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Hellooo geographers!
Classes are done! ..check it:

i) WE'RE AWESOME: Our Geography department has won the SUS (Science Undergraduate Society) best small department of the year!!! Come check out our great plaque on the wall in the lounge! Congrats geographers on making it such a great department!

ii) CLOTHING: ALL geography clothing is now in! We will be announcing office hours asap, and otherwise you can take your chances and drop by the lounge to see if an exec is around.

iii) RESEARCH ASSISTANT: Summer Undergraduate Research Assistant needed: Duties to include: GIS analysis, literature search and summarizing, light administrative duty. Prof. Brian Leung (MSE & Dept. Biology) is looking for an undergraduate student to help in his lab this summer. The lab houses five graduate students who specialize in the ecology of invasive species. The candidate would help the lab with research by performing GIS analysis and mapping as well as literature research and summary of specialized topics. The candidate would also be asked to help with some clerical and administrative duties.
20hrs/wk for 4 months (May 1 - Aug 31).
Remuneration: $12/hr
To apply send your CV to Paul Edwards (paul.edwards1@mail.mcgill.ca<mailto:paul.edwards1@mail.mcgill.ca>).

iv) NEW LIBRARY RESOURCES: Hello Geography Undergrads! The following are a few recent library purchases that I want to let you know about – they should come in handy during this assignment-heavy time of year. All three are online resources so you must be on campus or have your VPN running to access them and for my links in this email to work.

New database:
Urban Studies Abstracts<http://mclink.library.mcgill.ca:8331/V/?func=native-link&resource=MTL05662>
Covers areas essential to urban studies, including urban affairs, urban design and history, community development, transportation, housing, social issues, and urban and regional economics.

Two new online encyclopedias that are excellent places to go for overviews of topics, and to find further readings/sources:
Encyclopedia of Urban Studies<http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?action=interpret&id=GALE%7C9781412971973&v=2.1&u=crepuq_mcgill&it=aboutBook&p=GVRL&sw=w&authCount=1>
Excellent, in-depth entries for everything from "Human Ecology<http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?&id=GALE%7CCX3202500154&v=2.1&u=crepuq_mcgill&it=r&p=GVRL&sw=w>" and "Community Development<http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?&id=GALE%7CCX3202500074&v=2.1&u=crepuq_mcgill&it=r&p=GVRL&sw=w>" to "Graffiti<http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?&id=GALE%7CCX3202500131&v=2.1&u=crepuq_mcgill&it=r&p=GVRL&sw=w>" and "Gentrification<http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?&id=GALE%7CCX3202500125&v=2.1&u=crepuq_mcgill&it=r&p=GVRL&sw=w>". Extensive "Further Reading" sections, cross-referencing, and indexing.

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/referenceworks/9780080449104>
Comprehensive source of information on the often difficult to contain discipline of human geography and its many related subject areas. Covers philosophy and theory, key concepts, methods and practices, biographical information, and geographical thought and practice in different parts of the world. The detailed entries (average length: 5 to 6 pages) include excellent "Glossary", "Further Reading", and "Relevant Websites" sections. Sample entries: "Ecotourism<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=GatewayURL&_method=citationSearch&_uoikey=B9BWK-4WNFN11-71&_origin=SDEMFRHTML&_version=1&md5=513369247f98acadb14e5debbc353c52>", "Housing, Neighbourhoods and Health<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=GatewayURL&_method=citationSearch&_uoikey=B9BWK-4WNFN11-FC&_origin=SDEMFRHTML&_version=1&md5=6c234c84868b5295201c139c0e64c213>", "Biodiversity Mapping<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=GatewayURL&_method=citationSearch&_uoikey=B9BWK-4WNFN11-1S&_origin=SDEMFRHTML&_version=1&md5=8ae345bde1b0d5d0008bae003b36e8cf>", "Transport and Social Exclusion<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=GatewayURL&_method=citationSearch&_uoikey=B9BWK-4WNFN11-12H&_origin=SDEMFRHTML&_version=1&md5=05a28bc8ec3253fed076123a69760b74>", and "Livelihoods<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=GatewayURL&_method=citationSearch&_uoikey=B9BWK-4WNFN11-JP&_origin=SDEMFRHTML&_version=1&md5=ed983fba9f473dc0c093b8da22b522ab>".

All three resources are linked to in the Human Geography Subject Guide<http://www.mcgill.ca/library/library-findinfo/subjects/humanities/geoghuman/>.

If you have any questions, do get in touch. I am available to assist with end-of-term research throughout the next month – just call or email me.
Julie Jones
Liaison Librarian, Human Geography & Urban Planning
Humanities & Social Sciences Library
julie.jones@mcgill.ca<UrlBlockedError.aspx> / 514.398.5727

That's it for now geographers. Good luck with all your end of year work, and remember- DON'T PANIC.
You can do it :)



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