Remote Student Research Experiences

Other Resources

Below you will find links to valuable resources and guides provided by the University Library, University museums and collections, and a selection of external resources that may facilitate remote research.


Accessing Library Resources from Off-Campus

Tips and tools for accessing UChicago Library resources from off-campus including ebooks, ejournals, and research databases.

Research Guides

Library research guides suggest starting points for conducting literature reviews and research in various fields, as well as tips for finding specific types of sources such as newspapers, data, and more.

Contact Your Librarian

Research assistants are encouraged to schedule a meeting with a librarian upon starting a new project. Librarians can provide guidance and instruction on effective research strategies, offer support for use and storage of data, purchase ebooks for the Library’s collections, and more. If you need immediate assistance, contact Library staff via live-chat, text, or email through our Ask a Librarian service.

Workshops and Training

The Library offers workshops on a variety of research topics from citation managers (Zotero and EndNote), GIS tools, statistical software, scholarly publishing, and other topics of interest to researchers. Faculty may request customized training for their research assistants or research labs. A self-guided Library Orientation Course is also available on Canvas.

Special Collections Research Center

The Special Collections Research Center is home to the University of Chicago Library’s rare books, archives, and manuscript collections. Special Collections is a vibrant, interactive place to conduct research and engage with original sources. Several of their collections and exhibits have been digitized.

Campus Museums and Other Research Collections

Chicago-Area Archives and Special Collections

A list of libraries, archives, and museum collections in the Chicago-area open to researchers. Visit each institution’s website for details about access and digitized collections. For Chicago-related topics, Explore Chicago Collections is an online portal providing access to more than 100,000 maps, photos, and letters held at many of these institutions.

Campus Museum Resources

Museums on UChicago’s campus are offering virtual tours of exhibits and collections and access to archival material. The Oriental Institute’s online resources provides opportunities to explore the collections, view exhibits, and browse digital publications. Search the collection at the Smart Museum of Art or explore the museum virtually and take advantage of a range digital resources, artist interviews, and more.

College Center for Research and Fellowships

College Center for Research and Fellowships

The College Center for Research and Fellowships provides (CCRF) supports students as they pursue transformative experiences through scholarly undergraduate research and nationally competitive fellowships. CCRF promotes meaningful connections between faculty and students, encourages mentorship, provides high-impact advising and educates the UChicago community about opportunities for all College students and alumni.


UChicagoGRAD offers a wide range of virtual programs, remote advising sessions, and other resources to support graduate students and postdocs at UChicago and beyond.

University Research Administration

University Research Administration (URA) provides oversight and support for all sponsored projects at the University of Chicago through the Office for Research and National Laboratories, including sponsored programs, research compliance, and eRA, Training, and Analytics.