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Faculty Library Resources: Purchase Requests

Useful services, resources, and helpful hints for faculty.


If the libray doesn't have it, you can request it!

If there is a title (in any format) that should be permanently included in McGill Library's collection, please place a request.

WISE Search

Not sure if the library already has it? Search WISE to find out...

Search for an item in libraries near you: >>

Placing a Request

To place a request for any title, simply fill out the online Resource Purchase Request form.

This form can be used to request all types of materials for all Westminster Libraries.  You will recieve confirmation when your request has been successfully submitted.

CHOICE Reviews

CHOICE Reviews Online is a resource that includes high-quality reviews of academic resources (usually books).  This online version takes the place of the paper CHOICE cards sent montly to departments in the past.  Instead, each member of each program/department will recieve a customized e-mail, which includes a link to a list of reviewed titles in their field. 

Our new online subscription also gives you access to ALL reviews published in CHOICE since 1988.  These reviews are searchable online at

Requesting CHOICE Review Titles

To request a title that you find on CHOICE Review list...

Email or with a list of your selections.

Creating a Personalized CHOICE Account

To set up a personalized CHOICE Online account...

1. To begin the registration process, visit this link:

2. Enter your e-mail address in the text box, and then click on the "Begin New Registration" button.

3.  Fill in the brief registration form.  Remember the username and password you select, as it is not tied to the Westminster UN/PW system.

4. Click on the "Send form" button at the bottom of the page.  Your account should now be activated, and you will be able to set up individualized e-mail alerts, save your searches, and create lists.

Creating Alerts in your CHOICE Account

Once you have set up your personal account in CHOICE, you can then set up title alerts using the following instructions:

  1. Log in to your personal account in CHOICE.
  2. Click on the "CiteTrack Personal Alerts" link in the purple bar near the top of the page.
  3. Click on the "Create a New Subject/Keyword/Author Alert" link near the center of the page.
  4. Create a name for your new alert in the first box on the page.  Then, fill out the form with your alert preferences.  There are many options!  If you have questions, don't hestate to contact us.
  5. Click on the "Save Alert" button near the top right-hand corner of the page.

Your alert is now active!  You will automatically recieve e-mails when new CHOICE content is published (once a month).

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