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Search the Sofia Discovery tool for McGill's collection of resources, EXCLUDING journal articles: books, journals & articles, multimedia, and other resources, in both print or electronic format.

Book Ideas

Québec Reading Connection is a database from the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur that contains information about children's and YA books. It can be searched by grade and topics. Entries include activity ideas as well as information of which Cross-Curricular Competences (CCC), Broad Areas of Learning (BAL), and Subject Areas form the Quebec Education Program the book can help explore or develop. Livres Ouverts is the French equivalent.

Search Tips

The Basic Search is the default search for the Sofia Discovery tool homepage.

  • To retrieve search results for a word with multiple endings, use the root with an asterix; for example, vote* will retrieve results related to vote, votes, and voting.
  • To search an exact phrase, use quotation marks; for example, "Liberal party of Canada".
  • To narrow a broad topic, use AND between keywords; for example, elections AND Canada.
  • To broaden a research topic, use OR to search for terms that denote similar concepts; for example, (voting OR elections) AND Canada.

For more help searching Sofia, consult the Sofia LibGuide.

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