Research @ McMaster

McMaster University Library Launches a Virtual Page Turner: Historical Perspectives on Canadian Publishing Website

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Which novel by Margaret Laurence won the Governor General’s Award, became a literary cause célèbre, and was an object of censorship in 1976? What is the history of hockey books in Canada? What has been the impact on publishing and book sales by Canada Reads (CBC’s annual competition of the “battle of books”)?


2009 ASEC Fellowship Awarded to Dr. Thomas Power

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McMaster University Library is pleased to announce that it has awarded a visiting ASECS fellowship to Dr. Thomas Power, Trinity and Wycliffe Colleges, University of 
Toronto. Dr. Power is the co-editor of Converts and Conversion in Ireland, 1650-1850 (2005) and the author of Land, Politics, and Society in Eighteenth-Century Tipperary (1993). ASECS (the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies) sponsors and sustains research at 15 research centres and libraries in North America; the ASECS programme at McMaster University is jointly funded by ASECS and the Faculty of Humanities.


EBL e-books are Back!

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We're pleased to announce that the Ebook Library (EBL) short-term loan service has been reactivated!

After a two year run, the Library concluded its pilot of the program back in January. After reviewing the results, we've refined our collection to better match the needs of the McMaster community. Our new EBL collection, containing more than 22,000 e-books, is now available for use by McMaster students, faculty, and staff. Records for all of the titles included can be found in the Library Catalogue.


Canadian Baptist Archives in the Library Catalogue

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Nearly 3,000 records for items held by the Canadian Baptist Archives can now be found in the Library catalogue! The collection includes a wealth of resources on the Baptist denomination (particularly the Church’s history in Canada), the early history of McMaster University, and Christianity more generally. Records for these resources will appear in search results from the Library’s catalogue, or you can browse the collection here
 


Library acquires rare trench maps

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McMaster University Library is soon to be home to one of the largest collections of World War I trench maps in the country after acquiring a significant collection from Dr. Peter Chasseaud, the world's leading expert in First World War military maps.


Talk: University of Calgary's Open Access Authors Fund (Jan27)

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Faculty, students, researchers, library staff are invited to attend a talk on The University of Calgary's Open Access Authors Fund by Andrew Waller, Serials Librarian, University of Calgary Libraries & Cultural Resources.


Read about the Library's Virtual Museum of the Holocaust and the Resistance in the Hamilton Spectator

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We invite you to read the article in the Hamilton Spectator about the library's latest project, the Virtual Museum of the Holocaust and the Resistance.

A second article appeared in the Hamilton Spectator on January 22nd, a day after an event was held in Convocation Hall to announce the acquisition of the collection and the virtual museum project.


Open Access Day: October 14!

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Open Access Day is jointly sponsored by Students for Free Culture, PLoS (Public Library of Science) and SPARC to broaden awareness and understanding of Open Access


Bob Young addresses librarians and technologists at Hamilton conference

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McMaster University Library, in association with Hamilton Public Library and Mohawk College Library hosted Access 2008, Canada’s premier library technology conference, held last week in downtown Hamilton.


Library's Peace and War Project makes the Hamilton Spectator

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We invite you to read the article in the Hamilton Spectator about our Peace and War in the 20th Century website which we officially launched earlier this week.

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