Humanities and Social Sciences Library news
The Second Annual Sparky Awards, organized by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), offer a cash prize of $1,000 for the best new short video that portrays the benefits of the open, legal exchange of information. Entries must be received by November 30, 2008. For details, please visit www.sparkyawards.org.
A story about the McGill Library in Second Life will air on CTV News on Tuesday, July 15 at 6:00 pm, during the “My Generation” segment of the news.
McGill users now have trial access to The Electronic Enlightenment, a new digital resource from Oxford. EE offers online access to the correspondence of nearly 6000 writers including Addison, Bentham, Boswell, Defoe, Hobbes, Hume, Kant, Locke, Pope, Rousseau, Smith, Swift, Sterne, and Voltaire.
Starting Tuesday, August 28, the Redpath Library Building will be undergoing renovations in the entrance area. For this reason, the inside entrance to the Redpath Library Building will be temporarily closed. However, the Oasis Café will still be accessible. To access the Redpath Library Building, please use the McLennan Library Building. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
McGill Library now has online access to Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies (MECAS) via EBSCOhost. This bibliographic index covers research, policy and scholarly resources regarding countries and peoples of the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa from 1900 to the present. MECAS can be accessed in the “Article Indexes and Databases” by title and via “International Development – Mi
Starting Thursday, May 3, work will begin on the street level of the Redpath Library Building, and will continue throughout the Summer term. Access to Redpath Basement level is unaffected. Our goal is to open the newly renovated eZone at the start of the Fall semester. Computers as well as study spaces are available on the upper floors of the Redpath Library Building as well as in the Humanities a
McGill Library has trial access until May 15, 2007, to the database Public Documents Masterfile, an index to over four million public documents (government documents). In some cases, the full text of the documents is available.
Between 1801 and 2000, around 9.5 million pages for over 184,000 parliamentary papers were published. Since 2001, the number of papers has grown by approximately 4,000 for each parliamentary session. HCPP delivers searchable full text for each paper, along with a detailed subject index.
PRISMA is a new reference resource providing full-text scholarly journals as well as indexing in the social sciences and humanities for the interdisciplinary academic study of Hispanic and Latin America, and the Caribbean Basin. PRISMA features Spanish, Portuguese and English language content. You can access PRISMA from the McGill Catalogue, the Article Indexes & Databases list, and the Subject gu
The street-level study area in the Redpath Library Building will be closed for improvement from 7 am on Friday, March 30, to 2 pm on Saturday, March 31. Computers are available on the main floor of the McLennan and Redpath Library Buildings as well as in other branch libraries. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.
Online trial access is now available to the Arctic and Antarctic Regions (ARR) database. This access will be available through February 26, 2007. Please feel free to give us your feedback on this resource.
On Sunday, January 28, an event has been scheduled for Open House 2007. The computer zone on Level 1 (main floor) of the McLennan Library Building will not be accessible from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. Additional computers and group and individual study areas are available elsewhere in the McLennan and Redpath buildings, as well as in other branch libraries on campus. Please consult with staff at the Information Desk for details. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
To return books to the Humanities & Social Sciences Library over the break (December 23 to January 2), please use the Exterior Book Returns Bin located near the entrance of the Redpath Library Building.
We are doing remodelling work on the 2nd floor of the McLennan Library Building (Humanities & Social Sciences Library) to increase the number of shelves. We are also adding more group study rooms on this floor, to meet student requests for this space. There may be limited access to the 2nd floor during this project from 9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1, through the weekend. Thanks for your patience during this improvement.
Current newspapers can now be found on new display shelves located on the main floor of the McLennan Library Building, Humanities and Social Sciences Library. They are located in a room facing McTavish Street, around the corner from the current print periodicals. If you have any questions about accessing our print or online collections, please feel free to consult library staff.