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.

Please email erm@ryerson.ca your feedback.

Update your outdated library links to ensure uninterrupted access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: 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.

Trial: Psychotherapy.net

Ryerson Library currently has trial access to Psychotherapy.net through Dec 5th 2014.

Psychotherapy.net 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.

Please email erm@ryerson.ca your feedback.

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.
Please send your feedback to erm@ryerson.ca

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: The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online

Ryerson has trial access to The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online through Nov 14th 2014.

With more than 9,000 pages of material, combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world, this encyclopedia is a comprehensive online reference resource devoted to music research about all of the world’s peoples.

Each volume contains an overview of the region, a survey of its musical heritage, traditions and themes; and a description of specific musical genres, practices, and performances. Articles include detailed photographs that show musicians, musical instrument, and the cultural context of dances, rituals, and ceremonies. Other images include drawings, maps, and musical examples for further study. Since its first publication in 1997, The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music has been the pre-eminent reference work for research in ethnomusicology. The online version of all 10 volumes will be available to our users through this trial.

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