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

Final phase of Regenstein B Level flooring replacement begins

Beginning over winter interim, the Library will commence the final phase of a project to replace cracked and worn floor tile throughout the Regenstein B Level bookstacks. This phase replaces floor tile in the main aisles; flooring in the compact shelving … Continue reading »

Alert Fall quarter loans to quarterly borrowers automatically extended to April 3

Items checked out by current quarterly borrowers with privileges in good standing and due January 9 will be automatically renewed by the Library for winter quarter. As of December 18, all such items will have a new due date of April … Continue reading »

UChicago users now have access to Law360.com

University of Chicago users now have access to the popular legal news service Law360 through the Law360.com platform. Law360 publishes breaking news and analysis with a focus on major litigation across more than 35 practice areas. This content is read … Continue reading »

Ex Libris Café winter interim hours, Dec. 13 – Jan. 4

Beginning Saturday, December 13, the Ex Libris Café will have reduced service hours for the winter interim. From December 29 to January 2, only beverage service will be available, including drip coffee, espresso drinks, tea, and canned and bottled drinks. Normal hours resume … Continue reading »

Library winter interim hours, Dec. 13 – Jan. 4

Beginning Saturday, December 13, the Library will have reduced building hours at all of its locations for the winter interim. Normal hours resume Monday, January 5. All LocationsDecember 25: ClosedJanuary 1: Closed Crerar LibrarySunday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 … Continue reading »

Inspec has been cancelled

The Library has made the decision to cancel Inspec due to significantly low use and budget constraints.  Inspec will no longer be available starting January 1, 2015. Inspec is a database that is produced by the Institution of Engineering and … Continue reading »

Exam preparation resources at the D’Angelo Law Library

The D’Angelo Law Library provides a variety of resources to help students prepare for exams. Continue reading »

Bartlett Hall Winter 1948

SCRC Closures in December

The Special Collections Research Center will be closed December 24-25, 2014, and will be open 9:00am-12:45pm on December 26. We will not be able to retrieve items on December 26; all requests for items to be used that day must … Continue reading »

Reader: Library’s ‘En Guerre’ shows how illustrators motivated France to keep fighting

The University of Chicago unveils rare French illustrations of World War I
Chicago Reader – December 1, 2014 Continue reading »

Extended Library hours December 5 – 7

To support students preparing for finals, Crerar, Mansueto and Regenstein will extend weekend building hours during reading period and finals week. Mansueto will be open Friday, December 5 and Saturday, December 6 until 12:45 a.m. Crerar and Regenstein will be open … Continue reading »

Limited access to D’Angelo Law Library during reading and exam periods

Access to the D’Angelo Law Library for non-law students will be limited from Friday, December 5 through Tuesday, December 16 during the Law School reading and exam periods. During this period, the library will continue to be accessible to any member of … Continue reading »

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.

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 »