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.
The Library Catalogue will not be available for searching early Sunday morning, November 27, due to needed maintenance work. The catalogue will be locked at around 00:30 for about 4 hours. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.
To access "Article Finder" -- the tool which allows you to enter citation information to link directly to a journal or article -- please go to "Article indexes and databases"; the link is located in the upper right corner. You can also access "Article Finder" from the "Journals" page. If you have any comments regarding its usefulness, please let us know by clicking on "More information" below and
Other new online titles include the 2nd edition of "The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court," "The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature" and "The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary." Available to McGill users.
The Law Library will be open until 23:45 as of December 3. Please note that access during extended study hours is restricted to McGill students and staff with a valid McGill ID.
Remote storage reopened for Life Sciences, Howard Ross, Schulich, Education, and Macdonald Libraries
Regular runs to the Currie Gym Library Remote Storage area have resumed and the facility has been reopened for access by users wanting to consult materials on site. Life Sciences Library staff plan to visit Currie Storage 3x per week to process requests, and the library delivery truck will stop at Storage 2x per week to pick up and to return Storage materials. Efforts to standardize retrieval proc
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.
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.
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.