Updates to Article Search

You might have noticed a change to the Articles Search on our library website. Previously, our Articles Search was a single search bar that displayed a list of results in Catalyst, the library catalog. Many of our library users thought that this bar was searching the full text of all articles available through Johns Hopkins [...]

JHU Artstor Collections Now Available in JSTOR

[This blog post was contributed by VRC Staff Alana Barry (International Studies/East Asian Studies, ’22)] Spring 2021 is finally here, and the Visual Resources Collection (VRC) has some news to share about an exciting new endeavor: all JHU image collections located in Artstor are now also available in JSTOR! This expansion to a new platform will make JHU image collections more accessible and discoverable, […]


Questions With Your Librarian: Margaret Burri

Please enjoy this interview with one of the Librarians of Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries: Margaret Burri! Who are you and what do you do? I’m Margaret Burri, and I’m the Assistant Director for Academic Liaison and Special Collections.  In regular language, that means I get to work with two amazing teams of librarians, curators, […]


Questions With Your Librarian: Stephen Stich

Stephen Stich

Please enjoy this interview with one of the Librarians of Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries: Stephen Stich! Who are you and what do you do? Stephen Stich, Academic Liaison Librarian to the departments of Chemistry; Earth and Planetary Science; Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Civil and Systems Engineering; Environmental Health and Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering; […]


Enhancing Your Course Curriculum with Artstor – Classics

[This blog post was contributed by VRC Staff Alana Barry (International Studies/East Asian Studies, ’22)]   Looking for a way to incorporate images into your teaching? Look no further— all JHU faculty, students and staff have free access to Artstor’s collection of over 2.5 million images. Users can browse public collections and Artstor’s digital library […]


Fall 2020 with the VRC

VRC

[This blog post was contributed by VRC Staff Alana Barry (International Studies/East Asian Studies, ’22)] As we begin the fall semester in an online-only format, the Visual Resources Collection (VRC) would like to remind you about the online resources we offer throughout the semester. Our recently completed VRC FAQ page contains detailed information and instructions […]


How to Use Artstor as a Study Tool

Fe?lix Vallotton, The Sick Patient, Helene Chatenay, 1892 Cropped

[This blog post was contributed by VRC Staff Emily McDonald (Writing Seminars)] As the end of the semester approaches, students are turning to Artstor, a database that houses more than 2.5 million images, plus the 183,000 local images in the JHU Visual Resources Collection. Artstor functions not only as an archive of collections of images […]


Update on Open Science and COVID-19

DNA String

While many of us are following good social distancing practices by staying home, medical researchers and practitioners continue their work out in the world. Back in January I described how Open Science supports public health research and response in these kinds of fast-moving situations. It’s time for a quick update. Before March 13th, less than […]


Fair Use Can Be Fun!

February 24 – 28 is Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week. But why should you care? You should care because Fair Use is a US law that you utilize frequently, even daily. Fair Use makes a number of things possible, including: parody and satire quoting and citing remixes scanning and photocopying Fair Use lets you use copyrighted […]