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Unsung Heroes of the McGill Library

As part of McGill’s Bicentennial Celebrations, faculties, central units, associations, and unions were asked to nominate Unsung Heroes in their department who have greatly helped shape the community. In addition to being featured on the University’s Unsung Heroes page, the …

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How to protect yourself and your work when publishing open access

What would you do if you discovered your open access PhD dissertation for sale on Amazon? Several postgrads at The Open University found themselves in this very situation. The Open University’s library team contacted Amazon and the theses were pulled off …

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Google Scholar – Public Access Tracker, Open Access, and eScholarship

A few months ago, Google Scholar launched a Public Access Tracker. This is a tool embedded in Google Scholar profiles that shows if a researcher’s work is compliant with their funding agencies’ open access mandates: A few things to note: …

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“Archiving an Era”: The Early Work of Marcus Leatherdale and Sunil Gupta

By Leighetta Kim, Museum Database Intern, McGill Visual Arts Collection Hooded Glance – Self Portrait by Marcus Leatherdale is a photograph that immediately draws you in. A tension between vulnerability and strength commands a viewer’s gaze. As an intern at the …

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Now available | 100,000+ ebooks from the De Gruyter University Press Library Ebook Collection

The McGill Library is happy to announce that over 100,000 e-books from different university presses held in the De Gruyter University Press Library Ebook Collection are now available and can be accessed through McGill’s catalogue. Contemporary collections (2021) along with …

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2021 Update | Fiat Lux Library Project

Meeting student needs. Connecting communities. Advancing learning. Inspiring discovery. Preserving the cultural record. Promoting wellness. How do you take these big ideas and make them into a library for the 21st century? At McGill, we are getting closer to finding …

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#McGillBookBingo

by Vanja Lugonjic Looking to do some armchair traveling this summer? Broaden your reading list horizons by playing #McGillBookBingo! To play, simply check out the bingo card below and get reading. Whether you complete a line, a blackout, or an …

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A Tribute to John Gomery (1932-2021)

by the Friends of the McGill Library John Gomery was a true friend of the Friends of the McGill Library. A former Chair of the Friends Board, John was a strong supporter of Fiat Lux, the transformational re-envisioning of the …

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Remembering Marilyn Berger, Librarian Emerita

The University flag is lowered today in memory of Librarian Emerita Marilyn Berger, who passed away Thursday, March 11, 2021.  Marilyn was a former Head Librarian of the Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art.  She began in the McGill Library in 1977, …

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4 Things to see at McGill Library before you graduate

Virtual convocation is here! While many of us are celebrating remotely, we’re still celebrating! Usually at this time of year, we jot down a list of Library activities to do with visiting family members. And this year will be no different. …

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All library branches closed until further notice. Access to e-resources and virtual services continue.
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