The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) CHEMpendium is now available online to McMaster University staff and students. This resource was previously only available on CD-ROM in the Health Sciences Library.
This resource covers:
- Transport of hazardous materials
- Chemical toxicity
- Industrial chemicals and environmental contaminants
- Workplace safety
- Regulatory compliance
- WHMIS and Right-to-Know
Effective this week, the New York Times will stop charging for access to parts of its Web site. It will make available its archives from 1987 to the present without charge, as well as those from 1851 to 1922, which are in the public domain. There will be charges for some material from the period 1923 to 1986, and some will be free.
For more information, read the complete article by Richard Perez-Pena.
This is a reminder that all McMaster University's users must re-register InfoRetriever® on their Pocket PC, Palm OS, and Windows PC by next week, if they have not already, or the application will freeze when the University's subscription rolls into a new account.
Registering InfoRetriever is an annual event that is associated with your institution's expiration date.
If you have any trouble with registration, please contact InfoPOEMS:
Tel: 877-MED-POEM (option 6)
Tel: 201-748-6645 (option 6)
[Monday-Friday, 8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m. EST]
If you have any other questions, contact Allison Thompson at the Health Sciences Library.
Elsevier has launched a new Web portal, Oncology by OncologySTAT, that gives doctors free access to the latest articles from 100s of Elsevier's medical journals.
After the user has registered, it provides immediate access to the latest cancer-related articles from Elsevier journals like The Lancet and Surgical Oncology.
The OncologySTAT site gives registered visitors limited access to other publishers
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New to McMaster? Check out The Mac Library Experience, a wiki designed to help you find important information on the libraries and the help options available to you. Save time and frustration by taking a look at it today!
Librarians and library staff recognize that many students arriving at McMaster have never used such a large library. They know that libraries can initially seem like intimidating places and may leave some feeling mystified.
As a result, McMaster University Library has introduced a new wiki, designed specifically to assist newcomers to McMaster, including first-year and transfer students.
The Mac Library Experience wiki, created by librarian Krista Godfrey, acts as a one-stop shop, gathering together essential information that new students will need to know. Once they have the basics down, they can start taking advantage of library books, e-resources and research help to assist them with their coursework.
The wiki format, unlike a traditional static webpage, allows students to post and share tips, give each other advice and post comments, mimicking the functionality of high profile wikis such as Wikipedia. The wiki will also point to relevant Facebook groups and useful YouTube videos, both formats new students are likely to be familiar with.
One unique feature of the Mac Library Experience wiki will be an up-to-date calendar of library events including introductory tours of all four campus libraries and fall workshops designed to help students achieve academic success.
Also see this story in McMaster's Daily News.
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