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Excel: Managing Worksheets and Workbooks: TECHB@R workshop

Friday, April 18, noon – 1:00 p.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
This 60-minute workshop teaches students how to manage large sets of data efficiently in Excel. Continue reading »

Excel: Keyboard Shortcuts: TECHB@R workshop

Thursday, April 24, 2014 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
This workshop is intended for beginners and intermediate users and focuses on the use of keyboard shortcuts and function keys to save time when using Microsoft Excel. Continue reading »

Word: Mail Merge & Track Changes: TECHB@R workshop

April 23, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.; May 14, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
This 90 minute hands-on class will cover mail merges and track changes in Office 2010. During this class you will learn the tips and tricks of merging letters, labels and emails; and the advantages of using track changes to collaborate with colleagues. Continue reading »

Getting Started in STATA: TECHB@R workshop

April 22, 2:30 p.m. –4:00 p.m.; May 5, 5:00 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. Continue reading »

InDesign: Getting Started: TECHB@R workshop

April 18, 9:00 a.m. –10:30 a.m.; May 8, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
This 90 minute introduction demo workshop will give you the basics InDesign skills so you can further develop and explore InDesign on your own. Continue reading »

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Alert B Level construction April 11-18

Work is currently underway to install new flooring in two areas of the B Level Bookstacks. This will briefly impact users’ access to some books in those areas, and will create some noise and dust due to construction. Work will … Continue reading »

Discovery Channel Canada visits Mansueto Library

Robo Library
Discovery Channel Canada – April 9, 2014 Continue reading »

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The Body in 3D – a tour of the human body 3-5 p.m. April 17

Location: Kathleen A. Zar Room. Drop by Crerar Library and watch a 3D video tour of the human body including the brain and other internal organs. Using images captured with contemporary medical scanning technologies this looping film will run every … Continue reading »

Table of contents from"An Appeal to the World! A Statement on the Denial of Human Rights to Minorities in the Case of Citizens of Negro Descent in the United States of America and an Appeal to the United Nations for Redress"

Black history at the United Nations revisited in the Library on April 29

Several years ago, Professor Susan Gzesh discovered a rare legal document in the Regenstein Library bookstacks. For her Practice of Human Rights course, she had read Carol Anderson’s book, Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American … Continue reading »

Newcity: Mansueto Library among best of Jahn’s designs

Design 50: Who Shapes Chicago 2014
NewCity – March 20, 2014 Continue reading »

Scopus Training – Biomedical and Physical Sciences: workshop

When: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 12:00–1:00 p.m. Where: John Crerar Library, Kathleen A. Zar Room 5730 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL Description: Learn how to use Scopus, an interdisciplinary, bibliographic database from Elsevier that indexes the contents of more than … Continue reading »

2014 Platzman Fellowships awarded

The Special Collections Research Center of the University of Chicago Library is pleased to announce the recipients of the Robert L. Platzman Memorial Fellowships for 2014.  Established by bequest of George W. Platzman (1920-2008), Professor Emeritus in Geophysical Sciences at … Continue reading »

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New Library Catalog offers better electronic resource access for science users

The Library is implementing a new catalog this summer and it is presently available for beta testing at It provides many new features including a better display of electronic access for journals and ebooks. Electronic access to both journals … Continue reading »

Dissertation Procedures for Staff: workshop

Monday, April 14, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
In this session, we will review the administrator’s role in helping students file their dissertations electronically. New graduate program administrators as well as experienced staff who would like a refresher are welcome to attend. Continue reading »

Dissertation Procedures for Students: workshop

April 10, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.; April 15, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; April 17, noon – 1:00 p.m. ; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Spring 2014 doctoral candidates will use a web-based interface for online submission, review, and publication of dissertations. In this session, we will review the procedures for submitting your dissertation electronically. Continue reading »

Scopus Training – Humanities and Social Sciences: workshop

Thursday, April 10, noon – 1:00 p.m.; Regenstein Library, Room A-11
Learn how to use Scopus, an interdisciplinary, bibliographic database from Elsevier that indexes the contents of more than 21,000 publications. Continue reading »

Writing Trans-regional Intellectual History & the Rediscovery of Early Modern Indo-Persian Philology: workshop

Tuesday, April 1, 2:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.; Regenstein Library, Room 122
A workshop to introduce the online corpus of South Asian commentaries about polymath Abd al-Rahman Jāmī (1414-1492), and to discuss a new handbook on the origin and reception of Jāmī’s works during the early modern period. Continue reading »

Ex Libris cafe spring interim hours, March 22 – 30

Beginning Saturday, March 22, the Ex Libris Café will have reduced service hours for the winter interim. In addition, the café will be closed Monday through Wednesday for scheduled renovations to the kitchen area. Regular hours will resume Monday, March 31. Saturday 3/22 … Continue reading »

Library spring interim hours, March 22–30

Beginning Saturday, March 22, the Library will have reduced building hours at all of its locations for the spring interim. Normal hours resume Monday, March 31. Crerar LibrarySunday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.Friday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. – … Continue reading »

The Mansuto Library Grand Reading Room was the setting for 'Divergent'

Students learn about feature filmmaking with ‘Divergent’ internships

The Joe and Rika Mansueto Library appears as a location in the thriller “Divergent,” which drew the filmmakers’ interest because of its distinctive design and futuristic glass dome. Two UChicago Cinema and Media Studies students served as interns on the film. Continue reading »

Kuali OLE System Partners receive $882,000 grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has made a grant of $882,000 for the Kuali Open Library Environment, an open-source, community-based library software system created by a partnership of some of the nation’s leading university libraries. “Kuali OLE is a library … Continue reading »

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Imaging/Imagining the Human Body in Anatomical Representation

This three-venue exhibition at the University of Chicago examines anatomical representation from artistic and scientific perspectives throughout history. Continue reading »

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People ALA recognizes Larsen with Distinguished Interlibrary Loan Librarian Award

The American Library Association’s Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has selected David Larsen as the winner of the 2014 Virginia Boucher-OCLC Distinguished ILL (Interlibrary Loan) Librarian Award. Larsen is Head of Access Services and Assessment at the University of … Continue reading »

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Practical Law now integrated into WestlawNext

The resource Practical Law (formerly known as Practical Law Company) is now integrated into the WestlawNext platform for all academic users. Practical Law focuses on transactional law and provides model documents (with legal drafting and negotiating tips), step-by-step checklists, timelines, handy … Continue reading »

Extended Library hours March 14 – 16

To support students preparing for finals, Crerar, Mansueto and Regenstein will extend weekend building hours Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15. Mansueto will be open all weekend until 12:45 a.m.; Crerar and Regenstein will be open until 1:00 a.m. … Continue reading »