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Category: Eresources

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Trial: Chicago Manual of Style

Ryerson is now hosting a trial of Chicago Manual of Style online.

This trial is for the rest of the Term until May 31, 2013 so there’s plenty of time to use this resource to help you write your papers. The website is fully searchable and includes content from 15th and 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. Check out the Q&A section for informative advice on editorial style and publishing practice. Explore the Tools for the Citation Quick Guide.

Let us know what you think about this resource by email.

Colourbox Trial

Ryerson University now has Colourbox Educational on trial until February 6th 2013. You now have complete access to the complete Colourbox image & video database for non-commercial use. During this trial you may download 30 images for your assignments and presentations!

Your Educational Key is 1159488075295

Activate your Key:
1. Go to
2. Type in your key in the box to the right and click “Send”.
3. Choose if you are a student or member of faculty or staff.
4. Fill out the form, and you’re ready to go!

Please let us know what you think about Colourbox. Email with your comments.

Hint for the new Oxford Reference and Springer Platforms

In the past few months, both the Oxford Reference and Springer Journals and ebooks platforms have changed to new websites. The interfaces are very different that previous versions. Most importantly is that by default, they both return search result sets including material we do not have access to.

Please make sure to select the options on the left hand side to filter to library available items:

On Springer, un-select the option “Include Preview-Only content”.
On Oxford Reference, select the option “Show full text results only” under availability.

Please contact the reference desk if you have any further questions about how to use these two new websites.

Eurocode Standards

Ryerson library now has access to EUROCODE standards. They are hosted on BSOL. Connect to BSOL to view the standards.

The Eurocodes comprehensively cover all principal construction materials. Its purpose is included but not limited to provide common design criteria and methods of meeting necessary requirements for mechanical resistance,stability and resistance to fire, including aspects of durability and economy. Through subscription, Ryerson has access to Eurocodes Managed Collection (KBI), which include Eurocodes 0 – 9: Basis of structural design; Action on structures; Design of concrete structures; Design of steel structures; Design on composite steel and concrete structures; Design of timber structures; Design of masonry structures; Geotechnical design; Design of structures for earthquake resistance; Design of aluminium structures.

This collection of standards may be of interest in students and researchers in Civil Engineering, Building Sciences and Architecture.

Check out the Mergent Annual Report Collection

Mergent Archives

Mergent Annual Report Collection (new from April 2012)

Mergent Archives is an online database providing access to a vast, indexed collection of corporate and industry related documents. Containing more than 180,000 documents covering over 100 countries and industries, Mergent Archives uses a reliable and easy to navigate system designed to meet your historical research needs.

Mergent’s Full Collection of Digitized Manuals
Beginning with the very first Moody’s Manual published in 1909, Mergent offers more than a century’s worth of global corporate data fully digitized into high quality, PDF formatted documents.

Ford Equity Research Reports
Mergent Archives offers up to 3 years of multi-page equity research reports released weekly for over 4500 U.S. and Canadian companies. Clear and factual in its design the Ford Equity Research Report provides ratings, recommendations, sector analysis and company financial information.

Annual Reports
Access more than 85 years of Annual Reports for companies across the globe through Mergent Archives’ historical annual report collection dating back to as early as 1925.

Industry Report Collection
Since 2003, Mergent, Inc. has been providing detailed analysis and forecasts on two dozen major global industry sectors from Textiles to Aviation for the North American, European, Asia Pacific, and Latin American regions. Mergent Archives offers you our entire collection of these semi-annually released Industry Reports.



Also new to the collection: Mergent Bond Viewer

Mergent bondviewer

Mergent BondViewer contains a wide-range of bond data, including both issuer and issue-level terms and conditions and end-of-day evaluated prices for U.S. taxable bonds, municipal bonds and retail notes. Key data include :Issue details including company description, offer amount, industry code, CUSIP and historical pricing; Current and historical ratings;Coupon details including payment schedule, amount outstanding, interest frequency, bond type;  Detailed bond covenants outlining bondholder protections and issuer restrictions;  Corporate actions on significant events at the issuer level.


University Press Scholarship Online


The Ryerson Library and Archives has recently purchased access to University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO), a significant collection of over 9,000 titles from the best scholarly presses around the world.  This resource which is attractively designed for readability, functionality and ease of use provides access to the full text of all the tiles, direct export to RefWorks, direct links to individual book titles and chapters, DOI linking support, and personal accounts for saving research.  Individual chapters may be downloaded in pdf format for off-line reading.

TRIAL – Food Science and Technology Abstracts

From March 5 – March 31, the library will have access to Food Science and Technology Abstracts.

From the Thomson Reuters website:

Why choose FSTA – Food Science Technology Abstracts?

A full range of disciplines: FSTA – Food Science & Technology Abstracts® offers insights into a wide range of food-related disciplines, such as biotechnology, food safety, food science, functional and novel foods, additives, nutrition, and packaging.

Specialized indexing: Use the FSTA Thesaurus for more accurate retrieval. This collection of nearly 10,000 keywords continually adds terms to keep pace with new technologies.

Full-text links: Directly access publishers’ full-text articles.

Alerting and RSS feeds: Keep up to date with the information that matters to you by saving general, cited reference and chemical structure searches as email alerts. Or set up RSS feeds for saved searches.

To try out Food Science and Technology Abstracts during the trial period, click here and let us know what you think.

More information can be found on the trials page.

Scholars Portal Search Changes

The Scholars Portal Search interface (below left) will be phased out by July 29, 2011.  Most resources that were available via  Scholars Portal Search have been migrated to the new Proquest platform (below right).

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The remaining Scholars Portal resources that are not available from Proquest will be available via other search interfaces. Please check our A-Z list of article databases for a comprehensive list of  the new links.
All other Scholars Portal products and services remain unaffected by this change.