Most of us use Google: the statistics are fairly clear. But how can we improve our search results or target our searches? This article explores some ways. Tips include finding similar terms, excluding terms, looking up definitions, restricting searches to specific sites, and more. Also useful is the Google Cheat Sheet. Just don't forget that you won't find everything through Google, and that our article indexes and databases are available to get you even further ahead in your scholarly research.
Find It McGill and Article Finder are down. This means that the button doesn't work, and the links to ejournals from the catalogue do not work either. Links to ejournals still work from the A to Z list (see "Details") by clicking on the letter by which your title begins. We are working to solve the problem as soon as possible, and apologize profusely for the inconvenience this has caused since yesterday evening.
"Researching and writing your term paper" will now be held in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library eClassroom, in the McLennan Library Building.
The Library has set up a 30-day trial (Feb. 24-Mar. 26) to "OSO Economics and Finance," "OSO Philosophy," "OSO Political Science" and "OSO Religion and Theology." 1,102 classic and newly published titles are now available, and OSO will be updated quarterly, with an additional 200 titles added each year. Please take a moment to try this resource and let us know what you think.
Approximately 20,000 MARCIt records will be loaded into the catalogue starting Friday evening, February 24, adding new e-journal titles to the catalogue and also replacing some of our existing e-journal records. It is a multi-step process which will run in the background and should not affect client access. The net effect of the project will be a cleaner look in the catalogue, and e-journal inform
The Mossman Endowment of McGill University presents the Elizabeth McNab Lecture in the History of Science, "Science at the crossroads: The end of the Galilean break?" Isabelle Stengers, Université Libre de Bruxelles. All are welcome to attend.
We are upgrading the system used to display and cross-search our article indexes and databases. This will take place Thursday morning, February 23, from about 7:00 to noon. Please use the library catalogue to access article indexes and databases while the system upgrade is underway. Thank you for your patience, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Cases of excessive downloading of articles from the Library's content providers are being reported. This is a reminder that excessive downloading is strictly prohibited and can result in the termination of our licences. Commercial use as well as systematic or excessive downloading (such as an entire issue of a journal, significant portions of the entire run of a journal, a significant number of se
The website for the Edward Rosenthall Library of Mathematics and Statistics is now on the McGill Web Publishing System (WPS). Please update your bookmarks or links if applicable.
To honour the occassion of the 75th anniversary of the Osler Library at McGill University, we were pleased to publish "75 Books from the Osler Library," edited by Prof. Faith Wallis and Mrs. Pamela J. Miller.
We seem to be experiencing some problems with the chat service. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to have them resolved soon. Please feel free to submit your questions via the email form in the meantime.
Marvin Duchow Music Library and Library Technical Services. Temporary 4- to 6-month replacement position now open. Application deadline: February 24, 2006.
The ILL service counter in McLennan Library Building (M1-55C) will close on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, February 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 from 10-11:30 am and again from 2-3:30 pm. ILL staff are conducting tests with other Quebec universities on the forthcoming ILL system. DURING THESE HOURS McGILL CLIENTS MAY OBTAIN ASSISTANCE TO RETRIEVE ILL MATERIAL AT THE RESEARCH INFORMATION DESK located BEHIND THE CENTRAL STAIRCASE in the McLennan Library Building. We apologize for the temporary inconvenience and hope that the new ILL system will bring improved service to all McGill clients.