Category Archives: Staff Picks

Includes librarian recommended reading for fun and research

50 Yard Line Picks: Football in Film

“I love football. Football is fun.” – Remember the Titans Football season is in full swing and it’s going to be here for a few more months. Football is televised almost every day of the week, so football fans can … Continue reading

Baffled by Business? Me, too…

Researching market plans? Key business ratios? Mergers and acquisitions? Industry overviews? Don’t know where to begin? Never fear – our Business Research Guide is here! Of course, you may always ask a librarian for help in person, via email, twitter, or even by texting us … Continue reading

It may not be Rocket Science…

… but library research is still an art. In fact, people write books on the subject. Thomas Mann, (a reference librarian at the Library of Congress, not the dead German writer), has written several editions now of The Oxford Guide … Continue reading

Copyright & Your Classroom

Guest blogger: Macie Hall, from the CER’s Innovative Instructor. When we think about teaching, intellectual property rights may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Yet staff in JHU Center for Educational Resources where I work, and my … Continue reading

CQ & the Humanities – Let’s put Congress to Work!

Congressional Quarterly (aka, CQ) publications have long been great sources of information on the activities of Congress. Political science scholars and others in the social sciences know CQ all too well. But, is it possible that the CQ publications would be useful … Continue reading

This way to the beach

As summer winds down, you have a few final fleeting weeks to get to the beach. I grew up near Lake Erie, where going to the beach for the afternoon wasn’t really a popular thing. But after experiencing many beaches … Continue reading

Opera should be seen and heard!

Are you an opera fan? Do you want to see some great performances of your favorite chestnuts? Or, are you interested in exploring new music you’ve never seen or heard before? Opera in Video might be a great source for you! This … Continue reading

Summer Reading: On the Go!

It’s summer and you’re heading out of town—or maybe you’re planning a trip to the far reaches of your very own backyard for an imaginary afternoon getaway. Either way, you’re going to want something to read. Traveling is so much … Continue reading

Take me out to the Ball Game…or the Library

Baseball is one of those sports with lots of myths, legends, and superheroes from days past. As America’s national pastime, there are countless books about the sport, its players, and even its fans. Playing and watching baseball are two things you can’t really … Continue reading

Summer Reading: Experiment!

In a recent blog post, I made some suggestions for good summer reads that offer a relaxing break from the academic routine—a way to shift your mind into summertime gear. But of course, what counts as a break depends on … Continue reading