French illustrators at war: An interview with the curators

Neil Harris and Teri J. Edelstein describe the role of French illustrators in the Great War and the satiric and surprising aspects of their art. The exhibition “En Guerre: French Illustrators and World War I,” organized by Harris and Edelstein, runs through Jan. 2 in the Special Collections Research Center Exhibition Gallery. Continue reading »

French illustrators at war: An interview with the curators

Library Journal: UChicago receives $250,000 gift for catalog record enhancement

Rare books: University of Chicago Library receives $250,000 gift for catalog record enhancement
Library Journal – November 3, 2014 Continue reading »

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We have a 10-day trial to the new World Treaties Library via HeinOnline

Test Hein’s new database, the World Treaty Library via HeinOnline,  and let us know what you think.  The WTL includes the digitized version of Peter H. Rohn’s 5-volume World Treaty Index covering 1900-1980, and collects treaties dating back to 1648, so great … Continue reading »

Introduction to Data Visualization, Nov 5, 1-3 PM

Simon Jacobs, Research Programmer, Research Computing Center Wednesday, November 5, 2014 1:00–3:00 p.m. | Kathleen A. Zar Room, John Crerar Library Data visualization techniques allow researchers to display their data in ways that help to communicate research results in a … Continue reading »

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BorrowDirect is back, now with on-site borrowing and access to Johns Hopkins collections

BorrowDirect is available once again to University of Chicago faculty, students, and staff, both through the new Library Catalog as well as lib.uchicago.edu/h/borrowdirect. BorrowDirect offers faculty, students, and staff at Ivy League and other partner institutions unmediated requesting and expedited … Continue reading »

Neil Harris and Teri J. Edelstein

Feature Story French illustrators at war: An interview with the curators

Neil Harris and Teri J. Edelstein describe the role of French illustrators in the Great War and the satiric and surprising aspects of their art. The exhibition “En Guerre: French Illustrators and World War I,” organized by Harris and Edelstein, runs through Jan. 2 in the Special Collections Research Center Exhibition Gallery. Continue reading »

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Bringing South Asian cultures to the world

Grants support UChicago Library’s digitization projects Major grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the British Library are enabling the University of Chicago Library to expand and enrich digital resources for South Asian studies. … Continue reading »

The University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry & Impact

The Library and the University of Chicago Campaign

This fall, the University of Chicago is entering the public phase of The University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry and Impact, which has a goal of raising $4.5 billion. The priorities of the campaign, the most ambitious in the University’s history, … Continue reading »

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Enabling worldwide discovery of rare books: A gift from Roger and Julie Baskes

Enhancing online catalog records for rare books is a high priority for the University of Chicago Library in the University’s capital campaign. Detailed cataloging is an essential tool for researchers to discover handwritten annotations, special bindings or illustrations, and other … Continue reading »

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2014-15 Library Society Speaker Series

Save the date for these Library Society lectures: Wednesday, November 12, 2014Neil Harris, Preston and Sterling Morton Professor of History and Art History Emeritus, The University of Chicago, and Dr. Teri Edelstein Wednesday, March 11, 2015Rosanna Warren, Hanna Holborn Gray … Continue reading »

Rendering of the John Crerar Library

Feature Story 120 years old, 30 years young, and a library for all time

In 2014, we celebrate the 120th anniversary of the founding of the John Crerar Library, and the 30th anniversary of the library’s move to the University of Chicago. Since its beginnings, the Crerar Library has offered unique collections and innovative technology and services that nurture research and learning in Chicago. Continue reading »

Introduction to Library Research – SSA: workshop

November 10, noon – 1 p.m.; School of Social Service Administration, Room E-I
Workshop for SSA students on Library Databases: how to find the most appropriate databases for your research and how to take advantage of all the bells and whistles built into them. Continue reading »

Introduction to EndNote (Online Version): workshop

November 5, noon – 1 p.m.; Crerar Library, Computer Classroom
November 6 & 11, noon – 1 p.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
EndNote offers an online version of its popular citation manager that is available to the University of Chicago community freely through the Library. Come to this workshop and see if EndNote’s online version works for you. Continue reading »

People Fall Fest offers behind-the-scenes look at D’Angelo

Dan Scime, ’17, had just finished a round of Law School Jeopardy! in the D’Angelo Law Library conference room, correctly guessing which park was the site of the 1893 Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition. “I’ll take ‘Around Town’ for 500,” he told law … Continue reading »

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‘A Library for All Time': Celebrating the History of the John Crerar Library

The John Crerar Library is celebrating 30 years at the University of Chicago and 120 years since its original founding as a science and technology library in Chicago. An exhibition in the Crerar Atrium, running October 29, 2014 – March 31, 2015, commemorates these anniversaries and features historical photographs and documents from the Library’s archival collections. Continue reading »

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#AskAnArchivist Day is October 30

  Curious about what goes on behind the scenes in the Special Collections Research Center? (“Is it really like the movie National Treasure?”) Burning with questions about campus history? (“When was my dormitory built?”) Wondering what to do with your … Continue reading »

Answers to your questions about the new Catalog

In August, the University of Chicago Library launched its new Catalog, the search and discovery tool for our collections. Continue reading »

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From Gnostics to U-Boats: The Work of Robert McQueen Grant (1917-2014)

Robert McQueen Grant’s career spanned eight decades, during which time he became an internationally renowned scholar of both the New Testament and WWI U-Boats. See a selection of his works, displayed in an exhibit case in the fourth floor Reading Room of Regenstein Library from October 20 through December 12, 2014. Continue reading »

Guide to science writing and presenting

Need help with a paper or presentation?  The Science Library offers on online guide to writing and presentation resources.  Links to helpful books in our collection such as  A scientific approach to scientific writing (2011) and websites such as Resources … Continue reading »

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Jessica Lenahan (Gonzales), domestic violence, and the Inter-American system of human rights: online resources

This Wednesday, October 22, at lunchtime in Room IV, four Law School student organizations – the Human Rights Law Society, the Immigration Law Society, the Law Women’s Caucus, and the Domestic Violence Project – present the International Human Rights Clinic’s Caroline Bettinger-Lopez … Continue reading »

New EndNote collaboration feature: Library Sharing

Stop emailing EndNote libraries!  EndNote now makes it possible to share your library with up to 14 collaborators–including references, PDFs, and annotations–and everyone can use the library at the same time.  There is no library size limit and unlimited cloud … Continue reading »

Library Journal: Brenda Johnson named Library Director and University Librarian at UChicago

Brenda Johnson named Library Director and University Librarian at the University of Chicago
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Brenda Johnson

Feature Story Brenda Johnson named Library Director and University Librarian

Brenda L. Johnson, an internationally respected leader in the field of library science, has been appointed Library Director and University Librarian, Provost Eric Isaacs announced October 16. Her five-year term begins January 1, 2015. Continue reading »

Practical Law training session, Fri., Oct. 17, 12:15 p.m. in Room E

Dennis Elverman from Westlaw will be at the Law School on Friday, October 17, at 12:15 pm in Classroom E, to give a presentation on using Practical Law, a transactional law focused resource available via WestlawNext. Practical Law provides model documents … Continue reading »

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People Deb Werner recognized as Rising Star by the Medical Library Association

Deb Werner, Librarian for Science Instruction and Outreach, has been recognized as a 2014-2015 Rising Star by the Medical Library Association (MLA). The MLA Rising Star Program, now in its fourth year, is a one-year leadership development program designed to … Continue reading »

Condé Nast Traveller: Mansueto among world’s 9 most stylish libraries

The world’s most stylish libraries
Condé Nast Traveller – October 14, 2014 Continue reading »