McMaster University


Mills Library
Instruction & Tours 2007/08


General Library tours of Mills are scheduled for a limited time in September. Tours begin in the lobby and last about 30 minutes.
Sign-up is not required.

All tours begin at 2:30 pm

Tours not scheduled for Winter 2008.

Research Workshops @ your library®

Two hands-on workshops are offered to show you how to research using the Library Web site, Library catalogue, e-Article databases and bibliographic management service.

  • Finding Books & Articles: Scholarly Information at Your Fingertips!

Learn to use these key resources for research:

  • Library Catalogue - find books and other materials on your topic
  • Databases - choose the right database to find relevant articles in journals, newspapers, etc.
  • RefWorks - import references from online databases to RefWorks; generate a bibliography in seconds from many different formats e.g. APA, MLA, Chicago

Location: Wong e-Classroom, L107, Mills Library
Length: 50 minutes
Dates and times:

Sign-up is not required.

This workshop not scheduled for Winter 2008.


  • Using RefWorks

RefWorks is a Web-based reference manager and bibliography builder. With your RefWorks account, learn how to:

  • create your own personal database by importing references from text files, online databases and other sources
  • insert citations while writing papers
  • generate a correctly formatted bibliography in seconds; formats include APA, MLA, Chicago

Location: Wong e-Classroom, L107, Mills Library
Length: 50 minutes
Dates and times:

Monday January 21 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday January 31 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday February 8 9:30 am- 11:00 am
Tuesday February 26 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Sign-up is not required.


Research Consultations

Meet with a Liaison Librarian for a 30 to 60 minute session to acquire in-depth information on resources in your research area.

At the time of booking, please provide specifics on your research topic.



More About Instruction at Mills

Library instruction can be arranged by faculty, staff or TAs for small groups, classes or tutorial groups. Sessions can be tailored for:
  • Class research needs
    We offer specialized sessions on specific research tools e.g. Social Sciences Index or specific types of materials or collections e.g. Government Publications.

  • Assignments
    Library assignments can be designed to assist students with learning research skills. We have successfully developed many assignments in collaboration with faculty and TAs and will be happy to work with you to develop a library assignment that will suit the needs of your class.

The Mills instruction facility, Wong e-Classroom, L107, can accommodate groups of approximately 40 students at a time. Instruction for larger classes can take place in the campus classroom or other location.

For further information, or to arrange a session, please contact Olga Perkovic at 905-525-9140, ext. 26007 or make a request online. At least two weeks notice is required.


Olga Perkovic
Last Reviewed: December 19, 2007