PressReader: A New Way To Access News!

In recent years, the digitizing of content has become more and more popular. Although newspapers and magazines can still be purchased and read as physical copies, many people have been turning to electronic formats of these sources instead. With new content and stories coming out daily, it can be challenging to keep up with everything. Luckily, PressReader has made this easier by creating an all-you-can-read service containing thousands of reading options.

With a catalogue of over 7000 online newspapers and magazines, PressReader gives you access to content on various topics worldwide! The best part? You can access it all for free using your McGill email and password!

Not sure how to get started? This Tip Sheet can help you get started with your account!

Digital Scholarship Hub Workshops!

In the rapidly evolving landscape of academic research and scholarship, McGill University has taken significant steps to support digital scholarship through its Digital Scholarship Hub. This hub serves as a central hub, offering a plethora of resources and expertise to empower both scholars and students in their digital endeavors.

The Digital Scholarship Hub features collaborative spaces that are not only well-equipped but also designed to inspire creativity and foster collaboration. These spaces are where ideas come to life, and innovative projects take shape.

What truly sets this hub apart are the engaging workshops it offers. These workshops provide hands-on learning experiences and valuable insights into the world of digital scholarship. Here’s a glimpse of some upcoming workshops:

Summary & Regression Tables – 29/9:

Dive into the world of data analysis and learn how to generate meaningful summaries and regression tables to enhance your research.

AI Ethics & Bias – 4/10:

Delve into the ethical considerations surrounding artificial intelligence and bias, a crucial topic in today’s digital research landscape.

AI Tools for Research – 11/10:

Explore the cutting-edge tools and applications of artificial intelligence that can elevate your research projects to new heights.

How to Write a Data Management Plan (DMP) – 12/10:

Understand the importance of data management plans and gain practical skills in creating effective plans for your research data.

Introduction to Git and GitHub – 16/10:

Discover the fundamentals of version control and collaboration with Git and GitHub, essential tools for modern research projects.

These workshops are not just about theory; they provide actionable knowledge and skills that you can apply directly to your research. They are facilitated by experts who are passionate about helping you succeed in the digital age.

Whether you’re a seasoned researcher or a curious student, the Digital Scholarship Hub at McGill University is your gateway to a world of digital scholarship opportunities. It’s a place where the future of academia is unfolding, and you’re invited to be a part of it. Embrace the digital age of research and scholarship with McGill University!

2023 Beatty Lecturer: Alanis Obomsawin

One of the most acclaimed Indigenous filmmakers in the world, Alanis Obomsawin, will deliver the 2023 Beatty Lecture at McGill University on Monday, October 16 from 6-7PM at Pollack Hall in McGill’s Strathcona Music Building. Tickets went on sale last week — $5 for students and $10 for general admission. For details visit or the Facebook event page.

Obomsawin has been creating documentaries for over five decades. Her extraordinary body of work includes the landmark film, Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance, released in 1993, which documents the 1990 Kanien’kéhaka (Mohawk) uprising in Kanehsatake and Oka. The National Film Board of Canada has archived Obomsawin’s films and they can be streamed for free here. You can also access most of her films through McGill Libraries (e-video and DVD), as well as some secondary sources, including Alanis Obomsawin: Lifework and Alanis Obomsawin: the vision of a native filmmaker.

Photo credit: Julie Artacho