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Photos of selected portions of the Rare Books Collection at the D'Angelo Law Library.

Hidden treasures: Law Library unearths original letter from Marshall to Washington—and more

An unexpected discovery in the D’Angelo Law Library unearthed an original 1789 letter from Marshall to Washington—and more. Continue reading »

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Mansueto Library 360° video

Explore the Mansueto Library’s Grand Reading Room, get a robot’s-eye view of the automated storage and retrieval system, and see preservation experts at work in the Conservation and Digitization laboratories. Continue reading »

A book from Mox Schults’s 2014 Brooker Prize-winning collection

Win a Brooker Prize for Undergraduate Book Collecting

Second- and fourth-year College students at UChicago with a theme-focused collection are invited to apply for the T. Kimball Brooker Prize for Undergraduate Book Collecting. Prizes include $1,000 for a second-year student and $2,000 for a fourth-year student. Continue reading »

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Exhibits Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine

The magic in J. K. Rowling’s series of Harry Potter novels is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science, including alchemy, astrology, and natural philosophy. This exhibit is on view through March 4. Continue reading »

Charles Bidwell

Exhibits In Memory of Charles E. Bidwell, Sociology and Education Scholar, 1932-2016

This one-case exhibit highlights a selection of Professor Bidwell’s most heavily cited and influential works. On display January 12 through March 27, 2017 in the 2nd floor Reading Room of the Regenstein Library. Continue reading »

Mindy Schwartz with 1887 surgical kit

Watch Dr. Mindy Schwartz describe an 1887 surgical kit in Special Collections

Dr. Mindy A. Schwartz, Professor of Medicine and Associate Program Director for Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago, went live on Facebook to talk about a surgical kit in the Special Collections Research Center. The kit, once owned by … Continue reading »

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Visible Body now available

Visible Body is a suite of 5 anatomy applications with interactive 3D models and animations: Human Anatomy Atlas, Muscle Premium, Skeleton Premium, Heart & Circulatory Premium, and Physiology Animations. Continue reading »

Regenstein Library Introduction & Tour

Take a virtual tour of Regenstein Library

Learn about the Regenstein Library in this virtual tour. Continue reading »

Exhibits Shared Past, Shared Future: The Marine Biological Laboratory and the University of Chicago – new web exhibit

The recent affiliation between UChicago and the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is the latest chapter in the long, intertwined history of the two institutions. Today, as the institutions draw closer, we highlight and celebrate our shared history. Continue reading »

D'Angelo Law LIbrary Book Display

Exhibits Faculty reading recommendations

Every year, faculty of the Law School share the last good book they read on Goodreads. The 2016 book recommendations are out, featuring books on law, history, politics, and literature. The D’Angelo Law Library has copies of all of this … Continue reading »

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New online resource: Global Arbitration Review (GAR)

The Library subscribes to Global Arbitration Review (GAR) – “the leading resource on international arbitration news and community intelligence.” Continue reading »

Genome data

New Human Genome Resources site now available

The new Human Genome Resources site offers access to visualization and analysis tools available for the human genome, as well as other relevant tools like BLAST, the NCBI remapping service and databases that provide human molecular data. Continue reading »

Abstracts for 35th International Geological Congress available online

The 35th International Geological Congress (IGC) took place 27 Aug – 4 Sep 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa.  Abstracts of the scientific program are available online on the American Geological Institute (AGI) website.  Other information about the IGC, including field trip … Continue reading »

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Library resources on sandhill cranes

Flocks of sandhill cranes passed over Chicago Dec. 7 during their fall migration. To learn more about sandhill cranes, check out some of the resources available from the web and in the Library. Continue reading »

Robert Platzman

Applications open for 2018 Robert L. Platzman Memorial Fellowship Program

The University of Chicago Library invites applications for short-term research fellowships for the summer of 2018. Any visiting researcher, writer, or artist residing more than 100 miles from Chicago, and whose project requires on-site consultation of University of Chicago Library … Continue reading »


Publishers require ORCID iDs for submitting authors

Wiley, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) have each signed ORCID’s Open Letter and announced their new requirement of an ORCID iD for all submitting authors as part of the manuscript … Continue reading »

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Map Collection extends hours, GIS assistance

The Regenstein Library Map Collection now offers walk-in GIS assistance Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Continue reading »

Two interviewees in The HistoryMakers

The HistoryMakers, an African American Oral Video History Archive – workshop

This 90-minute workshop on December 7 is presented by staff from The HistoryMakers project, including Julieanna Richardson, Founder & Executive Director. Continue reading »

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Extended Library hours Dec. 2–4

To support students preparing for finals, Crerar, Mansueto and Regenstein will extend weekend building hours during reading period and finals week. Continue reading »

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ProxyIt for mobile devices

Having difficulty accessing articles, ebooks, or other library resources on your phone or tablet?  Use ProxyIt for mobile devices!  Once installed, anytime you go to a web page for one of the Library’s electronic resources, use ProxyIt! to reroute the … Continue reading »

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Burst the bubble: expanding the news sources you read

Is most of your news coming from social media? Would you like to expand your reading to other news sources? The University of Chicago Library will be offering workshops highlighting news resources that can help you break free of your news bubble. Continue reading »

All About EndNote (Desktop Version) Monday, Nov 21, 12-1 PM

When: Monday, November 21, 2016 12:00–1:00 p.m. Where: Crerar Library, Computer Classroom 5730 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL Description: EndNote is a reference manager used to manage citations, PDFs, and create formatted bibliographies as you write your paper. In this … Continue reading »

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The Impact of the Digital on Japanese Studies

The Digital Humanities Workshop will be hosting a public workshop on “The Impact of the Digital on Japanese Studies” on November 11-12, 2016 in Regenstein Library, Room 122. Continue reading »

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Exhibits Half a Hundred: EALC’s Golden Anniversary 1966–2016

This small book exhibition showcases scholarly publications by ten former East Asian Studies faculty members who made significant contributions to the Department. On view October 28, 2016 – March 20, 2017 on Regenstein Library’s Fifth Floor.
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Exhibits Undergraduate exhibit pilot continues in Regenstein

The Library invites current undergraduates to submit proposals to curate a mini-exhibit in Regenstein Library. Continue reading »