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48K and counting! McGill Dissertations and Theses

Spines from McGill rare theses.

The McGill University Library is home to thousands of dissertations and theses produced by McGill’s graduate students. Beyond conserving these theses and dissertations, the Library retroactively digitized all its print theses and dissertations and made them freely available in McGill’s institutional repository, eScholarship. …

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Delightful finds on a bloody journey

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This piece is inspired by research done as a Folger Fellow, some of which is summarised in a blog post entitled “Balancing information and expertise: vernacular guidance on bloodletting in early modern calendars and almanacs,” published in The Collation: Research …

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Art & Image: ongoing research in the Gwillim Project

The Gwillim Project centres around the lives of two English sisters in early 19th c. Madras (now Chennai): Elizabeth Gwillim (1763-1807) and Mary Symonds (b. 1772). Both sisters were avid artists and dedicated letter-writers; their paintings of flora, fauna, and …

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McGill Library and Sage: Open access agreement for McGill authors

The McGill University Library is happy to announce an agreement between the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) and Sage Publications which will provide more open access options for McGill authors.  As of January 2021, McGill corresponding authors publishing with Sage Choice journals* will have the option to make their …

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What’s 150 years old, 11 feet long, and can get you from Grand Rapids to Quebec City in minutes?

Chisholm's all round route and panoramic guide of the St. Lawrence, 1870

C.R. Chisholm & Bros. was a Montreal-based publishing company that specialized in travel guide books as well as maps of Canada and the United States. Chisholm’s all round route panoramic guide of the St. Lawrence is a 150-year-old folded panoramic …

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Virtual Puzzles: Winter fun & a splash of colour to ring in 2021

Outdoor activities are front and center this holiday break. If you are looking for a fun way to stay warm after an afternoon of sledding or skiing, try your hand at solving these jigsaw puzzles featuring vintage images courtesy of …

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Year in Review: Most searched, borrowed, watched titles of 2020

2020 will go down as a year filled with flux and firsts. One of the few things that remained tried and true was that the Library’s electronic resources continued to be available 24/7 from anywhere in the world. Articles, e-books, e-journals, newspapers, …

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Bicentennial sneak peek: student life (and boils!) at the Library

We look forward to a time in the near future when comfy furniture (with CUSHIONS or THREE-INCH PADS!) in sun-filled nooks are back in our spaces for good. More fun library-related bicentennial stories will make their way to you in …

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Trot away from 2020 with our DIY rare holiday phenakistoscope

This holiday season is unlike any other. As we move into a new (and hopefully better) year, the Library wishes you much peace, rest, and health coupled with lighthearted moments of reflection, joy, and discovery. Once again, we have remixed …

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Theodore A. Harris’ “The Long Dream, After Richard Wright” and the Activists in Our Collections

Philadelphia-based artist, Theodore Harris, insists on the power of visual art to reveal diverse perspectives, speaking of our collective past, present, and future in a contentiously shared world.  Presenting as keynote at Culture Shock, a yearly event co-hosted by The …

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