Monthly Archives: December 2011

2011: Categories of our Blog

Last year I reviewed 2010 by walking through the months. This year I thought I’d explore our 2011 blog posts by category. The categories you see on the right are links; you can look at all our posts about apps … Continue reading

The Library’s Top-Circulated Material in 2011

In the spirit of the year-in-review post, we decided to spill your secrets. Behold: the top checked-out books and DVDs from the McNaughton Collection over the previous year. Surprised by any of the contenders below? Top McNaughton Books 1. The Girl … Continue reading

New Things, More Ways — Now a Series!

Hello, Futurists of Reading! Throughout 2011, I’ve followed the amazing evolution of the intersecting worlds of reading and of e-books. In New Things to Read and More Ways to Read Them, I noted some of their fascinating new developments, more … Continue reading

Holiday Hours and Eats!

Are you eagerly anticipating traditional holiday foods? Or, perhaps you are interested in baking some cakes and cookies? Celebrate the spirit of the season with some cool recipes from our library and other collections that are available online for free. … Continue reading

Season’s Readings, and Gift Ideas

Year-end lists of best books are a great place to find something to read, and to get gift ideas for that difficult person on your list. (Hint: I also look back on these lists during the course of the year, … Continue reading

Revisiting The New Scientific Journal Article

Back in July of 2009, I wrote a blog post about The Article of the Future (ta-da!) that Cell Press and Elsevier were working on. I thought it was time for an update. The Article of the Future is available as … Continue reading

Baffled by Business? Me, too…

Researching market plans? Key business ratios? Mergers and acquisitions? Industry overviews? Don’t know where to begin? Never fear – our Business Research Guide is here! Of course, you may always ask a librarian for help in person, via email, twitter, or even by texting us … Continue reading

Pravda Digital Archive (1912-2009)

Are you writing a paper on the history of the Soviet era? The Pravda Digital Archive database provides access to important primary source material from the beginning of the Russian Revolution through World War II. It also covers the Cold War as … Continue reading

Pages Worth Bookmarking

Catalyst, the JHU Libraries catalog, is a great tool. With it, you can find books about study skills, maps of Maryland, and action movies. Besides all the great search capabilities, there are two very useful pages hidden in plain sight … Continue reading

Barry Levinson’s Diner Turns 30!

OK, so most of you bloggers are far too young to remember when Barry Levinson’s groundbreaking film Diner first graced the silver screen – but, if you’re any kind of film buff or cinemAddict, you’re seen it at some point … Continue reading