Tips for Finding Full Text Articles

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When you’re off campus there are several ways to find a full text article. Just Googling for an article will have mixed success because you need to be able to demonstrate that you are affiliated with Hopkins to get access, and each provider and platform does this a little differently.   The following methods are designed […]


Make a Creepy Doll with the #JHUMAKESTOYS Challenge!

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Last week, we launched a fun Instagram challenge called #JHUMakesToys. Our very first challenge was to make a Viking ship! Here is my interpretation. Behold the mighty and fierce Sea Hund, with the brave Andy Warhol and his trusty can of soup at its helm! Wait, what? A toy-making challenge? Let’s recap! Special Collections recently […]


Digital Pedagogy and the Great Global Online Learning Experiment

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COVID-19 has enrolled many of us in higher education in an unexpected experiment in online learning. While many classroom teachers have been practitioners of hybrid pedagogy for years—in-person meetings facilitated or complemented by digital texts, tools, and activities, learning management systems like Blackboard, and operational platforms like SIS—we find ourselves suddenly adapting by necessity to […]


HathiTrust Opens Up Access

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HathiTrust, a not-for-profit collaborative of academic and research libraries, has taken an important step and opened up copyrighted material in their digital library to member institutions with copies of those items in their physical collections. This Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS), means that any books available through HathiTrust which are also in our collections will […]


Join the #JHUMakesToys Challenge!

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The Sheridan Libraries Special Collections has an amazing collection of vintage games and toys, and we absolutely love coming up with fun events featuring these amusements, like our recent Women’s History Month Vintage Game Night. But how do we continue to share such delightful objects with you while we are all staying safe at home? […]


Cultural Life in the Time of Corona

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While social distancing as a Hopkins student doesn’t result in a sudden abundance of free time, we here at the library take it upon ourselves to find the best of the best to help you in your studies, your future employment, and occasionally even in your entertainment.  While it’s tempting to treat online courses like […]


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

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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

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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 […]