THREE new databases at SAIS Library!
Press Display is an online viewer for current editions of 250 international newspapers
. You can use a traditional 2-page newspaper view, table of contents, or "zoom in" to specific articles. It archives only the last 60 days, so other Library resources, such as LexisNexis
, are better for older news. Press Display is a fun resource for everything from Corriere della Sera to the Jerusalem Post to Al Jazeera. LINK
Routledge Reference Resources: Politics and International Relations
This expansive database supplies online access to the Routledge reference titles on politics and international relations.
These include online versions of books such as the Encyclopedia of the United Nations and International Agreements, Encyclopedia of Human Rights, Encyclopedia of Political Economy
and the Dictionary of Modern Politics
series. LINKThe Washington Information Directory
The WID is a one-stop source for U.S. governmental and non-governmental organizations. It includes capsule descriptions with specific contact information that is sometimes difficult to find on free Internet sites
. The database is searchable by keyword and organization type. LINK
Goodbye RAUL, Hello VPN!
As of the end of June, 2006, RAUL will no longer be available. The other method of remote access, the VPN*, will now be the only method. The Library recommends that you download and install the VPN client now so that you can try it before RAUL is discontinued. You should also disable RAUL (see post below) before testing VPN.
What is the VPN?
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network
. You can use it to remotely integrate your computer from an off-campus location to the Hopkins network. Using the VPN requires downloading and installing a software application; once you have sucessfully installed the client software, you will be able to access the online databases using any browser. The software is available now:
Note that you will need to login with your JHED loginID and password to download the software.
If you need assistance, you can call IT@JH
(Hopkins computer support services) at 410-516-4357 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
. The IT@JH help desk is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.*Note that if you are already using VPN software, you do not need to do anything.
Disabling RAUL on your computer
Before testing the Virtual Private Network (VPN), it is best to disable RAUL on your browser. Here are the instructions:
- Start up Internet Explorer
- Select the Tools
menu from the menu bar then select Internet Options
- In the Internet Options window, click on the Connections
- In the Local Area Network (LAN) settings section, click on the LAN Settings
- In the Local Area Network (LAN) Settings window, delete the proxy address
and uncheck the box next to "Use automatic configuration script"
- Click Okay
until you close the various configuration windows.Netscape (recent versions):
- Start up Netscape
- Select the Edit
menu from the menu bar then select Preferences
- In the Preferences window, double click on the Advanced
category on the left.
- Select Proxies
- In the Proxies window, delete the proxy address
you no longer need and click on the radio button
for Direct Connection to the Internet
(or click on manual
if you need to - the goal is that Automatic Proxy Configuration is not checked).
- Click on Okay
to close the windows.
The landing gear are coming down...
If you'd like to take a look at SAIS Library's hours of operation
for May 9 - September 6, 2006, please click here
Need to do some studying?Some Nitze classrooms will be
open for late-night study...
WHEN? Monday, April 24 - Thursday, May 18
WHERE? cafeteria, N401, N417, N501, N507, N508, N517
WHAT TIME? from Library closing - 1 am
Remember that there will be no shuttle service after 11:15 pm
SFX has a new name: FIND IT
The Johns Hopkins Libraries are very happy to announce the roll out of FIND IT, a brand new version of our on-line service previously called SFX.
When you see a FIND IT
button next to an article citation, click on it to find options - hopefully full text! - for the article being cited. You'll be taken to the online version if it's available and if not, you'll be able to search the catalog or link to an Interlibrary Loan request form.FIND IT
has a redesigned menu that makes it easier to find the link to your article. We've also improved our electronic journal linker
. Now we even have e-journal lists
of JHU serial titles that appear online.
The new button looks like this...
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