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Remembrance with McGill Library collections

Although we’re unable to offer in-person Remembrance Day events this year, we have brought together some of the many important manuscripts, papers, artworks and artifacts in the Library’s collection in the form of digital collections, blog posts and past exhibitions. …

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Wartime correspondence in the Madeleine Parent Fonds

Every year on November 11, Canadians remember the men and women who have served their country. Traditionally, we honour the departed, but Remembrance Day is about all of those who served. During WWII, on the front or as prisoners of …

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Happy Halloween from the McGill Library

Looking to enjoy a safe – but scary – Halloween? The McGill Library has got you covered. This staff-curated list of films will keep you screaming from the comfort of your couch.  DVDs The Humanities & Social Sciences Library’s DVD …

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Delight in small streaming pleasures at the Library

Book Cover Designing Your Life How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life

As we head into mid-term season, building health breaks into your workday is key. If music helps you recharge, check out our libguide dedicated to online sources for audio recordings and discographies. The Naxos Music Library features over 2 million …

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In process: Witold Rybczynski papers

New at McGill Library, the Witold Rybczynski Fonds – book manuscripts and proofs, research materials, reviews, correspondence, teaching materials, slides, and digital files – represent a career as author and educator. Witold Rybczynski is a critically acclaimed and award-winning Canadian-American …

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More Zoom Backgrounds: ROAAr edition

Back by popular demand, we’ve got more Zoom backgrounds for students, faculty and staff to use as we start the academic year. In April, we featured campus places and library spaces. This time, we invite you to take in and …

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Dr. Jessica Stacey on Voltaire

Dr. Jessica Stacey is a recipient of the 2019 Raymond Klibansky Collection Research Travel Grant, awarded to pursue research with McGill’s Voltaire Collection. At the McGill Library last autumn, I was putting the finishing touches on a foreword to the …

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Launch | The McGill Library Orientation Game – “Raising Spirits: A Timely Diversion”

As we all prepare for a virtual fall semester, the McGill library is offering an innovative activity to welcome new, current, and former McGillians back to campus, even if only in spirit. We hope to draw everyone back from afar with the aid of their computers: to …

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Data sets from McGill’s digital collections now available for text-mining and data-intensive research

Rare theses book spines

By Alexandra Kohn, Head, Copyright Office Collections as Data is a movement in the cultural heritage sector to make our collections machine-actionable and available at scale for data-intensive research. Inspired by the Institute of Museum and Library Service-funded project Always …

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4th Edition – ROAAr Monthly Screen Share

Updating your digital desktop? Why not try a new screensaver! ROAAr invites you to check LibraryMatters regularly to download a high-quality image from our free monthlyscreen-share. We invite you to use it as a background for your desktop or cellphone, or print …

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