National Library Week

It’s National Library Week!  Here’s a selection of ways to celebrate: Consult with a subject specialist librarian about a project you’re working on.   Use your laptop to read or print articles on reserve for your class. Check out “The Sopranos” on DVD.  Read a book printed in 1492 in Special Collections. Have materials delivered […]

The Magic Object: Prosperity and Protection in Antiquity

Please join us today from 3 pm to 6 pm for refreshments on Q-Level to celebrate the opening of the new M-Level exhibit, “The Magic Object: Prosperity and Protection in Antiquity.” The reception is hosted by Drs. Henry and Eunice Dauterman Maguire and students in their course, Creating a Museum Exhibition: The Magic Object. The […]


If you’ve heard of or used JSTOR, you’ll want to know about some new features of this resource.  If you’re not yet familiar with JSTOR, first a brief description:  JSTOR is a digital archive of important scholarly journals spanning many disciplines.  The key word here is archive — it’s important to know that JSTOR isn’t a […]

Ask Your Librarian: TV Ownership in the Fifties

We recently received this question: What was the number of U.S. households with television sets for each year from 1950 to 1955? This data is from Historical Statistics of the United States, Millennial Edition Online, ed. Susan B. Carter, Scott Sigmund Gartner, et al., Cambridge University Press, 2006: 1950: 5,030,000 1951: 10,320,000 1952: 15,300,000 1953: 20,400,000 […]

NYT TimesSelect Now Free to Students, Faculty and Staff

TimesSelect, the New York Times online service previously available only to individual subscribers, is now available free of charge if you sign up with your university email address.  TimesSelect includes content such as op-ed and news columnists, archive access and multimedia features.  For more details, refer to the TimesSelect University FAQ page. Don’t forget that […]

Traumatic Stress Literature Database

We now offer access to the PILOTS (Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress) database. PILOTS is a bibliographic database produced at the headquarters of the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Its goal is to include citations to all literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health sequelae of traumatic events, without disciplinary, […]

Make Your Voice Heard in the Library

The Sheridan Libraries are looking for undergraduate and graduate students from the Homewood schools to serve on the new Libraries’ Student Advisory Council.  This new Council will meet periodically during the academic year to advise the Dean of Libraries and JHU’s Library Advisory Council on new and existing policies and services.  Students should send a […]