Monthly Archives: February 2012

More News! Elsevier and the Research Works Act

There’s been lots of news around and about the scholarly publishing industry lately. I’ve provided some background on the Elsevier boycott as well as why Wikipedia and other sites went dark on 1/18/12. Things continue to happen and it’s time … Continue reading

Literary Baltimore

Once upon a time, Baltimore was known as “the city that reads.” Then Mayor Kurt Schmoke coined this moniker in 1987, and while many have derided it, Baltimore does indeed have much to offer in the way of literary activity. … Continue reading

It’s that Time Again: New French Films on Campus!

As you diehard blog readers know from posts in 2010 and 2011, this is that special time of year when JHU hosts the Tournées Festival: New French Films on Campus. Beginning on Tuesday, February 28 and continuing through March 8, the … Continue reading

I have to admit, I am addicted…

I have friends who are addicted to their Smartphones and social media. They are constantly updating their Facebook (FB) status, tweeting, downloading pictures to Flickr, or glued to their smartphones, talking or texting or playing with an app of some … Continue reading

PsycINFO: A Database for Your Mind

PsycINFO is a library database that covers a LOT of ground. Subject-wise, it includes (but isn’t limited to) the following topics: psychology psychiatry animal behavior neuroscience social psychology educational psychology history of psychology It covers different types of literature: peer-reviewed … Continue reading

Hopkins Blogs — Getting the Word Out

The amazing ecosystem that is Johns Hopkins University has countless ways to tell the world about what’s happening here. There are JHU Facebook pages, JHU twitterers, JHU newspapers, and of course, JHU websites. There are also marvelous blogs. I know … Continue reading

What Happened to American Fact Finder?!

If you use data from the U.S. Census Bureau, you have probably already noticed the radical change to the American Fact Finder tool. If you are frustrated by these changes, know that you are most definitely, not alone. The new AFF (or … Continue reading

Last Chance: Höfer’s BMA Exhibit Closing this Week!

Don’t miss seeing the remarkable photographs by Candida Höfer on exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA)! The show closes on February 26 and features fantastic photographs of our very own George Peabody Library (GPL), among other visually stunning buildings … Continue reading

Early Photography

It might be impossible for us to imagine a world without photography. We take pictures instead of notes, and place more faith in them than we do our own memories. Photographs have a role in daily life that is immediate and intimate: … Continue reading

From the Internship Files: The Louisa Cullen Scrapbook

The Department of Special Collections and Archives has oodles of really cool materials available for everyone to use, including Hopkins students looking for fun and fabulous ways to gain experience with primary resources! One such student is Ellen Urheim, JHU Class … Continue reading