Open Access Week

Open in order to…

Very commonly, visitors to the library’s Research Help Desks are seeking help identifying relevant sources and literature on a particular topic. The starting point for providing assistance with these searches is often the “A-Z database list” featured on the Library’s main page. This list includes a wealth of electronic resources

Introducing New Primary Source Digital Collections

Primary sources transport students outside of their own time and place.  The chance to encounter stories, events, perspectives, and interpretations created by those who participated in or had a front row seat to historical events can be both challenging and exhilarating to students.  Through primary source collections students can apply

Library Shows Support for Digital Scholarship at DePaul

  As technology has become faster, more portable and powerful, and concurrently less expensive, scholars have taken hold of the tools and technology to create new ways of processing, analyzing, creating, and sharing information. These new technologies have in turn influenced the ways in which scholars create and share their

“Flexibility and Persistence” – Critical Information Skills in SNL (and Beyond)

For decades, librarians have argued that information literacy skills – those associated with the creation, discovery, evaluation, and use of information – are lifelong learning skills for all in an information-rich environment. Information literacy has long been recognized as a critical skill for students in DePaul’s School for New Learning

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

Introducing the Maker Hub: Integrating Technology into Teaching and Learning

Opening in the John T. Richardson Library in fall 2017, the Maker Hub will be the library’s new center for offering technologies of making. The Maker Hub will allow DePaul students, faculty, and staff to access emerging technologies and equipment that may be difficult to access otherwise. Visitors to the

JTR 3.0: Library Renovation Continues to Phase 3

Over the past year, library staff members have engaged colleagues across Academic Affairs, Information Services, and elsewhere in the university to complete planning for Phase 3 of the John T. Richardson Library renovation (scheduled for summer 2017). Like Phase 2, which allowed us to launch highly-successful programs such as the

Wikipedia

Making Wikipedia Work For You

Wikipedia is the fifth most popular website and the most popular general reference. If you have an Internet connection, you’ve probably used Wikipedia, and students use it as their first stop for research. But what if, instead of just consuming Wikipedia content, students produced it? What would they gain from this experience,