e-Resources

NFB films now available

Submitted by libadling on
Filed under Library News:  e-Resources

The National Film Board's collection of streaming videos is now available for classroom use!  If you enjoy watching movies, this is the resource for you.


New and waiting to be discovered!

Submitted by libwyckoff on
Filed under Library News:  Archives & Research Collections e-Resources Innis Maps, Data, GIS Mills New Books Thode

Every year, the McMaster libraries add tens of thousands of new books, e-books, journals, and online resources to the collection, spanning the wide range of subject areas that the libraries support.

It can be challenging for faculty and students to keep up as new items flow into the library each day, but there’s a tool built into the Library Catalogue to help everyone do just that.


Your MAC ID: Keeping Your 'Digital Key' Safe and Secure

Submitted by libkemperd on
Filed under Library News:  Alerts e-Resources Innis Mills Thode Web Resources

With the start of a new term upon us, the McMaster University Library is encouraging new and returning students to adopt stronger digital security practices.

Your MAC ID is your personal digital key to unlocking access to expensive databases and journals and other licensed content offered through the University Library.

Treat your MAC ID as you would treat your online banking:


Off-Campus Access and Medportal

Submitted by libkemperd on
Filed under Library News:  e-Resources Web Resources

In our ongoing efforts to strengthen security and improve access to our extensive library of licensed content, the University Library, in collaboration with the Health Sciences Library, is disabling the single barcode access, commonly used by Medportal users to access library e-resources, and replacing it with a MAC ID login.


Top six NEW online resources to check out at the library

Submitted by libbalche on
Filed under Library News:  e-Resources

The Library has new collections of online films, research handbooks, archival sources, and many e-books.  Check out our top picks!


Check Your Connection to Google Scholar

Submitted by libadling on
Filed under Library News:  Alerts e-Resources

Off-campus?  No longer able to see GetIt @ Mac links from your Google Scholar results?  There's a solution!  


Changes to LibAccess - Offsite Access

Submitted by libaskeyd on
Filed under Library News:  e-Resources

As outlined in an earlier news piece, effective today we have instituted more stringent MAC ID checks for offsite access to library resources. If you have been impacted by this change and feel that you should have access, please contact:

Faculty of Health Sciences students, staff, and faculty: Health Sciences Library


Adobe Digital Editions and Privacy Concerns

Submitted by libwyckoff on
Filed under Library News:  e-Resources Web Resources

We learned earlier this week that Adobe Digital Editions 4, the software used to download many of the Library’s e-books, has been reported to be logging data on books used with this application. Reports indicate that this information is being uploaded in plain-text to Adobe servers without encryption, meaning that the data is potentially open to interception. Note that this privacy breach seems to be limited to Digital Editions 4, the most recent version of the software.


A New Home for Journals, Theses, and Research

Submitted by libaskeyd on
Filed under Library News:  e-Resources Research @ McMaster

Migration to OJS (Open Journal Systems) and DSpace from Digital Commons is complete!


New Database: Indigenous Peoples, North America

Submitted by libadling on
Filed under Library News:  e-Resources

This new database documents the historical experiences, cultural traditions and innovations, and political status of First Nations in Canada and the United States.


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