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CHEMpendium Now Available Online!

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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

- Canada


New York Times to Stop Charging for Parts of Its Web Site

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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.


Young Adults Delaying Transition to Adulthood

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StatCan released a study on the transitions of young adults which found that they are delaying transitions to adulthood. To review the report, please visit this site.


InfoRetriever/InfoPOEMS Re-registration

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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.

Re-Register here:
http://www.infopoems.com/support/registration.cfm

If you have any trouble with registration, please contact InfoPOEMS:

http://www.infopoems.com/contactForm.cfm
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.


New Oncology resource: OncologySTAT

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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


Website Explores Peace and War in Twentieth Century

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In early June, the Division of Archives and Research Collections at Mills Memorial Library announced a new project, the development of


New to Mac? Check out the New Library Wiki!

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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.


CIA Releases Nearly 700 Documents of Interest

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The CIA released nearly 700 documents of response from CIA employees to Director James Schelsinger, among other documents. This set of documents is known as the family jewels . For media coverage on the collection, please visit this site. To access the documents, please visit this site.


Library Receives Grant to Develop Website on Peace and War

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The Division of Archives and Research Collections at Mills Memorial Library has been awarded almost $100,000 to develop a state of the art website on Peace and War in the Twentieth Century. The grant was provided by the Canadian Memory Fund through the Department of Canadian Heritage's Canadian Culture Online Programme. Read more at the Daily News.

Ontario Data Documentation, Extraction Service and Infrastructure (ODESI) Initiative

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The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) has launched a new initiative called ODESI (pronounced


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