See What's New at the Library

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Filed under Library News:  Archives & Research Collections Innis Maps, Data, GIS Mills New Books Research @ McMaster Thode Web Resources

With a new term come new assignments and new research projects. And to the Library come new books, e-books, videos, journals, and many other resources. Want to keep up-to-date on all of these new Library materials? We can help! We’ve added a function to the Library Catalogue to show you the most recently added items across all of our collections.

To get started, just click this link: (you can also get here from the Library homepage by choosing "Advanced Search", then "Find New Items" in the More Options list). Select how far back you want to look, click the "Find" button, and you’ve got a list of everything added to the Library’s catalogue during that time period.

Once you have the initial list, use the facets on the right to hone in on exactly what you want. You could, for example, choose the "eBook" Format to see only e-books, or click "Mills" in the Location list to see only items in Mills. Add or remove facets to narrow or expand the list, including by subject or language. If you’ve hit on the perfect combination, use the RSS link at the bottom of the page and have new results that match those parameters fed directly to the reader of your choice.

You can also request books and other physical items that are still on order and be notified when they’re available! Click the title of an item in your search results to open the record, then the "Recall This" link. You’ll be prompted to log in to your Library account using the barcode from your McMaster ID card and confirm your request. From there, you’re all set--you’ll receive an e-mail notification when the item is ready for you to pick up.

We hope you like this new feature of the Library’s catalogue and that it helps you find just the right resources for your projects!