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

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
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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

Current 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 »


Unearthed from the archives

Yesterday, the Geological Society of London revealed that it had recently unearthed rare and important historical artifact: a first edition copy of a geological map first published in 1815. The map depicts the geology of England, Wales, and portions of Scotland and was created by the influential geologist William Smith. Smith, often referred to as the “Father of English Geology,” was the first to identify the “principle of faunal succession,” the idea that because fossils are layered in the earth one after another in a predictable, linear fashion, different rocks containing similar fossils are similar in age. Continue reading »

Ann Lindsey reconstructs a 16th-century Byzantine binding

Feature Story A rare manuscript is rebound

Most book conservators never have the opportunity to reconstruct a 16th-century Byzantine binding from scratch. For Ann Lindsey, that opportunity came in February, in connection with a major project to digitize all 68 New Testament manuscripts in the Edgar J. Goodspeed Manuscript Collection. Continue reading »

The University of Chicago Library Catalog

Library Catalog improvements

The Library has released a new version of its Library Catalog, offering enhancements and new features to improve your search: Basic and advanced keyword search forms have merged. There is now one tab with keyword searching, with an option to … Continue reading »

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Kathleen A. Zar Symposium, “The Changing Ecosystem of Scholarly Communication”

The 4th Biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium, The Changing Ecosystem of Scholarly Communication, will be held on May 1, 2015, at the University of Chicago’s John Crerar Library. Scholarly communication in the sciences is in a state of rapid evolution. … Continue reading »

Alert Winter quarter loans to quarterly borrowers automatically extended to June 26

Items checked out by current quarterly borrowers with privileges in good standing and due April 3 will be automatically renewed by the Library for spring quarter. As of March 23, all such items will have a new due date of June 26, 2015. No action by borrowers is necessary. Continue reading »

Library spring interim hours, March 21 – 29

Beginning Saturday, March 21, the Library will have reduced building hours at all of its locations for the spring interim. Normal hours resume Monday, March 30. Crerar LibrarySunday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.Friday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. – … Continue reading »

Ex Libris cafe spring interim hours, March 21 – 29

Beginning Saturday, March 21, the Ex Libris Café will have reduced service hours for the spring interim. Regular hours will resume Monday, March 30. Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.Saturday – Sunday Closed As always, the seating area and vending machines will … Continue reading »

Martin Riesebrodt

Current Exhibits Meaning Found in Comparison: An Exhibit in memory of Martin Riesebrodt (1948-2014)

Martin Riesebrodt (1948-2014), professor emeritus at the Divinity School, defended both the possibility of a universal definition of religion and the ability and importance of critical comparisons across religions. See a selection of his works, displayed in an exhibit case in the 4th floor Reading Room of Regenstein Library from March 16 through May 31, 2015. Continue reading »