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Category: Eresources

This category is to be used for posts about eresources.

PDF Download Problems: Cloudflare errors

We currently are experiencing access issues to PDFs of articles from a number of academic publishers.

Example of CloudFlare Error message screen capture
Example of CloudFlare Error Message

We have identified and reported this error for the following publishers.

  • American Chemical Society
  • Wiley
  • AIAA
  • Taylor and Francis

If you see this error with a different publishers please report to erm@ryerson.ca.

Workarounds

Some workarounds while we wait for publishers to find a solution for this problem:

  1. See if there is a HTML version of the article available. If you need to save it, try printing it out to PDF from the browser.
  2. Look for another source for the article by searching for publication using journal search. Search for the journal by Journal title and then search for the article by Volume, Issue and Page numbers.


  3. If you are trying to access the article via linking menu, try to Select a Different Source if available.

Two-Factor Authentication for Library eResources

 

All Ryerson instructors and staff are required to use two-factor authentication in order to access Library eResources, eHR, RAMSS, and D2L Brightspace as of August 1, 2018.

One-time verification code prompt

Setting up two-factor in two steps

Step 1: Set up a code generator using your mobile device
e.g. Download Google Authenticator for iOS or Google Authenticator for Android.

Step 2: Add two-factor to your Ryerson account
(i) Log in to my.ryerson with your username and password.
(ii) Look for the Self Service module and click Personal Account.
(iii) Under the Security section, click Two-Factor Authentication.

What to do if you don’t have a mobile phone

If you don’t have a mobile phone or prefer not to use your phone, you can use a universal second factor (U2F) security key or a one-time verification (OTV) code generator. Check with your department for approval purchasing a U2F or OTV.

two-factor key

How two-factor helps secure your account

Two-factor is the best way to protect your Ryerson account and the information in it. With two-factor enabled, even if someone guesses or steals your password, they won’t be able to access your account without something only you would have, such as your phone. It will also protect your account from attackers in cases such as payroll diversions, identity theft, theft of intellectual property, and exam data.

protect your account

Please visit the CCS website for more about two-factor authentication at Ryerson. You can also contact CCS Help Desk at help@ryerson.ca or 416-979-5000, ext. 6806.

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.

New Search Everything Interface!

The new and improved interface, Search Everything 2.0 is now live. Everything you’ve come to expect from Search Everything but in a new pretty package.

Screen capture of new Search Everything 2.0 interface

This new interface is a modern responsive mobile-friendly design. It features the clustering of Content types like images and news articles for better organization, and continuous scrolling, so you no longer have to click on ‘next’ to get more results.

The biggest difference you’ll notice is the three-pane layout, with search results in the center, search refinement facet options on the left, and featured content or summary information on individual results when you hover over them

When searching, the 3rd pane will showcase the Summon Topic Explorer™ where appropriate. It will highlight relevant encyclopedia entries, guiding users through the research process including providing recommendations to related topics and the library’s research guides.

There is now a discipline search facet to help you locate material in a particular discipline. This might be particularly helpful with tackling a particular aspect of an interdisciplinary topic or where keywords are used across different disciplines.

Check out the new Search Everything and let us know if you have any questions.

New Resource: Oxford Bibliographies Online – Cinema & Media Studies

The Library is pleased to provide access to Oxford Bibliographies Online – Cinema & Media Studies. The bibliographies are a carefully organized, thoroughly peer-reviewed account of the most important books, articles, and websites relating to cinema and media studies.

Connect to Oxford Bibiographies Online – Cinema and Media Studies

 


 

Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO) is an entirely new research tool for the social sciences and humanities. A scholar-curated library of discipline-based subject modules, OBO is designed to help busy researchers find reliable sources of information in half the time by directing them to exactly the right chapter, book, website, archive, or data set they need for their research. Each entry is a selective guided tour through the key literature on a topic, receives multiple peer-reviews as well as Editorial Board approval, and is designed to facilitate a research experience with no dead ends. All citations are linked through to your collection via OpenURL, full-text via DOIs, or to the web via links to OCLC, WorldCat, and Google Books, allowing users to locate quickly full-text content directly from OBO. OBO is the ultimate collection development tool for librarians and time saving tool for students and researchers.

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.

Please email erm@ryerson.ca your feedback.

Trial: Kanopy streaming video database

Ryerson Library has trial access to the Kanopy streaming video database for the month of July, 2014.

Kanopy is a streaming service that provides the platform to a host of educational video productions such as HBO, VideoFashion, Media Education Foundation, etc. The collection has over 20,000 video titles, covering a wide range of subjects. The current trial is a subset including sociology, business, hospitality, theatre , dance, literature, history and fashion.

The videos can be integrated with Blackboard courses, and accessed remotely. The majority of the videos are closed captioned and clip-making is allowed. PDA (Patron Driven Acquisition) is among the licensing options.

Please email erm@ryerson.ca your feedback.

Trial: Material ConneXion

Ryerson Library has trial access to the Material ConneXion database through November 22, 2013.

Material ConneXion offers a knowledge base with an eclectic collection of innovative materials and processes. The database is updated regularly and frequently with materials juried by a panel of material specialists. It is a resource for all disciplines of design development, including: Architecture, Interior Design, Packaging Design, Retail Design, Industrial Design, Fashion, Apparel & Footwear, Exhibition Design, Textile Design, Landscape Architecture, and Transportation Design and includes the largest selection of sustainable materials and the only Cradle to Cradle materials library in the world: Polymers, Ceramics, Glass, Metals, Cement-based materials, Natural Materials, Carbon-based materials, and Processes.

Please email erm@ryerson.ca your feedback.

New! Chicago Manual of Style

After a successful trial, Toronto Metropolitan University has now added Chicago Manual of Style into the collection.

With the full contents of 16th and 15th editions, the Chicago Manual of Style Online provides recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices for the digital age. Not only is it fully searchable, it also encompasses a Q & A session which answers the readers’ style questions. The Chicago Manual of Style is widely used in social science and humanities scholarly submissions. The 15th edition allows both in-text citations and footnotes/endnotes, as long as these are used clearly and consistently.

Citation Quick Guide is also available.