The McGill Library is making important changes in the access to electronic resources.
On Wednesday, June 4, 2014, the electronic resources (e-books, e-journals, databases, open access resources) will be removed from the Classic Catalogue.
- The Classic Catalogue will continue to contain all the items in our local collections, including print books and journals, DVDs, microform, etc.
- E-resources will be removed from the following sub-catalogues: full, audio-visual and journal titles
- The McGill Theses sub-catalogue will not be affected by this change, and will still contain both print and electronic materials.
- eExams will not be affected by this change, and will continue to be available as they were before.
- Course Reserves will still display e-resources on reserve for McGill courses.
- You can continue to access all our e-resources through WorldCat.
On Monday, June 9, 2014 the eResearch Gateway will be taken off-line.
- The eResearch Gateway was an alternate way of searching for articles, databases, and other electronic resources. This functionality is now provided for the most part by WorldCat and the Library’s subject guides.
- The Law Subject guide includes all the legal databases to which the McGill Library is currently subscribing.
- If you have used saved articles using the My Research feature, you’ll need to export those article references before June 9. You can find more information about how to export the articles here.
In June, our link old resolver (“Find It”) will be migrated to OCLC’s WorldCat Link Resolver service.
- For the most part, the change in link resolver will happen automatically and will not require any intervention on your part.
- If you use Google Scholar to search for articles, you will need to configure it to use the new WorldCat Link Resolver to access articles that are available through the Library. You can find the information about configuring the Google Scholar here.
If you have any questions regarding upcoming changes, please do not hesitate to contact any of the liaison librarians for Law.