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Event: Getting educated at the old Gayety Theatre

William Weintraub, Montreal author, journalist and filmmaker, will give a talk and reading in the Rare Books and Special Collections Division on November 9, at 5:30 pm. A reception will follow the lecture. This event is presented by the Friends of McGill University Library.

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Published on : 09 Nov 2005

Extended study hours as of November 26 at Schulich Library

The Schulich Library of Science and Engineering will offer extended study hours to McGill students and staff as of November 26. Users must leave the library at the normal sessional closing time (i.e., 15 minutes before extended hours begin), and must present their McGill photo ID cards upon re-entry. Please note: no library services are offered during extended study hours.

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Published on : 03 Nov 2005

'Can you trust Wikipedia?' column in the Guardian

A panel of experts were asked to rate the quality of Wikipedia entries in their given fields. With these results in mind, don't forget McGill Library subscribes to a large variety of online reference resources.

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Published on : 28 Oct 2005

Access codes in textbooks for online course materials

McGill Library is not tracking the access codes which come with certain textbooks to access online course materials. This is because the access code benefits only the first user of the textbook and adds to the cost of processing the book. Interested users may sometimes be able to find out about the online information by reading through the book, accessing the website, and checking whether they can

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Published on : 28 Oct 2005

McGill's new European Union portal

This portal was developed to tackle the complex maze of increasingly electronic information produced by the European Union. This is a comprehensive website, broken down by type of information (help tools, legislative, statistical and so on), which includes annotated links and guides. It is available in both English and French.

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Published on : 25 Oct 2005

Term paper research workshops

Learn how to locate books and articles for your term papers and assignments using advanced searching techniques. Discover time-saving tips for creating your bibliography and learn how to connect to McGill Library resources from home.

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Published on : 18 Oct 2005

Reminder: Excessive downloading of electronic resources is strictly prohibited

There have been a few cases of excessive downloading of articles from the Library's content providers. This is a reminder that excessive downloading is strictly prohibited and can result in the termination of our licenses. 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

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Published on : 14 Oct 2005

Library catalogue downtime - Sunday, October 16

The Library catalogue will not be accessible from 01:00 to 07:00 on Sunday, October 16. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

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Published on : 13 Oct 2005

Article indexes & databases downtime - Sunday, October 16

The article indexes & databases service will not be accessible from 05:30 to 07:00 on Sunday, October 16. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

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Published on : 13 Oct 2005

Library Matters @ McGill: October newsletter now available

The Library's monthly staff newsletter is now available for perusal.

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Published on : 12 Oct 2005

Reference Manager workshops at the Life Sciences Library

Reference Manager is citation management software that allows users to create, maintain and organize references to articles, books, electronic citations, etc. It also allows users to automatically insert citations from their database into a Word or WordPerfect document (Cite While You Write). Registration required.

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Published on : 07 Oct 2005

Extended library hours starting October 11, 2005

The McLennan/Redpath complex will be accessible for study until 00:45 starting October 11. 24-hour access for study will be in effect in the Redpath Library Building/Information Commons from November 5 to December 19, 2005.

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Published on : 05 Oct 2005

Library policy on gifts-in-kind

An updated collection development policy on gifts-in-kind is now available on the Library website. It includes guidelines for acceptance of donated works and guidelines for the issuing of tax receipts. Faculties and schools are encouraged to consider donating complimentary copies of current monographs and conference proceedings, as well as other materials. We thank you for your generosity.

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Published on : 03 Oct 2005

MyiLibrary: Over 2,000 e-books now available (McGill users only)

We have just acquired a collection of over 2,000 e-books from international government agencies, available on the MyiLibrary platform. McGill access includes collections from the following: International Atomic Energy Agency, International Labour Organization, International Organization for Migration, UN AIDS, and World Health Organization. These e-books should soon be added to the catalogue.

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Published on : 27 Sep 2005

Keep an eye open for events & exhibitions

Don't forget to check out the events & exhibitions taking place this fall, including "Celebrating Scribes, Scholars, and Conservators"; the Hugh MacLennan Memorial Lecture, "Parental translation, a primer" (Nicole and Émile Martel); and "Why trust public experiments? An historical perspective" (Simon Schaffer, Cambridge University).

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Published on : 22 Sep 2005