Curator Harvey Choldin and exhibition designer Joe Scott examine a map from the exhibition "Mapping the Young Metropolis: The Chicago School of Sociology, 1915–1940." (Photo by John Zich)

Harvey Choldin, AB’60, AM’63, PhD’65, plumbed the University Archives to create the summer Special Collections exhibition on the Chicago school of sociology. Although he has long been an urban sociologist and UChicago alumnus, his research led him to see his former professors in a new way. Continue reading »

Seeing Chicago sociologists anew through the Archives

Alert Catalog maintenance, 6 p.m. Sat. to noon Sun.

Certain Library Catalog functions will be unavailable between 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 5 and approximately noon on Sunday, September 6, while scheduled systems maintenance takes place. My Account will be unavailable. BorrowDirect will be unavailable. UBorrow links within the … Continue reading »

Alert Access to books during Regenstein B Level repairs

Several aisles of compact shelving on Regenstein’s B Level West are inaccessible due to mechanical damage caused by a water leak. None of the Library’s collections were damaged as a result of this incident. Work has begun to repair the … Continue reading »

Labor Day: All libraries closed

In observance of the Labor Day holiday, all campus libraries will be closed on Monday, September 7. For a full list of library hours, see hours.lib.uchicago.edu.

Ex Libris Café closed September 4 – September 20

Ex Libris Café will close Friday, September 4 at 4 p.m. and reopen Monday, September 21 with interim hours of Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Regular hours will resume Monday, September 28.  The seating area and vending … Continue reading »

The Business of China

This week’s “Black Monday” market crash clearly demonstrates how interconnected China’s economy is with the rest of the world’s economies.  The Economist‘s online article The Causes and Consequences of China’s Market Crash provides insight into what seems to have been … Continue reading »

Library interim hours, August 29 – September 27

Beginning Saturday, August 29, the Library will have reduced building hours at all of its locations for the interim. Please note that on Monday, September 7, all libraries will be closed in observance of Labor Day.  Autumn quarter hours will begin … Continue reading »

Lactation room construction in Regenstein

Regenstein Room B51, located on the building’s B Level, is being renovated into an ADA-accessible lactation room for use by students, faculty, and staff. The work, which began August 24 and is scheduled for completion in October, will take place … Continue reading »

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Constitute recognized as an “outstanding source” for comparing constitutions

Professor Tom Ginsburg’s collaborative research tool, Constitute: “The World’s Constitutions to Read, Search, and Compare,” has been named one of the Best Free Reference Websites of 2015! Winning sites are selected by the American Library Association Reference and User Services … Continue reading »

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Current Exhibits Journeys to the West: An Exhibit in memory of Anthony C. Yu, 1934-2015

An exhibit in memory of Anthony C. Yu, Carl Darling Buck Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Humanities and the Divinity School at the University of Chicago, centered on Yu’s ground-breaking English translation of the Chinese epic, Hsi-yu chi (The Journey to the West). The exhibit is displayed in one case in the 4th floor Reading Room of the Regenstein Library, August 14 through September 30, 2015. Continue reading »

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TRIAL: Cambridge Law Reports online

We have a month-long trial (Aug 13-Sep 13, 2015) to a new online resource comprising the International Law Reports (ILR) and the International Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Reports  – the Cambridge Law Reports. The ILR has … Continue reading »

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People Alumni honor Ray Gadke with named student internship

The longtime keeper of the Library’s microforms—and longtime wearer of Hawaiian shirts—becomes the namesake for a new student internship On a Thursday in late June, Raymond Gadke, AM’66, walked into a restaurant filled with a sea of Hawaiian shirts, and … Continue reading »

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New online resource: IBISWorld

University of Chicago researchers now have access to IBISWorld. IBISWorld is a database that provides comprehensive industry reports for over 700 industries ranging from biotechnology to pawn shops.  These reports provide strategic insight and analysis which can be used to … Continue reading »

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Library purchases access to Met Opera on Demand

This online source, to which the Library now subscribes, includes 550 opera performances Continue reading »

Harvey Choldin and Joe Scott with a map from the exhibition "Mapping the Young Metropolis"

Feature Story Seeing Chicago sociologists anew through the Archives

Harvey Choldin, AB’60, AM’63, PhD’65, plumbed the University Archives to create the summer Special Collections exhibition on the Chicago school of sociology. Although he has long been an urban sociologist and UChicago alumnus, his research led him to see his former professors in a new way. Continue reading »

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People Meet new Business & Economics Librarian for Instruction & Outreach Emily Treptow

Emily Treptow joined the University of Chicago Library on June 1 as the new Business & Economics Librarian for Instruction & Outreach.  She came to us from Michigan State University where she was a Business Reference Librarian from November 2012 … Continue reading »

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Duke collections can now be borrowed rapidly through BorrowDirect

Duke University Libraries has joined the BorrowDirect partnership, expanding the number of research libraries that provide rapid access to their circulating collections to University of Chicago faculty, students and staff. BorrowDirect enables UChicago users to search the library catalogs of … Continue reading »

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Redesigned research guides are easier to use and navigate

This weekend, the University of Chicago’s Library Guides were migrated to a new platform that features a number of improvements. Most notably, use of responsive design greatly improves the user’s experience on mobile devices and assistive technology, such as screen readers. The new platform also uses … Continue reading »

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Have an international relations research topic? Check the Chatham House Online Archive

The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) was founded in 1920 following the Paris Peace Conference. University of Chicago researchers now have access to its archives. The  Chatham House Online Archive “provides a searchable, browsable research environment that enables users … Continue reading »

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People Meet new Science Research Services Librarian Michelle Bass

Michelle Bass joined the University of Chicago Library on July 1 as the new Science Research Services Librarian. Michelle has a MSI from the University of Michigan School of Information and PhD from the University of Wisconsin – Madison School … Continue reading »

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All About Endnote (Desktop Version), Tuesday, July 28, 12-1 PM

Location: Crerar Library Computer Classroom. Learn how to use the bibliographic software EndNote.  Topics covered include creating and managing libraries, importing references from online databases, importing and managing PDFs and creating formatted bibliographies and citations in Microsoft Word. Registration is … Continue reading »

What is the value of a brand?

Earlier this year, the question What is the value of a brand? was  answered on The Big Question, a video series created by Booth’s research magazine Capital Ideas.  An expert panel consisting of Professor Ann L. McGill and Professor Pradeep … Continue reading »

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Lorna Tang receives lifetime achievement award

Lorna Tang retired from the D’Angelo Law Library on June 30, 2015, after 38 years as a law librarian. She began her law library career at the D’Angelo Law Library (then called the University of Chicago Law Library) in 1977 … Continue reading »

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Current Exhibits Jewish Liturgy through the Ages: Nusaḥ Ashkenaz 1795-2015

An exhibit of Jewish prayer books (siddurim) of the Eastern European rite (Nusaḥ Ashkenaz) from the Library’s collection. Dating from 1795-2015, in Hebrew, Yiddish and English, each one presents the daily prayers and festival recitations uniquely. An exhibit displayed in one case in the 4th floor Reading Room of the Regenstein Library, July 1 through September 30, 2015. Continue reading »

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The Spirit of the Nation or the War between the Jews and Sanballat: A Gift to the Jewish Studies Collection

Thanks to the generosity of Linda Stern, the University of Chicago Library is now one of only four libraries worldwide that holds a copy of Menachem Mendel ben Hayim Kless’ Ruah ha-Le’om (The Spirit of the Nation). The copy donated by Ms. Stern is in excellent condition and an excellent complement to the Ludwig Rosenberger Collection of Judaica. Continue reading »

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New online resource: eMarketer

University of Chicago researchers now have access to eMarketer. eMarketer is a database that provides digital market research information ranging from digital ad spend in the automotive industry to use statistics of the newest social media platforms, such as Meerkat … Continue reading »