Category Archives: Online Resources

Includes info about online resources acquired by the library

Study Suggests That Online Searching Only Makes You Feel Smarter

While driving home recently I heard on NPR that online searching may make you think you’re smarter than you really are. Matthew Fisher, doctoral student in cognitive psychology at Yale, found that people tend to think that “information is leaking … Continue reading

Most Popular Library Databases

In early March I listed the journals used most often by the JHU community in 2014. Now it’s time to do the same for library databases. I did this back in 2011, and the list for 2014 isn’t all that … 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

Image Is Everything: ARTstor Can Help Illustrate Your Point!

Need a specific image for your term paper? Want to explore a topic in a visual way? Try ARTstor, a research database containing over one million images of art and cultural objects. The collection, which the Libraries subscribe to, documents artistic … Continue reading

And the Winner is…

The Grammys and Oscars have me thinking about awards (and stunning evening wear). It’s been a few years since we looked at the most downloaded online journals, so let’s take a peek into the envelope. In the category of most … 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

Print on Demand Springer Books

The JHU Libraries purchase new books from Springer, a large STEM publisher, as ebooks. We’ve been doing this for about 4 years now, so there are thousands of them in Catalyst. If you’d like to purchase hard copy of one of … 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