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200 Reasons to Give to McGill Library

Student Alisa Nosova wearing a mask and a red McGill24 hat standing in Library stacks with a cut-out that says "J'aime McGill".

McGill24, the University’s annual day of giving, is back Wednesday, March 9, 2022. Over a 24-hour period, donations will be made around the world with the aim of impacting current and future McGillians. Everyone has a unique reason for giving …

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3.14159 Recipes for Apple Pie

mark's history of apple pie

By Jacquelyn Sundberg and Labiba Faiza, ROAAr McGill Library 3. 14. 2022 Happy Pie Day to you all on March 14th! While the day that claims the most digits of pi came and went on March 14th, 1592, we celebrate …

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McGill Students, Our Forever Reason

Students wearing masks and red McGill24 hats standing in front of the Library.

By Colleen Cook, Trenholme of Libraries, McGill Library McGill24, the University’s annual day of giving, is back Wednesday, March 9, 2022. This year, as we celebrate 200 years of McGill, we’re also looking at our why. Everyone has a unique reason …

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Couched in Unintelligibility: Agonies of The Times

people reading newspapers

By Ronny Litvack-Katzman, Research Assistant, ROAAr Numbers, letters, and pseudonyms, reversed text, symbols, and foreign language words –the most infamous encrypted agony ads contained all these and more. Throughout the 19th century, ciphers and codes were a covert means for …

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Open Access Deal- Institute of Physics (IOP)

This winter is full of great open access news. Following on the heels of the Cambridge open access deal, we are excited to announce an OA agreement with the Institute of Physics (IOP). This agreement allows corresponding authors publishing in …

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Open Access Agreement | Cambridge University Press

McGill University Library is excited to announce the signing of an open access agreement with Cambridge University Press. McGill corresponding authors publishing with Cambridge’s journals have the option to make their work open at no cost. Eligible authors will receive …

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Food for Thought: Riddles and Riddling Ways Exhibit

Explore different mealtime riddle practices in this curated exhibit of items from McGill’s Collections and beyond, and the way games, puzzles and play both educate and entertain. One way to connect with family and friends is over a meal or …

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Caption This: Should have stayed home

Caption This! We offer you a new series for a new year. This photo from our McGill University Archives Photo Collection is one of many about which we have little information. While often we may have a date range, some …

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Holiday Magic: The Making of Book Boxes for Centraide

Red McGill Library tote bag laying flat with a book, bookmarks, cards, and candy on top of it.

By Amanda Wheatley, Outreach and Engagement Coordinator & Liaison Librarian This year, to raise money for Centraide of Greater Montreal, the Library offered a one-time book box subscription service to the McGill community. We are so grateful for the overwhelming support of …

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Six ways to celebrate McGill’s fall convocation, Library-style

Brown box with white letter "C" with the word "Convocation" underneath."

Congratulations, graduates! Fall Convocation is upon us and it’s the first time in two years that students, families, and faculties are able to celebrate in person. At this time of year, we usually jot down a list of Library activities …

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