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Information Studies

Subject Guide: Library Studies

Sources for Background Information

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias


Searching the Library Catalogue

Use the basic word(s) anywhere or advanced keyword search in the library catalogue. You can search using words like - information, reference, librar?, etc.

Search tips

Truncation symbol: ? e.g. librar? will retrieve catalogue records containing the words library, libraries, librarian, etc.
Phrase searching: "___" e.g. "knowledge management" will retrieve catalogue records containing the phrase (both words side by side in the order entered) knowledge management
Boolean operators: (), AND, OR, NOT
default: AND
e.g. archives AND (Canada OR "United States") will retrieve catalogue records containing the word archives AND either Canada OR the phrase United States

Core Databases

Selected Internet Sites

Accessible to anyone with an Internet connection.

Other Resources

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Humanities & Social Sciences Library
McGill University
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