It’s library poll time!

September 30, 2014

It’s that time again, and we want to know what was your reason for visiting our website today?

Take our poll – your opinion counts!

Campus spotlight – IAHS

September 29, 2014

IAHS Campus is located on the grounds of McMaster University. IAHS students attend to enter or advance their careers in the field of health care.  At this campus you will find a team of dedicated faculty and staff to help navigate your college experience. After a lengthy summer renovation,  IAHS offers new spaces and upgrades to the campus which were recently highlighted in the MoCast video blog.

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The library at IAHS is the place to find wonderful, enthusiastic staff to assist with research, technical support, and providing a positive atmosphere for studying. On occasion you might even find a treat at the customer service desk – lemonade on a hot summer day or some candy during exam week.

New this year we are pleased to offer a silent study room and the Library TECH BAR. The silent study room is for individual, silent study only. Please refrain from having your music too loud, talking or using your cell phone.  The Library TECH BAR is the place to go if you have technical questions. Need help printing, want to download Microsoft Office, have an issue with MOCOmotion or eLearn? Come in and talk to Samantha.

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Visit Samantha at the Library TECH BAR


The library also provides, books, videos, and journals to borrow; some can be taken home, some are used in library and others are available online. Unique items available to borrow  are blood pressure cuffs and anatomical models; these are useful for study or presentation purposes. Check out the anatomical model subject guide for descriptions and photos of this unique resource.

The library is located across from the Tim Horton’s on the first floor of the IAHS building. Drop by to say hi, ask a question or just to study.

In the city: AGH Film Festival

September 26, 2014

This week in the city, we are rolling out the red carpet for the AGH Film Festival!


The Art Gallery of Hamilton is celebrating the art of cinematography by hosting this annual event, which is meant to showcase the world’s best festival films. This year’s films include a diverse range of outstanding films, many of which were official selections at some of the top international film festivals, such as TIFF, Cannes, and Sundance, to name a few.  The festival runs from September 26th to October 5th, and is featured at downtown and other Hamilton theatres.  There are thirty films on the roster this year, and the official opening night party will be taking place tonight at the AGH.  You can preview film trailers, and pre-purchase tickets online; check out the Films + Trailers webpage for more information.

index  Whether you are a film buff, or just starting out in videography, Mohawk College Library has resources to support your passion for film-making.  The Broadcasting – Television & Communications Media subject guide offers books, e-books, journals, videos, and websites.  The e-book The technique of film and video editing: History, theory, and practice provides a detailed, precise look at the artistic and aesthetic principles and practices of editing for both picture and sound.  This is a great resource to help develop your editing skills!  The library database, Films On Demand, contains over 7,500 online videos, and with a variety of subject areas, you are sure to discover something new.

Will you be seeing any of the films at this year’s festival?  Be sure to tell us about the film screenings you attend – we would love to hear about it!

Did you know?

September 22, 2014

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Did you know there are a number of ways to contact Mohawk College Library?

Visit us during our regular operating hours. We have a library location and TECH BAR at each campus.

Give us a call:

Cummings Library 905 – 575 – 2077
Stoney Creek Library 905 – 575 – 2504
IAHS Library 905 – 540 – 4247

You can also chatemail or text us (289-277-0114) for quick questions.

We also offer a variety of self-serve options too. Start your research using your subject guide – there is one for each of the programs offered at Mohawk College.  You can also search the catalogue to find books and videos, or use a database to find online resources such as magazines, e-books, and videos.

For library news and events, follow our social media accounts; you can find us on Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, and Instagram

Last year we assisted with over 38,000 questions from students just like you. Our databases were used over 1,900,000 times and we had 930,504 visits.

Check us out – we are here for you!

The Library wants to hear from YOU!

September 15, 2014

This September, the Library launched its new and improved website (now mobile-friendly!) Your feedback is important to us. Take our short survey about the library website and you could win a $25 iTunes gift card!  The survey takes about 5-10 minutes to complete and is totally anonymous. Act soon – the survey closes Oct. 1st! Help us to make your library website the best it can be!

fill out our survey, you could win a $25 iTunes gift card!

In the city: Supercrawl 2014

September 12, 2014

Supercrawl 2014

This weekend in the city, James Street North is celebrating it’s 6th annual Supercrawl!  There is no better way to spend the weekend than enjoying local artists, musicians, family events, literary readings, and lots of food.  This year Hamilton band the Arkells are part of the huge lineup of shows; you can read more about the Arkells from this Hamilton Spectator article.

Supercrawl developed out of the C & C Music Festival, the James Street North artcrawl, and the desire to showcase Hamilton’s community of local talent.  Today, six years later, organizers are anticipating even higher numbers than last year, which boasted over 100,000 people in attendance.  For more information about this weekend-long festival, check out the daily schedule for event listings.  Before you head out to the festival, be sure to take a look at the Supercrawl map for directions and road closures.

Mohawk College is a zone sponsor of Supercrawl, and there will be a Mohawk College Fashion Stage featuring live performances on Saturday, September 12th, and Sunday September 14th.

Mohawk College Library has lots of resources to help musicians develop their skills.  The Music subject guide includes books, e-books, articles, musical scores, videos, and apps to help you discover everything you need to know about musical instruments, marketing and the music industry.  The Trends & Issues page includes selected articles to help keep you up to date on industry news.

If you do head down to Supercrawl, share your expericne with us via social media – find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

99 bottles of beer on the wall?

September 11, 2014

beerBeer is back in the news this fall.   From dry frosh weeks to calls for beer to be sold in convenience stores,  our passion for and against the brew is clear.

Beer companies large and small are great potential employers for grads of Business and Engineering Technology programs.  For the latest numbers on the brewing industry in Canada, consult our friends at StatsCan.   CTV news distills their details about the popularity of craft beers here.   For some insight into the big players and the Canadian beer market,  check out the latest industry profile from our Business Source Premier database.

Drinking responsibly is important at any age and at any time of year.  Drinkaware in the UK does a particularly good job of promoting the concept of responsible alcohol consumption.  They’ve even developed an app!  Why not try it out and let us know what you think?












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