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

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

Can’t Find It? There’s a Guide for That.

If you ask a JHU student why they are in the library, they might tell you that they are there to study, to do homework, work on a group project, or use a computer. Taking a look around M level, … Continue reading

“I swear I’m not texting!” Put your phone to good use in class.

Are your fingers just itching to use your phone in class? Citations making you crazy? Dreading your bibliography? We can help. Attend one of our online workshops this semester to help you calm your fears, and even have an excuse … Continue reading

New year, new look for Research Guides

If you’re a frequent user of our Research Guides, you probably noticed that this week we changed over to a whole new look. If you’ve never used our guides before, now is the time to check them out! As before, … 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 2015 semester begins this week. Remember, you’re not in this alone – MSEL is … Continue reading

Mythbusters II: Librarians & Holiday Breaks

We’ve already dispelled the myth about Gilman’s will dictating the height of campus buildings and the one about the library sinking under the weight of all our books. Time to dash another popular belief: that librarians get the same breaks as our … Continue reading

A Celebration of New Year’s Celebrations

When the crowds gather at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on the evening of December 31, and the live music begins playing, and the fireworks bring the night sky to vivid life, we’ll be participating in one of the most longstanding rituals … Continue reading

Fairy Tales for Christmas Holidays

As a young girl growing up in Indonesia, I remember that Christmas was one of my most favorite times of the year. My parents bought us a small Christmas tree that my siblings and I decorated. Every evening, during the … Continue reading