Library Notes for Political Science

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New library catalogue

Posted by Megan on December 20, 2009

In January, the library will officially move to a new online catalogue powered by WorldCat, a consortium of libraries worldwide. This catalogue is currently available from the library homepage when you click on “New: try our Beta catalogue”.

The new catalogue can perform customized searches at multiple levels simultaneously. You can limit the search to just McGill, but you can also expand your search to other Quebec libraries or even libraries worldwide. Some articles citations are also included in the catalogue.

The interface replicates the Amazon experience, making it easier to browse for books, DVDs, and other materials. Sharing, linking, saving, exporting to EndNote, and making lists can now be easily done as well.

The catalogue with which you are familiar will remain accessible, labelled as the “classic” library catalogue on the library’s website. Course reserves lists and library account functions (e.g., making requests and renewing books) will still be housed in the old interface.

As always, comments and questions are welcome!

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  1. […] by Megan on March 2, 2010 As I noted back in December, the McGill Library recently launched a new catalogue powered by WorldCat […]

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