figures, Edgar Allan Poe.  Poe is as widely known today for his bad reputation (“alcoholic madman marries his 13-year-old cousin!”) as for his strange and fertile … Continue reading

Is That All There Is?

Ever searched for books or journals in the JHU online catalog and not found what you’re looking for? Know what your next step should be? Those of you who said “WorldCat!” can pat yourselves on the back. WorldCat is close … Continue reading

Remembering Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

We all know Martin Luther King’s famous speech, “I Have a Dream,” delivered on August 28, 1963 in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. However, a few years earlier in December 1956, as a … Continue reading

Life in the Fast Lane: Intersession 2011

Are you taking a class this intersession?  It’ll be intense – a lot of work in a short period of time!  Save yourself some headaches and go directly to our Subject Research Guides when you first start working on your … Continue reading

Inquiring Minds Want to Know!

And everyone at the Info Desk and Reference Office is happy to help! You sure kept us busy last semester. Our heroic group of 14 graduate students answered 7,279 questions at the Info Desk—everything from accessing databases off campus to … Continue reading