Syncing with Dropbox

If you’re like me, you’re constantly emailing yourself files, always using flash drives to transfer papers from one computer to another, and perpetually worrying that you’re working on the most up to date file. There are a few ways to deal with this problem: You can move your entire document creation and storage system online. […]

What You’re Reading

Every month, The Chronicle of Higher Education lists the top 10 best-selling books compiled from information supplied by stores serving Johns Hopkins University and more than 30 other campuses,some of which include College of William and Mary, George Washington U., Georgetown U., Georgia State U., Harvard U., James Madison U., Pennsylvania State U., Rutgers U., […]

Film Friday

It’s May. And it’s Reading Period. Who has time for movies, unless they’re for a paper or an exam? Consider this list of the 100 latest additions to the MSEL collection (after the jump) as something to look forward to once finals are done and you can contemplate “pleasure reading and watching” again! Good luck […]

Help the Library, Get a $5 Gift Card

The Johns Hopkins Libraries are working on a project to design a new interface for searching and accessing library and other scholarly resources. We are holding interviews to research and explore the variety of ways Hopkins students and scholars work with information, literature and data in their research and teaching. Everyone works differently. Help build […]

Paper Due Tomorrow? Here’s Where to Start

You’re a Hopkins student, which means you’re smart, savvy, and over worked … especially this time of year. There are exams to study for, projects due, and papers to write. It’s easy to fall behind. Occasionally, all of your good intentions and planning fly out the window and you find yourself starting a paper 24 […]

Library of Congress Research Orientations

Sticking around the Baltimore area this sumer? Doing research in the Humanities or Social Sciences? The Humanities and Social Sciences Division of the Library of Congress is offering an orientation to researching their collections. Dates and Times: Morning orientations will occur from 10:30 am-12:00 pm on May 5 and 19; June 2, 9, 23, and […]

Save a Tree, Opt for Double-Sided Printing

Do your bit to help mother nature. Next time you print in MSEL, use both sides of the paper. 1. When you’re ready to print, select the Print Preview button on the browser toolbar. 2. From the preview window, select the Print button in the upper left hand corner. Copy Print on AIR will be […]

What You’re Reading

No, not for homework. For pleasure! Here are the most popular books from our McNaughton Collection of Current Popular Fiction and Non-Fiction this semester. Drum roll please. What the Dead Know, Laura Lippman I am America (and so can you!), Stephen Colbert In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, Michael Pollan On Chesil Beach, Ian […]

Mobile Poets

T.S. Eliot may have written that “April is the cruelest month,” but did you also know it is national poetry month, too? To commemorate this most lyrical of all months, the American Academy of Poets has rolled out a new mobile poetry feature on their website. Their entire collection of over 2,500 poems, biographies, and […]

“Just how useful is that book?”

Have you ever wondered just how useful a book will be to your topic? Microsoft Live Search has recently started offering a new tool that will help you begin to answer that question. Following close on the heels of Google’s book search, Microsoft has developed its own book digitization project and launched its own book […]