How to Use Artstor as a Study Tool

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[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 […]


Let’s Make a Model Village With The #JHUMakesToys Challenge!

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Time still flies, even when you are under quarantine. We are now about to embark on our 5th #JHUMakesToys Challenge! Last week, we attempted to avoid the  intrusion of creepy dolls in our lives by constructing a sailing ship. It worked! We now just have to deal with the judging eyes of snarky flamingos. Wait. […]


Wellness Games Recommendations

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[Today’s post is brought to us by guest bloggers, Edwina Picon and Clare Lochary, two of the people involved in the Sheridan Libraries student wellness initiatives. To reach them, please e-mail wellness@jhu.edu]. Shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic affected operations at Johns Hopkins, the Sheridan Libraries inaugurated a Wellness Station in the Brody Learning Commons (BLC)  […]


Finding the Library at Your Place

It’s a most wonderful time of the year for those of us in Library World. Each year, April 19th-25th is set aside as National Library Week, a time to celebrate the contributions that libraries and library workers make to our civil society. Whether providing education and information to anyone who needs it, assisting the research […]


Google Scholar and Your (Now) Virtual Library

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Andrea Copland, Outreach & Instruction Librarian, Friedheim Library and Robin Sinn, Coordinator, Office of Scholarly Communication, coauthored this post.   Google Scholar covers a large proportion of scholarly literature including: academic journals, books, institutional repositories, preprints, case law, patents, and dissertations. It indexes most of the academic journal publishers, so It’s a popular place to search for articles that support your research, learning, and teaching.   Because Google […]


Drive Away from Creepy Dolls with the #JHUMAKESTOYS Challenge

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Last week, our #JHUMAKESTOYS challenge threatened to open the gates to the nearest hellmouth by potentially unleashing an army of handmade dolls ready to the haunt the homes of unsuspecting Blue Jays.  Fortunately, this humble toy-maker can attest that the crisis was averted.  The doll I created was just one sandwich away from reviving the […]