We're "greener" now than ever...
SAIS Library now has TWO double-sided printers and one single-sided printer. All of the workstations default to one of the two double-sided printers.
Library workstations can still print to Single-Sided Printer A, but this printer must be selected (it is not the default). We've placed little signs on the monitors that indicate to which printer each station prints. Remember that double-sided printing is ten cents per sheet and single-sided printing is five cents per sheet.
A detail about printing more than one page per side:Problem:
Some patrons want to print more than one page on a sheet (or side) of paper. We've noticed a problem when the 2-on-1 option is selected from the printer's preferences or properties: blank sheets of paper will often come out of the printer!Solution:
If you want to print more than one page on a sheet (or side) of paper, this option must be selected from the initial print dialog box (the first box that comes up when you push print).
There is a section called Page Handling
. Under that, there is a Page Scaling
option where you can select Multiple pages per sheet
.If you have any questions, please ask - during weekdays you can speak to Sonny Singh.
Labels: New SP07, technology
, a digital archive of important scholarly journals spanning many disciplines, has some new features:
- Improved PDF files: Now you can search for words within PDFs. The average size of the new PDFs is smaller than before, making downloading and printing easier.
- Search term highlighting: Your search terms are now highlighted in the text of articles you find, so that you can more easily see your terms in the context of the text. This feature can also be turned off.
- Links to Google Scholar, showing references to other articles that cite the JSTOR article you're viewing, other articles by the same author, and related articles.
- Links to other articles within JSTOR by the same author.
- Links to the bibliography of the articles you're viewing.
JSTOR is a valuable resource, but it's important to note that it is an archive. The most recent issue of a journal in JSTOR and the most recent issue published is a "moving wall," usually between 1-5 years. This moving wall is determined by the journal publisher. More information is available on the JSTOR site.
Thanks to MSE Library
Labels: databases, New SP07
BIG NEWS: New off-campus access to SAIS Library resources
It's now much easier to get off-campus access to the library's online resources with our new proxy service, which is a simpler alternative to VPN.
You don't have to download software, reconfigure your browser, or do anything else! Just click on a link to a database via the Library's website
and you'll be directed to the JHED login screen. Enter your JHED ID and password to get into the resource of your choice. It's that simple!
JHU will still offer the VPN option, but we urge you to try this new method. Please see our Remote Access
page for more details.
Labels: New SP07, news, technology
New database "round-up"
EIU E-Business Forum adds to the Library's collection of resources from the Economist Intelligence Unit. The database includes statistics, best practices, and hot topics related to electronic business. It assesses and ranks e-business readiness by country.
Encyclopedia of Islam offers online access to the multi-volume work published by Brill, considered by academics to be the standard reference work in the field of Islamic studies. Many of the entries are substantial, signed articles with bibliographies.
Essential Science Indicators is a resource that enables researchers to conduct ongoing, quantitative analyses of research performance and track trends in science, including the social sciences. Covering a multidisciplinary selection of 11,000+ journals from around the world, this in-depth analytical tool offers data for ranking scientists, institutions, countries, and journals.
Facts on File, a weekly digest summarizing news from more than 70 newspapers and news magazines from the U.S. and around the world, is now available online through LexisNexis from 1975. The Library also has the print edition for the years 1969 - 2002.
Call number: Ref D 410 .F3.
Hein Online includes the following databases:
Historical Statistics of the United States
- Political Science Journals Plus, a full-text legal periodicals database, including coverage of over 1,100 periodicals, from their inception to the present.
- The Federal Register is the official publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of U.S. federal agencies, as well as executive orders and other Presidential documents. 1936 - present.
- U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the U.S. Federal Government.
- Legal Classics Library, with the full-text of hundreds of classic law books, and hundreds more being added each year.
- Treaties & Agreements Library, with full-text coverage of every U.S. treaty, whether in force, expired, or yet-to-be officially published, plus explanatory documents issued by the Department of State.
is a compendium of statistics from over 1,000 sources with over 37,000 data series on topics ranging from migration and international trade to national defense. The electronic edition permits users to graph individual tables and create customized tables and spreadsheets reflecting their own particular areas of interest.Oxford Scholarship Online
contains the full text of over 1,200 Oxford University Press books in the areas of economics and finance, philosophy, political science, and religion, dating back to the 1960s. The texts are fully searchable and up to 200 new and recently-published books are added each year.
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