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New Database: Indigenous Peoples, North America

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

This new database documents the historical experiences, cultural traditions and innovations, and political status of First Nations in Canada and the United States.

New: SPIE Digital Library

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

Access to optics and photonics research has been expanded through the SPIE Digital Library. The library has started a new subscription to the Library, which provides access to more than 375,000 technical papers from the SPIE Conference Proceedings, 10 fulltext journals, and nearly 200 e-books.

Changes to LibAccess

Submitted by askeyd on Filed under Library News:  e-Resources Health Sciences

Among the core services that academic libraries operate for their campuses is a software solution that enables off-campus access for faculty, students, and staff to online content licensed through the library.

‘The spirit of academic publishing should be universal accessibility’

Submitted by plessla on Filed under Library News:  e-Resources Research @ McMaster

Alex Sévigny created the Journal of Professional Communication to fill a void in the academic landscape. Its success is in no small part due to the fact that the journal is an open-access publication – which means that, unlike a traditional, subscription-based journal, any reader can access it for free.

SPIE Digital Library : Database Trial

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

Through April 11, McMaster has trial access to the SPIE Digital Library, an extensive resource for research on optics, photonics, and optical engineering. The trial provides fulltext access to journals, conference proceedings, and e-books published by SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering.

JoVE General : New Resource

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

Sometimes the best way to learn it is to see it.  The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) provides over 1200 peer-reviewed videos demonstrating laboratory techniques in the life sciences and medicine.

JSTOR for Alumni

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

The Library and Alumni Association are pleased to announce that the JSTOR Journal Archives are now available for McMaster alumni.

The End of the "Five-Minute" e-book

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

The end of the "5-minute e-book" is coming!

We've heard from many of you that this collection of e-books, which allows a five minute preview before requiring you to request longer access and wait for an approval message, is a source of frustration. We agree that one of the major advantages of e-books and other online resources is immediate availability whenever and wherever you need them!

Civic Holiday: Planned outage of Scholars Portal services CANCELLED

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

Update:  All Scholars Portal services will be available as usual on Monday August 5.  The planned maintenance has been deferred to a later date. 

Original message:  From 5 AM Monday, August 5 through Tuesday 5 AM, GetIt linking, RefWorks, RACER, Journals and e-books from Scholars Portal will be unavailable due to planned building maintenance on the University of Toronto campus.  The following is the complete list of affected services:

Center for Research Libraries: Membership Ends June 30

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

The McMaster Library has withdrawn from CRL, in order to allocate funds more directly to local resources. The Center, located in Chicago, collects highly specialized print and microfilm materials. While extended interlibrary loans are a benefit of membership, this service was not heavily used at McMaster. Items can still be requested through regular ILL.

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