Survey Research Methods Webinars

The Survey Research Laboratory is offering six intermediate webinars on survey research methodology during the Spring 2015 semester. The webinars are free to University faculty, staff and students. A basic knowledge of survey research is recommended. All webinars begin at 12:00 p.m. Pre registration is required. Register at You will receive a reminder about […]

Digital Humanities Symposium 2015: Explorations of Technology in Humanities Research

The University Library’s Scholarly Commons and the Institute of Computing in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Science (I-CHASS) are pleased to announce the 2015 Digital Humanities Symposium on February 27-28, 2015. Hands-on workshops will be held on the evening of February 27th at the Main Library (Room 308), and will feature leading digital humanities practitioners […]

Digital humanities workshop exploring Emblematica Online

Our next Explorations in Digital Humanities workshop focuses on new developments with Emblematica Online. Thursday, November 20, 2014 4:00 – 5:00 PM 308 Library Presentations will provide a brief history and description of the project, its model of undergraduate research, and demonstrate sample searches within the OpenEmblem Portal and across international projects which employ Iconclass […]

Help Obtaining Data is Available from the Library

This fall marks the fifth annual Data Purchase Program, where the University Library accepts applications from campus researchers for purchasing data that will be useful to them in their research.  The data must under $5,000, must be used for teaching or research, and it must be available to all of campus.  Some vendors are only willing […]

Scholar Library, a new Google citation management service

Google recently deployed a citation management tool called Scholar Library that integrates with Google Scholar. Scholar is a web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature of most peer-reviewed online journals of Europe and America’s largest scholarly publishers, plus scholarly books and other non-peer reviewed journals. The new Library feature allows you to save articles directly […]

Digital image manipulation and scientific publishing

There is a growing trend among scientific journals to develop policies concerning the manipulation of digital images for publication.  Where editorial policies have tended to address issues of human subjects and quality, accessibility and preservation of digital images, more and more emphasis is being placed on addressing the ethical concerns of manipulation. While policy details […]

Illinois Program for the Research in the Humanities Fall 2013 events

The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities has released its Fall 2013 calendar of events (see below). Each semester the IPRH organizes lectures, symposia, and other events that are free and open to the public, and designed to stimulate conversations and scholarship on a wide variety of humanistic topics. The IPRH provides support for […]

MapLab, new Wired magazine blog about maps

The popular technology & culture magazine Wired recently launched a new blog entitled MapLab to feature resources and ideas about maps.  MapLab’s scope includes learning about, using, making, and enjoying both analog and digital maps. As staff commented in the initial post: We’ll be exploring mapping software, hunting for data, and figuring out, step-by-step, how […]