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Statistics Canada E-Publications Are Now Free!

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Statistics Canada e-publications are now available freely online. Statistics Canada has released more than 150 previously fee-based e-publications. For more information about these great resources, please visit this site.


Map Collection Closing Temporarily

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The Map Collection in Mills Library will be closed to the public for approximately 6 weeks beginning Friday April 28 and running until around the second week in June.

The closure is necessary to allow a construction crew to drill holes and run wiring through the floor of the McLay Reading Room [directly above] for the construction of the Library's new Learning Commons.

Cathy Moulder and Gord Beck will be temporarily relocated to the Wong e-Classroom during this period (Mills Library Room 107).


DLI Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary!

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The Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) is celebrating its 10th anniversary! The Data Liberation Initiative provides Canadian academic institutions with affordable access to Statistics Canada public use microdata files, databse, and geographic files for teaching and research.

The DLI is a co-operative effort by the Humanities and Social Science Federation of Canada (HSSFC), the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), the Canadian Association of Public Data Users (CAPDU), the Canadian Association of Small University Libraries (CASUL), Statistics Canada and other government departments.

For more information on DLI, please visit their web site or contact our Data Specialist, Vivek Jadon.

Photo Contest Display

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McMaster Geography and Earth Sciences Society recently held a Leave No Trace photo contest. As environmentally aware citizens, the Society was promoting the adage Take only photos, leave only footprints .

Students, staff, faculty and alumni were invited to submit photos in four categories: Humourous, Flora/Fauna, Nature/Geology and Culture/People and Places.

Contest photos will be on display in the Lloyd Reeds Map Collection, Mills Library Room 110 until May 1, 2006.


Statistics Canada Electronic Publications Free Starting April 24th!

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As of April 24th, Statistics Canada will make all electronic publications found on their website freely available without cost! Print publications may require purchasing. If you find anything on the Statistics Canada website asking for money, please visit the library to see if there is another means of accessing the item.


New U.S. Catalog of Government Publications

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The Government Printing Office (GPO) has released a new version of the United States Catalog of Government Publications. The catalog can be used to find federal publications, both historical and current, online and in print. It supplies both a simple and advanced search and can be limited to particular collections. To find out all of the new features, check out the catalog and click on the advanced search .


New Statistics Canada Search!

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Statistics Canada is launching a new search engine for their website. The simple search will now only return results that contain all search terms. The advanced search will remain the same, allowing you to search for any words, all words, or phrase searches.


NARA Collection of U.S. Government Web Material Now Keyword Searchable

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The U.S. National Archive and Records Administration collection of web material is now searchable by keywords. The collection consists of material captured from Federal Public Agencies public web sites as they existed prior to January 20, 2005. For more information about the project or to search the collection, please visit here.


Scanners Available in Mills Library

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Now you can capture that colour image to include in your report or PowerPoint presentation. Or you can print in colour using the Library


U.S. National Archives Digitizes Historic Films

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The U.S. National Archives, working together with Google, announced a pilot program digitizing historic films. The films are available through the National Archives website and through Google Video.

The pilot program released 101 historic films, including U.S. government newsreels from World War II, documentaries by NASA on the history of the spaceflight program and 1930's motion pictures on the history and establishment of national and state parks.


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