Career Research and Resources at McGill

McGill University has many great services that can help you in your career planning as you move toward graduation. The McGill Career Planning Service (CaPS) and the Desautels Faculty of Management Career Services are two great ways to seek out help.

In collaboration with the Desautels Faculty of Management, the library has created a Career Research and Resources guide that can help you identify potentials companies you may want to work for after graduation. You can follow the 2-Hour Job Search and use the LAMP method to find your dream companies or you can explore our other resources available to see what is out there.

On this guide you will also finds tools you can use for career and professional development, helpful books to keep you up to date, and more!

Business Librarians Amanda Wheatley and Dawn McKinnon are available for any questions you may have about how to use these resources.

The 2020 Cundill History Prize Shortlist

Each year the Cundill Prize, administered by McGill University and selected by an international jury, recognizes the book the “embodies historical scholarship, originality, literary quality and broad appeal.” It is the most lucrative prize of its kind, with winners receiving an award of US$75,000 and two runners-up receiving US$10,000.

To highlight the achievements of these authors, the Humanities and Social Sciences Library has put together a virtual book display showcasing the ten shortlisted books for this year’s prize:

Roderick Beaton, Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation
Vincent Brown, Tacky’s Revolt: the Story of an Atlantic Slave War
William Dalrymple, The Anarchy: the Relentless Rise of the East India Company
Richard M. Eaton, India in the Persianate Age: 1000-1765
Kim Ghattas, Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Rivalry that Unravelled the Middle East
Kerri Greenidge, Black Radical: the Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter
Rashid Khalidi, The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: a History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917-2017
Paul Lay, Providence Lost: the Rise and Fall of Cromwell’s Protectorate
Claudio Saunt, Unworthy Republic: the Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory
Camilla Townsend, Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs

Visit the display and borrow one of our ebooks!

Fall 2020 Workshops from the Digital Scholarship Hub

Did you know that the Library offers free online workshops to help with your research?

The Digital Scholarship Hub at the McGill Library is proud to present its Fall 2020 Workshop Schedule. This semester we are offering 27 interactive workshops and lively discussions on artificial intelligence, research data management, digital scholarship tools, scholarly communications, and more!

Workshops are listed on our Digital Scholarship Hub’s calendar and the Library’s workshops page. Some of the offerings include:


Introduction to Research Data Management

Tuesday, October 6, 2:00pm (Eastern)

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This workshop will provide attendees with an overview of the best practices for efficiently managing data during the research process. Just like project management, implementing effective research data management (RDM) practices is an important way to save time, stay organized, and ensure that your research process and results are reproducible; a cornerstone of robust research. Attendees will participate in hands-on activities to learn about file naming conventions, file formats, and metadata. We will also briefly introduce related topics such as documentation (e.g. README files) and the preservation and storage of data over time. Towards the end of the session, there will also be time to ask questions and discuss RDM in the context of your own discipline. 


First Steps in the Digital Humanities

Friday, October 16, 2:00pm (Eastern)

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Are you interested in exploring the exciting field of Digital Humanities but having trouble figuring out where to start? This session is for you. Designed for newcomers to DH, it will help you to orient yourself it this “expanded field” by understanding its history and key related concepts, as well as set you up for understanding how you might approach getting started with a digital project with or without technical expertise.

Introduction to Digital Privacy & Tools

Wednesday, October 28, 2:00pm (Eastern)

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This workshop will be of interest to those who want to learn more about online privacy, our personal data, how it is collected, and its potential uses. This will be a venue for reflection and discussion, with an overview at the end of some of the tools at our disposal to help us safeguard our privacy.


We also offer support for digital research projects of McGill faculty, students, and staff tailored to their research needs. Contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.

Questions? Contact us at dshub.library@mcgill.ca.