Category Archives: Online Resources

Includes info about online resources acquired by the library

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

Privacy Rights: What We Click Away

Recently I had to give up my personal Facebook archive. It’s a long and boring story, but something I never expected to be asked to do and it felt wrong…maybe a tiny bit icky. It got me thinking more about … Continue reading

Libraries and Happy Discoveries

Julia Weist, a Brooklyn-based artist, has posted a 17th Century Word on a large billboard and she wants to be the only one on the Internet using it. If you search for her, lots of posts seem to honor that … Continue reading

The Road That Shriver Built, and a Surprise

Have you ever been reading or researching something and found a fact that relates to you personally? This happened to me just last week! Down on A Level, a book title caught my eye: The Decisive Blow Is Struck turned … Continue reading

JHU Visual Resources Collection now in ARTstor!

After many years of service, the platform that housed the JHU Visual Resources Collection’s Digital Image Database (DID@JHU or MDID) is being retired. The JHU Visual Resources Collection is now available within the ARTstor Digital Library via Shared Shelf. Shared Shelf is … Continue reading

MSEL Helps you Forecast the Future!

Nope, this isn’t about the discovery of a Greek oracle on D Level. This is about the different resources MSEL offers that deal with different types of future forecasting. Weather forecasting is covered by books and articles within Catalyst. We … Continue reading

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