The Basic Search is the default search for the McGill Library WorldCat homepage.
To search an exact phrase, use quotation marks; for example, "political theory".
Tonarrow a broad topic, use AND between keywords; for example, colonialism AND reconciliation AND New Zealand.
To broaden a research topic, use OR to search for terms that denote similar concepts; for example, (reconciliation ORforgiveness OR apology).
To retrieve search results for a word with multiple endings, use the root with an asterix; for example, Canad* will retrieve research related to Canada, Canadian, canadien and canadienne.
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Virtual Shelf Browse Feature
The feature "Browse the shelf" in the library catalogue, allows you to see the print books that are located next to a book that you searched for. It can help you discover other titles on a similar topic.
The Interlibrary Loan service (ILL) permits you to borrow documents that are not part of McGill Library’s collection. This service is offered exclusively to McGill professors, current students and staff as part of their teaching, learning, research and work activities at McGill University.
Requesting a document via interlibrary loan is done through Colombo, an online system used at all Québec universities.