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

Can you get 0 results in the catalog?

There used to be a game called Googlewhack where the goal was to get only 1 result in a Google results list using only 2 real words in your search. While our catalog isn’t as huge as the Internet (or … Continue reading

All of the July’s*

It’s July. How many “July” things do the JHU libraries have in their catalog? Let’s find out. On the library home page, you can search for things. But we kindly allow you to choose to put in a few words … Continue reading

M Level Current Periodicals Has it All!

As journals, magazines, and newspapers moved online, MSEL decreased our print subscriptions. This happened most quickly in the science and engineering fields. Back in 2008 we started decreasing shelf space on C Level for print journal issues. At this point, … Continue reading

JHU Visual Resources Collection now in ARTstor!

After many years of service, the platform that housed the JHU Visual Resources Collection’s Digital Image Database (DID@JHU or MDID) is being retired. The JHU Visual Resources Collection is now available within the ARTstor Digital Library via Shared Shelf. Shared Shelf is … Continue reading

MSEL Helps you Forecast the Future!

Nope, this isn’t about the discovery of a Greek oracle on D Level. This is about the different resources MSEL offers that deal with different types of future forecasting. Weather forecasting is covered by books and articles within Catalyst. We … Continue reading

What is Information Literacy, anyway?

If you’ve been in academia for a while, or hang out with a librarian or two (we’re everywhere), you have probably heard the term information literacy. But, pinning down an exact definition is difficult, even for academic librarians. Critical thinking, … Continue reading

What Publishers Think About Technology

The International Association of STM Publishers released their Tech Trends 2015 list as a set of infographics. It’s always an interesting list to librarians because we spend our time working with publishers, researchers, and technology. So you shouldn’t be surprised … Continue reading

End of Semester Survival Guide

Don’t let finals get you down – the library can help. What you probably need most is a place to study – we’ve got you covered with study areas galore: quiet spaces for you to hunker down and get to … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Work with a Librarian on Your Research

You’re working on those final papers and projects, and you realize you need a few more articles to support your claims. You need some statistics or data to really drive home your point or to show the evidence in a … Continue reading

Where the Visual Meets the Verbal: Letters as Art

The Sheridan Libraries’ significant avant-garde collections hold some real gems; among them is one of the most important collections in North America of the mid-20th century French movement of Lettrisme. We have been adding to our lettriste holdings over the … Continue reading