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Black History Month | Library resources & initiatives

Cover art for numerous documentary films featured in Docuseek's Black History Month Collection.

Every February during Black History Month, we are invited to recognize and celebrate the Black experience, and contributions that Black people have made, and continue to make, in all sectors of society. We’ve brought together some major resources and initiatives …

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Zoom Backgrounds | McGilliana: 200 Years of Student Life

Felt “M” patch, undated. McGill University Archives, (2006-0083.11.1).

Brighten up your virtual learning spaces with new Zoom backgrounds featuring postcards and objects from ROAAr’s most recent virtual exhibit McGilliana: 200 Years of Student Life. “Each item in this [bicentennial] exhibition is part of one or many stories about …

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The Taylor White Project, 2018-2021

Three-toed Sloth (Bradypus tridactylus), water colour by Peter Paillou, undated. Taylor White Collection: MSG BW002, item 042. Blacker Wood Collection, Rare Books & Special Collections, McGill Library.

By Victoria Dickenson, Professor of Practice, McGill Library This project was funded by Insight Development Program at Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Overview The Taylor White Research Project focused on the documentation and analysis of a unique “paper …

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Year in Review: Most searched & borrowed titles of 2021

Whether you are staying in or heading out, the Library’s electronic resources continue to be available to you, 24/7 from anywhere in the world. Articles, e-books, e-journals, newspapers, databases – you name it, we probably have it and McGill students, faculty, and …

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Digitization Grant Update: George Mercer Dawson

By Alex Kohn, Digital Collections & Copyright Librarian As we reported back in May, we are the fortunate recipients of a grant from the British Columbia History Digitization Program, which has allowed us to digitize over 1,586 items (letters and …

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In Search of a Single Boot: A Reflection on the Things Lost and Found at McGill Library

by Alisa Nosova, Marketing Projects Assistant, McGill Library The Internet Archive holds the McGill Student Publications Collection that includes  McGill student newspapers from as early as 1874. If you dare to start digging through this resource platform you might find …

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One Minute Wonder |  Red Sleigh, House, Winter by Lawren Harris

Lawren  Harris,  Red Sleigh, House, Winter, 1919, Oil on Canvas, 130 x 138 cm. Gift of A. Sidney Dawes, B.Sc., 1910. McGill Visual Arts Collection, 1966-001.

Take a moment to pause, reflect, and learn more about some of the stories behind the rare and special objects held at McGill. ROAAr’s “One Minute Wonder” is a new video series that delves into extraordinary things in McGill Library’s …

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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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The student face of Library services

Helen Qin in the Digitization Lab

By Steven Spodek, Development and Alumni Relations Officer, McGill Library Student employees are actively involved in the McGill Library. From digitizing cultural heritage materials, organizing archival collections, and researching artwork to writing news stories and social media posts, and acting as information assistants. Student hires are …

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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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