UIC Library and Educational Technology Lab
The UIC Library
One of the most valuable resources for your doctoral studies is the UIC Library. The UIC Library contains more than one million books and bound periodicals. In addition, electronic journals and other electronic resources are available through the library’s website. Online research guides and a form for requesting an individual appointment with a librarian for research assistance are offered through the library.
While any librarian or library staff members can be helpful in answering your questions about the library and resources for your research, there is also a librarian who is dedicated to assisting those associated with the College of Education:
Liaison to the College of Education, Richard J. Daley Library
Assistant Reference Librarian, Associate Professor, Coordinator of Library Instruction
Through inter-library loan, students may borrow materials from UIC’s Library of the Health Sciences, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, or libraries of numerous other universities. Other Chicago-area libraries are also open for use by UIC graduate students. Students may apply to reserve a study carrel in the library stacks. Details about library services and hours are available at the library’s website.
The College of Education strives to provide an environment that encourages and enables faculty, students, and staff to explore, experiment with, and use advanced technologies. Many of the technology resources available to support your work may be found in the College’s Educational Technology Laboratory (ETL). The ETL is located on the second floor of the ETMSW Building in Room 2011. The lab has been renovated recently as a flexible learning environment, and has been redesigned so that the facility can also be used for whole class instruction and collaborative group work. It also continues to accommodate students who require assistance with hardware and software resources.
The College of Education provides trained on-site support personnel in the ETL. Support personnel provide technical assistance for the technology used in the College. Because services, equipment, and software are continually being updated, the best way to become familiar with the ETL is to visit its website or to drop in and visit in person.