Life Sciences Library news
Due to critical site maintenance, access may be significantly interrupted on the online service of Wiley InterScience beginning at 9:00 am Saturday, February 7, for up to 12 hours.
Electronic journal subscriptions are prone to having access terminated in December, especially on December 31st of each year. Please note that with only a few exceptions, the Life Sciences Library has renewed all of its online subscriptions and it is our hope that our publishers will minimize the disruption of electronic access.
Due to system maintenance, the Library Catalogue, as well as the Library's access to ejournals and article indexes and databases will not be available from 6:30 pm, Saturday, December 20 until 7:00 am, Monday December 22. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Starting immediately and ending December 22, 2008, the McGill Library has trial access to http://www.psychevidencematters.com, a new evidence based database for mental health. Please send any feedback to Valérie Fortin, Coordinator, Collections Development.
The Global Library of Women's Medicine has launched online and is freely available to all. Over 650 world experts provide a definitive resource on the latest therapeutic options in women's medicine for doctors and women concerned about their health. The Library is free to view at www.glowm.com.
The Library has trial access until December 31 to the Informa Healthcare eBooks Collection. This collection contains over 800 titles covering subjects such as pharmaceutical science, toxicology, pharmaceutical manufacturing, drug design and development, oncology, cardiology, dermatology, neurology, and endocrinology. Please send any feedback to Valerie Fortin, Coordinator, Collection Development.
This year’s Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine was divided equally, one half to Harald Zur Hausen for his discovery of human papilloma viruses causing cervical cancer and the other half jointly to Francoise Barre Sinoussi, and Luc Montagnier for their discovery of human immunodeficiency virus.
Effective immediately, all printing at public computers in the library default to double sided printed. Students wishing to print single sided may do so by changing the print default.
The McGill Life Sciences Library is pleased to announce trial access to the Henry Stewart Talks: The Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection. The trial will end on October 14, 2008. The Henry Stewart Talks is a collection of over 700 audiovisual, seminar style, talks commissioned from leading researchers in biomedicine and the life sciences.
The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) has announced that new data for Essential Science Indicators (ESI) and Journal Citation Reports® are now available. ESI was updated recently to cover a ten-year + six-month period, January 1, 1998- June 30, 2008.
The Life Sciences Storage area is now closed. Duplicates and items in poor condition are being withdrawn, and the remaining books and journals are being transferred to other McGill library collections. Until these transfers are complete, “Life Sciences Storage” items are NOT available.
The McGill Library has released the Find an eJournal toolbar. This toolbar will install in your Internet Explorer browser and will allow you to quickly and efficiently identify electronic journals in our collection.
Attention all users! Please note that the Life Sciences Library is now re-directing its web pages from the previous version of the website (www.health.library.mcgill.ca) to the latest version of the website (www.mcgill.ca/lsl). Please update your bookmarks with the new site URLs. Thank you for your understanding and patience.