Integrity of the Page: The Creative Process of Daniel Clowes

The exhibition “Integrity of the Page” provides a rare glimpse into the creative process of legendary cartoonist Daniel Clowes. On view through June 17 in Special Collections, the exhibition features notes, outlines, narrative drafts, character sketches, and draft layouts for three of Clowes’ award-winning graphic novels. Continue reading »

Integrity of the Page: The Creative Process of Daniel Clowes

Extended Library hours March 11 – 13

To support students preparing for finals, Crerar, Mansueto and Regenstein will extend weekend building hours during reading period and finals week. Mansueto will be open Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12 until 12:45 a.m. Crerar and Regenstein will be open these days … Continue reading »

Poster "20 Years and After"

Current Exhibits 20 Years and After: Korean Collections Consortium of North America (KCCNA)

Because of the Korean Collections Consortium of North America library users are able to access materials on more than 100 subject areas in Korean Studies. This one-case exhibit runs from March 1 – April 1, 2016, in the Joseph Regenstein Library, Fifth Floor. Continue reading »

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Exhibits Celebrate the launch of the Uncommon Fund Young Adult Fiction Collection

Celebrate the formal launch of the Uncommon Fund Young Adult Fiction Collection on March 10th from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Regenstein Library, Room 122. Refreshments will be served. The Young Adult Fiction Collection was funded in 2015 by the … Continue reading »

Selection of Class of 2000 Books

Unrequired reading at the Library

Miss reading for fun? Having trouble finding unrequired reading in the libraries’ collections? With over 11 million print & electronic books, it can be hard to browse the library collections to find reading for fun. But have no fear, librarians … Continue reading »

Joe and Rika Mansueto to match gifts made to the Library through Feb. 25

The University of Chicago is celebrating Giving Day on February 24-25 with a goal to raise $2 million University-wide. As part of this effort, Joe and Rika Mansueto have generously offered to match up to $10,000 of gifts designated to … Continue reading »

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Exhibits ‘An Acquisition of Inestimable Value’: The Men Who Funded the Berlin Collection

A two-case exhibit featuring biographies of the 9 donors, who funded the purchase of the Berlin Collection. The exhibit runs from February 11 – April 15, 2016, in the Joseph Regenstein Library, Fourth Floor. Continue reading »

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How to use copyrighted images (Hint: fair use can help!)

To celebrate Fair Use Week, the Library invited Bridget Madden of the University of Chicago’s Visual Resources Center to contribute this post about the fair use of images. The Visual Resources Center (VRC) is one of many places on campus … Continue reading »

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Exhibits College student exhibit pilot in Regenstein

Have you discovered some fantastic books while browsing the stacks in Regenstein? Do you want to highlight some of your favorite authors? Would your RSO like to promote a little-known collection of Library materials? The Library is piloting an undergraduate … Continue reading »

Creative Assignments with blogs, wikis, discussion boards, and Google Docs: TECHB@R workshop

Tuesday, February 23, 2 – 4 p.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Coming up with creative assignments that excite students and help them achieve learning goals can be a challenge. In this workshop, we will explore how to design creative assignments with technologies such as blogs, wikis, discussion tools, and Google Apps (Docs, Spreadsheet, Forms, Lucidchart, etc.) and foster collaborative learning during and between class meetings. Continue reading »

All About Endnote: workshop

Thursday, February 18, noon – 1:20 p.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Learn to how to use EndNote, including how to create and manage libraries, import references from online databases, and create formatted bibliographies and citations in Microsoft Word. Continue reading »


New online resource: Greenleaf Online Library

University of Chicago researchers now have access to Greenleaf Online Library. Greenleaf Online Library crosses over all sectors of business with an emphasis on ‘green’ management, ethical business and corporate social responsibility.  It contains approximately 4,000 items, including ebooks, case … Continue reading »

William Josiah Alspaugh

People William Alspaugh, area studies librarian, 1942-2016

William Josiah Alspaugh, known to his Library colleagues as Bill, died on January 24, 2016 at the age of 73 after a lengthy and varied career at the University of Chicago Library. Bill worked in the Southern Asia Department from … Continue reading »

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Exhibits World War I – the Eastern Front: on the front and in their own words

An exhibit in one case, on display January 19 through May 16, 2016 in the 2nd floor Reading Room of the Regenstein Library. 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)

RegFest is back February 12 from noon – 5 p.m.

Spend College Break Day at RegFest, a study break offering relaxation, recreation, and reflection at Regenstein Library. Continue reading »

Introduction to Zotero, Bibliography Builder: workshop

Thursday, January 28, noon – 1 p.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
This workshop will introduce some of the key functions of Zotero, a free bibliography builder that allows you to save citation information while searching and browsing the Web. With a single click, Zotero saves citations and enables you to create customized bibliographies in standard citation styles, including MLA, Chicago and APA. Continue reading »

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Preserving the Texture of Legal History: The Pleasure and Privilege of Rare Books

On the D’Angelo Law Library’s sixth floor, behind the glass walls and the keycard-entry doors, bathed in air that is always between 60–65°F and 45–60 percent humidity, are the really old books. The artifacts sit in this climate-controlled silence, brought … Continue reading »

Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library Biblical Texts

New online resource: Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library Biblical Texts

The researchers at the University of Chicago can now access the Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library Biblical Texts online through Brill. Continue reading »

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Exhibits Yiddish in Chicago: A History of Publishing

An exhibit in three cases, offering a glimpse into the multilingual history of the Windy City and the breadth of Yiddish cultural activity that once helped energize Chicago’s intellectual life. On display January 11 through March 20, 2016 in the 3rd floor Reading Room of the Regenstein Library. Continue reading »

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Exhibits Under Your Feet, Chicago’s Water, Freight, Subway and Storm Tunnels – new web exhibit

An archived web exhibit of the 2006 Crerar exhibit Under Your Feet, Chicago’s Water, Freight, Subway and Storm Tunnels is now available.  The physical exhibit was shown in the atrium of Crerar Library from February 14, 2006 to March 31, … Continue reading »

MLK Day, Monday, Jan. 18: D’Angelo Law, Eckhart, and SSA closed, other campus libraries remain open

On Monday, January 18, 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 »

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Celebrate Kuviasungnerk with our new Library Guide

Celebrate Kuviasungnerk from the warmth and comfort of the Library, your favorite coffee shop, or residence hall. Our Kuvia Library Guide highlights books and other items from our collections focused on the winter season.  No pre-dawn Kangeiko necessary (but we … Continue reading »

Bhadrabahu. Kalpasūtra.

Exhibits Feature Story Envisioning South Asia: Texts, Scholarship, Legacies

From palm leaf manuscripts to historical maps, and from rare books to digital projects, “Envisioning South Asia” offers a kaleidoscopic tour through scholarly and popular imaginations in text and image. The exhibition is on display in the Special Collection Research Center from January 11 to March 18. Continue reading »

EndNote or Zotero? Selecting the Best Citation Manager: workshop

Monday, January 11, noon – 1 p.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Citation managers are powerful, time-saving tools that help you manage your research and format your papers. This workshop will compare how EndNote and Zotero – two popular citation managers – allow you to save, share, and cite information. Continue reading »

Dissertation Procedures for Staff: workshop

Thursday, January 7, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Doctoral candidates use the ProQuest ETD Administrator for online submission, review, and publication of dissertations. In this session, we will review the administrator’s role in helping students file their dissertations electronically. We will also discuss open access for dissertations via the new institutional repository. Continue reading »

Librarian Consultation

Feature Story ProductivityU: Be more efficient with the Library’s help

The Library’s inaugural “Productivity Unconference” on January 15 will give students, faculty, librarians, and technologists the opportunity to share tips, tricks, and tools for being a more efficient and productive researcher, student, and academic professional. Continue reading »