Category Archives: Learn the Library

Includes tips on how to use the library most effectively as well as announcements of formal instructional activities we offer

Freedom for Government Information!

This week, March 12 – 18, is Sunshine Week and March 16th is Freedom of Information Day. Both events serve to remind us how we can obtain information from the federal government. The most important tool in that work is … Continue reading

We’ve missed you!

Welcome back! We hope you had a restful, fun-filled, wonderful break! Or, if you took an intersession class, we hope you got an A! Ready or not, the Spring 2017 semester begins this week. Remember, you’re not in this alone – MSEL is … Continue reading

Day in library life: searching for clinical (or non-clinical) case studies

At first blush, it seemed like a very simple, clearly written assignment for a student — go and find a case study related to your search topic…to be used in an oral presentation and a written paper. The first thing … Continue reading

Who Knew? Library Guides you might not expect!

When you think of libraries, what springs to mind? Books, research databases, datasets, videos, incredibly helpful librarians like me (smile)… right? Well, you might be surprised to know that the guides below are very popular among the MSEL’s biggest fans. Check them … Continue reading

The Enthusiastic Voter!

OK, a big day is fast approaching: Election Day! Arguably, one of the most important elections in recent history. Are you psyched? As you’re preparing to cast your well-informed vote, you might be interested in perusing some of these sources. Knowledge … Continue reading

Walk Like a Librarian

Walking is not generally considered a sport. I beg to differ; walking has been part of my fitness routine for years. Last year I decided to challenge myself and signed up for the Sierra Club One Day Hike. They offer … Continue reading

Images: Art and Beyond

Looking for images for the fall semester? The JHU Visual Resources Collection is accessible from the ARTstor Digital Library for all JHU faculty, students, and staff. The ARTstor interface allows for consolidated searching across the JHU Visual Resources Collection of … Continue reading

The Many Ways to Get Library Help

There are many ways to ask for help. Some folks prefer help in a face-to-face setting. Others are more comfortable on the phone, in a chat room, querying a database, or Googling around the Internet. Knowing we’re all so different, … Continue reading

The Weather

A “hot” topic of recent conversations has been the weather. Unusually high temperatures have been hard on us all. Storms that have uprooted trees and knocked out the power for thousands of people across the country. And it seems everyone … Continue reading

A Busy Campus and a Busy Library

Welcome (or welcome back) to campus! The empty sidewalks of summer are quickly filling up again with students, making the Homewood campus feel like Richard Scarry’s Busytown. New and returning students and faculty are always curious about library services and … Continue reading