Category: Scholarship & Publication

DePaul University First-Year Program Library Research Prize

Recognizing Information Literacy Skills: The First-Year Program Library Research Prize

Do you teach a course in the First-Year Program? If so, please encourage your students to apply for the Library Research Prize. The new Library Research Prize honors student work that best demonstrates the effective use of information resources and the application of information literacy skills, described as the “set

“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,

Manuscript of Felix DeAndreis’s voyage to the United States. DeAndreis was the first superior of the American mission.

Roman Vincentian Archives to be Digitized by Special Collections

DePaul is home of the largest collection of Vincentian Studies material in the Americas, including over 8,000 volumes, 5,000 pieces of ephemera, and several hundred linear feet of archival material. As libraries and special collections continue to increase digital access to some of their most unique materials, DePaul University Special

One Million Downloads in Via

One Million and Counting

Earlier this year, we reached a significant milestone in the development of a library service program in which DePaul University faculty have played a key part – the one-millionth full-text download from our institutional repository, Via. Via is the cornerstone of our expanding platform for promoting library publishing, providing scholarly

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

Collaborations in Digital History

The DePaul University Library is always working to support faculty and students, especially in the dynamic field of Digital Humanities (DH). One of our DePaul librarians, Jennifer Schwartz, attended the Digital Humanities Institute for Mid-Career Librarians at the University of Rochester in July of 2015, where she developed new skills

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

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”

Into the Archives

This October marks the one-year anniversary of Special Collections and Archives’ debut in Newsline with a story about DePaul alumna Halloween Martin (b. October 31, 1900). The collections in the DePaul University Archives are rich in fascinating details about campus life, traditions, alumni and staff, and column author Jane Connelly has