Now available: over two hundred digitized Illinois newspapers: https://go.library.illinois.edu/npcom. Access currently restricted to computers with a campus IP address, but will soon be freely available through the Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (IDNC) to researchers everywhere. Continue reading “Over 200 Illinois Newspapers Digitized”
HPNL Presents “The Blaxtravaganza: Celebrating Black Futures” March 2 to 8
The History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library (HPNL) invites the community to The Blaxtravaganza: Celebrating Black Futures
This series of events highlight the research, creativity, and brilliance of Black professors on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus. Continue reading “HPNL Presents “The Blaxtravaganza: Celebrating Black Futures” March 2 to 8″
Welcome to HPNL!
In this blog we are excited to talk to Michelle Self-Ballard, HPNL’s newest staff member! Michelle started working for the unit as a Senior Library Specialist at the end of December, keeping the circulation desk running smoothly, managing our newspaper collections, supervising student assistants and helping patrons with the unit’s collections. She comes to us after many years of library experience including working at the Champaign Public Library, Grainger Engineering Library, Undergraduate Library, and the Scholarly Commons. We’re very pleased to have Michelle as part of the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library!
Call for Applications: 2022-2023 Research Travel Grant
Update: It’s not too late to apply for a Research Travel Grant to visit our Library in Spring 2023! Applications received by December 5, 2022, will be considered for spring funding.
Call for applications: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library 2022-2023 Research Travel Grant
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library and the Department of History are pleased to announce a Research Travel Grant to support scholars conducting research in any of the Library’s collections. Continue reading “Call for Applications: 2022-2023 Research Travel Grant”
Colonial Caribbean New Module: Colonial Government and Abolition, 1833-1849
Now available: the second module of the digital collection Colonial Caribbean. Like the first module, Module 2 covers British colonialism in the Caribbean, and comprises documents from the British National Archives, digitized in full color. Continue reading “Colonial Caribbean New Module: Colonial Government and Abolition, 1833-1849”
New Digital Collections for Fall, 2022
Trial Access to ProQuest’s Electronic Resources Concluding August 2022
[Post by Heather Murphy]
In 2019, the University Library secured trial access to the ProQuest “Access and Build Program” giving faculty, staff, and students at Illinois the ability to search 115 electronic resources. Over the years, the Library supported this evidence-based acquisition program, ProQuest added new databases, and the Library used accumulated credits to purchase those that demonstrated the most use. These multidisciplinary resources spanned the humanities, music and the arts, the social sciences, and some scientific disciplines, and each resource available through the ProQuest Access and Build program was marked in the Library’s catalog as being available on a trial basis. Continue reading “Trial Access to ProQuest’s Electronic Resources Concluding August 2022”
Food History Guide
Looking for new and old recipes? Wanting to know more about the history of food? Check out our new Food History Guide!
This new guide to food history has been adapted and expanded from the HIST 200 Guide “Thinking Historically About Food”
New library guides for Religion have been added including
Introduction to Scholarly Research for Undergrads
The International and Area Studies Library is pleased to announce the return of their series “Introduction to Scholarly Research,” which was developed to support undergraduate students with research projects. It is designed to help students become more comfortable with conducting research and writing academic papers. Continue reading “Introduction to Scholarly Research for Undergrads”