This is just a short note to let you know that after three years of publication we’re winding down the publication of the McGill Library Blog. Many thanks to everyone who played a role in launching and writing for this blog over the years, and especially Jessica Lange who kept it running for the last little while!
However, this is not the end of the Library’s blogging activities, but rather the start of several new and exciting initiatives we’re undertaking to better communicate and connect with all of you.
This past year we launched the McGill Library Blogs platform which is being used by librarians and branches to get the word out about some of the great things they are thinking about and working on. There are only a handful of us there now, but we’re expecting to see more by the start of the fall semester and throughout the year.
We are also hard at work at putting together a new as-yet-unnamed blog that provide news and insights into what is going on at the Library. We’ll post a note here as soon as it is ready, so stay subscribed to this feed!
The SSMU’s Library Improvement Fund (LIF) is looking for submissions! Have a great idea on how to improve the library’s services or facilities? Let us know! Now in its sixteenth year, the LIF has been used in the past to extend opening hours, support student employment and expand our collection.
The submission form can be found here: http://ssmu.mcgill.ca/about-us/funding/library-improvement-fund/
If you have any questions about the project proposals, the proposal process, or request additional information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This fall has brought longer study hours to the Schulich Science & Engineering Library as well as the Humanities & Social Sciences Library. These libraries are now both open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week for studying so if you’re itching for a place to study at 3am, we’re here for you!
While our study hours are 24/7, our service hours change regularly. To see our service hours see: http://www.mcgill.ca/library/library-using/hours/
Enjoy the use of our space!
It’s the summer so that means one thing to Montrealers- construction! If you’ve been by the Humanities & Social Sciences Library this summer you may have noticed the construction around the terrace and some fluctuations in temperature inside the library. The terrace project will continue until mid-September however the heating, ventilation and air conditioning renovations are now 95% complete. For more news on the library renovations, see our renovations page: http://www.mcgill.ca/library/library-about/renovations/
McGill Library is happy to announce the acquisition of two new resources: Films on Demand and Proquest Historical Annual Reports.
Films on Demand is an online video service of over 5600 titles covering a range of topics. The library received overwhelming positive responses to this database and is pleased to offer this new resource to our users. These streaming documentary films can be shown in classrooms or posted as links on WebCT:
Proquest Historical Annual Reports contains over 43 000 annual reports from over 800 American companies going back to 1844:
If you have questions about any of these resources, don’t hesitate to get in contact your liaison librarian:
With the end of the exam period and the sun peaking out from behind the clouds, McGill Library enters its summer hours period. From May-August library hours will be reduced. Each library has its own opening hours and they often change throughout the summer. To check out a particular library’s hours, go to : http://www.mcgill.ca/library/library-using/hours/
Morningstar Direct and Thomson Reuters DealScan now available at the Howard Ross Library of Management
The McGill Library would like to announce two products now available to all McGill students, faculty, and staff at the Howard Ross Library of Management: Morningstar Direct and Thomson Reuters DealScan.
Morningstar Direct is a multi-currency research platform that provides performance and holdings analysis of investments. It includes data on closed-end funds, equity ownership, exchange traded funds, hedge funds, market indexes, money market funds, offshore funds, open-end mutual funds, pension/life insurance, stocks and 529 plans.
DealScan covers comprehensive historical information on loan pricing and contracts details, terms, and conditions. In addition, DealScan provides contract information for high yield bonds, private placements and hybrid financial structures data which are compiled from SEC filings and public documents, as well as other sources. Dealscan can be accessed through WRDS, under the heading Thomson Reuters.
If you have any questions or feedback about these resources, please contact Amber Lannon, Head Librarian, Howard Ross Library of Management: email@example.com
McGill Library is currently testing a Spirit Book Scanner which allows you to scan documents straight to your USB key for no added charge. The scanner scans large documents easily and is quick and easy to use. To check out the scanner, drop by the Howard Ross Service Point (Bronfman 425).
To learn more about the scanner see:
The New York Times recently initiated a paywall for access to their website. Prior to March 28th, access to all New York Times web content was free and available without any content restrictions on www.nytimes.com. With the new paywall in place, users will be restricted after they click on more than 20 articles in a month. Since the New York Times is a valuable resource, McGill Library is investigating options to maintain access to this important title for our community.
Unfortunately the New York Times does not offer an institutional subscription to their website at this time. An alternative is Proquest National Newspapers which contains the scanned full-text (no images) of the New York Times from 1980-present (the library has access to pre-1980 New York Times through Proquest Historical Newspapers). Every article is fully indexed and abstracted by Proquest editors every morning by 6:00 AM ET. This platform allows us to link to specific articles in the expanded course reserve and in WebCT. McGill Library is currently offering access to this database on a trial basis; we encourage you to take a look at Proquest National Newspapers and provide us with your feedback.
McGill Library will continue to keep abreast of any changes with regards to institutional memberships to the New York Times website. In the meantime, as student and faculty feedback is integral to the library’s decision-making process, please send your comments about Proquest National Newspapers to: