Kelley Center - GOV

Offers access and service for patents and trademarks, United States and Texas state government information, maps, microfilm and microfiche.

Constitution Day

Come help us celebrate the birthday of our country’s government. September 17th is the day the U.S. Constitution was ratified.

Please stop by the main entrance of Fondren to pick up a pocket Constitution, play trivia (and eat cookies), as well as register to vote!

Library Instruction

Training Class

Fondren Library provides learning opportunities in many areas, from searching the research literature to creating multimedia presentations, using data, archival research and more. Use the list below to contact the library department that fits your needs.

Intellectual Property Event with the USPTO

Intellectual Property

ICPR - computer-readable social science data

Rice University is a member of the ICPSR, a data storage consortium which contains the world's largest archive of computer-readable social science data. In addition to archiving collections from disciplines such as sociology, political science, history, and economics, ICPSR has emphases in gerontology, substance abuse and mental health, criminal justice, child care, health and medical care, education, and demography. ICPSR also provides training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for a diverse and expanding social science research community.

For more information, contact Kim Ricker (, Kevin Markowski ( or Kathy Weimer (

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