Monthly Archives: March 2012

Adrienne Rich: a poet lost, and found

The world of American poetry, and the world of letters at large, lost a strong and unique voice on Tuesday. Adrienne Rich, a poet of enormous talent and renown, died at her home in California at the age of 82. … Continue reading

Gamers: Come One, Come All

Spring is here, and that means that sci fi/fantasy gaming fans are prepping for two beloved events: DMC Game Night, and JohnCon 2012! DMC Game Night Where:  the Offit Building of the Mattin Center When:  Saturday, March 31, from 10PM … Continue reading

Happy DH Day

Yesterday, March 27, was this year’s “Day of DH.” D what? DH, stands for digital humanities. (More on what that actually means below.) And “Day of DH” is a day of, well, documentation and display—a showcase of global projects in the digital humanities, posted … Continue reading

The Divine Comedy: 800 Years Young

Canon wars aside, on anyone’s list of the most important works of all times you will surely find Dante’s Divine Comedy. Written 800 years ago, this poem in 3 parts follows Dante the pilgrim through Hell, Purgatory and Heaven. The … Continue reading

The Arc of a Curious Career: Wallace Stevens in Print

For most readers of classroom anthologies, Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) equals a jar on a hill, a 13-point blackbird or a snow-man. And those are all delicious poems in the signature Stevens key—poems that vibrate at the juncture of the familiar and … Continue reading

Finding the Real Thing: Part 2

Part One of this thread, Finding the Real Thing, explained what primary resources are and how to find them online. But many of these hidden treasures are not online. Many in fact are in (gasp) books. How do you ferret … Continue reading

Business Newspapers: Electronic and Free to the JHU Community

Do you love perusing a copy of your favorite business newspaper while sipping a cup of java and planning your conquest of the world—but can’t afford expensive print or online subscriptions? If so, then we’ve got good news for you. Through … Continue reading

The (Early) Modern Woman

During the month of March we often look at library resources that feature women, since March is Women’s History Month (the actual legislation leading to this designation was co-sponsored by our own Senator, then Representative, Barbara Mikulski). But let’s think … Continue reading

Use Subject Databases in a New Way

You already know that we have hundreds of scholarly, well-organized article databases about every topic under the sun. You go to the Engineering list to look for engineering topics and to the Sociology list to look for sociological topics; that’s … Continue reading

The First Wikipedia: Encyclopaedia Britannica

Encyclopaedia Britannica recently announced that they would no longer produce a print encyclopedia set; they’re moving to online only. This is a very big deal since they have been publishing print sets since 1768. The JHU Libraries have several editions … Continue reading