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Polish Up Your Writing with Grammarly

Submitted by wyckoff on Filed under Library News:  e-Resources Instruction Web Resources

In the fall of 2010, the Centre for Leadership in Learning, together with the University Library and the Centre for Student Development, piloted an online tool to help users improve their writing. Called Grammarly, the site helps you revise your writing, check your work for potential plagiarism, and catch areas where you may need to include a citation. Grammarly is now available on an ongoing basis for all McMaster students, faculty, and staff.

Coming Soon: New Look for Scholars Portal Search

Submitted by adling on Filed under Library News:  Alerts e-Resources

At the end of July, the Scholars Portal Search interface common to many of our databases will be replaced by a new platform from ProQuest.  This will mean changes to many of our most popular databases, including PsycINFO, Sociological Abstracts, EconLIT, and many more.

What this means for you:

New Chemistry Journal Backfiles

Submitted by adling on Filed under Library News:  e-Resources

Thanks to one-time gift funding, the library has been able to purchase online backfiles for three key Chemistry journals and two book series. The new additions are

Journal of Fluid Mechanics Digital Archive

Submitted by adling on Filed under Library News:  e-Resources

Every issue of the Journal of Fluid Mechanics is now online for McMaster researchers.  Through one-time funding, the Library has been able to purchase 1956-1996 of this important journal, which covers fundamental aspects of fluid mechanics, and their applications to such fields as aeronautics, astrophysics, biology, hydraulics, meteorology, oceanography, geology, acoustics, and combustion.

Nature Archive

Submitted by wyckoff on Filed under Library News:  Mills Innis Thode Health Sciences e-Resources

Thanks to a one-time gift to the University Library, we have been able to purchase the Nature archive. This package, the backfile of the journal Nature, covers the years 1869-1986, giving us stable, perpetual, online access to all years of this title. You can browse the archive  or access it through our related journal databases.

New E-Resources: Nature Archive, ECCO II, Behavioral Science Backfile Collection

Submitted by adling on Filed under Library News:  Mills Thode e-Resources

Three major online resources, purchased through one-time funding, are now available to the McMaster community:

Changes to the Library Catalogue

Submitted by wyckoff on Filed under Library News:  Mills Innis Thode Health Sciences Alerts e-Resources Web Resources

Beginning on Monday, May 9, you’ll see a change in the Library catalogue.

The Library is in the process of moving to a new software platform for its collection management and circulation functions. This will bring with it changes to the catalogue that you see when looking for library resources. Here’s a snapshot of what you can expect:

Industry Reports Now Available from IBISWorld

Submitted by perkovic on Filed under Library News:  e-Resources

The Library now subscribes to the current U.S. and global industry research report modules from IBISWorld.

ARTstor Goes Mobile

Submitted by gaskinno on Filed under Library News:  e-Resources

The ARTstor Digital Library is now accessible to registered ARTstor users through the iPad, iPhone, and the iPod Touch, providing read-only features such as searching and browsing, zooming, and viewing saved image groups.

Introducing RefMobile

Submitted by gaskinno on Filed under Library News:  e-Resources

RefMobile is a new interface that enables you to use the RefWorks web-based research management service from anywhere, via web-enabled mobile phones, smart phones, and personal data assistants (PDAs).

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