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Welcome to the On-Line Catalogue

The Research Archives of the
Oriental Institute, University of Chicago



NOTE: As part of the Oriental Institute's Integrated Database Project, the Research Archives Online Catalog has taken on a new look and feel, added new functionality, and has a new home. We welcome you to check-out the new online catalog here:

oi.uchicago.edu/idb/

The old "Online Catalog of the Research Archives" will remain available during our transition to the new catalog.


The computer catalogue of the Oriental Institute Research Archives contains entries for materials catalogued in the library since 1987, and complete analytics (essays, articles and book reviews) for materials catalogued since 1990. The catalogue also includes earlier materials, and retrospective cataloguing of the entire collection will ultimately make all Research Archives materials accessible. At present, the Research Archives on-line catalogue contains well over two hundred thousand entries, searchable through a library database program.


Guide to the Location of Books / Journals

The Research Archives uses a simple system of organization There are eight categories of books. The category of a book can be determined on the basis of the call number in the left hand margin of the card catalogue entry or listed under "Call#" in the on-line catalogue.

MONOGRAPHS
No call number
Shelved alphabetically by author / editor in the New Wing.

JOURNALS
Call#: J / XXX / 99
Shelved alpha-numerically by call number in the south room of the upper level.

SERIES
Call#: S / XXX / 99
Shelved alpha-numerically by call number in the built-in cases in the reading room, and in the two banks of free-standing stacks, also in the reading room.

PAMPHLETS
Call#: pam
Filed alphabetically by author in the file cabinets in the New Wing.

REFERENCE
Call#: ref
Shelved in various places: On the south wall of the Staircase room (modern language dictionaries, Bibliographical materials), on the western folio case (Egyptology, Cuneiform languages and NW Semitic languages), and in the hall stacks on the upper level (Islamics, Encyclopedias, Bible translations).

GREGORY ARESHIAN COLLECTION
Call#: GAC
The Gregory Areshian Collection consists of 1500 books on the archaeology, history and languages of the Caucasus region of Central Asia, arranged by author's last name. In addition, this rooms holds a number of reference materials for Quranic and Biblical studies, arranged by topic.

OVERSIZE
Call#: f
Shelved alphabetically on the West Wall of the New Wing.

FOLIO
Call#: Folio Z-99
Shelved alpha-numerically by case and shelf number in the folio cases. Please ask for help in locating folios.

MAP
Call#: map
Located in the Map Room on the upper level.


In summary, monographs, pamphlets and oversize are shelved in the New Wing, reference, folios, and series are shelved in the Reading Room, journals and maps on the upper level.



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Revised: February 1, 2013
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