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Article in Ottawa Citizen: 10 tips to improve your Googling

Mon, 2006-03-06 10:00

Most of us use Google: the statistics are fairly clear. But how can we improve our search results or target our searches? This article explores some ways. Tips include finding similar terms, excluding terms, looking up definitions, restricting searches to specific sites, and more. Also useful is the Google Cheat Sheet. Just don't forget that you won't find everything through Google, and that our article indexes and databases are available to get you even further ahead in your scholarly research.

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Nature.com connectivity problems

Mon, 2006-03-06 10:30

The Nature Publishing Group has informed us of an inconsistent Internet connectivity problem. They are making every effort to resolve the problem as soon as possible, and will inform us as soon as the situation is resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

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Problems with the home page in Internet Explorer

Mon, 2006-03-06 12:00

We are having some (hopefully very) temporary problems with the home page: the layout is not displaying properly. Please know that we are aware of the problem and working to resolve it as soon as possible. Firefox does seem to be displaying the page properly. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

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CSA Sociological Abstracts Discovery Prize

Wed, 2006-03-08 16:30

CSA has announced the inaugural CSA Sociological Abstracts Discovery Prize, intended to promote teaching and learning in sociology. The prize is open to both faculty and students, with a top award of $3,000 and honourable mention awards of $500. The submission deadline is April 15, 2006.

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New web portal for Science students

Wed, 2006-03-15 12:00

The portal myMcGill gives you Single-Sign-On (SSO) access to Minerva, WebCT CE/Vista, Library and email. Students, check it out!

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MBA students' book listed in Harvard Business Review reading list

Thu, 2006-03-09 12:00

"The High Purpose Company: Why it Wins, How it Grows, and What Sets it Apart from the Fakes" is due fall 2006 (Collins Business).

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Creating & managing your bibliographies & references - Mar. 10, 11:30 am

Thu, 2006-03-09 12:00

If you're interested in organizing your references and creating hassle-free formatted bibliographies, the Schulich Library of Science and Engineering is offering an EndNote session on Friday, March 10, at 11:30 am. No registration is required. Other sessions are also available.

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Shakespeare lecture: King Lear is a member of my family - Mar. 23, 5:30 pm

Fri, 2006-03-10 08:00

Lecture to be given by Michael Bristol, Department of English, on Thursday, March 23, 5:30 pm. All are welcome. Reception to follow.

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Interview with David McKnight in MRB: Montreal Review of Books

Fri, 2006-03-10 09:00

The latest issue of MRB: Montreal Review of Books contains "History in your hands: Rare books have a safe future at McGill University," a lively interview with our very own David McKnight! Copies are distributed (for free) at your favourite bookstore.

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