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Special Collections

Two Ancient Roman Plates

Written documentation was just as important in ancient civilizations as written contracts and deeds are today.
The Romans, Greeks, Israelites, Egyptians, and other peoples took great care to document legal or civic events and to preserve important records.
This exhibition features an extraordinary set of Roman military plates from AD 109. Bronze plates such as these, known as military diplomas, were used for granting Roman citizenship and military honors to soldiers retiring after twenty-five years of service.
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spike-timing dependent plasticity

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McKay Library Website Tour

Welcome to the Library Tour.

The David O. McKay Library website is designed to help students as they search for information to complete research assignments. The objective of this tour is to introduce you to many of the materials and resources that are available on the library website.

Enjoy the tour!

Library Hours

Today's hours are displayed on the homepage so you'll always know when the library is going to be open. You can also click this link to see irregular and holiday hours.

EBSCO Discovery Search Box

This box uses the library’s EBSCO Discovery Search to find results on your topic in a variety of formats. The results found using this box will include journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, as well as books, videos, and other formats. This search box is a good place to start your search, although it does not search all of the library’s resources.

Resource Menu Bar

To access individual databases, you can select one of the options on the Resource Menu Bar. Click on the category you would like to explore and a drop down box will display some of the library’s resources in that category.

Library Links

In the website footer you'll find links to other library sites, popular links, and ways to contact the library to get help.

Library Toolbox

This sidebar contains links to resources that are helpful while doing a research project. Links to citation help, interlibrary loan, research guides, and other useful resources are found here.

All A-Z

Selecting the All A-Z option will show a list of all of the resources and databases to which the library has access.

Contact a Librarian

The librarians are here to help answer your questions. You can talk to a Subject Specialist or submit a chat/email question to receive a quick response to a general question.

The End!

The McKay Library website is a gateway to hundreds of useful resources for learning and for study. As you use them, they will become more familiar and useful to you