General News

Rendering of Parker Solar Probe

Parker Solar Probe named after UChicago physicist

NASA’s new Parker Solar Probe is named after UChicago physicist Eugene Parker, the S. Chandrasekhar Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Physics. Read his original research in the books and articles held by the Library. Continue reading »

June Pachuta Farris

People June Pachuta Farris, Bibliographer for Slavic and East European Studies, 1947-2018

June Pachuta Farris was valued and recognized by scholars and librarians throughout the world for her expertise as a bibliographer in Slavic and East European Studies and for the generosity she demonstrated throughout her decades of service to the profession. She died on July 27 after a short illness at age 70. Continue reading »

The John F. Kennedy Assassination Collection: New database from HeinOnline

HeinOnline has recently added the John F. Kennedy Assassination Collection. This collection offers all U.S. government documents relating to the assassination, including state and local law enforcement materials. Continue reading »

Cecilia Smith

People Meet new GIS and Maps Librarian Cecilia Smith

Barbara Kern interviewed Cecilia to find out how she plans to work with faculty and students, and what she sees as emerging trends in GIS and Map Libraries. Continue reading »

People D’Angelo librarians receive innovation award

D’Angelo Law librarians Todd Ito and Scott Vanderlin received the Innovation Tournament Award and a monetary prize on July 17 from the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). The prize will support the development of a tool that will make … Continue reading »

New Indian Database: SCC Online

The D’Angelo Law Library has subscribed to SCC Online. SCC Online has Indian Supreme Court and state High Court case law, pre-independence case law, central and state statutes, bills in Parliament, government policy documents, and reports of committees and commissions. … Continue reading »

Safari Ebooks replacement

The library is replacing our Safari ebooks subscription with individual ebooks.  Ebooks formerly available through Safari will be available through our catalog only. Continue reading »

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Library summer quarter hours, June 18 – August 25

Beginning Monday, June 18, the Library will operate on summer quarter building hours at all of its locations. Summer quarter hours will end on August 25. Continue reading »

Third Edition of the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics brings changes to access

Palgrave Macmillan published a new edition of the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics late last year. This updated version features new articles as well as articles from the two  previous editions. It is now on the SpringerLink platform and offers … Continue reading »

Regenstein Libary 1st Floor Reading Room

Extended All Night Study hours June 1-3

To support students preparing for finals, the Regenstein 1st floor all-night study space will remain open Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 after the building closes at 11 p.m. The all-night study space will thus be open 24 hours … Continue reading »

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Exhibits The Cage

Thirteen hundred fortune tellers will be exhibited on the First Floor of Regenstein Library. Inside them are snippets of Henry James’s novella “In The Cage.” The exhibit functions as a continual re-assemblage of the book. On view May 30–June 4. Continue reading »

Use natural language to find sequence data

NCBI Labs now offers a natural language search option for finding sequences.  So, the next time you need to search for a gene, transcript, or genome assembly for an organism, give it a try! The new and improved search addresses three … Continue reading »

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Alumni Weekend at the Library

The Library welcomes alumni back to campus with two special programs: Library Resources for Alumni and Joe and Rika Mansueto Library Tour: Discover the Dome. Continue reading »

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Wellness at the Library

Learn how the Library supports wellness on campus. Continue reading »

Regenstein Library

Prayer Room opens in Regenstein B-60

On Monday, May 14, a new Prayer Room opened in the Regenstein Library. The Prayer Room was made possible by the support of the Office of the Provost, Spiritual Life and the Library. Continue reading »

Exhibits Play on Surfaces & Surfing: New Sculpture by Jessica Stockholder

Three works are installed in the library where they exist in and amongst other objects that they are similar to. Each takes as its starting point a generic desktop electronic device. On display through June 7. Continue reading »

James Cronin at blackboard

Feature Story Library receives medals, papers of Nobel laureate James Cronin

The family of Nobel-winning physicist James Cronin, SM’53, PhD’55, has donated his medals and academic papers to the University of Chicago Library. The late UChicago scientist made defining contributions to physics and astronomical observation. Continue reading »

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In the Wake of the Bombs: Germany, 1945

On Monday, May 14, Professor Françoise Meltzer will speak about the book she is completing on the bombing of Germany in World War II: “Through a Lens, Darkly.” Continue reading »

Current Exhibits Celebrating the Poetry of Asia and the Middle East

A three-case exhibit of poetics works drawn from five area studies collections can be found on the Fifth Floor of Regenstein Library, running from May 1 through June 30, 2018. Continue reading »

People Get to know Todd Ito, Head of Instruction and Outreach

As the year winds to a close, we thought it was time to give the people the interview they’ve been clamoring for, so here it is. You’ve seen him at the reference desk, he’s taught you how to do legal … Continue reading »

Exhibits From Sausage to Hot Dog: the Evolution of an Icon – new web exhibit

The hot dog is an American creation, and Chicago even has its own style. But where did this popular food come from and how did it develop? Continue reading »

Entrepreneurship resources highlighted at Innovation Fest

In support of the UChicago Innovation Fest, the Library’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation research guide has been expanded to include new lists of recommended periodicals and books for entrepreneurs and innovators. Continue reading »

Students studying in D'Angelo Law Library

Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law access over the summer

Your law student accounts for Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law can all be used over the summer, though under different terms for each service. Westlaw Rising 2Ls and 3Ls: You can use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, … Continue reading »

Exterior view of the John Crerar Library building renovations

Alert Obtaining items from Crerar Library Lower Level bookstacks during construction

Beginning April 23, access to Crerar Library’s Lower Level Bookstacks will be temporarily closed due to construction activity. Until the area reopens, Crerar staff will page any materials needed from the stacks. Continue reading »

A composite photograph showing a clenched fist holding a blurred driver’s license with watches.

Exhibits Migration Stories: book spines there burrowed

Drawing on the Regenstein’s Library’s collection of art books, and on work from The Migration Stories Project, the exhibit is a complex meditation on migration experiences, on mapping, making home, and photographing motion. On view through June 9. Continue reading »