Category Archives: Online Resources

Includes info about online resources acquired by the library

Lit Review Anxiety? Use our step-by-step guide.

Literature reviews can be tough. Whether you’re writing a standalone lit review or writing one to incorporate into a longer research article, they can be intimidating, time-consuming, and frustrating. Each step of the process presents a new challenge: finding information, … Continue reading

Unburied Treasure: Discovering ARTstor Collections

While on an expedition through the ARTstor Digital Library’s more than 1.9 million arts and humanities related images, you might use ARTstor’s robust search and filtering functionality to hunt for specific images or works of art. Alternatively, you might choose … Continue reading

Artificial Languages, Universal Languages

An undergrad recently asked me about Lojban. Those in computer science and related fields have probably heard of Lojban (a constructed language, formerly known as Loglan). And most of us have heard of Esperanto (a “universal” language), and other “constructed” … Continue reading

Survey and Gift Cards: Your New Year’s Resolution

MSEL is resolved help you with all aspects of your research. We provide many services and resources, including: personalized research assistance information literacy training data management assistance instructional technology help books, journals, and datasets a variety of study spaces We also know … Continue reading

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

GIS & Business Locations

Identifying and mapping business locations is one of the most frequent activities embarked upon by geographic information system (GIS) users doing location analysis. Where are the food stores, restaurants, cemeteries, gyms, tattoo parlors, or medical marijuana clinics? Does the proximity … Continue reading

Represent JHU on the Global Stage

Back in October we asked you to take the 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication survey. We still need graduate students and faculty to take this graphical survey; we’ll use the data to help us improve our library services and resources. … 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

How do you research? We need to know!

What tools do you use to get your research done? Google Drive, MS Word, or Open Office? RefWorks, Zotero, or Mendeley? Google Scholar or Scopus? Your librarians want to know what tools you use so that we can optimize library … Continue reading

The Tragedy of Freddie Gray, Act 2

If you were in Baltimore this spring, you witnessed and felt our city’s pain in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody on April 19. Protests, violence, looting and fires, clean up, marches, arrests, indictments: … Continue reading