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 […]


Evergreen Obscurus #4: Another Tale of Unusual Produce

For the past many weeks, I have been exploring the history of Evergreen’s gardens in preparation for the July 7th launch of Evergreen Exteriors, a three part virtual lecture series on the grounds and architecture of the museum’s 1858 home. Remarkably, this research took me on an extended journey that concludes with yet another story […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]