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New to the A – Z Resource List

August 27th, 2014

We have been busy over the Spring and Summer months! Here are the newest offerings that have been added to our A – Z Resource List:

  • ACLS Humanities Ebooks
    ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is an online collection of approximately 4,000 books in the humanities, recommended and reviewed by scholars.
  • Comprehensive Physiology
    Comprehensive Physiology is the most authoritative and comprehensive collection of physiology information ever assembled, and uses the most powerful features of review journals and electronic reference works. Each article is commissioned not only to cover the latest key developments in the field, but to be the authoritative article on the subject.
  • Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine
    The most comprehensive and most detailed treatment of molecular biology, cell biology and molecular medicine available today -designed in collaboration with a founding board of 10 Nobel laureates. As such, the Encyclopedia provides a single-source library of the molecular basis of life, with a focus on molecular medicine, discussing in detail the latest advances of the post-genomic era.
  • Joanna Briggs
    Provider: Ovid
    Description: This comprehensive database covers a wide range of medical, nursing, and health science specialties and includes a unique suite of information that’s been analyzed, appraised, and prepared by expert reviewers at JBI.
  • JoVE – Basic Methods in Cellular and Molecular Biology
    This Science Education video collection demonstrates how to execute basic techniques commonly used in cellular and molecular biology. Each video shows practical applications of the techniques and other complementary skills.
  • JoVE – General Laboratory Techniques
    This premier collection exhibits how to use standard pieces of laboratory equipment essential in many experiments, as well as how to perform basic laboratory functions. Each video allows you to view practical applications of the technique and other complementary skills.
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook with Test in Print
  • Mount Royal University Institutional Repository (MRUIR)
    Provider: MRU
    Description: The institutional repository (IR) is a searchable digital open access collection showcasing the scholarship, research, and intellectual contributions of the Mount Royal University community
  • Mount Royal University Journal System (MRUJS)
    Provider: MRU
    Description:A searchable platform which provides access to full-text open access journals published at Mount Royal University.
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
    Provider: Oxford University Press
    Description:The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is the national record of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the 21st century. The Dictionary offers concise, up-to-date biographies written by named, specialist authors.
  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
    Provider: ProQuest
    Description: The world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses. The official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress, includes nearly 3 million searchable citations to dissertation and theses from around the world from 1743 to the present day together with over 1 million full-text dissertations.
  • PsycTESTS
    Provider: Ebsco
    Description: PsycTESTS® is a research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration.
  • Slavery and Anti-Slavery Part 1
    Provider: Gale Cengage
    Description: Debates over Slavery and Abolition contains 7,277 books and pamphlets, more than 80 newspaper and periodical titles, and 18 major manuscript collections.
  • State Papers Online Part 3
    Provider: Gale Cengage
    Description: The third of the four-part archive, State Papers Online, Part III: The Stuarts and Commonwealth, James I – Anne I, 1603-1714: State Papers Domestic gives researchers access to the domestic state papers from the reign of James I through the reign of Anne I.

Interested in working for the library?

August 6th, 2014

We are currently looking for casual library assistants to work evenings and weekends during the upcoming academic year. Details on the position’s duties, qualifications, and how to apply can be found on the Mount Royal HR website. The deadline to apply is August 29, 2014.

Renovations in the Library – Two Desks Becoming One

June 9th, 2014

We are merging our media and circulation/reserves desks in order to serve you better. This may result in increased noise and activity in the library on June 9 and 10 as the move itself takes place. We appreciate your patience during this process.

We hope that moving the circulation and reserves desk over to the current media area will create additional student study space and make it easier for our users to know which service desk in the library can best meet their needs. Beginning June 11, you will be able to sign out library items, borrow reserve materials, laptops or other equipment, request a TAL or COPPUL card, pick up holds and interlibrary loans, and pay fines all at one desk.

New service interruptions blog

May 20th, 2014

Are you looking for news about service outages and interruptions?  The MRU Library has a new blog for these notifications, please join us at and be among the first to know!

Euromonitor’s Passport Unavailable

May 7th, 2014

Due to infrastructure work, Euromonitor International’s Passport system will be unavailable from Saturday, 10 May until Sunday, 11 May.

We apologise for the inconvenience.


Info Desk closed on May 8

May 6th, 2014

The Info Desk will be closed on Thurs May 8 for Library PD Day.  For assistance, please go to the Reserves / Circulation desk.

Library Catalogue Outage

April 17th, 2014

In order to update security,  the library catalogue will be intermittently unavailable Thursday April 17 between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm.

You may encounter 404 error messages when searching the catalogue or when linking to books from the discovery search tool.

Access to databases will NOT be affected by this outage, thanks for your patience.

Interlibrary Loans – Across the Globe!

April 11th, 2014

In the past year, Mount Royal University Library has supplied materials to:

- Lebanon   S. Korea   Australia   England   Denmark   Scotland   Hungary   Brazil   China   Spain   Netherlands   France   Egypt        Slovakia   Argentina   Finland   New Zealand   Norway   South Africa

- And the USA including:  Harvard U, MIT, Duke U, Columbia U, Johns Hopkins U, and the NASA Langley Research Center

We have also borrowed materials from:

- Germany   Spain   Japan   India   Australia   South Africa   Poland   Denmark   Netherlands   England   Romania   Italy

 (not an exhaustive list)

Can’t find what you’re looking for in the MRU Library Collections?  Submit an inter-library loan request and we’ll borrow a copy from another library on your behalf!

MyMRU is Working Now

March 20th, 2014

MyMRU is back up now.  For future reference, you can still access your email and Blackboard when MyMRU goes down.

For email, go to and enter your username, eg.

For Blackboard, go to

Announcing second late night library hours pilot

March 18th, 2014

We are very excited to announce that the Library will be piloting new hours for exams again this Winter semester.  The Library will now be available for studying and computer and printing needs between 10:00 pm and 1:00 am April 4 to April 27 inclusive (last week of classes and exam period). We will also be open from 10 am to 1 am on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Other library services will be limited during this time.

We are very pleased to be offering this pilot project as we respond to student requests for additional late night study space during exam time. This pilot will provide an opportunity to gather further data on student use of the space and to determine how we might want to best proceed with planning for extended exam hours next term and in the future.

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