Author Archives: Sue Vazakas

About Sue Vazakas

Science/Engineering Librarian and devoted reader.

It’s Finally Summer!

It’s summer! Your library loves summer as much as you do! You get more than 10,000 hits when you throw the word “summer” into the catalog search box on the library home page. What? You’re not only seeing the word … Continue reading

Let’s Play Video Games

Hey, JHU students on Homewood campus! Why don’t you play some video games? WHERE THEY ARE Digital Media Center (DMC) – Room 226 of the Mattin Center’s Offit Building, which is the building across from the back of Whitehead Hall … Continue reading

SHARE Helps the World

Developing countries need medical supplies. The United States has supplies that we don’t use or would otherwise dispose of. How can these two situations be connected, for the benefit of everyone? Meet SHARE (Supporting Hospitals Abroad with Resources and Equipment). … Continue reading

E-books: Can I Download? Can I Print?

Amazing fact: your JHU libraries have about 1 million e-books. They’re easy to find, because they’re all in the library catalog just like everything else we have. You do your search, get a list of relevant books, and see an … Continue reading

Sci Fi, Fantasy, Anime, Games!

JohnCon 2014 is almost here! This 48-hour extravaganza will begin on Friday, April 4, at 5pm, and will not stop until Sunday, April 6, at 5pm. The admission fee is “Pay Whatever You Want to Pay.” The highlights include panels … Continue reading

Web of Science Has Changed

One tool that will tell you how many times an article has been cited, or who cited a particular article, is Web of Science. It has a new platform, so here are a few helpful tips. You land on the … Continue reading

Follow Your Music

Music makes the world go ‘round. We all carry our music with us – on our devices or in our hearts, or both. But you can do more than that. JHU has one of the best music schools in the … Continue reading

The Author’s Guild vs. Google

Last month, Google won its latest legal battle in its now eight-year-long argument with authors about scanning books, Authors Guild Inc et al v. Google Inc. The judge decided that the scanning of millions of copyrighted books by Google falls … Continue reading

“A Plague of Sheep” — The Wonders of Browsing

Do you need another way to open your mind? Wander around the library and look at the titles of the books. Browsing is a marvelous thing. Try it — just put your stuff safely in a locker and stroll down … Continue reading

E-books for YOU

October has turned out to be “E-book Month” here at the library. We have 1 million e-books (truly!), and you can read all of them. How? Come to these events and we’ll show you. E-BOOKS FOR YOU Tuesday, October 8, 2-5PM … Continue reading