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Where should I publish? Journal Info, a new tool to help you choose a journal

This new service (offered by Lund University Libraries, Sweden) provides quick and easy access to information on 18,000 journals. Journal information includes a list of alternative Open Access (OA) journals which may also interest researchers as possible avenues for publication.

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Published on : 23 Jul 2007

Selected free music downloads from the Classical Music Library

Every week or two, a work from the Classical Music Library is made freely available for download. Select the format you would like (either MP3 or WMA) and download the DRM-free tracks, which you can share as much as you would like. This week's free download is Mozart's Don Giovanni. To download as well as access the Classical Music Library from outside McGill, be sure to connect to the McGill netw

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Published on : 17 Jul 2007

New journals, new publishers in Project MUSE

Project MUSE has announced that 5 new publishers and 30 new journals will be included in the 2008 Premium Collection of humanities and social sciences journals. To see a list of the 30 new journals slated for inclusion, please click on "More information." Please note that for 2008, the following titles will enter archive-only status and no longer contribute current content to MUSE: Early Music, Es

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Published on : 16 Jul 2007

Video contest for student views on information sharing: SPARC

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) has announced a $1,000 cash prize ($500 for the two runners-up) as well as a public screening and "Sparky Award" for the best new short video on "the importance of information and idea sharing." Videos should be 2 minutes or less and should depict the importance of the free exchange of information.

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Published on : 16 Jul 2007

Journal Citation Reports (JCR) now available for 2006

The 2006 data are now available for Journal Citation Reports on the Web. If you encounter any problems accessing the data, it is recommended that you clear the cache/history in your browser. Journal Citation Reports can be accessed from the Library Catalogue or from the Article Indexes and Databases tool. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us.

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Published on : 21 Jun 2007

Elsevier grant programs: New Scholars (for women in science and technology) and Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries

The Board of the Elsevier Foundation has approved two new grant programs that may be of interest to the academic and library communities: The Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries program will make grants to improve the capacity of developing world libraries, and the New Scholars program is designed to encourage the participation of women in academic science and technology through programs

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Published on : 20 Jun 2007

Scitopia.org: Federated search portal now live

Scitopia.org was created through the collaboration of 15 leading science and technology societies. Scitopia is a free, federated vertical search engine that allows you to search three million articles, patents and conference proceedings spanning 150 years of science and technology. It searches the entire electronic libraries of these society publishers and provides relevant results, without the no

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Published on : 19 Jun 2007

New database: Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies (MECAS)

McGill Library now has online access to Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies (MECAS) via EBSCOhost. This bibliographic index covers research, policy and scholarly resources regarding countries and peoples of the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa from 1900 to the present. MECAS can be accessed in the “Article Indexes and Databases” by title and via “International Development – Mi

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Published on : 15 Jun 2007

Investment research tool: Value Line trial until June 25

The Library has set up a two-week trial for Value Line, a research product in the field of investment. Authentication is by IP range so there is no need for a user name or password. Once logged in, select the tab My Value Line.

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Published on : 13 Jun 2007

Biological Abstracts Archive (1926-1968) and Zoological Record Archive (1864-1977) online

Biological Abstracts Archive (1926-1968) and Zoological Record Archive (1864-1977) are now available online. Biological Abstracts Archive (continued by BIOSIS Previews) is available via OVID Online. Zoological Record Archive is available via WebSPIRs. Both databases can be accessed from the Library Catalogue and the Article Indexes and Databases tool.

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Published on : 06 Jun 2007

Wednesday, June 6, only - enter Schulich Library of Science and Engineering via tunnel to Burnside

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.

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Published on : 05 Jun 2007

Howard Ross Library summer hours

Please note that the Howard Ross Library of Management closes at 6:45 pm from Monday to Thursday during the summer.

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Published on : 04 Jun 2007

Congratulations to all graduating students!

The Library would like to congratulate the graduating students of 2007. We wish you great success!

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Published on : 30 May 2007

Library Catalogue downtime: May 20-21

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.

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Published on : 16 May 2007

Education Library closure - May 14

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.

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Published on : 14 May 2007