Trial: Gale Archives Unbound – Southeast Asian Studies Collection

Ryerson has trial access to South Asian Studies Collection of Archives Unbound (Gale) through July 25, 2019.

Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level. The collection that is currently on trial focuses on Southeast Asian Studies, with newspapers, official reports and other documents dating from 1910 to 1975. Colonialism, Communism, military conflict in Vietnam, and more pivotal topics and events are covered extensively in primary sources providing perspectives on complex issues and ideals.

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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 or 416-979-5000, ext. 6806.

Trial: Inspec on EBSCO platform

Ryerson has Inspec available as a trial through April 10th, 2017.

Created by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, this database provides abstracts and indexing to the scientific and technical papers in physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computing, information technology, manufacturing, production and mechanical engineering.

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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.

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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: 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.


Ryerson Library currently has trial access to through Dec 5th 2014. features a diverse compilation of streaming training videos in the field of counseling, psychotherapy, addiction, and more. Geared for a variety of teaching needs, it includes single-session demonstrations, multiple-session demonstrations, clinical case consultations, interview and documentary style films. Most use actual clients.

The videos cover most major modalities, including individual therapy, group therapy, couples and family therapy, child therapy, art therapy, psychodrama and therapeutic communities using a wide representation of client populations. Running searchable transcripts, downloadable instructor’s manuals, and clip making with direct sharing are available. The content is searchable by keyword, expert, and therapeutic issue.

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Trial: ProQuest International Datasets

Ryerson has trial access to ProQuest International Datasets through Dec 10th 2014.
Aggregated datasets from national governments, international organizations, and research firms, ProQuest International Datasets is a collection of global macroeconomic and demographic statistics powered by DataMarket. Data is taken from multiple sources, enabling users to simply and immediately query and compare data and to share their findings.
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