New pocket dictionaries on 2-day loan at HSSL

Although the Library has an extensive collection of online dictionaries, we know that some people prefer to have a print dictionary next to them while they work. To help with that, we’ve have added a number of dictionaries (see the list below) that you can take out on 2-day loan.

You’ll find the dictionaries in the course reserves room, just to the left and behind the service desk in HSSL. Check them out!

Note: If you plan on using a dictionary in an exam, please check with your instructor to see if they are permitted and if so, what kinds are allowed.


Pocket dictionaries available (HSSL Self-Serve Reference Room, 2-day reserve loan)

Allemand-Français / Français-Allemand
Anglais-Français / Français-Anglais
Chinois-Français / Français-Chinois
Espagnol-Français / Français-Espagnol
Italien-Français / Français-Italien
Japonais-Français / Français-Japonais
Latin-Français / Français-Latin
Russe-Français / Français-Russe


Chinese-English / English-Chinese
Classical Greek-English / English-Classical Greek
French-English / English-French
German-English / English-German
Greek-English / English-Greek
Italian-English / Italian-English
Japanese-English / English-Japanese
Latin-English / English-Latin
Russian-English / English-Russian
Spanish-English / English-Spanish

Third Annual Taiwan Week Exhibition at Blackader Library

by: Macy Zheng, Liaison Librarian for East Asian Studies

In order to maintain its status as one of the top institution in Canada for teaching, learning and research, McGill University relies on the generosity of its partners to develop its library collection, such as the financial support from TECO (Taipei Economic & Cultural Office). 

The acquisition of Taiwan-related materials for the McGill Library’s East Asian collection has developed rapidly during the past several years, thanks to the wonderful support from TECO.  We have acquired over 300 volumes of books and videos, and have purchased two important databases.  A book exhibit showing some of the acquisitions is available at the Blackader Library till November 6. Please come to take a look!

This exhibit is part of Taiwan Week at McGill that took place at the end of October. The theme this year is The Global Culture of Taiwan.

Upcoming workshops at HSSL – November 2017

The last set of workshops for the Fall 2017 semester are happening in November!

Here’s a list of what’s planned. Space is limited so make sure you click through and register today!

Tuesday, November 7
10:30 Introduction to Numeric Data Cleaning Using R (registration closed – already full!)
11:00 Black, White, and Re(a)d: How to Tell Real News From Malarkey
15:00 EndNote Essentials

Wednesday, November 8
13:00 Introduction to Zotero

Thursday, November 9
10:30 Introduction to Numeric Data Cleaning Using SPSS (registration closed – already full!)

Thursday, November 16
10:30 Tell Your Own Story: Building a Professional and Scholarly Identity Online
16:00 EndNote Essentials

Monday, November 20
10:00 Introduction to Zotero