The first results of the voluntary 2011 National Household Survey (formerly the long-form census), were released on May 8, 2013. Topics in this release include Aboriginal Peoples, immigration, ethnic origin, non-official languages, and religion. For information on response rates to the NHS, click here.
What could be more convenient? As of May 13, 2013, you will no longer have to come to the Library to pick up most of the articles you’ve requested through RACER, the Library’s InterLibrary Loan system.
When your article is ready, you will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line will read: Ryerson Library – E-doc delivery.
The email will contain a link to your article, and instructions concerning copyright restrictions. This new service is being run as a pilot, which we hope will become permanent.
If you have problems accessing your document, please contact the Interlibrary Loan department at email@example.com or 416-979-5314. You can also try the Research Help Desk at 416-979-5055, Option 3.
Books requested through Interlibrary Loan will still need to be picked up at the Library’s Circulation Desk, located on the Library’s main floor.
Ryerson has a new resource called SAGE Research Methods.
SAGE Research Methods contains content from more than 640 books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks, the entire “Little Green Book” and “Little Blue Book” series, two Major Works collating a selection of journal articles, and newly commissioned research methods videos.
Exams are almost over! This is a reminder to students to clear all outstanding fines, and return overdue items to ensure access to grades. Library hours will also begin to change as we transition to the Spring/Summer term.
On Saturday, April 27, the Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Library will be closed on Sunday, April 28, however, Ask a Librarian chat will be open from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. Beginning Monday, April 29, Library hours for the Spring/Summer term are:
Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
To ensure access to grades, please check your library account on the Library website to see if you have overdue items, or fines greater than $10. All fines can be paid to the Library at the Circulation Desk, either by cash, Interac (debit), VISA, MasterCard, American Express or the Ryerson OneCard. The Library also accepts payment from the above credit cards by phone, please call 416-979-5055, “Option 2″.
Good luck to all graduating students, and best wishes for a wonderful spring and summer!
The Library has continued with its program to recognize the contributions of graduating student library assistants who worked at the Library while pursuing their degrees. All student assistants from the Class of 2013 were invited to recommend one media item be added to the Library collection, with a mention of the contributors in the catalogue, as well as in each of the chosen items themselves.
To see what items they have chosen for the Library, please take a look at the display case near the Research Help Desk on the main floor. Thank you to the Class of 2013 – we wish you all the best!
The Canadian Library Association (CLA) has awarded Ryerson Library with the 2013 CLA/OCLC Award for Innovation Technology for the RULA Book Finder application. The award is given in recognition of the ground breaking and innovative use of technology to provide exceptional library service to members of the community. The Book Finder application helps Ryerson students, faculty and staff more easily find library materials in the stacks while searching the Library catalogue. More information about Book Finder is available on the Library website.
For more information on the CLA/OCLC Award for Innovation Technology, please view the press release.
Struggling to find a space to study? Help is here! Classrooms in five buildings across campus – the Vari Building, Eric Palin Hall, Kerr Hall South, TRSM and the VIC Building – have been made available for student study space during the winter 2013 examination period. More information is available online:
It’s time to hit the books! Beginning Monday, April 15, the Library will open one hour earlier at 7 a.m., Monday to Friday, until Friday, April 26. The Library will also open earlier on Saturday, April 20, at 8 a.m. More information on hours is available on the Library website.
Ryerson is now hosting a trial of PsycTESTS .This trial is for the rest of the term until May 4th, 2013.
Launched in September 2011, PsycTEST now entails more than 10,000 tests.It is designed specifically to deliver APA content. Search and discover vital behavioral science content efficiently with APA PsycNET’s uniquely engineered cross-database searching. Benefit from the full integration of APA’s precise indexing with the controlled vocabulary of the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms®.
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