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Finding the University : new research guides for institutional histories

To support more inclusive histories of McGill University, we have started to develop a series of institutional history research guides aimed at simplifying access to primary source material relating to the University’s establishment and its first 100 years.

Now available | ACUP/eBOUND Canadian University Presses Ebooks published prior to 2014

Until recently, McGill University had access to all of the Canadian university presses titles from 2014 and onward. Access to these titles is made available by the Association of Canadian University Presses (ACUP) via eBOUND on the Ontario Council of …

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Puzzles to make you pause

Spring break, reading week, study break – whatever it means to you, it’s important to take a pause from assignments, deadlines, and Zoom meetings. With no formal academic activities scheduled during the first week of March, this is YOUR time …

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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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COVID-19 | Latest information

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