French illustrators at war: An interview with the curators

Neil Harris and Teri J. Edelstein describe the role of French illustrators in the Great War and the satiric and surprising aspects of their art. The exhibition “En Guerre: French Illustrators and World War I,” organized by Harris and Edelstein, runs through Jan. 2 in the Special Collections Research Center Exhibition Gallery. Continue reading »

French illustrators at war: An interview with the curators

STATA: Getting Started: TECHB@R workshop

Thursday, December 4, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
This 90 minute workshop will give you the tools to become a STATA pro. Be prepared for a fast paced class, some familiarity with Statistics or programming is helpful, but not necessary.
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Crerar Library hosting webinar, “Beyond the Search II: Data Management for Systematic Reviews”

When: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 1:00–2:30 a.m. Where: Kathleen Zar Room, Crerar Library 5730 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL Description: This webinar will provide an overview of resources and strategies for managing the data produced during the systematic review process. … Continue reading »

Robert L. Platzman Memorial Fellowship applications now open for 2015

Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2015 Robert L. Platzman Memorial Fellowship program. Any visiting researcher, writer, or artist residing more than 100 miles from Chicago, and whose project requires on-site consultation of University of Chicago Library collections, … Continue reading »

Thanksgiving week hours 2014

Hours for the University of Chicago Library over the week of Thanksgiving 2014 are as follows: Wednesday, November 26 Crerar is open 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. D’Angelo Law is open 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eckhart is open 9:00 … Continue reading »

Dawn: UChicago Library collaborates to digitize important Urdu periodicals

Library digitising rare Urdu literary journals
Dawn.com – November 17, 2014 Continue reading »

UChicago Magazine: French illustrators depicted WWI with bravura

Battle lines
University of Chicago Magazine – November–December 2014 Continue reading »

MD Consult has been retired

MD Consult has been retired by its producer, Elsevier.  We are currently working to get access to as much of the ebook content as possible.  Ebook access will continue on a different platform soon.  We already have the ejournal content … Continue reading »

Chicago Reader explores American culinary history with recipe manuscripts from Special Collections

How a pair of 19th-century cookbooks led to the rediscovery of a best-forgotten recipe
Chicago Reader – November 13, 2014 Continue reading »

EndNote Online or Zotero? Selecting the Best Citation Manager: online workshop

November 19, noon – 1 p.m.; November 21, noon – 1 p.m.; online workshop
This webinar will compare how EndNote Online and Zotero — two popular citation managers — allow you to save, share, and cite information. Continue reading »

The Library for Instructors and TAs: workshop

November 19, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.; November 20, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
You may use the Library’s resources for your research, but do you know how the Library supports teaching? Learn about the Library services available to you as an instructor or TA for a course. Continue reading »

picture of comet on november 4th

Comets in the news and at Crerar Library

Today Rosetta’s Philae probe is making the first-ever landing on a comet when it touches down on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.  Interested in reading more about comets?  Crerar has a number of volumes on the topic, both in print and online.  Most … Continue reading »

Introduction to Zotero: workshop

November 12, noon – 1:00 p.m.; November 13, noon – 1:00 p.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
This workshop will introduce some of the key functions of Zotero, a free citation manager that allows you to save citation information while searching and browsing the Web. Continue reading »

Hyperallergic: ‘En Guerre’ explores WWI as a visual battle

The graphics of the Great War in France
Hyperallergic: Sensitive to Art & Its Discontents – November 7, 2014 Continue reading »

Calamites sp.

Current Exhibits Coal Swamp Fossils: The Robert Springfield Fossil Collection

An exhibit of 16 coal swamp fossils is now on display in the Crerar Library’s first floor Reading Room.  Curated by Benjamin Rhind, high school senior at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, the exhibit of Sphenopsid and Lycopod specimens … Continue reading »

Lantern Festival detail - children at play

Chinese New Year paintings held in the Shanghai Library

This four-case exhibition includes 10 Chinese New Year paintings on topics such as “Good Fortune,” “Happy Family,” and “Auspicious New Year.” The exhibit, housed on the Fifth Floor of the Joseph Regenstein Library, runs from October 31, 2014 through January 30, 2015. Continue reading »

Library Journal: UChicago receives $250,000 gift for catalog record enhancement

Rare books: University of Chicago Library receives $250,000 gift for catalog record enhancement
Library Journal – November 3, 2014 Continue reading »

World Treaty Library (screen capture)

We have a 10-day trial to the new World Treaties Library via HeinOnline

Test Hein’s new database, the World Treaty Library via HeinOnline,  and let us know what you think.  The WTL includes the digitized version of Peter H. Rohn’s 5-volume World Treaty Index covering 1900-1980, and collects treaties dating back to 1648, so great … Continue reading »

Introduction to Data Visualization, Nov 5, 1-3 PM

Simon Jacobs, Research Programmer, Research Computing Center Wednesday, November 5, 2014 1:00–3:00 p.m. | Kathleen A. Zar Room, John Crerar Library Data visualization techniques allow researchers to display their data in ways that help to communicate research results in a … Continue reading »

BorrowDirect logo

BorrowDirect is back, now with on-site borrowing and access to Johns Hopkins collections

BorrowDirect is available once again to University of Chicago faculty, students, and staff, both through the new Library Catalog as well as lib.uchicago.edu/h/borrowdirect. BorrowDirect offers faculty, students, and staff at Ivy League and other partner institutions unmediated requesting and expedited … Continue reading »

Neil Harris and Teri J. Edelstein

Feature Story French illustrators at war: An interview with the curators

Neil Harris and Teri J. Edelstein describe the role of French illustrators in the Great War and the satiric and surprising aspects of their art. The exhibition “En Guerre: French Illustrators and World War I,” organized by Harris and Edelstein, runs through Jan. 2 in the Special Collections Research Center Exhibition Gallery. Continue reading »

Cotton Cleaning Postcard

Bringing South Asian cultures to the world

Grants support UChicago Library’s digitization projects Major grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the British Library are enabling the University of Chicago Library to expand and enrich digital resources for South Asian studies. … Continue reading »

The University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry & Impact

The Library and the University of Chicago Campaign

This fall, the University of Chicago is entering the public phase of The University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry and Impact, which has a goal of raising $4.5 billion. The priorities of the campaign, the most ambitious in the University’s history, … Continue reading »

Julie and Roger Baskes

Enabling worldwide discovery of rare books: A gift from Roger and Julie Baskes

Enhancing online catalog records for rare books is a high priority for the University of Chicago Library in the University’s capital campaign. Detailed cataloging is an essential tool for researchers to discover handwritten annotations, special bindings or illustrations, and other … Continue reading »

Rosanna Warren

2014-15 Library Society Speaker Series

Save the date for these Library Society lectures: Wednesday, November 12, 2014Neil Harris, Preston and Sterling Morton Professor of History and Art History Emeritus, The University of Chicago, and Dr. Teri Edelstein Wednesday, March 11, 2015Rosanna Warren, Hanna Holborn Gray … Continue reading »

Rendering of the John Crerar Library

Feature Story 120 years old, 30 years young, and a library for all time

In 2014, we celebrate the 120th anniversary of the founding of the John Crerar Library, and the 30th anniversary of the library’s move to the University of Chicago. Since its beginnings, the Crerar Library has offered unique collections and innovative technology and services that nurture research and learning in Chicago. Continue reading »