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Trial: eHRAF Archaeology and eHRAF World Cultures

Through April 28th 2015, Ryerson has trial access to the eHRAF Archaeology and eHRAF World Cultures

eHRAF Archaeology focuses on in-depth descriptive documents of archaeological traditions from around the world. eHRAF is unique in having subject indexing at the paragraph level. This allows detailed and precise searching for concepts not easily found with keywords.

eHRAF World Culture’s cross-cultural database contains in-depth descriptive information about cultural and social life written by first-hand observers such as ethnographers.Similar to eHRAF Archaeology, this database indexes subject at the paragraph level.

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New to our collection: Kanopy streaming

After a successful trial, Ryerson Library has subscribed to Kanopy, a streaming service that provides the platform to a host of educational video productions covering a wide range of subjects, including arts, humanities, health, business, education and more. The collection has over 20,000 video titles from various producers.

The videos will best be used in support of courses, as they can be integrated with Blackboard and accessed remotely by students. The majority of the videos are closed captioned and clip-making is allowed.

Last day! Trial: IBISWorld

Ryerson Library has trial access to IBISWorld through Oct 27th 2014. (Trial is now over.)

IBISWorld’s NAICS collection analyzes industries at the 5-digit level offering the latest content on 700 industries. Research covers economic, demographic, and government data. Each industry report consists of 30 to 40 pages of key statistics and analysis on market characteristics, operating conditions, current and forecast performance, major industry participants and more. 4-page iExpert Summaries are available through this trial.

This trial includes access to the following modules:

  • Canada Industry Reports (NAICS) – 350 Reports
  • US Industry Reports (NAICS) – 700 Reports
  • US Specialized Industry Reports – 600 Reports
  • US Industry iExpert Summaries
  • Canada Industry iExpert Summaries

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Update #1 – October 21, 2014

To keep our access to the content stable, the PDF download function of the reports have been disabled for the rest of trial. You can still access the reports online, print from your web browser, download excel files of info charts and save images using your web browser.

Update #2 – November 14, 2014

Thank you all for your interest in this trial.  We are pleasantly surprised by the amount of positive feedback we have received about the trial, and we know that there is a strong desire for us to subscribe to this product.

Given to our budget limitations, we are unable to subscribe at this time. However, we have put IBISWorld on our “wishlist” and re-visit the product as resources allow.

For the time being, please note that Ryerson Library does have other resources that provide retail industry reports and statistics. Find more information in our Market Research guide and/or ask our reference staff  for suggestions.

Trial: iPolitics

Ryerson has trial access to iPolitics through August 8th 2014.
Online and independent, iPolitics delivers up-to-the-minute non-partisan political news, information and analysis from Ottawa and across Canada. It provides in-depth coverage of politics as well as briefs about what’s making news at home and around the world.

Other features include:

  • iPolitics Opinions: read the commentary and analysis in Canada
  • The Editors Blog: features the site’s daily must read stories.
  • Livewire feed: connects you to the top stories pulled from other sources as the news is breaking.
  • Live updates of QP from journalists on the Hill.

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New Resources: Curio from CBC

Ryerson now has access Curio. includes news reports, documentaries, and archival material, as well as programs like The Nature of Things with David Suzuki, Doc Zone with Ann-Marie MacDonald, and Enquête with Alain Gravel. The portal has seven main subject categories – Arts, Business, Education, History and Geography, Health, Science, and Social Sciences. brings students and instructors up-to-the-minute audio and video content specially chosen for the learning environment, in a secure, 100% commercial free space.

Resources Upgrade: Gale Business Insights : Essentials to Global

Ryerson University Library has upgraded our Gale Business Insights subscription, from the Essentials to the Global version.

Gale Business Insights: Global contains:

  • Case Studies from Gale CaseBase with information from over 300 additional publishers
  • Interactive LiveCharts for economic and business indicators, which analyze and generate custom charts
  • Inline article content that lets users explore the broader context behind events and trends they perceive in economic data
  • Hundreds more economic and business indicators that let users analyze economies, companies, and industries
  • Global company, country, and industry overviews, as well as interactive rankings and stats
  • Global industry research reports for specific industries within specific countries
  • Academic journal articles, periodical articles, news articles, newswires and other news media
  • Company histories and market share data including unlisted companies in Europe
  • Videos focused on topics in management, leadership,and other areas.

Trial: additional resources via Web of Knowledge

Ryerson has additional resources on trial via Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge, from Sept 23rd 2013 to October 23th 2013.

Here is a list of the additional resources available:

  • BIOSIS Citation Index: 1926-present
  • Current Contents Connect®:
    • Life Sciences
    • Clinical Medicine
    • Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences
    • Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
    • Engineering, Computing & Technology
    • Social & Behavioral Sciences
    • Arts & Humanities
    • Business Collection
    • Electronics and Telecommunications Collection
  • Data Citation Index(SM): 1900-present
  • Derwent Innovations Index(SM): 1963-present
  • Web of Science:
    • Book Citation Index
      • Science: 2005-present
      • Social Science & Humanities: 2005-present
    • Current Chemical Reactions (CCR)
    • Index Chemicus (IC)
  • Zoological Records®: 1964-present

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New: Media Technology Monitor

Ryerson now has access Media Technology Monitor (MTM).

Based on 12,000 telephone interviews annually, this resource provides Canadian research data in the area of technology ownership and use. MTM has spoken to 100,000 Canadians (equally split between Anglophones and Francophones) over the past decade, making it a valuable media technology tracking survey of its kind. Highlighted themes include television platforms, internet activities, radio platforms, mobile phone activities, tablets, media usage by device, online engagement with TV, content and new platform users.

Check out the trending tool, and data analysis tool for various ways of filtering data. MTM also provides reports specifically about different media and market reports of all provinces in Canada.

New: L’Année philologique and History of Science, Technology and Medicine

Recently, RULA has subscribed to two new history databases, which are available through EBSCO platform.

L’Année philologique, published by the Société Internationale de Bibliographie Classique, is a specialized bibliographic database of scholarly works relating to all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. Its subjects are Greek and Latin literature and linguistics, including early Christian texts and patristics, Greek and Roman history, art, archaeology, philosophy, religion, mythology, music, science, and scholarly subspecialties such as numismatics, papyrology and epigraphy. With over 810,000 records, L’Année philologique includes citations to journal articles and books, with abstracts in English, German, Spanish, French or Italian.

History of Science, Technology and Medicine integrates four bibliographies—the Isis Current Bibliography of the History of Science, the Current Bibliography in the History of Technology, the Bibliografia Italiana di Storia della Scienza and the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. With an interdisciplinary focus, the database covers topics on the role of scientific discovery in society and culture, as well as the historiography of scientific disciplines from prehistory to the present. It includes journal articles, conference proceedings, books, dissertations, serials, maps and other related materials.