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Liaison librarian

  • Lonnie [dot] Weatherby [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-5031
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  • Catalogue record

Sources for Background Information

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias (Electronic Databases)

Searching the Library Catalogue

Use the basic word(s) anywhere or advanced keyword search in the library catalogue. You can search using words like - Canada, Canad?, histor?, etc.

Search tips

Truncation symbol: ? e.g. histor? will retrieve catalogue records containing the words history, histories, historical, etc.
Phrase searching: "___" e.g. "United Nations" will retrieve catalogue records containing the phrase United Nations
Boolean operators: (), AND, OR, NOT
default: AND
e.g. history AND (Canada OR "United States") will retrieve catalogue records containing the word history AND either Canada OR the phrase United States

Core and Additional Databases

Periodical Indexes, Bibliographies, Full-text (Electronic Databases)

Other (Electronic Databases)

  • Shakespeare Suite
    Ask for CD-ROM at McLennan Reference.

Selected Internet Sites

Accessible to anyone with an Internet connection.

Concordance (Internet Resources)

E-Journals (Internet Resources)

Other Resources

Library Guides

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