Monthly Archives: May 2011

New Resource: Dr. J. L. Todd Thematic Guide

The first thematic guide to international archival collections relating to Dr. J. L. Todd (1876-1949) has been completed and is now available online at the Osler Library of the History of Medicine web site. J.  L. Todd was Canada’s first professor of Parasitology and a noted pioneer on the subject. He was also involved with tropical medicine research in Africa, the Canadian Army Medical Corps, the development of the Canadian pension administration, and an investigation of Poland’s typhus outbreak in the 1920s. The guide consolidates holdings information about all known collections relating to Todd’s medical career as well as his personal papers and includes institutions in Canada, the United States, and England. It was prepared by researchers at McGill University’s Osler Library and Redpath Museum with support from Associated Medical Services Inc. (Toronto).

Information skills courses for historians this term

The following information skills courses may be of interest to historians. For more details on any of these courses please see the HFL training page or the WISER programme.

RefWorks for Humanities

Wednesday 18 May 14:00-17:00, OUCS – Book Here

Presenters: Valerie Lawrence and Shona McLean

WISER: Manuscripts

Wednesday 25 May 15:30-17:00, OUCS – Book Here

Presenters: Mike Webb

WISER: Information Sources for African Studies

Tuesday 31 May 10:45-12:00, OUCS – Book Here

Presenter: Sarah Rhodes and Lucy McCann

WISER: Online Resources for Historians

Wednesday 1 June 09:30-10:45, OUCS – Book Here

Presenter Isabel Holowaty

WISER: Sources for US History

Wednesday 8 June 15:30-17:00, OUCS – Book Here

Presenter: Jane Rawson

WISER: Sources for Medievalists

Wednesday 15 June 13:45-15:15, OUCS – Book Here 

Presenters:  Charlotte Goodall, Isabel Holowaty, Susan Usher, Hilla Wait

Early modern history: Discover Early English Books Online (EEBO)

Friday 17 June (week 7), 14:15-15:30, IT Room, History Faculty – Book Here

Presenter: Rebecca Price (ProQuest)

Read all about it!: Making the most of online Historical Newspapers

Monday 20 June (week 8), 14:00-15:15, IT Room, History Faculty – Book Here

Presenter: Rebecca Price (ProQuest)

Modern historians: Find your way through House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

Monday 20 June (week 8), 15:30-16:45, IT Room, History Faculty – Book Here

Presenter: Rebecca Price (ProQuest)