The Library Bunch!

What do you call a librarian with no library? Well, it may sound like the lead-in to a dad joke but thanks to the closure of the Johns Hopkins libraries in response to the Coronavirus, we are finding ourselves asking this very question. Luckily, the answer is pretty simple. A librarian without a library is […]


Ebooks in the time of COVID-19

Reading Ebooks Online

With libraries being shuttered indefinitely around the world to help stop the spread of COVID-19, a number of publishers have opted to make their electronic resources available more broadly, including ebooks. Since ebooks tend to be more scattered and difficult to find than a given journal article (which FindIt@JohnsHopkins, with its DOI search, can usually […]


Video Streaming for Academic Use

Film Reels

The library just expanded its offerings of streaming video for you to use for research and teaching! We just subscribed to Academic Video Online (AVON) to give you more options. It is available through two platforms you may already be familiar with: ProQuest and Alexander Street Press. Use whichever one you prefer! AVON offers almost […]


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 […]


A New Coronavirus and Open Science

News about a new coronavirus moves quickly around the world and so does the science. Have you thought about how or why that science can travel so expeditiously around the globe? Many scientists – especially those who work in public health and environmental sciences – are keen to share their research efforts quickly and openly […]