Year in Review: Most searched & borrowed resources of 2023

Calling holiday revelers! The Library’s got your back with electronic wonders 24/7, no matter where you are in the world. Articles, e-books, e-journals, newspapers, databases, libguides, e-book displays – content comes in all shapes and sizes. During the holiday break, take advantage of our collection. McGill students, faculty, and staff have can access it all. Dive into the festive spirit by exploring our online video and film libguide and the online audio & discographies libguide. They’re loaded with streaming resources that’ll jazz up your well-deserved downtime. Feeling a bit curious about what other folks have read or need a spark of joy for work or play? Check out the 2023 roundup below – it’s a treasure trove of inspiration! Special thanks to Associate Dean, Collections, Joseph Hafner; Director Collections, Louis Houle; and Associate Librarian Amanda Wheatley for their help in compiling the lists.🌟

20 most borrowed e-books on McGill Overdrive / Libby*

  1. The Girl in His Shadow: A Novel
  2. Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data
  3. Yellowface: A Reese’s Book Club Pick
  4. Really Good, Actually: A Novel
  5. Demon Copperhead: A Pulitzer Prize Winner
  6. Tastes Like War: A Memoir
  7. Foster
  8. Fourth Wing
  9. I Want to Die but I Want to Eat Tteokbokki: A Memoir
  10. Love, Theoretically
  11. Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries
  12. Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands
  13. Hello Beautiful: Oprah’s Book Club
  14. Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute
  15. Meet Me at the Lake
  16. Romantic Comedy: A Novel
  17. Financial Feminist: Overcome the Patriarchy’s Bullsh*t to Master Your Money and Build a Life You Love
  18. Birnam Wood: A Novel
  19. Stay True: A Memoir (Pulitzer Prize Winner)
  20. My Hygge Home: How to Make Home Your Happy Place

20 most borrowed audiobooks on McGill Overdrive / Libby*

  1. Fourth Wing (unabridged)
  2. Purposeful Empathy: Tapping Our Hidden Superpower for Personal, Organizational, and Social Change (unabridged)
  3. Iron Flame (unabridged)
  4. Yellowface (unabridged)
  5. Cannibal Capitalism: How our System is Devouring Democracy, Care, and the Planet – and What We Can Do About It (unabridged)
  6. The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (unabridged)
  7. The Mountain is You: Transforming Self-Sabotage Into Self-Mastery (unabridged)
  8. You, Happier: The 7 Neuroscience Secrets of Feeling Good Based on Your Brain Type (unabridged)
  9. Unlikeable Female Characters: The Women Pop Culture Wants You to Hate (unabridged)
  10. When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress (unabridged)
  11. Our Wives Under the Sea (unabridged)
  12. The Creative Act: A Way of Being (unabridged)
  13. The Marlow Murder Club (unabridged)
  14. Happy Place (unabridged)
  15. How Big Things Get Done: The Surprising Factors That Determine the Fate of Every Project, from Home Renovations to Space Exploration and Everything In Between (unabridged)
  16. Don’t Let Her Stay (unabridged)
  17. Beyond the Wand: The Magic and Mayhem of Growing Up a Wizard (unabridged)
  18. Hell Bent (unabridged)
  19. The Unfortunate Side Effects of Heartbreak and Magic: A Novel (unabridged)
  20. A Far Wilder Magic (unabridged)

*McGill Library OverDrive collections can now be borrowed and viewed using the Libby app. Multiple libraries (for example, your local public library) can also be added.

Top tracks from Naxos Music Library (streaming audio)

10 most borrowed films on McGill Kanopy (streaming video)

  1. Cannibali, I
  2. Leviathan
  3. Il Sorpasso
  4. Suburban Birds
  5. Mamma Roma
  6. When Two Worlds Collide
  7. Ash Is Purest White
  8. Devi
  9. Perfumed Nightmare
  10. The Sacrifice

20 most accessed journals

  1. Nature
  2. Science
  3. Journal of the American Chemical Society
  4. New England Journal of Medicine
  5. Nature Neuroscience
  6. Angewandte Chemie International Edition
  7. The Lancet
  8. Nature Genetics
  9. Science of The Total Environment
  10. Cell
  11. Nature Methods
  12. Nature Medicine
  13. Neuron
  14. NeuroImage
  15. Environmental Science & Technology
  16. Organic Letters
  17. Journal of Cleaner Production
  18. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
  19. The Journal of Organic Chemistry
  20. Journal of Chemical Education

20 most accessed academic e-books

  1. Oxford English Dictionary
  2. Natural Language Semantics
  3. The Jews
  4. Medical-Surgical Nursing in Canada – E-Book
  5. Minaret
  6. The Golden Ass
  7. Robinson Crusoe
  8. A History of Modern Latin America
  9. Braiding Sweetgrass
  10. Grove Music Online
  11. Development Economics
  12. Calculus
  13. Handbook of Statistical Analysis and Data Mining Applications (Second Edition)
  14. Measurements and Their Uncertainties
  15. Indigenous Writes
  16. Knowledge Management in Theory and Practice, Third Edition
  17. Dermatology: 2-Volume Set (Fourth Edition)
  18. A History of Spain
  19. Race after Technology
  20. Hidden Riches

Book covers from the Artificial Intelligence LibGuide

20 most viewed McGill Library Guides

  1. Getting Started with SPSS
  2. Citation guides
  3. Learn R
  4. Systematic Reviews, Scoping Reviews, and other Knowledge Syntheses
  5. Rayyan for Systematic Reviews
  6. Newspapers
  7. Health Sciences Mobile Apps and Technology Guide
  8. Evidence-Based Practice Resources – Interactive Guide
  9. Nursing
  10. Theses & Dissertations
  11. Écriture inclusive
  12. MGCR 352 Principles of Marketing
  13. Management and Business
  14. Scholarly Journal Publishing Guide
  15. Artificial Intelligence
  16. Industry Research
  17. Text mining for searching and screening the literature
  18. WCOM 206 Communication in Engineering
  19. Finance
  20. Writing Lab Reports

20 most searched terms in the catalogue

  1. Uptodate
  2. Pubmed
  3. Criterion on Demand
  4. African Origin of Civilization
  5. Science
  6. Factiva
  7. Nature
  8. New England journal of medicine
  9. Shifting Nicaraguan mediascapes
  10. Loeb Classical library
  11. Globe and mail
  12. Web of Science
  13. New York Times
  14. Reese Music in the Renaissance
  15. JSTOR
  16. Kanopy
  17. Nicaragua’s Turning Point
  18. Chicago Manual of Style
  19. The Economist
  20. Middle East Politics and Government

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