Due to construction in the building on Wednesday, June 6, 2007, the entrance to the Schulich Library of Science and Engineering will be temporarily located in the tunnel between the Adams Building (FDA) and Burnside Hall. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The Catalogue and Auto-Loan machines will be offline from 00:30 Sunday morning, May 20, to late Monday, May 21, for a system upgrade. Loans desks at open library branches will provide manual loans. The upgraded system should be back in business on Tuesday, May 22. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Due to a water shutdown, the Education Building and the Library will be closed for the remainder of the day, Monday, May 14, 2007. The Library will reopen tomorrow morning at 8:30 am. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
The International Association for Social Science Information Services & Technology (IASSIST), an organization of professionals working in and with information technology and data services to support research and teaching in the social sciences, invites you to attend its 33rd annual conference at McGill University.
"Eigenfactor.org is a non-commercial academic research project sponsored by the Bergstrom lab in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington, which aims to develop novel methods for evaluating the influence of scholarly periodicals and for mapping the structure of academic research. The Eigenfactor web site now covers all 7000+ journals in the 2004 Science and Social Science JCR, and
As of May 1, access to the UN Common Database (UNCDB) is free of charge. In addition, "a new system, UN data, will be launched in Summer 2007 and will provide improved access and searchability for United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) databases."
The McGill Library, thanks to funding from the Students' Society of McGill University (SSMU), is looking for students to fill positions as Library Ambassadors. The positions will start in mid- to late August (exact date to be announced) and will continue throughout the term on a part-time basis.
Starting Thursday, May 3, work will begin on the street level of the Redpath Library Building, and will continue throughout the Summer term. Access to Redpath Basement level is unaffected. Our goal is to open the newly renovated eZone at the start of the Fall semester. Computers as well as study spaces are available on the upper floors of the Redpath Library Building as well as in the Humanities a
GeoScienceWorld, a full-text database of the journals published by leading earth science societies, has been purchased for the Library and is now accessible through the Library Catalogue and Article indexes and databases. The subscription includes online access to many society journals to which the library was not actively subscribing previously.
Due to a major water main break at the corner of Peel Street and Dr. Penfield, the City of Montreal has shut the water off on Peel Street north of Dr. Penfield, and the Education Building is affected. As the problem is not expected to be corrected before 6:30 p.m. today, the building and the library will be closed for the remainder of the day, Thursday, April 19, 2007.
McGill Library has trial access until May 15, 2007, to the database Public Documents Masterfile, an index to over four million public documents (government documents). In some cases, the full text of the documents is available.
Between 1801 and 2000, around 9.5 million pages for over 184,000 parliamentary papers were published. Since 2001, the number of papers has grown by approximately 4,000 for each parliamentary session. HCPP delivers searchable full text for each paper, along with a detailed subject index.
As of April 2, 2007, the following products are now available free at the GeoGratis website: CanMatrix (Scanned Topographic Maps 1:50,00 and 1:250,000), CanImage (Satellite Imagery 1:50,000) and NTDB-National Topographic Database (Vector topographic map data 1:50,000 and 1:250,000).