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Bicycle Catalogs of the 1890s

A new technology gained widespread popularity toward the end of the 19th century, opening up new options for mobility in urban centers and small...
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Collection Highlight: James Joyce’s Sketch of Leopold Bloom

By Scott Krafft, Curator, McCormick Library of Special Collections  James Joyce, one of the most influential writers of the 20th Century, was plagued with...
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The anniversary of the Takeover: A reflection on protest and progress

By Charla Wilson, Northwestern Archivist for the Black Experience After 50 years, the key players in a dramatic protest that shaped Northwestern returned to...
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Get the news!

In addition to scholarly journals, textbooks, and databases the University Libraries provide another easy-to-overlook resource useful to faculty and students alike: digital news and...
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Books are due, time to renew!

Spring quarter is coming to a close, and for many of us, that means saying a bittersweet goodbye to books that have carried us...
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New grant query: Can libraries use student data AND respect privacy?

By Michael Perry, Data Assessment Librarian Does anyone really care about their privacy? It’s just one provocative question some of my university library colleagues...
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Get to know an Access Services Librarian: Kurt Munson

The Northwestern Libraries employ over 70 librarians who specialize in areas such as rare books, area studies, digital scholarship, and archives. In this series,...
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Library publishes student, faculty work from Computational Research Day

How would you simulate the formation of a galaxy? What can historical voting patterns show us about polarization in the U.S. Congress? These are...
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Together again (and all in one place!): Government & Geographic Information Collection

By Anne Zald, Assistant Head for Government, Business, & Geospatial Services After two years of planning, five months of construction and four weeks of...
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