eScholarship@McGill is McGill University’s Open Access institutional repository for the scholarly works of faculty and students. It contains almost 30.000 (in June 2011) articles, conference papers, books, research projects and theses, full text available to researchers all over the world. eScholarship@McGill is maintained and managed by McGill Library.
The front page offers two options to access material: searching or browsing. Users looking for a specific title or author’s name can launch a search, simple (one field) or advanced (two fields combined). Users preferring to have an overview of materials stored in the eScholarship@McGill can browse publications by collection, Faculty and Department, degree or subject. Honours eTheses and Graduate projects are accessible as well.
Results of both the search and the browsing display in three formats:
- the brief view is a series of thumbnails with bibliographic information underneath (title, name of author, date of publication and Faculty)
- the table view is a list of items (author’s name, title and date of publication)
- the full view is a complete bibliographical record for individual items including an abstract.
Documents open in PDF/A format. They are full-text searchable and can be navigated through using page thumbnails, located on the left-hand side panel. It is as well possible to save, print or email a part or the entire document, either from the list of results (table view) or from the PDF document itself.
The site is in English.