Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Brody Learning Commons: A Quick Primer

If you’ve been here all summer, you’ve no doubt seen (and heard) the construction progress on the Brody Learning Commons. However, if you’re new to Johns Hopkins or just back after spending the summer months away, here some things to … Continue reading

Additional Bloomberg Terminals!

Created by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (a JHU alumnus), and now a service of Bloomberg L.P., the Bloomberg Financial Service offers real-time and selected historical economic, financial, and industrial news, analysis, and data. Would you believe that over 20,000 … Continue reading

And So It Begins

Academic year 2011-2012 is here! Where did the summer go? And what just happened over the weekend??? Welcome Class of 2015 and welcome back returning students and faculty. Below are answers to questions we frequently get the first few weeks. … Continue reading

Update: MSE to Open at 1 pm on Sunday

The library will open as scheduled at 1 pm today. For information on university cancellations, check the emergency notice page.

Make ‘Em Laugh!

Did you hear the one about two German teenagers who opened a publishing house in Baltimore? Nope, this is not the set up to some real bad joke involving lederhosen and sauerkraut, but rather a breezy summary of the one … Continue reading

Orchards as History

This time of year, a trip to Baltimore’s Sunday Farmer’s Market under the Jones Fall Expressway is a treat for the eyes and nose. The variety of produce is overwhelming, and the smell of ripe peaches is intoxicating. And now beautiful … Continue reading

Western Depictions of Crime and Punishment in Late Imperial China

Recently, we have digitized a collection of 51 images on crime and punishment in late Imperial China, gleaned from the 19th century Westerners’ China travelogues housed at the Department of Special Collections of the MSE Library. Chinese tortures, prisons and … Continue reading

August in Catalyst

It’s August, so I’m thinking about August. Part of thinking about August is remembering all of the things to do to prepare for the upcoming semester, including playing with the new library catalog, Catalyst. Do we have any books with … Continue reading

Having Fun and Answering Questions

You know you can count on the Sheridan Libraries to provide you with the books, journals, patents, standards, newspapers, music, films, maps, and government documents you need to do your research and classwork. You know we answer questions, provide instruction, … Continue reading

New Data Management Consulting Services

The National Science Foundation (NSF) now requires that proposals include a data management plan. Do you need help preparing one? Contact a JHU Data Management consultant ( to take advantage of data management support available for JHU researchers. This new service … Continue reading