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World War I remembered

No. 3 Hospital

Over the course of World War I, 3,059 McGill men enlisted in the active forces. Of those, 363 lost their lives and 791 decorations were awarded, including two Victoria Crosses. Women, not eligible for the active forces, also contributed in

The digital revolution

Flat bed scanner

Digitization is changing how students, academics and the general public interact with materials stored in the McGill Library. About 25% of these rare holdings are unique items that deserve to made more accessible to a wider audience. McGill is now

Halloween DIY

Do you love DIY projects? Attending a Halloween party this weekend? Why not tackle a recipe or two from How to Make Candy.* Published in 1932 and written by Walter W. Chenoweth, Professor of Horticultural Manufactures and Head of the

New Digital Chapbook Collection

Nursery rhymes, riddles, ballads, traditional poems and songs for young and old alike – all at the touch of a button. The Rare Books and Special Collections Library at McGill University contains over nine hundred British and American chapbooks published

Gone fishing!

Published in 1888, Artificial Flies and How to Make Them by M.A. Shipley may be just what you are looking for if you are in the mood for some summer fishing. This McGill digital title is a great DIY guide

“Great neurosis” at the Osler Library: A noteworthy acquisition in the field of 19th century psychiatry

The Osler Library recently acquired the work Iconographie photographique de la Salpêtrière. Service de M. Charcot. Published in Paris by Les Bureaux du progrès medical between 1876-1880, this three-volume book is by Desiré Magloire Bourneville (1840-1909) and Paul-Marie-Léon Regnard (1850-1927),

April 22 is Earth Day

April 22 is the perfect day for us to focus on the environment.  The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970, and is credited by many as starting the modern environmental movement.  Today, more than 1 billion people

Lending a hand (and other anatomical models) at the Life Sciences Library

Skeletons, hearts, brains, eyeballs and more have found a permanent home in the Life Sciences Library collection. These 3D anatomical models are available for members to borrow. Come by and say hello to Fred Skeleton, as staff affectionately call him, or

Think Spring: Children’s Books for the Upcoming Season

Although it may not feel like it yet, spring is just around the corner!   To celebrate the end of a long winter, browse through the Education Library’s Children’s Literature and Young Adult Collection and discover many delightful picture books about

Maple Syrup and Maple Sugar

It’s almost that time of year again! Read all about it in this McGill Digital Title: Quebec standard products : maple syrup and maple sugar. Published in the 1920s by the Maple Sugar Producers of Quebec, this book includes recipes contributed by

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