Online Library orientation for new students

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The University of Chicago Library is offering several ways for new students to learn online about the many resources and services available to them for their coursework and research. These online programs are designed to help you learn how to connect to Library resources remotely, explore campus libraries, develop important research skills, and meet our expert staff.

  • View our Orientation Guide for the basics on using the Library, its resources, and services.
  • Enroll in our Library Orientation Canvas Course to explore our six campus libraries and improve your research skills. It includes helpful videos and learning modules designed to introduce you to the wide range of collections and services at the UChicago Library. The course can be taken at your own pace—complete the sections you want and return as needed.
  • Attend a Library webinar or program to learn how to use statistical software, conduct digital scholarship, learn GIS, or organize and cite your research efficiently.
  • Need one-on-one assistance? Schedule a Zoom conference with one of our many Library Experts.

The Library is also offering orientations for students in various graduate programs. Led by the Library’s subject librarians, these programs are designed to provide an overview of research collections and tools for specific fields, along with general library information. Graduate students should check their departments’ orientation schedule for the Library orientation for their program.