Mass Observation, from Adam Matthew Digital, provides online access to to one of the most important archives for the study of social history in Britain during the mid twentieth century. The new Update to this resource adds Diary entries from 1941-1942,
The EEBO database provides digital facsimile images of approximately 120,000 books published in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and British North America between 1473 and 1700. Information about these books is searchable within EEBO,
RefWorks users will be interested to know that Scholars Portal has released new versions of the RefGrab-It (RGI) bookmarklet and plug-in for both Internet Explorer (IE) and Firefox (FF). Before installing these you must remove what is currently installed in either browser. The new RGI includes the following enhancements/fixes:
We're pleased to announce that the Ebook Library (EBL) short-term loan service has been reactivated!
After a two year run, the Library concluded its pilot of the program back in January. After reviewing the results, we've refined our collection to better match the needs of the McMaster community. Our new EBL collection, containing more than 22,000 e-books, is now available for use by McMaster students, faculty, and staff. Records for all of the titles included can be found in the Library Catalogue.
Now available: Struggles for Freedom within the Aluka collection. This primary source database provides over 180,000 pages of documents and images focusing on the liberation struggles in southern Africa, with an initial concentration on Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia, and Zimbabwe.
Should books be banned? What about bottled water? Ebsco's Canadian Points of View Reference Centre provides point-counterpoint overviews of controversial topics along with a selection of fulltext articles drawn from Canadian and international magazines and newspapers.