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 […]


New JHU Public Collection in Artstor: Chinese Public Health Campaign Slides 1950s-1970s

Slide depicting a female scientist looking into a microscope

Physically housed in the Sheridan Libraries’ Special Collections, the Johns Hopkins University: Chinese Public Health Campaign Slides 1950s-1970s collection is newly available digitally via Artstor. JHU faculty, students, and staff have access to Artstor and its more than 2.5 million images, as well as the 181,500+ images in the JHU Visual Resources collection. This Chinese […]


How Do We Find Geospatial Data?

From using GPS to navigate traffic to apps tailoring selections based on location, geospatial data is integral to our daily lives. Researchers also increasingly use geospatial data. For example, in a recent article featuring several Johns Hopkins researchers, geospatial data was used to understand sub-surface features of an archaeological site in modern-day Oman. Currently, I […]


Have Books, Will Travel

As you all finish up exams and papers, and head home (or elsewhere) for the holidays, here are a few tips to keep your celebrations worry-free, at least as far as the library is concerned: Renew all your books now. That way, you won’t have to worry about anything coming due. Keep all your checked […]


In with the New, Discover the Old: Public Collections on Artstor and Free Images for Publication

 Your semester has gotten off to a great start! Yet, you realize you need images to accompany your teaching and research  — unique, exceptional images. Preparing PowerPoints or Keynote presentations? Looking for images for your classes? Use Artstor! JHU faculty, students, and staff have access to Artstor and its more than 2 million images, plus […]