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

Holiday Treats!

Are you eagerly anticipating traditional holiday foods? Or, perhaps you are interested in baking some cakes and cookies? Celebrate the spirit of the season with some cool recipes from our library and other collections that are available online for free. … Continue reading

Library Hours During Finals Week

Thanksgiving is long gone. Classes end Friday, Dec. 4th. Reading period is Dec. 7 – 8, and finals are Dec. 9 – 18. This means study environments will be at a premium. Whatever your preference, we have a space for … Continue reading

Medium Rare Books? You Mean You Eat Them?

Well, not exactly. We all know what “rare” books are, right? Generally any book produced before 1800, as well as books that have a particular value or, well, rarity. But that leaves scads of older books out in the cold, … Continue reading

Find Funding Opportunities with SciVal Funding and Grant Forward

Part of a researcher’s work is finding funding to grow and sustain their research. New equipment, travel, and grad student stipends are supported by grant funding. The library provides resources for discovery of funding sources. We have two databases that … Continue reading

Calling All Freshmen: Help the Libraries Serve You Better!

You are invited to join the Student Advisory Committee (SAC) and help advise us on new and existing library services and policies. This group is chaired by Dean Winston Tabb and includes undergraduate and graduate students. Meetings are held twice per semester. … Continue reading

Baffled by Business? Me, too…

Researching market plans? Key business ratios? Mergers and acquisitions? Industry overviews? Don’t know where to begin? Never fear – our Business Research Guide is here! Of course, you may always ask a librarian for help in person, via email, twitter, or even by texting us … Continue reading

It may not be Rocket Science…

… but library research is still an art. In fact, people write books on the subject. Thomas Mann, (a reference librarian at the Library of Congress, not the dead German writer), has written several editions now of The Oxford Guide … Continue reading

CQ & the Humanities – Let’s put Congress to Work!

Congressional Quarterly (aka, CQ) publications have long been great sources of information on the activities of Congress. Political science scholars and others in the social sciences know CQ all too well. But, is it possible that the CQ publications would be useful … Continue reading

Need Images? Find them in ARTstor!

The JHU Visual Resources Collection is now available within the ARTstor Digital Library via Shared Shelf. Shared Shelf is a tool that allows the Visual Resources Collection (VRC) to publish our image collection to ARTstor for JHU faculty, students, and … Continue reading

Catalyst Lifehacks

Now that you’re back and shaking the dust off of your research brain, let’s look at some handy Catalyst features that might get overlooked when you’re otherwise laser-focused on cranking out a paper. The first thing to know is that … Continue reading