Campus spotlight – IAHS

September 29, 2014

IAHS Campus is located on the grounds of McMaster University. IAHS students attend to enter or advance their careers in the field of health care.  At this campus you will find a team of dedicated faculty and staff to help navigate your college experience. After a lengthy summer renovation,  IAHS offers new spaces and upgrades to the campus which were recently highlighted in the MoCast video blog.

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The library at IAHS is the place to find wonderful, enthusiastic staff to assist with research, technical support, and providing a positive atmosphere for studying. On occasion you might even find a treat at the customer service desk – lemonade on a hot summer day or some candy during exam week.

New this year we are pleased to offer a silent study room and the Library TECH BAR. The silent study room is for individual, silent study only. Please refrain from having your music too loud, talking or using your cell phone.  The Library TECH BAR is the place to go if you have technical questions. Need help printing, want to download Microsoft Office, have an issue with MOCOmotion or eLearn? Come in and talk to Samantha.

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Visit Samantha at the Library TECH BAR


The library also provides, books, videos, and journals to borrow; some can be taken home, some are used in library and others are available online. Unique items available to borrow  are blood pressure cuffs and anatomical models; these are useful for study or presentation purposes. Check out the anatomical model subject guide for descriptions and photos of this unique resource.

The library is located across from the Tim Horton’s on the first floor of the IAHS building. Drop by to say hi, ask a question or just to study.

College – the second week

September 8, 2014

Cummings Library & Collaboratory

Congratulations! You survived your first week of college. Hopefully you attended some of the campus events, met some new people, and had some fun.

The second week is when the work begins, and the library is here to help.  We have a variety of resources to help you succeed; your subject guide is a great place to start!  If you are having trouble locating library resources, ask a library staff member at the customer service desk for help.

TECH BAR staff are available to help you navigating MOCOmotion and eLearn, and can also assist you in downloading Microsoft Office or AutoCAD to your laptop.  Simply visit a TECH BAR – there is one at each library location!  You can also borrow a laptop up to 2 hours each day, for use in the library, at each of the TECH BAR locations.

Need a place to study?  We have those too. The library has quiet study and silent study space; larger groups are encouraged to book a group space online using the library booking system.  Library staff can be found roving in any of these areas to offer assistance when needed.  Studying at home and have a quick question? We can be reached by phone, chat or email.

Mohawk College Library is here to help, so drop by and say hello.


In the city: Hamilton Multicultural Festival

August 22, 2014

This week in the city, Ward 2 is celebrating its first-ever Hamilton Multicultural Festival!  This free, one-day festival, aims to connect and promote the diverse communities of Hamilton’s Ward 2 neighbourhoods.  The festival will feature local performers, music, games, kids’ activities, food, and arts and crafts vendors. There will also be a space for inter-cultural conversations about inclusion and equity in our communities.  


The Multicultural Festival will take place on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at Pier 8 at 47 Discovery Drive.  The festivities will run from 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  You can find out more information on Facebook, or read this article from CBC Hamilton.

The Mohawk College Library has resources that you can use to learn more about diversity, multiculturalism, and equality.  The library databases are a great place to find articles from thousands of journals, magazines, and newspapers.  If you are looking for a specific journal or magazine title, the e Journal portal can help you find exactly what you are looking for.

Whether you are on-campus, or just online, Mohawk College Library staff are available to help you discover everything the library has to offer.  Contact us for more information about our services, locations, and discover how your campus library can help you connect, learn and succeed!

MOCOmotion: A brief introduction

August 12, 2014

Welcome first year students!  You are probably excited to start this new phase in your life as a college student.  We are pleased to welcome you to Mohawk College, and are looking forward to seeing you in the Mohawk College Library where we can help you succeed in your chosen field of study.

MOCOmotion is Mohawk College’s portal. MOCOmotion is where you will find your official college email, grades, and timetable. You will also find an area to pay your fees, find your T2202a tax receipt, and update your personal information.


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MOCOmotion "my student account"

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These are just a few of the resources you will find in MOCOmotion; take some time to explore  all the information on your own. If you would like help navigating through MOCOmotion, visit a Mohawk College Library TECH BAR location for a one-on-one introduction.  Check out the Technical Support web page for more information.

Library website upgrade – June 30th

June 23, 2014

On June 30th, we’ll be upgrading the library website to a new design. The new design will have all the same library goodness it has today – excellent resources, links to live help and contact info, subject guides, and more!  The difference will be its fresh, new look and its ability to resize according to the device you’re on. Visiting us on an iPad or an Android? No worries, the same great information you’re used to on the desktop is adjusted to fit your particular device.

As a result of the upgrade, some of our pages may look a little odd for short periods of time throughout the day on the 30th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you in advance for your patience. And because you’ve been so good, reading right to the end of this message, here’s a special sneak peek of the new design:

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Start your summer semester off right!

May 6, 2014

If you missed the Start Smart sessions last week, there is no need to worry – the Mohawk College Library is here to help!

Your campus library is a unique place that provides access to resources, study areas, computers, and group spaces for collaboration.  Library staff can help you find books and articles to  successfully complete assignments, and will introduce you to your subject guide.  Subject guides are program specific for each program offered at Mohawk College.  In addition to all the resources that can help you complete course work, you can discover the latest industry news on the Trends & Issues page located on each guide.

If you have some time between your busy class schedule, why not browse our print collection of books, magazines, and journals.  Access to library databases, e-books, and the eJournal portal are available 24/7, so resources are always where and when you need them.  For more information, check out our Student Success subject guides; they offer information to improve presentation and writing skills, computer basics, math help, self-help resources, and the ever important APA help.

For more information about library services, visit your campus library or contact us directly.  We are here to help!

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Improve your writing with help from the library

November 15, 2013

The fall semester is coming to an end and final assignments may be creeping up on you.  One way to boost your final grade is by improving the quality of your writing.  This daunting task is made easier with resources from the Mohawk College Library

41-VdN50pmL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_Start with this e-book, Better Writing: Beyond Periods and Commas.  This useful guide goes beyond the mechanics of punctuation and grammar to improve your writing skills.

The library has a Writing skills subject guide that includes writing tips and guides, print and online resources, apps, and websites to help you check your work for grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

Once you’ve completed your research, be sure to cite it right!  The APA help guide includes all types of sources.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact us – library staff are here to help!