Resources from BuildingGreen.com including Environmental Building News are now available to Ryerson community members. BuildingGreen is an independent company that provides information for building professionals and policy makers to improve the environmental performance of buildings. The site provides access to a wide variety of topics such as policy, land use, water, energy and materials.
The International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text contains articles from over 100 titles, including Canadian Theatre Review, Dance Chronicle, Dance Teacher, Modern Drama, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, Research in Dance Education, Research in Drama Education, Studies in Theatre and Performance, TDR: The Drama Review, Theater, and many more. Full text of more than 50 books & monographs is also available.
This month the Ryerson Library has purchased a large number of primarily pre-1995 issues of electronic journals from Wiley. In most cases we also have the recent issues of these titles.
The following collections were purchased:
The Library is extending its weekend hours during the academic term. Beginning Saturday, March 4, 2006, the Library will be open until 12 midnight on Saturday and Sunday. The Library also recently extended its opening and closing hours during the week, now opening at 8 a.m., and closing at 12 midnight, Monday to Friday.
For more information about the extended hours for both the Library and the Chat Reference Service, check our Press Release.
The Library has recently acquired the Paper of Record, an historical archive of full-page newspaper images from a collection of international papers spanning the 18th-21st centuries. Canadian and Mexican regional newspapers are well represented.
Alexander Street Press
The Ryerson Library has recently acquired a significant collection of electronic texts in the disciplines of history, women’s studies, drama, literature, film, black studies and diversity studies from the Alexander Street Press. The following collections are included:
- American Film Scripts
- Asian American Drama
- Black Drama
- Black Thought and Culture
- British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries
- Early Encounters in North America
- Latino Literature
- North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories
- North American Indian Biographical Database
- North American Theatre Online
- North American Women’s Drama
- North American Women’s Letters and Diaries
- Twentieth Century North American Drama
- Women and Social Movements in the U.S.
- Oral History Online
- Smithsonian Global Sound
10 New Group Study Rooms
The Library has opened 10 new study rooms on the 5th and 7th floors for quiet group study. Each room will hold from 8-10 people and has a blackboard, electrical outlets and is wireless enabled. Rooms can be booked via the Study Room Booking page.
Research Skills Workshops
Need help finding information and doing research? Attend one of the Research Skills Workshops being held this term in the Library. Three different workshops (Finding Articles, Using Google and Using RefWorks) are being offered at a variety of times and dates. Check the Workshops page for details and times.
Library Space Survey
We need your feedback! This week, we ask you to complete our in-library survey to better enable our multi-year space planning. Copies of the survey are available throughout the Library or at any service desk.
New Services for Persons with Disabilities
The Library would like to introduce a new librarian to the Ryerson
community. Kelly Dermody has been hired to fill an 8-month contract
librarian position as Coordinator of Library Services for Persons with
Disabilities. Funding for this position has been provided by Student
Services and the University Library. She has been hired to coordinate
the acquisition of materials in alternative formats for students
registered with the Access Centre, provide library instruction, and to
write a report on “best practice” in other universities, so that we
can establish an appropriate level of staffing for this service on an
on-going basis. Kelly can be reached at 979-5000, x4120, or at
email@example.com. Her office is located in LIB395 on the 3rd floor of the Library next to the Adaptive Technology Rooms.