Research & Library

Welcome to the RJC Research & Library Services Website

Research consultations can be requested by filling out this formResearch Consultation Form  

For more information, you can contact Jeannie An, Research Services Librarian, email:

Not sure where to start your research? Begin at the MBA Research Support @ RJC Guide

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 contains video tutorials on a wide range of education topics and now available for the entire McMaster community

Useful Links for Case Competition

Research Services

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


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.


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.

More info on the Library’s Scan and Send Service


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. The list of currently available books is on our Bibliaff inventory page. If you have any suggestions or ideas for new books, please email

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 and returned 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 or phone 905-525-9140 ext. 20561

Library Services and Resources for MBA students (Fall 2018) (slides)

Library Services and Resources for EMBA students (Fall 2018) (slides)

How Library Stuff Works (video tutorials)

DSB Virtual Lab

Student Software Licences (Campus Store)

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