Mapping the Young Metropolis

The exhibition “Mapping the Young Metropolis: The Chicago School of Sociology, 1915-1940″ explores a quarter century of research at UChicago that transformed the discipline of sociology. Archival documents reveal the sociological research process, from proposal to data collection to final report. Continue reading »

Mapping the Young Metropolis

Workshop: Collaboration Tools for Researchers

Crerar Library Computer Classroom, May 19th, 12-1pm A wide range of tools to help you collaborate with other researchers are available these days. This workshop will cover options for sharing different kinds of work including citation and pdfs, document files, … Continue reading »

Current Exhibits Student artists exhibit at Regenstein during FOTA

Four student artists are exhibiting their work on the 1st floor of Regenstein Library through May 8 during FOTA, the student-run Festival of the Arts that encourages artistic endeavors across the campus.  Ben Veres, a 2nd year in the College, … Continue reading »

New e-resource: IFAR’s art law and cultural property databases

If you are interested in art law research, the D’Angelo Law Library now provides e-access to the International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR)’s Art Law & Cultural Property databases. IFAR describes them as follows: International Cultural Property/Ownership & Export Legislation … Continue reading »

Data Data Everywhere: Introduction to Data Management

You are collecting it, but are you managing it? If you were asked to provide data from research done last year, would you be able to find it? What about two years ago? Join us for this session where you will learn more about the basics of data management for your research.
Crerar Library: Kathleen A. Zar Room, May 13th, 4-5pm Continue reading »

Daniel Clowes at the "Comics: Philosophy and Practice" conference at the University of Chicago in 2012. (Photo by Jason Smith)

Feature Story UChicago Library acquires papers of cartoonist Daniel Clowes

The University of Chicago Library has acquired the papers of cartoonist Daniel Clowes, Lab’79, giving researchers access to never-before-seen notes and sketches from the acclaimed comic book author. The materials in the collection reveal the start-to-finish artistic process behind three of Clowes’ award-winning graphic novels. Continue reading »

Alert Library Catalog & BorrowDirect offline, 6 a.m. – 8 a.m. Wed., 4/29

The Library Catalog and BorrowDirect will be unavailable between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29 due to scheduled systems maintenance. The Library Catalog will allow searches, but holdings and item availability information will not be displayed, nor … Continue reading »

Library Book Sale, May 4 – 8 and May 11

Friday, May 4 – 8 and May 11; 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Regenstein A-10 (via stairs in Regenstein lobby)
The Library is holding a sale of more than 11,000 duplicate and discarded volumes, including hardbacks, trade and scholarly paperbacks, multi-volume sets, maps and miscellaneous material. Continue reading »

Workshop: Your Copyrights: Understanding author rights in scholarly publishing, Friday April 17, 12-1PM

Location: Crerar Library, Kathleen A. Zar Room The world of scholarly publishing is changing and copyright issues are often at the center of it. You may be hearing some terms that are new and wonder how they affect you. Join … Continue reading »

Dr. Tsuen-hsuin Tsien (center) with Professor Edward Shaughnessy (right) and Mary Tsien Dunkel (left) at the conference “Texting China—Composition, Transmission, Preservation of Pre-modern Chinese Textual Materials” at the University of Chicago Library in 2012. (Photo by Jason Smith)

People Tsuen-hsuin Tsien, Curator Emeritus of the East Asian Collection, 1909-2015

Tsuen-hsuin (T.H.) Tsien, Curator Emeritus of the East Asian Collection of the Joseph Regenstein Library and Professor Emeritus of Far Eastern Languages and Civilizations (now East Asian Languages and Civilizations) of the University of Chicago, passed away in Chicago on … Continue reading »

Conference: Does Human Rights Have a History?

Conference: Does Human Rights Have a History?

When were “human rights” invented and what were the major stages of the evolution of their different elements? This two-day conference brings together leading historians of human rights working across time and space to address these and other important questions.

Conference dates: Friday, April 10 – Saturday, April 11, 2015
Location: The Joseph Regenstein Library, Room 122, 1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL Continue reading »

Workshop Series – Managing Your Research

Crerar Library is offering a workshop series on issues related to managing research such as copyright, data management, document organization and collaboration tools.  More information about each workshop and registration links are below.  All workshops are opened to faculty, students … Continue reading »

Introduction to Zotero: workshop

When: Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:00–1:00 p.m. Where: Crerar Library, Computer Classroom 5730 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL Description: Zotero is a free citation manager that allows you to save citation information while searching and browsing the Web. With a … Continue reading »

Life Cycle of Scientific Publishing Workshop – Thursday, April 30

Join us at the Crerar Library on Thursday, April 30 as experts provide insights on the scientific publication life cycle. Hear from a managing journal editor about the nuts and bolts of the publishing. Learn what editors do and what … Continue reading »

Conducting a Systematic Review?

Librarians are available to assist with your systematic review searches. Contact to setup an appointment. The initial meeting is dedicated to discussing your timeline, your research question, and the librarian’s role.  Below are a few of the services we … Continue reading »

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Current Exhibits The Studio in the Field: Techniques of Early Wildlife Photography

Exhibit Location: The John Crerar Library, Atrium
Exhibit Dates: April 6 – September 15, 2015
The Studio in the Field traces the development of wildlife photography as a popular cultural pursuit, focusing on the innovative techniques and strategies devised to craft pictures that would appear convincingly natural to nineteenth-century audiences.
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Greek Vase Painting, Muse reading scroll

Exhibits One Man’s Trash . . . Discovering New Ancient Greek Texts

Exhibit Location: The Joseph Regenstein Library, Fourth Floor
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B. Woodcut image of an ox originally accompanying a poem by Guillaume Apollinaire in his work “Le Bestiaire ou Cortège d’Orphée” (1911).

Exhibits Bestiaries: Representations of animals in 20th century Romance languages and literatures

Books representing animals metamorphose and mutate; they might creep, crawl, or leap onto your shelf, surprise you, pique your interest, and make you reconsider your conception of ‘animal’ and human altogether. This exhibition dives into the 3rd floor stacks to seek out the most interesting textual and visual representations of 20th century bestiaries written in the Romance languages. April 10 through June 13, 2015, 3rd Floor Regenstein Library. Continue reading »

Dissertation Procedures for Students: workshop

April 9, noon – 1 p.m.; April 14, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Doctoral candidates use the ProQuest ETD Administrator, web-based interface for online submission, review, and publication of dissertations. In this session, we will review the procedures for submitting your dissertation electronically. Continue reading »

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Endnote Workshop Tuesday, April 7, 12–1 PM

Location: Crerar Library Computer Classroom. Learn how to use the desktop version of 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 … Continue reading »

Citation management training by request

Are you interested in learning how to organize and cite your sources by using citation managers such as EndNote or Zotero? The Library provides citation management workshops for groups (3 or more people) by request during spring and summer quarters. … Continue reading »

Standing desk pilot on Regenstein’s 2nd and 3rd floors

Two tables that can be used as standing desks have been located on the north side of the 2nd and 3rd floor reading rooms in the Joseph Regenstein Library.  Each desk is close to power outlets and windows. The Library … Continue reading »

Monitors available for use with laptops on Regenstein’s upper floors

In addition to the eight computer monitors on the 1st floor, 10 computer monitors are now available on the upper floors of the Joseph Regenstein Library for use as dual monitor stations.  Users can plug in their own laptops or … Continue reading »

Library internships for UChicago Social Sciences Division PhD students

The University of Chicago Library encourages applications for five summer internships for UChicago Social Sciences Division (SSD) PhD students as part of the Graduate Student Affairs “Partner Opportunities” program. Internships are designed to provide experience in alternative careers and to … Continue reading »

Reserve group studies with improved Book a Room system

University of Chicago students, faculty, and staff looking to book a group study can now do so with an improved version of the Library’s Book a Room system. The new version of Book a Room, launched March 26, has a … Continue reading »

2015 Platzman Memorial Fellowships awarded

The Robert L. Platzman Memorial Fellowships for 2015 have been awarded to 11 recipients.  Recipients will visit between June-October 2015. Established by bequest of George W. Platzman (1920-2008), Professor in Geophysical Sciences, the research fellowships are named in memory of … Continue reading »