Research & Library

Welcome to the RJC Research & Library Services Website

NEW! MBA Research & Library Services Intro


New: Winter 2017 Research Help Drop-in Hours

Drop-in Research Help will be available on Mondays 10:30am – 11:30am and Thursdays 10:30am – 11:30am.  Research Help assistance is provided at the Research Help Desk, 1st floor Ron Joyce Centre, in the TD-Learning Commons space, just before the cafe.  To book research consultation hours outside open hours, email anjean@mcmaster.ca or call (905) 525 9140 x20561.


New: Research Guides

Thomson ONE  is a database which provides comprehensive industry data on hundreds of global companies. This includes research reports with financial analysis, as well as company bureaucracy, market activities, and events.

HAVER ANALYTICS is a database which compiles both current and historical time series data for the purpose of research and macro strategy planning. Data is displayed in the form of line charts across certain parameters, which can both be customized by the user. There is a large range of information available, including but not limited to demographic, financial, manufacturing, and employment data.


Useful Resources

McMaster Library Website

Provides access to the library catalogue, e-journals, databases, subject & course guides plus other resources and services.

Career Research Beyond Google is a slide deck of resources for independent job searching

Lynda.com contains video tutorials on a wide range of education topics, and all DeGroote students have memberships provided by the DeGroote School of Business

Useful Links for Case Competition


Research Services

Please email rjclib@mcmaster.ca or phone 905-525-9140 ext. 20561 for company, industry, business research and assignment related research help.

e-Resources

Using  online resources.

For a list of top business databases at McMaster please click here.

The list of top business databases is also available to browse by source types.

For a complete list of business databases available at McMaster please click here.

Use your MAC ID to access the library’s online resources, just the same as you would on the main campus. More details regarding off-campus access.

Articles

Requesting a copy of a printed article located in Mills, Innis, Thode or Health Sciences libraries on the Hamilton campus.

Request an article by completing this online form or by selecting the Scan and Send button that appears in the Catalogue record.

Library staff will retrieve the item, scan it and then send the article to you electronically via email.

Scanning Print Journal Articles: Frequently Asked Questions

Books

Borrowing a printed book located in Mills, Innis, Thode or Health Sciences libraries on  the Hamilton  campus.

Request a book from the Hamilton campus by completing this online form.

Library staff will retrieve the book from the stacks and send it to the Concierge Desk at RJC  using the shuttle bus or  to your home address using Canada Post. When the item is due, return the book(s) to the library using the Book Return bin located in the RJC lobby or use the accompanying prepaid label to return the book to the main campus. If you require a book within a sensitive timeline, please visit the main campus libraries in person to retrieve and borrow the item.

The Bibliaff Lending Library Collection is a collection of books we borrow on a monthly basis, with new titles coming in every month. It is located in the TD Learning Commons beside the Concierge Desk on the first floor of the Ron Joyce Centre.  All books in this collection must be signed out at the Concierge Desk. Books have a loan period of 3 weeks: please note the due date of the book and return it on time. If you have a book from the collection that is overdue or not signed out, please bring it back as soon as possible. The list of currently available books is on our Bibliaff inventory page. If you have any suggestions or ideas for new books, please email rjclib@mcmaster.ca.

A selection of books available to borrow on an honour system are available in the TD Learning Commons (RJC, 1st floor).

Course Materials

Obtaining course materials from your instructors.

Most course content will be delivered to you through Avenue to Learn, the university’s learning management system.

Some course materials are available for short term loans (2 hours) at the Ron Joyce Centre Concierge Desk.  Ask at the concierge desk for further information.

NOTE: Follow up with your instructor directly to confirm the location of course materials.

Interlibrary Loan

Requesting an item not available in McMaster’s libraries at Mills, Innis, Thode or Health Sciences Libraries.

Request your interlibrary loan item using RACER.

If you are looking for a book, we will attempt to purchase it in electronic format, then send you the link. When that is not possible, we will borrow the book for you from another institution. When the book arrives, it can be picked up at the Mills Memorial Library Service Desk (1st floor).  If you are looking for an article, we will arrange to have it delivered to you electronically via email.

More Information

For more information about library services at the Ron Joyce Centre Burlington campus, please email rjclib@mcmaster.ca or phone 905-525-9140 ext. 22081

Library Services and Resources for MBA students (Fall 2016) (slides)

How Library Stuff Works (video tutorials)

DSB Virtual Lab

Student Software Licences (Campus Store)

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