Author Archives: Margaret Burri

About Margaret Burri

Associate Director for Academic Liaison and librarian for the History of Science and Technology.

Beyond Frankenstein and Dracula: Literary Halloween Costumes

Still casting about for a Halloween costume? How about paying homage to something you read that sent shivers up your spine? A few suggestions: Shakespeare is always a great source. Banquo’s ghost, the weird sisters, Lady Macbeth after the murder, Hamlet’s … Continue reading

Interlibrary Loan Down: Wednesday, July 2

We’re moving Illiad, the software for Interlibrary Loan, from the Welch Medical Library to our home base. So, we need to take the system off-line for one day: Wednesday, July 2. Please bear with us, and submit your requests first … Continue reading

GIS Workshops: Geography is Cooler than You Think It Is

For many of us, our last brush with geography was in middle school when we were asked to color in maps of various regions that we were studying, and we haven’t given it much thought since then. Well, times have … Continue reading

Who Moved My Cheese…er… I Mean Furniture?

Because we never pass by a chance to be green (and we’re finding it easier than Kermit said we would!), we’ve worked with our Office of Sustainability to find two non-profits (Baltimore City Public Schools and Habitat for Humanity) to … Continue reading

Post-Graduation Research Tools

Worried about how to do research after you graduate? While our licensing arrangements mean that we can’t keep access to all of our databases open to you, we do have an alternative! Hopkins KnowledgeNET, the Alumni Online Library. Offered in … Continue reading

BLC Gold

It’s not just Olympians who win gold! Our own Brody Learning Commons has just received LEED Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. What does this mean? It means that the US Green Buildings Council (USGBC) recognizes that we’ve incorporated … Continue reading

The Year of Three Popes

The last time a pope resigned was in 1415, almost 600 years ago when Gregory XII stepped down. Papal resignations are rare – almost as rare is a Year of Three Popes. My freshman year at JHU, 1978, was the … Continue reading

Transform Yourself!

Become the person who can boast to friends that you can navigate the treacherous waters of citations, e-books, and Google. Check out these workshops: E-Books:  Does JHU have e-books? (Yes, lots.) How do I find them? (It’s incredibly easy.) How … Continue reading

The Clock is Ticking

Midterms are just around the corner (gasp!), and to make sure that you have enough space to spread out and study, we’ll be limiting non-JHU access to MSE Library and the Brody Learning Commons to 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. … Continue reading

Give Your Research a Lift with a Workshop or Two!

Ever feel like you’re using old strategies to do your research? Let us help you harness the latest cutting-edge tools at one of our fall workshops. Learn how to organize your citations, navigate around e-books, not run afoul of the … Continue reading