Norman McQuown in Mexico

The papers of anthropologist, linguist, and University of Chicago professor Norman A. McQuown are now available to researchers at the Special Collections Research Center. A new guide is also available for the records of the Department of Anthropology’s Chiapas Project, which McQuown was heavily involved in. Continue reading »

Explore Mexican indigenous languages in McQuown papers

Checkout UChicago app on a phone in the bookstacks

New app lets users check out Library materials with their phones

Checkout UChicago allows students, faculty members, staff, and others with borrowing privileges at the University of Chicago Library to scan an item’s barcode with their phone and instantly check it out to their Library account. Continue reading »

Tips for Fair Use Week

Fair use is crucial for academia. Learn the four factors of fair use and more. Continue reading »

Crerar Library arch

Call for proposals – Zar Symposium 2017

Proposals are invited for presentations that provide insight into open data projects and initiatives, whether established or newly created, which have an impact on science, health, or community. The deadline for submission is March 8. Continue reading »

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Join us for Love Your Data week, Feb. 12-17

Learn more about loving your data with events held at the John Crerar Library and on social media. We will share practical tips, resources, and stories to help researchers at any stage in their career use good data practices. Continue reading »

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Help the Library improve services for College students by taking survey

Undergraduates, please check your email for a message from the University of Chicago Library with your individualized link to the survey. Continue reading »

Gorsuch Supreme Court nomination

President Trump has nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. We have updated our Supreme Court Research Guide with links to background information about Judge Gorsuch, official documents from the nomination process, and … Continue reading »

Photos of selected portions of the Rare Books Collection at the D'Angelo Law Library.

Hidden treasures: Law Library unearths original letter from Marshall to Washington—and more

An unexpected discovery in the D’Angelo Law Library unearthed an original 1789 letter from Marshall to Washington—and more. Continue reading »

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Mansueto Library 360° video

Explore the Mansueto Library’s Grand Reading Room, get a robot’s-eye view of the automated storage and retrieval system, and see preservation experts at work in the Conservation and Digitization laboratories. Continue reading »

A book from Mox Schults’s 2014 Brooker Prize-winning collection

Win a Brooker Prize for Undergraduate Book Collecting

Second- and fourth-year College students at UChicago with a theme-focused collection are invited to apply for the T. Kimball Brooker Prize for Undergraduate Book Collecting. Prizes include $1,000 for a second-year student and $2,000 for a fourth-year student. Continue reading »

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Exhibits Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine

The magic in J. K. Rowling’s series of Harry Potter novels is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science, including alchemy, astrology, and natural philosophy. This exhibit is on view through March 4. Continue reading »

Charles Bidwell

Exhibits In Memory of Charles E. Bidwell, Sociology and Education Scholar, 1932-2016

This one-case exhibit highlights a selection of Professor Bidwell’s most heavily cited and influential works. On display January 12 through March 27, 2017 in the 2nd floor Reading Room of the Regenstein Library. Continue reading »

Mindy Schwartz with 1887 surgical kit

Watch Dr. Mindy Schwartz describe an 1887 surgical kit in Special Collections

Dr. Mindy A. Schwartz, Professor of Medicine and Associate Program Director for Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago, went live on Facebook to talk about a surgical kit in the Special Collections Research Center. The kit, once owned by … Continue reading »

Visible Body image of skull

Visible Body now available

Visible Body is a suite of 5 anatomy applications with interactive 3D models and animations: Human Anatomy Atlas, Muscle Premium, Skeleton Premium, Heart & Circulatory Premium, and Physiology Animations. Continue reading »

Concrete Poetry, Concrete Book

Exhibits Feature Story Concrete Poetry, Concrete Book

Drawing on the remarkable collection of rare artists’ books housed in the University of Chicago Library, “Concrete Poetry, Concrete Book: Artists’ Books in German-speaking Space after 1945” explores how artists in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland investigated the material and technical forms of the book. On view January 17 – March 17. Continue reading »

Regenstein Library Introduction & Tour

Take a virtual tour of Regenstein Library

Learn about the Regenstein Library in this virtual tour. Continue reading »

Exhibits Shared Past, Shared Future: The Marine Biological Laboratory and the University of Chicago – new web exhibit

The recent affiliation between UChicago and the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is the latest chapter in the long, intertwined history of the two institutions. Today, as the institutions draw closer, we highlight and celebrate our shared history. Continue reading »

D'Angelo Law LIbrary Book Display

Exhibits Faculty reading recommendations

Every year, faculty of the Law School share the last good book they read on Goodreads. The 2016 book recommendations are out, featuring books on law, history, politics, and literature. The D’Angelo Law Library has copies of all of this … Continue reading »

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New online resource: Global Arbitration Review (GAR)

The Library subscribes to Global Arbitration Review (GAR) – “the leading resource on international arbitration news and community intelligence.” Continue reading »

Genome data

New Human Genome Resources site now available

The new Human Genome Resources site offers access to visualization and analysis tools available for the human genome, as well as other relevant tools like BLAST, the NCBI remapping service and databases that provide human molecular data. Continue reading »

Abstracts for 35th International Geological Congress available online

The 35th International Geological Congress (IGC) took place 27 Aug – 4 Sep 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa.  Abstracts of the scientific program are available online on the American Geological Institute (AGI) website.  Other information about the IGC, including field trip … Continue reading »

Group of sandhill cranes taking flight

Library resources on sandhill cranes

Flocks of sandhill cranes passed over Chicago Dec. 7 during their fall migration. To learn more about sandhill cranes, check out some of the resources available from the web and in the Library. Continue reading »

Robert Platzman

Applications open for 2018 Robert L. Platzman Memorial Fellowship Program

The University of Chicago Library invites applications for short-term research fellowships for the summer of 2018. Any visiting researcher, writer, or artist residing more than 100 miles from Chicago, and whose project requires on-site consultation of University of Chicago Library … Continue reading »


Publishers require ORCID iDs for submitting authors

Wiley, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) have each signed ORCID’s Open Letter and announced their new requirement of an ORCID iD for all submitting authors as part of the manuscript … Continue reading »

Map of Chicago

Map Collection extends hours, GIS assistance

The Regenstein Library Map Collection now offers walk-in GIS assistance Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Continue reading »

Two interviewees in The HistoryMakers

The HistoryMakers, an African American Oral Video History Archive – workshop

This 90-minute workshop on December 7 is presented by staff from The HistoryMakers project, including Julieanna Richardson, Founder & Executive Director. Continue reading »