There are intermittent access problems with ISI Web of Knowledge. This matter is being investigated by the publishers, Thomson Gale. There is no ETA on when the problem will be resolved.
ProQuest will be performing its annual reload of the CINAHL database on March 28. A one (1) hour maintenance window will occur on March 28 to update the database. The window will be on Tuesday, March 28, from 06:30 am EST to 07:30 am EST.
The latest issue of MRB: Montreal Review of Books contains "History in your hands: Rare books have a safe future at McGill University," a lively interview with our very own David McKnight! Copies are distributed (for free) at your favourite bookstore.
Lecture to be given by Michael Bristol, Department of English, on Thursday, March 23, 5:30 pm. All are welcome. Reception to follow.
If you're interested in organizing your references and creating hassle-free formatted bibliographies, the Schulich Library of Science and Engineering is offering an EndNote session on Friday, March 10, at 11:30 am. No registration is required. Other sessions are also available.
CSA has announced the inaugural CSA Sociological Abstracts Discovery Prize, intended to promote teaching and learning in sociology. The prize is open to both faculty and students, with a top award of $3,000 and honourable mention awards of $500. The submission deadline is April 15, 2006.
We are having some (hopefully very) temporary problems with the home page: the layout is not displaying properly. Please know that we are aware of the problem and working to resolve it as soon as possible. Firefox does seem to be displaying the page properly. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
The Nature Publishing Group has informed us of an inconsistent Internet connectivity problem. They are making every effort to resolve the problem as soon as possible, and will inform us as soon as the situation is resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.
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