Category: Collections & Resources

Teaching and Learning with Sr. Helen Prejean

For the past five years, Sr. Helen Prejean has included DePaul University on her packed speaking engagement calendar, with activities ranging from small meals shared with students to in-class discussions to auditorium style lectures and panels. For those of you who have heard Sr. Helen speak or brought her into

“Open” at DePaul

This year, we celebrate International Open Access Week (October 24 – 30, 2016) and its 2016 theme, “Open in Action,” through a number of projects, programs, and investments “in the open.” Working with our faculty colleagues, the DePaul University Library will continue to highlight and support initiatives designed to promote the “free,

Extensive New Library of Materials on Research Methods

Research methods are a key element of the curriculum in many departments at DePaul.  In response, the library has acquired SAGE Research Methods which provides a wide array of electronic materials to support faculty who are teaching research methods. Sage Reference Methods contains over one thousand eBooks, selected journal content,

New Tools to Identify Key Journals and Papers in your Field

Interested in identifying a journal to publish in? Curious about which articles are having a large impact in your field? The Library now has access to new tools to help you answer these questions. .  Thomson’s improved Journal Citation Reports provides journal-level citation statistics and Essential Science Indicators provides key

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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

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

The Library at a Crossroads

Last month, the Pew Research Center released its most recent report on the place of the public library in American society. Libraries at the Crossroads documents a critical moment in the history of an enduring social institution, as public libraries continue to support traditional services such as literacy programs for

From Hollywood to Your Computer Screen: Developing a Teaching Collection of Major Motion Films

Over the last few years, the Library has been experimenting with licensing streaming videos. While we’ve received a lot of interest in streaming content, we’ve run into a number of obstacles in terms of unsustainable costs for this content and also restrictions around who could access the films we licensed.