Another way to access full text

While accessing library materials through the library’s website remains the easiest way to access full text, there are other tools that can help you gain access to electronic resources. Browser extensions are tools that can help you access PDFs while browsing the web. Using these tools identifies you as a Ryerson Library user and gives you access to our resources.

This quick guide to EZProxy browser extensions for Firefox and Chrome explains how to install and use these tools.

 

Available now: Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters

Frontier Life is now available. This digital collection of primary source documents helps us to understand existence on the edges of the anglophone world from 1650-1920. Discover the various European and colonial frontier regions of North America, Africa and Australasia through documents that reveal the lives of settlers and indigenous peoples in these areas.

World Water Day… by the numbers

March 22 is World Water Day, an annual international event, officially designated by the United Nations in 1993 to create awareness about the importance of freshwater, freshwater resources and sustainability. See the Statistics Canada report, World Water Day… by the numbers here

Update your outdated library links to ensure uninterrupted access

Access to the library’s online databases and other eContent has been upgraded to meet current security standards. As a result, users are required to authenticate both on and off campus in order to access electronic journal articles through the library’s databases.

If issues occur when connecting to the Library’s online resources through old library links and bookmarks, please refer to the current A-Z Database List to find and update these library links. This will ensure continued access to the library’s electronic resources, including online journals and journal articles.

Please email erm@ryerson.ca with any questions you have about this upgrade.

Madeleine Lefebvre Receives Errol Aspevig Award for Outstanding Academic Leadership

Congratulations to Madeleine Lefebvre, Chief Librarian of Ryerson University, who was the recent recipient of the Errol Aspevig Award for Outstanding Academic Leadership. The award recognizes individuals who have advanced the mission of Ryerson University through outstanding academic leadership and who have contributed significantly to the enhancement of academic life at Ryerson and beyond.

Madeleine will receive this award at the Ryerson Awards Night, scheduled on Monday, March 27, 2017 from 4 p.m. at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W.

Madeleine has been the Chief Librarian of Ryerson University since 2007. She has previously held Chief Librarian appointments at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta. She is a Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, and an Associate of the Australian Library and Information Association. She was also the 2003/2004 President of the Canadian Library Association. In 2005, Scarecrow Press published her book, The Romance of Libraries. Madeleine has held a sustained interest in planning library space and new buildings that address the need for “congenial space” for students, and has played a major role in the design and development of Ryerson’s award-winning Student Learning Centre.

Learn more about Madeleine receiving the 2017 Errol Aspevig Award for Outstanding Academic Leadership award here.

Authentication and E-Reserve

Please note that in order to access electronic articles through the library’s databases, users are required to authenticate both on and off campus.

With E-reserve articles, even when logged into D2L Brightspace in one browser, i.e. Chrome or Firefox, users may still be prompted to sign in again when accessing an e-Reserve article. This is because ARES (the system housing e-Reserve articles) often defaults to IE (Internet Explorer) when opening articles, even when the user is already logged in under another browser.

This change was implemented to increase security for library electronic resources.