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Law Library Hosts “Cool Tools” Session

Law Library Hosts “Cool Tools” Session

On Tuesday, December 19, Loyola Law Library’s Access Services Department hosted a “Cool Tools” session in the Law Library Lounge area to demonstrate interesting databases and graphic design resources.

  • Lucy Robbins, the Law Library’s Head of Access Services, informed our guests that they have access to ProQuest’s Ancestry Library, a version of the popular genealogical research Web site Ancestry.com, through a University Libraries subscription.
  • Library Assistant Kelsey Cutlip demonstrated how to use Canva, a free online software tool, to create graphic designs.
  • Nicole Anderson, our Cataloging Assistant, gave a presentation on IIT’s interactive Voices of the Holocaust database, a searchable archive that includes oral histories, maps, and other research resources
  • Library Assistant Sara Calkins showed four online archives:
    • The Chicago History Museum, which includes access to image files and to the Encyclopedia of Chicago
    • SAIC Digital Library, an institutional repository for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Institute of Chicago, which includes access to archival images, books, and oral histories.
    • The Poetry Foundation, a database which is searchable by topic or poet.
    • CARLI Digital Collections, a repository for digitized content created by member libraries of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) or purchased by the consortium for use by its members.

If you have any questions or would like additional information about any of the resources that were covered, please feel free to contact us!