Author Archives: Alan Zuckerman

About Alan Zuckerman

Librarian for Business.

Scandinavia: Beyond Dragon Tattoo

Now that Stieg Larssen’s Millennium-trilogy of Swedish mysteries in English translation has been devoured by the reading public and the Hollywood movie version is in the can, it would be easy for us to return our attention to American, British, and southern … Continue reading

An Advertisement for Our Advertising Info Resources

Marshall McLuhan said that “advertising is the greatest art form of the twentieth century.” And it isn’t only of interest to business professionals (or comedians): It’s also studied closely by sociologists, historians, psychologists, and anthropologists, who use it to delve … Continue reading

The 100 Best Business Books of All Time

People sure like to rank things: best rock guitarists, greatest moments in sports, best restaurants in Baltimore. The world of business books has its lists too, and many of the titles on those lists have literally changed our world. What’s … Continue reading

April is Jazz Appreciation Month

Have you always wanted to learn more about Jazz, maybe dip into some of its many sounds, but you keep putting it off? Well there’s no better time than RIGHT NOW to get your act in gear. And whether you’re completely in … 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 Business of Birds

When we think about birds, it’s usually about plumage, songs, and feats of flying. Yet just below the poetic surface lies an important truth about birds: They’re big business. Search Google on the keywords “pet bird,” and you’ll produce 2,150,000 hits, … Continue reading

Charles Dickens at 200

If you studied Charles Dickens in school, it wouldn’t be surprising if you got an unpleasant feeling whenever his name comes up. But it could be time for you to give this giant of English literature a second chance on his … Continue reading

New ProQuest Databases

ProQuest is one of the leading vendors of online databases. If you are a regular user of JHU’s online information resources, then you’ve probably already mined information from a ProQuest product: ABI/Inform Global (now ABI/Inform Complete with added content), International Bibliography … Continue reading

Fourth of July: The Musical

Although the Sheridan Libraries are closed today, there’s still plenty to sing about. In fact, there’s over 200 years’ worth of American patriotic music to belt out while the fireworks go off.  A great place to begin exploring all that musical … Continue reading

Carey Business School-Harbor East: Spring Wrap-Up

The spring term is about over, and we thought it would be nice to recap some of Harbor East Library’s accomplishments since January. Here are the highlights: Staffing: The Harbor East Library greatly increased librarian coverage. In January we initiated on-site librarian hours … Continue reading