Maps, Data, GIS

New Library Catalogue is here

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The University Library and Health Sciences Library have now launched the new Library Catalogue.

On the University Library and Health Sciences Library websites, you will find Quick Search, which integrates journal articles with books and other library collections, as well as options to search only the catalogue and a refreshed 'classic' catalogue. We’ve created an FAQ document with tips and information about the new search interfaces that may be helpful in getting started.


Mapping a nation: McMaster's Canadian rare maps

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McMaster University Library's Lloyd Reeds Map Collection has an extensive and varied collection of rare and historic maps that help chart the evolution of Canada. A new video explores some of these maps which date back as far as the 16th century.


New student art display offers unique views of Hamilton

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Students in New Directions in Painting and Drawing (ART 3PD3) looked at maps in McMaster University Library’s Lloyd Reed Map Collection to find inspiration for a series of paintings, which are now part of an exhibit of student art on display in the President’s Corridor.


McMaster map helping commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

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A map from McMaster’s WWI collection is part of a special exhibit now on display at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France created to help shine a light on a unique set of artifacts left behind by the Canadians who fought at Vimy Ridge.


Drawn to Victory: Aerial photography in World War One

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McMaster map expert, Gord Beck is featured, along with numerous maps from McMaster’s renowned World War One map collection, in the documentary Drawn to Victory airing Sunday Oct. 30 at 9:00 p.m. on CPAC.


Open in Action: Open Access Week at McMaster

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McMaster University Libraries invites you to a series of events scheduled from October 20 to 28. Check the Schedule at a Glance for an overview of the week's activities, or the Full Schedule for more detailed event information.


New and waiting to be discovered!

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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.


McMaster’s rare maps provide students with a window into the past

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A new digital exhibit and experiential learning project is using rare maps from the Lloyd Reeds Map Collection to help students better understand the art and craft of mapmaking.


Celebrating the ‘treasures’ in McMaster’s maps collection

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Members of the McMaster community gathered recently for a celebration marking the 50th anniversary of McMaster University Library’s Lloyd Reeds Maps Collection.


Mac's maps help solve Aussie grave mystery

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McMaster's collection of First World War maps has helped put an end to the 84-year-old mystery surrounding the whereabouts of Private William Phillips' remains.

That's how long Phillips, an Australian soldier killed in the final months of the Great War, was buried beneath another man's headstone.

Katie Daubs, a reporter for the Toronto Star, is currently walking the Western Front and wrote about the story here.

An excerpt from the story is below:


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