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Orientation

Learn about the University of Chicago Library collections, services, and spaces

Graduate Library Orientation Programs

Library orientations for graduate students are arranged via your department or program. Please view our full calendar of events for specific orientations. If you do not see your program listed, please feel free to Ask a Librarian.

College Library Orientation Programs

Library Boot Camp
Regenstein Library, A Level
Wednesday, September 20 at 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 21 at 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Get in shape for college research by attending our 60-minute Library Boot Camp. Strengthen your research skills by learning about search tools and Library services before your first assignment is due. We’ll cover the basics: how to find books and course readings, printing, study spaces, laptop lending, and more. Students who complete Boot Camp will receive their own Library mug!

Science Research: An Introduction to the John Crerar Library
Crerar Library
Wednesday, September 20 at 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, September 21 at 10:00 a.m.
Friday, September 22 at 10:00 a.m.
Are you pre-med or considering a science major? If so, this session at Crerar, the sciences library, is for you! Learn how to find and access articles in e-journals and databases for classes and research projects. During this 60-minute session, you'll also receive a building tour and learn how to access print materials. Attendees receive a special Crerar giveaway!

Econ 101: An Introduction to Library Resources
Regenstein Library, Room 122
Friday, September 22 at 11:00 a.m.
If you are majoring in economics, this is a can't miss orientation. Learn about all the services the Library can provide to aid in your research, from accessing the major relevant newspapers and journals (think The Economist and The Wall Street Journal) to finding economics articles and papers. Get an introduction to some of the best sources for economics data.

Ask a Librarian

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Rebecca Starkey
Contact:
Librarian for College Instruction & Outreach, Gender Studies & Library Science
Regenstein Library
773-702-4484