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The Faculty of Health Sciences is hosting an event in the Ewart Angus Centre today from 4pm-6pm. Access from the 1st floor of the Health Sciences Centre, going up the stairs to the library, will be closed off.
But, we’re still open! Please use the elevator or another staircase in either the red, blue or yellow sections of the building to first get to the 2nd floor, and then make your way to the library.
The McMaster University Library catalogue recently underwent an upgrade. This new version brings faster response times as well as:
- A cleaner look and feel
- A Responsive Design – users can browse the library catalogue on their phones and tablets
- Search through Course Reserves
- Introduces the Book Bag feature – users can save their items for that search session only
- Retains the Favourites feature
- Introduces SMS – users can text their selected items using SMS, compatible with all major Canadian telecoms
- QR Codes
Along with these great features come some issues. Some of our holdings and course reserves are not displaying accurately. Please use this alternate catalogue for accurate availability https://mcmaster.sirsidynix.net/. These issues are being addressed and we hope to resolve them as quickly as possible.
The Health Sciences Library will be closed this weekend Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21 due to installation of new equipment for the Health Sciences Centre.
We apologize for any inconvenience. All of our online resources will continue to be available through our website.
RefWorks, McMaster’s citation management tool, is being phased out and all users are reminded to migrate their references before it’s too late.
As of August 15, 2015, McMaster faculty, students and staff will no longer have access to their RefWorks accounts.*
To help ease this transition, McMaster University Library has created a list of citation management alternatives. Users are encouraged to begin the process of exploring their options and migrating their references from RefWorks into another software tool.
Users also have the option of purchasing an individual subscription to RefWorks.
For more information contact Ines Perkovic, McMaster’s RefWorks coordinator.
*McMaster’s RefWorks license was negotiated as part of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) consortia. Earlier this year, OCUL announced that its members had opted not to renew this product, resulting in the phase-out of RefWorks at a number of universities across the province.
The C. Barber Mueller History of Health & Medicine Room will be closed on Wednesday January 28th for a private event between 1:30-5:00 pm. If you need assistance retrieving material from the History of Health and Medicine collection please ask at the Information Desk. We apologize for the inconvenience.
As outlined in an earlier news piece, effective today we have instituted more stringent MAC ID checks for offsite access to library resources. If you have been impacted by this change and feel that you should have access, please contact:
Faculty of Health Sciences students, staff, and faculty: Health Sciences Library or call 22323 to speak to a Circulation Desk staff member. We regret any inconvenience these changes impose on our users; these changes were necessary to ensure that we are meeting our contractual obligations to the content providers.
The Health Sciences Library will be closing at 5pm on Tuesday, November 18th due to an unexpected power outage.
We apologize for any inconvenience.