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IASSIST 2007: May 15-18

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.

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Published on : 14 May 2007

Evaluating scholarly journal value: The Eigenfactor

"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

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Published on : 10 May 2007

United Nations Common Database (UNCDB) now free

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."

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Published on : 08 May 2007

Jobs for students: Library Ambassadors

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.

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Published on : 04 May 2007

Renovations begin May 3 in Redpath Library Building, street level

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

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Published on : 01 May 2007

GeoScienceWorld now available at McGill

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.

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Published on : 30 Apr 2007

Education Library closing

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.

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Published on : 19 Apr 2007

Database trial: Public Documents Masterfile

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.

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Published on : 11 Apr 2007

New database: ProQuest House of Commons Parliamentary Papers 19th and 20th Centuries

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.

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Published on : 10 Apr 2007

Canadian Digital Topographic Data now available at no cost on the GeoGratis website

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).

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Published on : 10 Apr 2007

Ebony Roots 2 on exhibit at the Blackader Lauterman Library

A selection of material from the Blackader Lauterman Library collection is on exhibit in the library (third floor, Redpath Library Building). The exhibition complements the Ebony Roots: Bi-Centenary Symposium being held on April 4, 2007, from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Docteur Penfield Avenue, Room S1-4.

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Published on : 02 Apr 2007

PRISMA (Hispanic and Latin American journals) now available at McGill

PRISMA is a new reference resource providing full-text scholarly journals as well as indexing in the social sciences and humanities for the interdisciplinary academic study of Hispanic and Latin America, and the Caribbean Basin. PRISMA features Spanish, Portuguese and English language content. You can access PRISMA from the McGill Catalogue, the Article Indexes & Databases list, and the Subject gu

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Published on : 02 Apr 2007

Extended study hours begin April 2 at Schulich Library of Science and Engineering

From April 2 to 29, 2007, users with a valid McGill photo ID card may have access to the Schulich Library of Science and Engineering after service hours. The building is open for study until 2:45 am, 7 days a week, with the exception of Good Friday, April 6 (closed).

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Published on : 02 Apr 2007

Street-level study area, Redpath Library Building, closed March 30-31

The street-level study area in the Redpath Library Building will be closed for improvement from 7 am on Friday, March 30, to 2 pm on Saturday, March 31. Computers are available on the main floor of the McLennan and Redpath Library Buildings as well as in other branch libraries. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.

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Published on : 29 Mar 2007

Saturday, March 31, 2007: Early closing for Howard Ross Library

Due to a planned electrical shutdown on Saturday, March 31, the Howard Ross Library will close at 4:15 instead of 6 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

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Published on : 28 Mar 2007