Scholarly Commons Space Closed 6/14 Due to Library Renovations

The Scholarly Commons space will be inaccessible on Tuesday, June 14 due to this summer’s renovation project at the Main Library. It is possible that this closure may extend to Wednesday, June 15. For the most up to date information, you can call the Main Library at 217-333-2290. Although our regular space will be inaccessible we […]

Illinois Research Connections web portal of Illinois researchers

Illinois Research Connections (IRC) is a new web portal which profiles the research of faculty and scholars at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This year I have served as the project manager for this joint effort of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) and the University Library. IRC was created to […]

Image of Research 2016: Semi-finalists announced!

Please join us in congratulating the semi-finalists for the 2016 Image of Research! Winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 6 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at a reception in room 104 of the Illini Union. Attendees will be able to view the semi-finalists, speak with the researchers, and vote for the People’s Choice Award. […]

Undergraduate Research at the Scholarly Commons

While the research conducted by graduate students and faculty has been a trademark of the University of Illinois for over a century, undergraduate research is often overshadowed. Why is undergraduate research important? As the Office of Undergraduate Research explains, “Our [mission] is guided by the philosophy that all Illinois undergraduate students should learn about current […]

A guide to choosing the right statistical analysis

Often one of the most difficult parts of running a statistical analysis is figuring out which analysis to use. While data can be analyzed in a variety of legitimate ways, it is useful to have some general guidelines to use in getting started. The Institute for Digital Research and Education at UCLA has put together […]

Data Cite – Find, Identify, and Cite Datasets

Data Cite a non-profit organization created to establish easier access to research data,  increase acceptance of research data as legitimate, citable contributions to the scholarly record, and support data archiving.  This organization seeks to bring institutions, researchers and other interested groups together to address the challenges of making research data accessible and visible.  Through collaboration, […]

University Library joins “Annotating All Knowledge” effort

The University Library and more than 40 scholarly publishers, platforms, libraries and technology partners have joined the “Annotating All Knowledge” effort. Coalition members, some of the world’s largest and most important scholarly publishers and knowledge platforms, share the goal of building an open conversation layer over all knowledge, which encompasses books, articles, images, data, and […]

Scholarly Commons offers reference collection in support of digital scholarship

The Scholarly Commons reference collection contains resources about a wide variety of topics in digital scholarship. Our collection is small enough for browsing by new learners and broad enough in scope to offer useful resources to researchers who need to brush up on various software packages. Our collection contains books on the following topics, as […]

Submissions are Open for Image of Research 2016

In conjunction with the Graduate College, the Scholarly Commons is pleased to announce the opening of the Image of Research competition for the 2015-2016 academic year! The Image of Research is a celebration of the diversity and breadth of graduate student research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Graduate and professional students from all […]