Baltimore Gears Up for the Labor Day Weekend Race Events

This week begins the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix automobile race. The main event of this multi-day festival is the IZOD IndyCar Race, which is part of the IZOD IndyCar Series. Baltimore’s race will happen on Sunday afternoon, September 4th, at 2:00PM. Automobile racing has its origins in “town to town” competition on ordinary roads, between early […]


Out With SciFinder Scholar. In With SciFinder Web

SciFinder users, May is the month for migration to SciFinder Web! The Johns Hopkins University is transitioning to SciFinder (web). Access to SciFinder Scholar via the old client software has been dramatically reduced, and will be discontinued on June 1st, 2011. Please register by visiting the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Subject Guide and begin using […]


Resources for Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Nuclear Crises

With the recent devastation in Japan, the following resources will keep you well informed and provide useful background information. CURRENT UPDATES Access World News contains current and archived articles on issues, events, people, government and more, with full-text access to 200+ Asian news sources. The interface allows you to limit by region, and the sources include […]


Resources for Global Environmental Change and Sustainability

What environmental problem concerns you: Acid Rain, Air Pollution, Global Warming, Hazardous Waste, Ozone Depletion, Smog, Water Pollution, Overpopulation, Rain Forest Destruction? Check out the following useful resources that can get you started on your next research topic. Encyclopedia of Earth covers geology, geography, environmental science, and related disciplines as they affect the Earth. This […]


Landolt-Börnstein, and then some!

SpringerMaterials is a new online tool available to the Johns Hopkins Institutions which focuses on data from all areas of the physical sciences and engineering. It contains 250,000 substances and 1,200,000 citations from the Landolt-Börnstein database. Also included are 44,000 Chemical Safety Documents and the world’s largest database on Thermophysical Properties. Access is quick and easy […]


Columbia Gazetteer of the World is Now Online

Place-name searching just got easier with the Columbia Gazetteer of the World; now available online to the Johns Hopkins Institutions. Considered the definitive English-language gazetteer (geographical index or dictionary), the Columbia Gazetteer includes countries, states, cities, towns, provinces, counties, villages, hamlets, and even some neighborhoods. A simple search on “London” will bring up place names in […]


A Newbie Librarian Learns the Ropes at JHU

For those of you that may not know me, my name is Rob Sippel and I’m the “newbie librarian” of the title. I’m currently pursuing a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree through Rutgers University and it’s been my good fortune this semester to spend my Tuesdays and Wednesdays interning with the Eisenhower Library. While […]


Crane Comes Into View

In case you haven’t noticed, a large construction crane has appeared between the Milton S. Eisenhower Library and the Merrick Barn on the future site of Brody Learning Commons (BLC). Manufactured in Germany by Terex Peiner, the 140-foot-tall, Peiner SK 405 Tower Crane, operated by Miller Long & Arnold is expected to be on campus for the […]


Out with Beilstein/Gmelin. In with REAXYS!

Do you use Beilstein/Gmelin via the Crossfire software? If so, stop what you’re doing and switch to REAXYS! Beilstein/Gmelin Crossfire has been the way to access organic, inorganic, and organometallic chemical data. Beginning immediately, REAXYS is the direct web-based replacement for searching chemical compounds, chemical reactions, chemical properties, related bibliographic data, and substance data which includes synthesis […]