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  • Visit Special Collections and University Archives

    The University Library has two reading rooms for its Special Collections and University Archives. Each room is open special hours. For the most up-to-date information on when we are open, see Daley Library (hours and dates open) and the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago (hours and dates open).

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  • Use accessibility services

    The library will assist users with disabilities in identifying useful resources and accessing print and online materials. Ask a staff member at any service desk in the Daley Library or the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago for help.

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  • Cite in MLA style

    The Modern Language Association (MLA) style is the most common citation style for referencing sources within academic disciplines such as the liberal arts and humanities. MLA citation style features parenthetical citations within the text of the work with an alphabetical list of references added to the end.

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  • Use RefWorks

    RefWorks allows you to keep track of your citations, which are records of the books, journal articles, websites or other items you use in your research. RefWorks can help you automatically generate a bibliography in seconds in a variety of citation styles.

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  • Renew or find out when items are due

    The best way to find out when an item is due is to check your library account and your interlibrary loan account. You can renew most books up to ten consecutive times using your library account. You cannot renew videos.

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  • Cite in Chicago Turabian style

    The Chicago Manual of Style, sometimes referred to as Chicago Turabian style, provides two documentation systems: the notes and bibliography style and the author-date style.

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  • Find articles, databases and journals

    You can find articles in databases and journals. Databases search many journals and articles at once.

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  • Scan and copy

    Scanning and copying are available at all library locations.

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  • Cite in AMA style

    The complete 10th edition of the AMA Manual of Style can be accessed online by current UIC students, faculty and staff. The manual can be accessed from off-campus using your NetID and password.

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  • Recommend an item for the library to purchase

    Is there a book, DVD or other item you think UIC should own? Provide as much information on the item as you can and give your personal contact information if you want to be the first in line to borrow it.

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  • Fees for photo reproductions

    The fees Special Collections and University Archives charges for photocopying, scanning and reproducing images can be found in the schedule below. Ask a Librarian for further information.

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  • Report an item that is missing

    If you’re looking for an item and it is not on the shelf, please stop at
    a service desk to let a staff member know. This helps us to locate or replace the missing item and keep our catalog up to date. If you need need an item that is missing, request it from another library.

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  • Access library resources from off-campus

    Log in to access articles in PubMed, Google Scholar, databases and journals. You can also download the off-campus bookmarklet to your browser and connect off-campus without visiting the library website.

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  • Use an archival finding aid

    A archival “finding aid” describes the contents of a manuscript collection. It is the first thing to look at before accessing a collection at the Special Collections and University Archives at the Richard J. Daley Library or at the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago.

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  • Learn about the history of UIC

    Search the University Archives or browse finding aids and online exhibits to learn about the history of UIC. You can also visit the Special Collections and University Archives reading rooms in Chicago at the Richard J. Daley Library on the east side of campus and at the Library of Health Sciences-Chicago on the west side of campus.

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  • Find a manuscript collection

    Manuscript collections are the historical papers of significant people and organizations. You can access these collections in the Special Collections and University Archives reading rooms in the Richard J. Daley Library or in the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago.

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  • Access UIC's rare books

    Rare books are unique or valuable materials maintained for future generations of researchers. You can view rare books in the Special Collections and University Archives’s reading rooms at the Richard J. Daley Library in Chicago or at the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago.

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  • Set up a library account

    Your i–Card is your library card!  UIC students, faculty and staff will find the Library number in the lower-right corner of the i-Card. If you need help, contact Circulation at your library location.

    If you are a visitor, there are different ways that you can use our library and set up an account with your home library.

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  • Donate papers to Special Collections and University Archives

    Call us at (312) 996-2742 (Daley Special Collections), (312) 996-8977 (Health Sciences-Chicago Special Collections) or Ask a Librarian to see if the UIC Special Collections and University Archives is the right home for your papers.

    For reading room hours, see Daley Library and the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago.

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  • Request items from other libraries

    Staff, students, faculty and emeritus faculty can request items from other libraries to be delivered to UIC. There are two main ways to request items to be sent to you. I-Share will quickly deliver physical items from Illinois academic libraries. Interlibrary Loan will allow you to request scanned articles and items not available in I-Share.

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