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Library reopening on January 24
As of Monday, January 24, all Library branches, including stack areas, will be accessible to current McGill students, faculty, and staff. In-person reference and circulation services will resume across branches. As a result of this reopening, the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service, Pickup Service and Study Hubs will be discontinued. More information available here.
Creating your search strategy
Checking if the literature is peer-reviewed
This site is useful in helping you determine if you're looking at a peer reviewed journal when you're unsure.
Nature's Design Toolbox
Here is the growing hyperlink e-book compiled of all the assignments submitted by your peers in BIEN 200.
Nature’s Design Toolbox
Citing your sources
Download the EndNote software to save references from searches, cite references in your paper, and automatically create a bibliography. Attend an EndNote workshop to learn more.
Download the virtual private network
If you need to access resource from the McGill Library while off campus, make sure you have the virtual private network (VPN) downloaded and installed.
The VPN will recognize that you are a McGill student and allow you to access the same things as if you were on campus and using the internet here.
The link and instructions for the download can be found here.
Searching for research articles
- Web of Science (multidisciplinary) - includes how many times an article has been cited and who cited it
- Scopus (multidisciplinary) - includes how many times an article has been cited and who cited it, along with news & social media mentions.
- PubMed (medicine) - best general database for all subjects related to medicine.
- Compendex (engineering) - best general database for all subjects related to engineering.
Search for background information or overviews of a topic in hundreds of physical science & engineering textbooks by accessing the following e-book collections:
Search the McGill Library Catalogue to find books or journals, whether in print or electronic format.
McGill students and staff may request books and articles that are not available at McGill branch libraries using our inter-library loan system, Colombo.