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The family of Nobel-winning physicist James Cronin, SM’53, PhD’55, has donated his medals and academic papers to the University of Chicago Library. The late UChicago scientist made defining contributions to physics and astronomical observation. Continue reading »

Library receives medals, papers of Nobel laureate James Cronin

Brenda L. Johnson

Launching a Center for Digital Scholarship at the Library

We are beginning the work of launching a Center for Digital Scholarship at the Library, which will become a new nexus for intellectual energy and growth, providing a space that will support state-of-the-art technologies and services that facilitate the exploration of new methodologies, the analysis of complex data, the visualization of theoretical relationships, and the sharing of research results. Continue reading »

Professor Hornbeck and Head of Digitization Kathleen Arthur discuss the digitization of the Census of Manufacturers

Feature Story Librarians and faculty collaborate on digital scholarship

UChicago faculty in the social sciences, business, and humanities are employing new digital approaches to gather, analyze, preserve, and share their data and scholarly findings. As they do, Library experts are developing innovative ways to collaborate with them to advance digital scholarship. Continue reading »

An early taste of legal research launches careers

D’Angelo Law librarians give College and graduate students their first exposure to legal research. Continue reading »

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Alert Holiday closing November 23-24, 2017

The Special Collections Research Center will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday, November 23rd, and Friday, November 24th. The Center will reopen at 9:00 am on Monday, November 27th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Outgoing dean hands "grand master" key to incoming dean

Digitized campus publications open a century of University history and debate to researchers

October 1, 1902, seemed an auspicious day to the staff of the new University of Chicago student newspaper, the Daily Maroon. Its writers took great pride in a number of historic events occurring that day . . . Continue reading »

Andrea Jackson

People The Black Metropolis Research Consortium connects researchers, archives, and communities

The BMRC moves to the Library, updates its summer fellowship program, and welcomes a new executive director. Continue reading »

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Featured gifts to the Library

The University of Chicago Library greatly appreciates gifts of books, archives, manuscripts, photography, electronic media, and art that create invaluable research and learning opportunities for our scholarly community. In 2016-17, the Library was honored to receive donations in a wide … Continue reading »

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Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Billings Hospital

The University of Chicago History of Medicine Project (UCHOMP) is marking the 90th Anniversary of the opening of Billings Hospital, the predecessor of UChicago Medicine with some special events in the Joseph Regenstein Library.  Join us on Friday, October 27, … Continue reading »

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Scared of the stacks? A new 30-minute workshop offers tips for students

The Halloween season can be scary, but the stacks shouldn’t be! A new Library program is designed to help students navigate Regenstein’s bookstacks and its extensive collections. Continue reading »

People Introducing Scott Vanderlin, new Student Services Librarian

Scott Vanderlin joined the D’Angelo Law Library on September 5 as our new Student Services Librarian. Prior to coming to the University of Chicago, Scott worked at the Chicago-Kent College of Law Library… Continue reading »

James Baldwin in Hyde Park London in 1969

Exhibits James Baldwin Among the Philosophers

An exhibit in two cases, exhibiting a selection of books and essays by author, cultural critic, and civil rights activist James Baldwin juxtaposed with works of philosophy that engage his work. On display September 26 through December 31, 2017, in the 4th floor Reading Room of the Regenstein Library. Continue reading »

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People Deadline extended to apply for the Library Student Advisory Group

The University of Chicago Library is looking for student representatives to serve on the Library Student Advisory Group. Continue reading »

Professor Richard Thaler

Congratulations to Richard Thaler, Chicago Booth’s newest Nobel laureate

Richard Thaler, the Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics, was awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2017. The Library maintains a selected bibliography of Professor Thaler’s publications. Continue reading »

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New GIS Computers in Map Collection

The Regenstein Library Map Collection has installed three new computers to support research using GIS and spatial analysis. These computers are available for use during regular Map Collection hours. The following software is available: ArcGIS for Desktop 10.5.1 ArcGIS Pro 2.0.0 ArcGIS … Continue reading »

The year 1917 imposed next to a flag of the Hammer & Sickle, the emblem of the new Soviet State

Exhibits 1917: The Russian Revolution: In History… In Memory… In Literature

The Russian Revolution has defined the shape of the contemporary world. In commemoration of its 100th anniversary, this two-case exhibit explores its meaning and consequences through historical analysis, personal narratives and the remarkable literature it inspired. Located on the Second Floor of Regenstein Library from September 25 – December 31, 2017. Continue reading »

Check out the new S&P Global NetAdvantage

S&P Global has made dramatic changes to their NetAdvantage database, which is now available to University of  Chicago researchers. The database now includes private company information, analyst reports and more robust screening tools. The popular Industry Surveys are still included … Continue reading »

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Current Exhibits Well Equipped: Library Technology from Days Past

Over the years Crerar Library has used the newest equipment and technologies to make books, journals and other information accessible to patrons. Early techniques for photocopying and microfilming materials have been eclipsed by digital scanning services. Displayed are objects and photos of some of these technologies used by the Library. Continue reading »

Students studying in D'Angelo Law Library

The D’Angelo Law Library welcomes new students

The D’Angelo Law Library welcomes the JD class of 2020 and the LLM class of 2018. The D’Angelo Law librarians will introduce new JD and LLM students to the Library’s resources and services during tours and presentations during orientation… Continue reading »

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Welcome to the Library: orientation for new students

Welcome to the University of Chicago! As the heart of campus, the Library offers much more than books and a place to study. Learn about the many resources and services that the Library has to offer students before classes begin. Continue reading »

Here and There and Everywhere

Exhibits Feature Story Red Press: Radical Print Culture from St. Petersburg to Chicago

Presented on the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, this exhibition traces visual genealogies from the political satire of the post-1905 period to the mortal derision of Stalinist propaganda in the 1930s and the HUAC hearings of the 1950s. Closes February 2. Continue reading »

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Eclipse 2017

The solar eclipse this Monday in Chicago will be a partial eclipse. Starting at 11:54 AM, it will be at its peak just before 1:20 PM, at which point the the moon will cover 86.6 percent of the sun. Continue reading »

People Lyonette Louis-Jacques among award-winning authors

Lyonette Louis-Jacques, Foreign and International Law Librarian at the D’Angelo Law Library, was among the authors who were recently awarded the Reynolds and Flores Publication Award for their “Mexican Law and Legal Research” guide. The award, named after the authors of the Foreign … Continue reading »

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New online resource: The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law

University of Chicago researchers now have access to a new global research tool licensed by the Library – the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law. Oxford University Press launched the Encyclopedia on April 27, 2017 with 70 articles, and will … Continue reading »

Photo by Vivian Maier

Feature Story University of Chicago Library receives vintage Vivian Maier prints

The University of Chicago Library has received a gift of nearly 500 photographic prints made by Vivian Maier, the master 20th-century street photographer known for her striking images of life in Chicago and New York City. The prints were given to the University by collector and filmmaker John Maloof. Continue reading »

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New online resource: Black Freedom Struggle in the Twentieth Century

The Library has purchased Black Freedom Struggle in the Twentieth Century, a collection of digital primary sources consisting of government documents, organizational records, and personal papers. Continue reading »