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Religious & Theological Abstracts (R &TA) now available online

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Filed under Library News:  Mills e-Resources

Religious and Theological Abstracts provides objective summaries of articles appearing in scholarly journals in the fields of Religion and Theology. They list a wide variety of periodical literature,including Christian, Jewish, and other world religions, and provide English language abstracts of articles in English, Hebrew, Afrikaans, and major European languages. The CD-ROM version of this title has been cancelled.


Book Review Index now available online

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Filed under Library News:  Mills Innis Thode e-Resources

Book Review Index is now available online through the Gale Group. This is a comprehensive online guide to book reviews with over five million review citations from thousands of publications, covering the years 1965 to the present. The print version of this index has been cancelled.


New Books Page updated with February acquisitions

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A list of the New Books received throughout the month of February has been posted for your information.


ACLS History e-Book Project on trial to March 31st

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Filed under Library News:  Mills Trial e-Resources

On September 1, 2002, the ACLS History E-Book (HEB) Project launched its website. Currently the total number of titles stands at over 1000 books of high quality in the field of history. These are works of major importance to historical studies, books that remain vital to both scholars and advanced students, and are frequently cited in the literature. The project is expanding its fields of coverage and adding 250 titles a year.


New Books @ Innis - February 2005

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Filed under Library News:  Innis New Books

A list of the new business books received at Innis throughout the month of February has now been posted.


Research Workshops @ your library

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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.

theclinics.com on trial from February 9, 2005 to March 18, 2005

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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.

Username: clinicstrial
Password: clinics


Beatrix Robinow inducted into the Faculty of Health Sciences 'Community of Distinction'

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Beatrix Robinow, McMaster University's first Health Sciences Librarian, was inducted into the Faculty of Health Sciences 'Community of Distinction' on February 11, 2005.


New books received in January

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A list of the New Books received throughout the month of January has been posted for your information.


Exhibit: Medieval Melodies to Mop Top Musings

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Filed under Library News:  Mills Archives & Research Collections Events

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.


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