Science News & Announcements

Catalog maintenance, 5 p.m. Mon. to 8:30 a.m. Tues.

Certain Library Catalog functions will be unavailable between 5 p.m. on Monday, May 30 and approximately 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, while scheduled systems maintenance takes place.

  • My Account will be unavailable.
  • BorrowDirect will be unavailable.
  • UBorrow links within the Catalog will be unavailable. Users may search directly within UBorrow, but availability of UChicago items will not display.
  • Scan & Deliver links within the Catalog will be unavailable. Users may submit Scan & Deliver requests directly by manually completing the request form within Scan & Deliver.
  • “Can’t Find It?” links within the Catalog will be unavailable. Users may submit search requests by manually completing the search request form.
  • Recalling items and requesting items from Mansueto or Special Collections will route users to a special web form rather than to My Account.

While maintenance is being conducted, the Library Catalog will continue to be searchable and will display all holdings and item information.

Summer research tips

Whether you are on campus or away from Chicago, the University of Chicago Library provides many resources and services available to help support your research during the summer.

Access to Online Resources
The Library’s electronic resources (including ebooks and ejournals) may be accessed no matter where you are located this summer. Learn how to connect to our online resources from off-campus.

Finding the Best Research Tools
Library Guides, many created by subject librarians, provide guidance on how to locate the best resources for a particular field or major. The Library also provides help guides on finding specific types of sources, such as newspapers or data.

Scan and Deliver
Do you need to read an article or essay in a book that is not available online? Use our Scan and Deliver service to request a copy be sent to you via e-mail.

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Librarians are available during the summer to help you–in person or remotely via our Ask a Librarian service. Photo by Jason Smith.

Reciprocal Borrowing Agreements
The Library has reciprocal borrowing agreements with several academic libraries which allow UChicago students and faculty to borrow books directly from their collections. These include libraries in Borrow Direct Plus, as well as several Chicago-area institutions, including Northwestern.

Visiting Other Libraries
If you need to visit libraries and archives outside our reciprocal agreements, view our guide to doing research at other libraries before your visit. You’ll find tips on how to access different institutions, and strategies for identifying relevant collections.

Learn About Citation Managers
Summer is an ideal time to learn how citation managers can ease your research process.  Use citation managers such as Zotero or EndNote to organize your research and create footnotes and bibliographies automatically for your paper.  View our online tutorial for Zotero or guides to learn more about these tools.

Ask a Librarian/Reference Services
Librarians are on hand throughout the summer to help you with your research. Contact them directly via our Ask a Librarian service.  Or, if you are staying in Chicago, this may be a good time to schedule a consultation with a librarian who can suggest sources and research strategies for your project.

Graduating? Services and Tools to Support Your Research
Alumni can continue to visit and use our campus libraries if they live in the Chicago area. The Library and Alumni Association provide off-campus access to select research databases for alumni. For additional resources, the Library has a guide listing free online research tools that are available to anyone.

Memorial Day: Eckhart and SSA libraries closed, other campus libraries remain open

On Monday, May 30, Eckhart and SSA libraries will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday.

Crerar, D’Angelo Law, Mansueto, and Regenstein libraries will be open during their regular building hours. The All-Night Study Space on the 1st Floor of Regenstein will also remain open.

All About Endnote (Desktop Version), Monday, May 9, 4-5 PM

When: Monday, May 9, 2016 4:005:00 p.m.
Where: Crerar Library, Computer Classroom
5730 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL
Description: EndNote is a research management tool used to manage citations, PDFs, and create formatted bibliographies as you write your paper. In this workshop, learn how to use the desktop version of EndNote. Topics covered include: creating and managing citation libraries, importing citations from online databases and other sources, importing and managing PDFs and creating bibliographies. Registration is required.

Contact: John Crerar Library
773-702-7715
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Register: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=320
Notes: Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance. For events on the Student Events Calendar, please contact ORCSA at (773) 702-8787.
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Physical Sciences Data Repositories

Guide to Data Repositories

The Library has put together a guide to data repositories  which includes a Physical Sciences Data Repositories guide http://guides.lib.uchicago.edu/psdrepositories.  Please feel free to suggest any additional repositories you are using to store your data or to find new data sets.  We are also interested in your knowledge about discipline specific metadata schema and would appreciate hearing from you about the schema you use most often in your research.

Kudos

Kudos: Kudos is a free service for researchers to increase readership and the impact of your research.  With the creation of your Kudos account and linking your author identifiers, like ORCID, you’ll be able to share your work and retrieve multiple metrics relating to your publications including page views, citations, full text downloads, and social media metrics (alternative (alt) metrics). You can sign up for your free account by visiting the site

Why manage your data?

Access Your Favorite Journal Articles Using Browzine

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Try BrowZine for the iPad during February

If you haven’t yet tried BrowZine yet, today would be a good day to check it out.  BrowZine is a service that allows you to browse, read and follow thousands of the library’s scholarly journals.  The Library has recently expanded its BrowZine subscription to include web access from your desktop computer as well as Android mobile devices, in addition to the original iOS mobile device apps. You can keep track of your favorite journals and discover new developments in your field wherever you are.

To learn more or to go ahead and start using BrowZine today, simply visit browzine.com or download the app from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store or Amazon App Store.  There is also a BrowZine LibGuide with more information, an introductory video, and links to download the apps.

With BrowZine, you can:

– Browse and read journals: Browse journals by subject, easily review tables of contents, and download full articles

– Use the durable linking capability of browzine.com to easily link to specific “shelves” in BrowZine from your courseware to help guide students to complete assignments, such as familiarizing themselves with journals in their field and writing a summary article or research paper about the material they find.

In the mobile app, you can create a personal experience as well:

– Create your own bookshelf: Add journals to your personal bookshelf and be notified when new articles are published

– Save and export articles: Save articles for off-line reading or export to services such as DropBox, Mendeley, RefWorks, Zotero, Papers and more

All About Endnote (Desktop Version), Thursday, April 21st, 12-1 PM

Location: Crerar Library Computer Classroom.

Endnote imageEndnote is a citation management tool.  With it you can keep track of your citations and pdfs and create formatted bibliographies as you write your paper.  In this workshop learn how to use the desktop version of EndNote.  Topics covered include creating and managing citation libraries, importing citations from online databases and other sources, importing and managing PDFs and creating footnotes and bibliographies. Registration is required.  Register for this section.

Crerar’s Systematic Review Service

Are you thinking of writing a systematic review?  Biomedical Librarians at Crerar can assist you and your team with various aspects of the review, such as:

  • Help formulate the research question
  • Conduct searches in multiple databases
  • Write search strategy portion of methods section

Take a look at our web page to determine the level of service that is right for your team: http://guides.lib.uchicago.edu/systematicreviewservice.  Contact biomed@lib.uchicago.edu to schedule an appointment.

Eckhart Library closed March 21-22

Eckhart Library will be closed Monday, March 21st and Tuesday, March 22nd due to a ceiling repair project.  We will reopen Wednesday, March 23rd at 12 PM.

 

Crerar Library Interim Circulation Hours

In addition to shortened building hours, Crerar Library circulation hours are reduced for the Spring Interim.

Sunday, March 20: Closed
Monday – Friday, March 21- 25: 8:30am-5:00pm
Saturday, March 26: 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, March 27: Noon-5:00pm

For other Libraries or Library departments, see http://hours.lib.uchicago.edu for a complete list.