Electronic Resources at Ryerson University are licenced by Ryerson University Library. The most common type of course reading type that we deliver to students currently at Ryerson is this type of reading. The two most common formats are:
1) Articles from E-journals 2) Chapters from E-books
Checking Library Electronic Resources: The Journal Lookup Tool
This is a tool that can help you determine if you can post a persistent link or PDF version of a Library Electronic Resource. Learn how to use the Journal Lookup Tool to find what format you can deliver electronic journal resources to your students.
Things to note:
a) Some journals only allow you to redistribute material through a persistent or stable link. (Link is Green in the Look-up Tool)
c) A few e-journals do not allow any redistribution of classroom use from their journal database (For example: Harvard Business Review). These you can direct to Library E-reserves for copyright checking. (a journal Link is marked Red in the Look-up Tool
Some e-book collections in the Ryerson University collection can be freely linked to if you would like to use an e-book for teaching purposes. You can provide the student a url of the “Permanent Link” which is clearly marked in the Library Catalogue record for the e-book for them to access. These vendors allow links to their books for teaching purposes and allow multiple students to access the resource:
- Morgan and Claypool
- Springer Ebook
- Safari Books Online
- Oxford Reference Online
If the e-book vendor is not on the list above please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will see if a licence can be obtained that would support teaching from an online book. (Some licences only allow one concurrent user which is not suitable for teaching use.)
Images from ARTstor
ARTstor has over 300,000 images that can be posted in Powerpoint slides, posted to Blackboard, or used in classroom handouts.
How to Make Stable, Persistent or Durable Links
Instructions on how to make a Persistent link yourself.
Best Practices for the Use of Electronic Resources
|Generally allowed||Generally not allowed|
|Using persistent links to provide access to journal articles and e-books from within Blackboard. These can be placed into your Blackboard shell by library staff using the Ares Course Reading E-reserve system.||Posting into Blackboard digital copies (for example, PDF copies) of journal articles and e-books.|
|Incorporating images taken from the resources into presentations projected in the classroom.||Using images from the resources in presentations uploaded to Blackboard, OR posting images directly to Blackboard|
|Giving students citation for material so they can locate it in the library.||Printing and handing out journal articles in the classroom.|
|E-mailing a link to an article to an individual student or class.||E-mailing an article to an individual student or class.|