The DePaul University Library is thrilled to welcome students back to campus. For some of you, this fall is your first time on campus, and we’d like to take a few moments to introduce you to the wealth of research materials available to you. Returning students may need a refresher, or may not have been aware of the Centers and partnerships at DePaul that are available beyond the LibrarySearch box on the website.
The exhibit cases on the first floor of the Richardson Library in Lincoln Park contain small posters that highlight some additional library and archives resources available in campus spaces or online. The display is meant to connect our visitors to some of these materials, resources, and spaces by providing QR codes that link to each resource. Stop in the Richardson Library, or use this cheat sheet below.
Rare Books and archives, primary sources, and one-of-a-kind research materials are housed in SPCA. Visit us on the 3rd floor of the Richardson Library with a research appointment, or view newspapers, photographs, maps, yearbooks, and other documents in our digital collections.
Reveal Digital (JSTOR) provides online access to databases and digitized content from alternative press and archival collections outside of DePaul.
Curated resources, advice, suggestions, and directions are Reassembled on 213 guides authored by DePaul librarians. Browse by subject/discipline, specific courses, events, “how to’s”, or by your favorite librarian.
DePaul is a member of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC), a Chicago-based association of archival institutions. The BMRC’s searchable database helps researchers discover archival materials relevant to Black experiences in Chicago and beyond.
DePaul is a governing member of Chicago Collections, a consortium of non-profit organizations that maintain collections of materials related to Chicago history. The Explore Chicago Collections online portal enables researchers to locate or access over 100,000 historical items held by member institutions.
The Center for Black Diaspora, located in the Schmitt Academic Center (Room 551-D), has a Reading Room containing approximately 2500 books and 250 films related to the African diaspora. Many of these resources are rare and not held in the University Library.
The Center for Community Health Equity has an extensive online resource library with archives of conference videos, podcasts, reports, and documents from Center-related organizations. The CCHE is a collaborative partnership between DePaul University and Rush University and aims to promote community-engaged inquiry, scholarship, and service around public health needs.