Looking for help on how to search MORRIS & e-Resources effectively? Need some tips on how to refine your Web searches? Mills is offering two Research Workshops in March that have just what you're looking for! These sessions take place in the Wong e-Classroom, L107 on the first floor of Mills. No sign-up is required.
Searching MORRIS and e-Resources - Tuesday, March 8, 1:30-2:15pm
- Find out how to access Library e-Resources from anywhere using your LibAccess account.
- Learn how to use MORRIS to find books on your topic.
- Learn how to use e-Resources to search the right database for relevant articles in journals, newspapers, etc.
Web Searching - Thursday, March 3, 3:30-4:15pm
- Learn some power Web searching techniques to refine and control your searches.
- Improve your search results by learning how to use subject directories to find academically relevant Web sites.
- Understand how to use effective search syntax and strategies.
- Learn how to evaluate Web sites and cite them in footnotes and bibliographies.
Filed under Library News: Trial e-Resources
Clinics are periodicals that provide comprehensive, clinical reviews of timely subjects, including diagnosis and therapy, new materials, and new equipment. Each Clinic contains invited reviews on a single topic in a specific specialty or subspecialty. Guest editors for each issue invite leading experts to write reviews on a specific aspect of the topic.
theclinics.com trial includes 52 full text titles from the Clinics of North America Series from 2002 to the present. The trial will run from February 9th through March 18th, 2005.
Filed under Library News: Events
Beatrix Robinow, McMaster University's first Health Sciences Librarian, was inducted into the Faculty of Health Sciences 'Community of Distinction' on February 11, 2005.
- more about Mrs. Robinow's induction into the Community of Distinction
- more about Beatrix Robinow:
- Beatrix Robinow, First Health Sciences Librarian
- Fitzgerald D. Beatrix (Bee) Robinow, 1915-2001. J Med Libr Assoc. 2003 April; 91(2): 272.
- articles by Beatrix Robinow:
In the depths of winter, the Division of Archives and Research Collections (Mills - Lower Level) is pleased to announce our latest exhibition, assembled with discriminating taste by Renu Barrett and Alex Erasmi. It's entitled Medieval Melodies to Mop Top Musings. You may wonder what exactly that might mean, and we hope that your puzzlement will initiate a visit to our lobby area. Our subject is music in print, manuscript, tape, and disc. You can't hear the music aloud, but if you let your ears and imagination run riot, the glorious music of the spheres from different genres and times will play inwardly for you, from the strains of choral music in medieval churches to the catchy, vibrant rock tunes of John Lennon or the wistful, poetical songs of Canada's own Leonard Cohen. One of the items on display is a large reproduction of a photograph of Franz Liszt in the circle of his pupils on the occasion of his seventy-third birthday in Weimar on 22 October 1884. The photograph was recently donated to the Library by Dr. Alan Walker. The exhibition will be on view until the end of April. We look forward to seeing you in this area of the Library.
A trial of World Development Indicators Online and Global Development Finance Online has been arranged.
WDI Online offers the World Bank's comprehensive database on development data, covering 593 indicators, 208 economies, and 18 regional and income groups.
GDF Online offers external debt and financial flow data for the 136 countries that report public and publicly-guaranteed debt to the World Bank's Debtor Reporting System.
The World Bank e-library is one of the most comprehensive collections in the area of social and economic development. An essential information resource which includes:
- All current and recent World Bank titles, documents and papers in PDF and other user-friendly formats
- Titles available as soon as they appear in print
- You can also access and download (in Excel) a complete World Bank Publications for over 1400 publications in the e-Library.
- Over 2000 Policy Research Working Papers
The library has arranged a trial for two United Nations databases:
UN Comtrade contains more than 700 million records covering over 40 years of detailed trade information that until now has been accessible only to economists and statisticians of international organizations
United Nations Treaty Collection - this collection includes six categories of treaty-related data: Status of Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General; The United Nations Treaty Series; Texts of Recently Deposited Multilateral Treaties; Photographs of Treaty Signature Ceremonies; Titles of the Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General in the UN official languages; and Summary of Practice of the Secretary-General as Depositary of Multilateral Treaties.
The Columbia Gazetteer of the World , a comprehensive encyclopedia of geographical places and features, is now available as a trial.
Entries include information on many of the following: demography; physical geography; political boundaries; industry, trade, and service activities; agriculture; cultural, historical, and archeological points of interest; transportation lines; longitude, latitude, and elevations; distance to relevant places; pronunciations; official local government place-names and changed or variant names and spellings.Their length varies from a brief notation on a small village to an essay on a country or region.
AnthroSource , the premier online resource serving the research, teaching, and professional needs of anthropologists is now on trial. Developed by the American Anthropological Association (AAA), AnthroSource brings 100 years of anthropological material online to scholars and the public, including:
- a complete electronic archive of all AAA journals through 2003
- seamless access to archival content housed at JSTOR for key AAA publications including American Anthropologist (for AAA members and subscribing institutions)
- current issues for 11 of the AAA's most critical peer-reviewed publications