Besides access to the library catalogue – lots of other things to find on the library’s homepagehighlight a few important links (e.g. opening hours, room bookings, borrowing from mcgill/other libraries)Also many shortcuts to things we have already seen: Course Materials tab, My Library Account link
Want more? Attend all 3 (tour + 2 workshops) and win great prizes!(Fill out the today’s sign-in sheet, get your sticker, and when you’re done all 3, bring in your Orientation bookmark/ballot to bring it to any library branch to get a free USB key and a chance to win an iPad2!)ToursTake a library tour to find things like:1. How do I check out a book?2. How do I borrow a laptop?3. How do I print in the library? Getting Started:1. How do I find stuff at the library?2. How do I find my course readings?3. How do I access electronic resources? Finding the Right Stuff1. How do I start my paper?2. How do I find journal articles?3 How do I develop a good search strategy?
[Show only between Mon Aug 29-Thurs Sept 22 (last session)]Have an e-reader, smartphone, or iPad? Another workshop to check out is:“McGill Library from the palm of your hand”From the Library’s mobile website and catalogue, to downloadable e-books, journal articles, audiobooks and music, you can take your Library on the go with you. Bring your smartphone, iPad or e-book reader to this workshop and let us show you how to access library resources and services on it.(E-readers are also available for borrowing from the library)
Engaging withacademic information POLI 347 The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Crisis, War, & Peace September 13, 2011
Understanding academic conversations• Course syllabi• Textbooks• Encyclopedias and handbooks• Country profiles• Current journals• Article databases• Guides for student writers
Encyclopedias and handbooks• Gale Virtual Reference Library – Contains: • Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World • Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict • Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa • Historical Atlas of the Islamic World• Blackwell Reference• A Political & Economic Dictionary of the Middle East• Encyclopedia of Political Science
Country profiles• Europa World Plus• Economist Intelligence Unit• Various rankings/indicators
Credits• Slide 2: Pargeter by b_d_solis http://www.flickr.com/photos/briansolis/1411905457/. License: Attribution 2.0 Generic• Slide 4: Data from P. Gil, "What is the invisible web?" Dec. 2010. Schematic by N. Tann, Goshen College, March 2011.• Slide 13: Wikipedia image copyright Wikimedia foundation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wikipedia-logo-en- big.png• Slide 12: Chocolate tools by By JanneM http://www.flickr.com/photos/jannem/3312116875/ License: Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic