Month: February 2016

Photo by Tina Franklin

Using eBooks in Your Teaching

In response to the DePaul faculty members and students who have expressed appreciation for the accessibility and functionality of e-books, the Library has been steadily building its collection of books available in this format. While e-books are creating new opportunities for accessing and engaging with content, the lack of uniformity

Scaling Up for Digital Scholarship

The DePaul University Library has provided access to digital resources and digital services, including electronic journals, virtual research consultations and online tutorials, for more than a decade, but it has only been in recent years that we have established a sustainable approach to providing an increasing array of digital scholarship

Data Visualization

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Workshops

Many researchers are familiar with the data sets available through the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research.   An international consortium of over 700 academic institutions and research centers, the ICPSR provides curation, storage and access to over a half million data sets and associated files.  The  consortium also provides

Via Sapientiae

Providing Open Access to Your Publications

I recently teamed up with University of Illinois at Chicago librarian Paula Dempsey to publish an article in the journal portal: Libraries and the Academy.  Our article, ““I Felt Like Such a Freshman”: First-Year Students Crossing the Library Threshold,” discusses how the students in our sample manifested particular “threshold concepts”

Nora Epstein with Karen Scott’s History 323 course in the Special Collections and Archives Reading Room

‘Book Learning’ in Special Collections and Archives

Special Collections and Archives has assembled and cared for a remarkable collection of rare books in a variety of subject areas, with creation dates spanning several centuries. As a department in a teaching library, our rare books are preserved in order to be used. Researchers are always welcome to request