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UChicago librarians to speak about assessment and Kuali OLE at ALA Midwinter Meeting

Several University of Chicago librarians will be making presentations at the American Library Association’s 2015 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago from January 30 to February 3. On Friday, January 30 at 1 p.m. in Hotel Palomar, Chicago, Gallery II & III, … Continue reading »

Elevated view of the Regenstein Library, from the University of Chicago architectural guidebook titled Building Ideas, published summer of 2013. (Photo by Tom Rossiter)

Spend College Break Day at RegFest, February 13

Spend your College Break at RegFest, a day of programs highlighting fun and unique ways to use the resources available at Regenstein Library.  Programs will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the TECHB@R, Regenstein Library, Room 160. … Continue reading »

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ALA conference attendees invited to visit UChicago libraries, tour Mansueto

Attendees of the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Chicago January 30 through February 3 are welcome to visit the University of Chicago’s campus libraries. A tour of the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library will be offered to ALA attendees … Continue reading »

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The science of snowstorms

Although the snowfall from winter storm Juno has not quite measured up to the dangerous and historic predictions made over the weekend, the storm has had a heavy impact on New England, causing flooding, power outages, and dumping up to 30 inches of snow on parts of the region. According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), forecasting snowfall is a difficult science. Interested in keeping warm, snuggling up indoors, and reading about weather and climatology? The John Crerar Library offers a multitude of resources that will allow you to explore the storm from a safe distance. Continue reading »

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PubAg: new search engine for published USDA research

“The National Agricultural Library (NAL) has unveiled PubAg, a user-friendly search engine that gives the public enhanced access to research published by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. NAL is part of USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS). PubAg, which can … Continue reading »

Canceled: Developing Assignments that Use the Library: workshop

Thursday, January 29, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Wieboldt Hall, Room 310 D/E
In this program, University of Chicago librarians will highlight ways you can integrate library research instruction into your courses to promote the acquisition of the skills necessary to complete research assignments. Continue reading »

Introduction to Zotero: workshop

January 29, noon – 1 p.m.; February 4, noon – 1 p.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Zotero is a free citation manager that allows you to save citation information while searching and browsing the Web. This workshop will introduce some of the key functions of Zotero. Continue reading »


The Science Writing Prize for College Students accepting submissions for 2015

This competitive award for excellence and clarity in science writing acknowledges the ability of a University of Chicago College student to produce a paper, on a scientific topic, which is thorough in its arguments but accessible to a broad readership. First Prize is $1500, Second Prize is $500. Deadline for submission is April 20, 2015. Continue reading »

Substantial Paper Success: Thursday, Jan. 22, 12:15 pm in Room A

Are you writing a substantial paper this quarter? If so, you might want to attend the D’Angelo Law Library Workshop, “Substantial Paper Success,” on Thursday, January 22, at 12:15 pm in Room A. Come learn how to select a topic … Continue reading »

D’Angelo Law Library’s new standing desk

Standing desks have been praised for increasing physical activity, burning more calories, and elevating energy levels – all great outcomes! The D’Angelo Law Library was persuaded and has installed a standing desk for student use in the northwest corner of … Continue reading »

MLK Day, Monday, Jan. 19: D’Angelo Law, Eckhart, and SSA closed, other campus libraries remain open

On Monday, January 19, D’Angelo Law, Eckhart, and SSA libraries will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Day holiday. Crerar, Mansueto, and Regenstein libraries will be open during their regular building hours. The All-Night Study Space on the 1st … Continue reading »

Save the date: 4th Biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium, May 1, 2015

Save the date for the 4th Biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium, “The Changing Ecosystem of Scholarly Communication,” held on Friday, May 1, 2015 at the John Crerar Library.  Scholarly communication in the sciences is in a state of rapid evolution.  … Continue reading »

Introduction to EndNote Online Version: workshop

When: Monday, January 12, 2015 12:00–1:00 p.m. Where: Crerar Library, Computer Classroom 5730 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL Description: EndNote offers an online version of its popular citation manager that is available to the University of Chicago community freely through … Continue reading »

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Introduction to Endnote (Desktop Version), Wednesday, Jan.14, 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 »

Dissertation Procedures for Staff: workshop

Wednesday, January 14, 9 a.m. – 10 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 are invited. Continue reading »

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Exhibits Coal Swamp Fossils: The Robert Springfield Fossil Collection – new web exhibit

A web version is now available of the current Crerar Library exhibit: Coal Swamp Fossils: The Robert Springfield Fossil Collection.  The physical exhibition, consisting of 16 fossils, is on view in the Crerar Library’s First Floor Reading Room for the … Continue reading »


SCRC Closed on January 1, 2015

  The Special Collections Research Center will be closed on Thursday, January 1, 2015 in observance of New Year’s Day. We will reopen and resume regular business hours on Friday, January 2, 2015. To submit a reference question online please … Continue reading »


Something’s Brewing web exhibit launched

Something’s Brewing. The Art, Science and Technology of Beer Brewing  (an online exhibit) There is more to brewing than barley and hops. Beverages have been brewed from beans, oatmeal, honey, molasses, rye, wheat, old bread, and even whole chickens. Ancient … Continue reading »

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

University of Chicago users now have access to the popular legal news service Law360 through the 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 »