Monthly Archives: September 2011

Making the Best of Google

Google offers many different products. Three of their products, Google, Google Scholar, and Google Books, are heavily used by scholars and researchers to find scholarly literature. Librarians also use these Google tools and would like to share their tips, tricks, … Continue reading

Restricted-use Data Room

The Sheridan Libraries are pleased to announce the availability of a room for faculty and student researchers to use when they have obtained permission to work with a restricted-access dataset.  Datasets that fall under this category are those that generally … Continue reading

MSEL is Alive with the Sound of…

… students studying, printers printing, and MUSIC (via headphones so you don’t disturb fellow researchers)! But seriously folks, there are a number of music resources available to you for your musical avocations or just for your entertainment. As you know, Hopkins … Continue reading

River of Smoke: A Reading with Amitav Ghosh

Wednesday, September 28 6 pm Reception 7 pm Reading David P. Nolan Room (Rm. 132), Gilman Hall, Homewood Campus Join the Friends of the Johns Hopkins University Libraries as we welcome best selling author Amitav Ghosh, who will read from … Continue reading

Fall into More Library Workshops

Last Friday was the start of fall. That means cooler weather is coming. It also means you need to start working on those long-term papers, projects, and presentations. This week MSEL librarians offer two more workshops to help you work … Continue reading

Hip Hop and Religion: What’s the Connection?

When I first ran across the article “Professor Trill: Bun B Examines Hip Hop and Religion in his Rice U Course,” I was a bit alarmed. How could someone ever attempt to draw parallels between hip hop culture and religion? It … Continue reading

Banned Books Week

What do Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America, Brave New World, and Revolutionary Voices have in common with Twilight, And Tango Makes Three, and The Hunger Games? All of them made a Top Ten list. No, not … Continue reading

One Maryland One Book

What if everyone read the same book at the same time? Imagine if everywhere you went, on the train, the bus, in the park, everyone was reading the exact same book. What kind of conversations would you have with one another, … Continue reading

Get Ready, Set, Go to Book Fest 2011!

Calling all bibliophiles! Calling all bibliomaniacs! Heck, calling anyone looking for a good time in lovely Mount Vernon Square (hey — not that type of good time, buddy)! The supreme meeting for all things bookish in Baltimore, also known as the Baltimore Book Festival, is … Continue reading

CQ & the Humanities – Let’s put Congress to Work!

Congressional Quarterly (aka, CQ) publications have long been great sources of information on the activities of Congress. Political science scholars and others in the social sciences know CQ all too well. But, is it possible that the CQ publications would be useful … Continue reading