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