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.
After running for two years, our pilot of the Ebook Library short-term loan program has concluded. The results are now being reviewed by the e-book Working Group. The Group is made up of representatives from all four McMaster libraries and will investigate how the libraries can best use EBL to complement our other e-book packages. We would like to thank everyone who used these e-books and provided feedback.
Customers may experience intermittent access to informaworld on Saturday 27th September 2008 as the company completes some essential maintenance. We are expecting two short periods of downtime throughout the day which will last a maximum of thirty minutes.
Due to site maintenance, Scholars Portal Search will be unavailable on Saturday, September 20th, 2008 from 8:00am to 9:00am.
If you are doing early morning research on Saturday please be aware you will not be able to search databases such as: Communication & Mass Media Index, SAGE Full-Text Collections, PsycInfo through CSA, etc. between 8 and 9 am.
See the full list of Scholars Portal databases here: http://search.scholarsportal.info