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Riccardo Levi-Setti, physicist and paleontologist

Riccardo Levi-Setti, emeritus professor, died earlier this month. He began his career as a physicist but went on to research and publish prolifically in paleontology Continue reading »

Learn about turkeys with Library research guide

From turkey recipes to turkey economics to turkey history, the guide highlights a rich range of resources that will help you bring good food and informed conversation to your holiday table. Continue reading »

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Current Exhibits Food cultures of the Middle East and Asia

In this exhibit five area-studies librarians celebrate the diversity of food cultures from across their areas of expertise. The exhibit is located on the Fifth Floor of the Joseph Regenstein Library and runs through December 31, 2018. Continue reading »

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Celebrate GIS Day at the Library

Celebrate GIS Day on Nov. 14, 2018, by browsing maps and atlases, exploring CARTO and ArcGIS tools, and joining a map-a-thon. Continue reading »

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People Meet new Social Sciences Data Librarian and Sociology Librarian Elizabeth Foster

Elizabeth Foster will help social sciences faculty and students discover, evaluate, and use datasets and other information resources. Continue reading »

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Opening a GIS Hub at Crerar Library

Thanks to a generous gift from the Kathleen and Howard Zar Science Library Fund and support from the Library Council, the University of Chicago Library is developing a GIS Hub at the John Crerar Library to enable geospatial research and learning activities on campus. Continue reading »

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Librarians collaborate with faculty to help students gain vital research skills

In an era of social media, disinformation, and fake news, helping students learn how to evaluate information is more important than ever. While the University’s Core Curriculum teaches undergraduates to critically examine texts, survey responses indicate that students also need … Continue reading »

History of Supreme Court Nominations - Volume 23 on Elena Kagan

Law resources for University faculty

The D’Angelo Law Library subscribes to dozens of legal databases with historical and current law and scholarly commentary to support the UChicago community. Legal research tools thought of as primarily for the Law School are useful for a variety of scholarship and teaching in other disciplines. Continue reading »

People Digitizing the ‘New World’

A Graduate Global Impact Pitch Intern discovers and shares the works of early modern mapmakers. Continue reading »

George Stigler in front of Rosenwald Hall and a headshot of Harry Johnson

Archives of two giants of economics

Three recent gifts to the University of Chicago Library—the papers of Nobel laureate George Stigler, PhD’38, the papers of international trade expert Harry G. Johnson, and funding to organize the Johnson papers and create an online finding aid—will expand scholars’ understanding of the many ways Chicago has shaped the field of economics. Continue reading »

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Student access issues resolved

All issues have been resolved. If you are experiencing any problems with access to Library services or spaces, please contact us at Ask a Librarian. Continue reading »

Emma Boettcher

People Featured Library technologist: Emma Boettcher

Emma Boettcher is the University of Chicago Library’s User Experience Resident Librarian. She has a Master of Science in Information Science from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and joined the Library in 2016 as part of a residency program that … Continue reading »

Library Adventures in a Digital Age

Exhibits “Library Adventures in a Digital Age,” a history of medicine pop-up display

Join Dr. Mindy Schwartz, Professor of Medicine and Associate Program Director for Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago, in the Special Collections Research Center for a special pop-up display of rare medical history collections Continue reading »

“Boos and Books” Halloween study break in Regenstein

Trick or treat your way to Regenstein Library’s 1st floor from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Halloween for candy, snacks, button making, paper crafts, and a special book display. Continue reading »

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People Apply for the Library Student Advisory Group

The Library Student Advisory Group serves as a formal channel of communication between students and the Library administration. The group discusses matters related to all six campus libraries, including collections, spaces, and services, along with issues relating to the present … Continue reading »

People Get to know Margaret Schilt, Associate Law Librarian for User Services

As a continuation of the D’Angelo Interview Series that we began last year, Scott Vanderlin took a moment to pick the brain of Margaret Schilt, Associate Law Librarian for User Services.  Margaret gives us a glimpse at her career at … Continue reading »

Protesters at Chicago Hilton and Towers 1991

Exhibits Place of Protest: Chicago’s Legacy of Dissent, Declaration, and Disruption

How have protesters in Chicago occupied space with their bodies, voices, and possessions? What do their strategies reveal about a protest’s purpose and message? Explore fifteen case studies of protest in Chicago spanning nearly 150 years of the city’s history … Continue reading »

Todd Ito and Lyonette Louis-Jacques

People D’Angelo librarians honored for leadership and service in ‘Celebrating Diversity’ publication

Two D’Angelo librarians, Todd Ito and Lyonette Louis-Jacques, along with retired D’Angelo librarian Lorna Tang, have been honored for their leadership in the American Association of Law Libraries. Each was profiled in an organization publication, “Celebrating Diversity: A Legacy of … Continue reading »

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Exhibits “Pro svobodu a samostatnost”: The Struggle for Czechoslovak Independence, 1914-1918

Between 1914 and 1918, Czechs and Slovaks living abroad worked together politically, militarily, and financially to liberate their homelands from Austro-Hungarian rule and to establish a common Czechoslovak state. In honor of the 110th anniversary of the creation of Czechoslovkia, this two-case exhibition documents and celebrates the struggle for Czechoslovak independence. Continue reading »

ChemDraw Prime software annual renewal

University of Chicago users of ChemDraw Prime may now download the most recent version of the software for use.  The process requires use of an email address and an in-software activation using a code provided to registered users.  Instructions … Continue reading »

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The D’Angelo Law Library welcomes students

The D’Angelo Law Library would like to take this opportunity to welcome the JD class of 2021 and the LLM class of 2019, along with all of our returning 2Ls and 3Ls!  We hope that all of you will take advantage of our vast … Continue reading »

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Library welcome and orientation programs

The Library offers a number of orientations, tours, and special programs during the first weeks of the quarter for College students and their families. Below are some of the upcoming orientation opportunities. Click on a session to view details. Welcome … Continue reading »

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People Crerar Librarians

Crerar reference librarians are now temporarily located in the 3rd floor of the renovated Crerar Library. Continue reading »

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The Scholarly Environment at the University of Chicago Library

For the pursuit of knowledge to flourish, the Library is committed to maintaining an environment for users that is supportive of study, research, reflection, and scholarly collaboration; welcoming; safe; respectful of all; and comfortable, with spaces for quiet individual study, research, and reflection and designated areas for collaborative work. Continue reading »

Exterior of the John Crerar Library with trees

Crerar renovation update

The John Crerar Library’s Access and Circulation Desk has reopened in its newly renovated home on the Lower Level, next to the bookstacks. The new space houses staff and services such as circulation, Scan and Deliver, search requests, and course reserves. Continue reading »