Category Archives: Library Hardware and Software

Includes info about public computers, printers, software, scanners, etc.

Summer in the Library

I’m always amused by my grad students who ask me each May – what are you doing this summer? Working of course! You may be lighting out for the territory - heading home, off to Europe, Asia, or Latin America, or … Continue reading

What’s New On A Level

If you’ve been curious about the sounds of bookshelves being hung, at the sight of carts of books shifted from points A to B, and at the appearance of things in flux lately on A Level, we have an explanation … Continue reading

What the {em#&quo}?

Ever since the dawn of the Internet, computers have had a hard time dealing with words with diacritics, or accents. Even today, you may see text online with odd characters like # or {} or &em or ?@ in the space … Continue reading

New Resource Alert: Humanities folks take note!

The Sheridan Libraries recently purchased a new online resource, that will be of immense value to humanities scholarship, maybe even scholarship in general. I’m talking about the Cambridge Companions Online, a collection of nearly 500 online books in literature, religion, … Continue reading

JScholarship: Not Your Usual Database

From the Sheridan Libraries’ home page, there is a drop-down menu of the databases available to the Hopkins community. That is where you’ll find JScholarship, a digital repository of research conducted at Johns Hopkins. The mission of JScholarship is “to … Continue reading

Geographic Information Systems Day!

Join us in Discovering the World of GIS, our theme for this year’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day, Wednesday, November 14, from 12-6pm. On A-Level of the Eisenhower Library we’ll be showcasing the mapping and data manipulation tool that changed the … Continue reading

Something Old, Something New: Archaeology & GIS

Toss away your preconceived notions of the stereotypical archaeologist – today’s artifact sleuths are harnessing a cutting-edge geospatial technology – Geographic Information Systems (GIS) – to identify, document, and better understand ancient cultures from around the world. Objects from thousands … Continue reading

Hitting the wall? Try visualization!

If you have entered the stunning new Brody Learning Commons from the B- level entrance, you couldn’t help but notice a feature that you might not expect to find in a library. The Balaur Display Wall is a 12 ft. … Continue reading

Introducing Mergent Archives, A Historical Annual Report Database

Many of you already make excellent use of the Sheridan Libraries’ subscriptions to Mergent’s online databases for researching hard-to-find information such as: Current and recent historical information on public and private businesses and industries (Mergent Online) Detailed listings of corporate … Continue reading

Missed the Reserves Deadline? It’s Not Too Late!

I once had a professor spend what was, in retrospect, an inordinate amount of time explaining to me his belief that the American education system is rigged to trigger depression in individuals within a year of them severing ties with … Continue reading