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There’s always room for improvement–let us know how!

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: lifc@ssmu.mcgill.ca

Longer study hours–not just for exam period anymore!

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!

Renovation Nation – McLennan Redpath renovations continue

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/

New additions to the library’s database family.

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:
http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=13209

Proquest Historical Annual Reports contains over 43 000 annual reports from over 800 American companies going back to 1844:
http://search.proquest.com/annualreports?accountid=12339

If you have questions about any of these resources, don’t hesitate to get in contact your liaison librarian:
http://www.mcgill.ca/library/library-assistance/askus/liaison/

Sum-sum summertime hours!

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: amber.lannon@mcgill.ca

No more paper jams–scan your documents straight to USB!

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:
http://www.book2net.net/en/book-scanner/book2net-spirit/

New York Times

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:
Valerie Fortin

Coordinator, Collection Development

valerie.fortin@mcgill.ca

No more copy cards! Introducing uPrint

McGill Library is pleased to announce the deployment of uPrint services over the next three weeks in all its libraries.

uPrint has several key features including:

  • More affordability, more sustainability: Copy and print costs for students are $0.06 per single page and $0.20 per colour page (plus tax). Default double-sided printing helps keep McGill green.
  • Free scanning: scan documents and send them to yourself, classmates, professors or friends by email – at no charge. Save paper and money!
  • Follow-me-anywhere printing: send your print job from anywhere as long as you are connected to McGill’s wireless network or VPN. Release it at any public uPrint machine on campus by simply using your McGill ID card.
  • Print now, pay later: copying and printing is charged directly to your student account. You can review your costs at any time using Minerva.
  • No more copy cards: refunds on existing copy cards will be available at a kiosk in Redpath Library starting the week of March 28. Details on the MacDonald Campus refund location will be posted as an IT Announcement as soon as they become available.

The uPrint drivers will be installed on all the computers in the Libraries, but you can also install it on your laptop or home computer, and take advantage of all of uPrint’s great new features.

Learn more: http://kb.mcgill.ca/it/uprint

Financial Times Historical Archive (1888-2006) now available!

Looking to do some historical research? Trying to find out what investors thought 50 years? McGill Library is happy to announce that it now offers access to the Financial Times Historical Archive. This database allow for keyword searching through almost 120 years of the Financial Times’ publication with coverage from the newspaper’s inception in 1888 all the way up to 2006. This resource will be of interest to those studying business and public affairs.

To check it out go: http://find.galegroup.com/ftha/start.do?prodId=FTHA&userGroupName=crepuq_mcgill

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