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My Library in Blackboard

Now it is even easier to access the Library website and all its resources from within Blackboard. Click on the My Library tab at the top of any Blackboard page to get links to the most popular Library resources including the catalogue, articles and Library news.

New eresources

The Library has recently purchased subscriptions to the following:

  • Historical Abstracts
    Historical Abstracts indexes historical literature (excluding Canada and the US) covering the period from 1450 to present. It contains citations for books and dissertations and abstracts of articles from over 1,700 journals.
  • JCR Journal Citation Reports
    Journal Citation Reports is a comprehensive and unique resource that allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 7,500 scholarly and technical journals from more than 3,300 publishers in over 60 countries.
  • AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) Electronic Library
    The AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) Electronic Library provides access to all of the Association’s journals from 1963 to 2005. The subscription also includes access to approximately 3,500 papers each year from 20 to 30 technical conferences covering all aspects of aeronautics and astronautics.

More Elsevier Back Issues

The Library has just purchased back issues (primarily pre-1995) of over 500 Elsevier titles. The following collections were purchased:


Resources from 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.

International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance

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.

Library Extends Weekend Hours

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.

Paper of Record

Paper of Record LogoThe 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: