Described as "an absolute must for anyone with an interest in the history of medicine" (Waller, 2004), the Cambridge Historical Dictionary of Disease is now available electronically. Published in 2003, this reference work has detailed entries for 161 diseases. Entries are longer than average for a reference work and describe both the history and the characteristics of maladies. [John C. Waller, "T
Check out the Library website for a list of workshops offered throughout the system. Some examples of sessions currently being offered: Cite and Write: Researching and Writing Your Term Paper; EndNote; Reference Manager; Excel; MEDLINE; Patent Information; SPSS; and more.
Proquest will be doing maintenance this weekend to install infrastructure upgrades. The 8-hour maintenance window will take place Saturday, December 17, at 22:00 EST to Sunday, December 18, at 6:00 EST.
We are pleased to announce that SciFinder Scholar 2006 is now available for the McGill community. Please click on the link below to download SciFinder Scholar for Windows or Mac OS X.
This will affect Byron Hoyt's digital sheet music collection. They are planning interruptions in ebrary service on December 8 during their scheduled maintenance window of 11:00 pm to 12:00 pm EST (8:00 pm to 9:00 pm PST). They will be performing software maintenance on database systems, and apologize for any inconvenience. To access the collection at any other time, please click on "More information."
The Education Library will be closing this evening, December 7, at 6:30 pm, because the water in the building has been turned off. We regret the inconvenience this may cause.
We apologize for the inconvenience. NCS is investigating the problem. Please use the catalogue to get to resources, or ask a librarian for additional help.
CISTI will be closed from December 23 at noon until January 3, 2006, at 8:30 am (ET). Client services and Document Delivery will not be available during this period. CISTI would like to thank you for your understanding, and wishes you all the joys of the season. PLEASE NOTE: the CISTI Source database itself will still be accessible over this period.
The McGill Alumni Association is organizing coffee breaks in the McLennan Library Building during the exam period, at the following times: December 5, 11 am-3 pm; December 9, 11 am-2 pm; December 15, 2 pm-5 pm. They will provide bottled water, coffee, cookies and whole fruit, as well as highlighters and pens. Please feel free to join us in the Lobby where you are welcome to consume the goodies.
More space is now available for 24-hour study at McLennan-Redpath. The main floor of McLennan, Redpath and the cafeteria will be open for quiet study to McGill students with valid IDs ONLY. After 1:00 am, access to the study space is via the Redpath entrance.
The Library has arranged for a free trial of the International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance, a full-text database available via EBSCOHOST. Feedback would be much appreciated.