Library News

Christmas Toy Drive from Nov. 17 to Dec. 15

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Filed under Library News:  Mills Innis Thode Events

The Christmas Toy Drive will take place from Wednesday, November 17th to Wednesday, December 15th, 2004. This annual event is held in support of the Salvation Army's Christmas Bureau. The Bureau's mandate is to provide a new toy for children of families in need of assistance.

Toys are needed for boys and girls up to the age of twelve. Most-needed items include baby toys, colouring books, family games, books and Lego blocks.

Over the years, the McMaster Community has generously supported this worthy cause, and we hope that you will contine to do so this year.

Why not start a collection box in your office, residence, department or work area and then drop them off at the nearest campus library.

Collection boxes will be placed in Mills, Innis, Thode and Health Sciences libraries.

Your support is greatly appreciated.


Write On! Group Study Rooms at Innis Now Have White Boards

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Filed under Library News:  Innis

White boards have been added to all of the group study rooms at the Innis Library. The boards will allow groups to work out problems and ideas in a more collaborative manner. Markers, brushes and other supplies can be borrowed from the Circulation Desk with a McMaster ID card.


ProQuest maintenance window scheduled - November 13th

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Filed under Library News:  Mills Innis Thode Alerts e-Resources

ProQuest has scheduled a maintenance window beginning at 10pm EDT Saturday November 13, 2004 - 10am EDT Sunday November 14, 2004. Products which will be affected are: ABI/Inform, Trade & Industry, CBCA, ProQuest nursing journals, ProQuest Digital Dissertations.


Blackwell Synergy scheduled maintenance - November 6th

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Filed under Library News:  Mills Innis Thode Alerts e-Resources

Please note that due to essential maintenance and upgrade work Blackwell Synergy will be unavailable to users for a period of time this weekend. The hours when the site will be unavailable are: Saturday 6 Nov 18:00 (6.00pm) GMT - Sunday 7 Nov 04:00 (4.00am) GMT


New Books @ Innis - October 2004

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Filed under Library News:  Innis New Books

Selected New Books @ Innis - October 2004


SFX (get it!) down until noon today (October 27th)

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Filed under Library News:  Mills Innis Thode Alerts e-Resources

service is not available until noon today while maintenance is being completed on the SFX server at ScholarsPortal.


New Business trials - Business Monitor Online and MarketResearch.com Academic

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Filed under Library News:  Mills Innis Trial e-Resources

Trials of Business Monitor Online [Business Monitor's online services provide daily macroeconomic, financial and company news and analysis on emerging and key global markets] and MarketResearch.com Academic [MarketResearch.com Academic offers the full text of hundreds of market research reports


Social Work Abstracts online temporarily unavailable.

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Filed under Library News:  Mills Innis Alerts e-Resources

Social Work Abstracts online is temporarily unavailable. This note will be removed once access has been restored.


Cambridge Journals Online - maintenance scheduled October 24th

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Filed under Library News:  Mills Innis Thode Alerts e-Resources

Cambridge Journals Online (CJO) will not be available on Sunday 24th October 2004 from 4:00pm -12:00am due to maintenance work.


Problems with LibAccess (Updated)

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Filed under Library News:  Mills Innis Thode

We are currently experiencing two problems using LibAccess in Mills, Innis and Thode libraries:

  1. Some Websites are not loading and the following error message apears: "To allow /connect? session to work, your EZproxy administrator must first authorize this within the ezproxy.cfg file". The Library's I.T. Department is working to rectify this, but as a workaround in the interim, login to LibAccess first, click on the "Search the Internet" link, select a search engine and search for the site you would like to visit. Click the link to the site that appears in the search results page. You should have no trouble accessing the site in this manner.
  2. Access to some Websites that use JavaScript result in error messages when you attempt to retrieve them after logging in to LibAccess (one example is Gmail). The Library's I.T. department is currently seeking a solution to this problem and we will post a message here once it has been resolved.

Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

UPDATE November 2, 2004: The Library has implemented a new configuration of LibAccess on all computers in the libraries (Mills, Innis, and Thode) that has solved the access problems described above. Thanks for your patience.

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