Yearly Archives: 2021

Open Access Week 2021: Upcoming Workshops and Events

Next week is Open Access Week and the Library has put together a full suite of workshops on data and scholarly publishing: The Future is Open: Becoming an Open Researcher  (registration) Predatory publishing: What is it and how to avoid it  …

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The University Girls Series

Written by Frédéric Giuliano, former archivist at McGill University. Published in Many Women, Many Voices, Stories from McGill’s Collections. McGill University Library and Archives, 2018. These University Girls We Can Do It! she seems to say, anticipating the iconic propaganda …

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New ROAAr Podcast : Voices From The Footnotes

By Labiba Faiza, Student Staff, ROAAr McGill Library Earlier this year, I joined the McGill Library as a student employee, working mainly on a podcast that was still in the works at the time. Now that it is finally available …

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Birding Mount Royal, Yesterday and Today

Mount Royal Park is a green haven at the centre of Montreal. From the top, looking south over McGill University’s lower campus and the spread of the St. Lawrence River, you may be lucky enough to spot some of the …

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Unsung Heroes of the McGill Library

Francisco Oliva smiling.

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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Discover eScholarship open content in Google Scholar

Hands seen from above on a blue Surface keyboard on a round table.

McGill’s open access repository eScholarship is now discoverable via Google Scholar. This includes over 50,000 items such as articles, dissertations, and theses. eScholarship items will either be the first link: Or one of the versions: Interested in adding works to …

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McGill University Archives’ starter kit for the Fall semester

We would like to welcome all students to this new fall semester.  We hope that you will have the opportunity to visit our beautiful library starting this September! The last few months have been challenging for all of us, for …

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Orientation Now & Then

Library table at Discover McGill (Molson Stadium), 2019

Orientation activities at McGill Library come in all shapes and sizes. Over the years the Library has participated in “meet & greets”, tours, workshops, scavenger hunts, tabling events, ice cream socials, service fairs, games, photo booths…even physical exhibits for war …

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Animating ROAAr Collections

Animation has come a long way from the early days of film in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. If you go even further back, early animators breathed life into still, 2-dimensional pictures using mechanical techniques. Take a tour …

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Library Update from Dean Colleen Cook

Architectural detail on Redpath Library Building

Dear Friends of the Library, The 2020-2021 academic year was one for the books in more ways than we can count here at the McGill Library. After completing a full year under these exceptional circumstances, I want to take a …

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COVID-19 | Latest information

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