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Trial: iPolitics

Ryerson has trial access to iPolitics through August 8th 2014.
Online and independent, iPolitics delivers up-to-the-minute non-partisan political news, information and analysis from Ottawa and across Canada. It provides in-depth coverage of politics as well as briefs about what’s making news at home and around the world.

Other features include:

  • iPolitics Opinions: read the commentary and analysis in Canada
  • The Editors Blog: features the site’s daily must read stories.
  • Livewire feed: connects you to the top stories pulled from other sources as the news is breaking.
  • Live updates of QP from journalists on the Hill.

Please email your feedback.

Trial: Kanopy streaming video database

Ryerson Library has trial access to the Kanopy streaming video database for the month of July, 2014.

Kanopy is a streaming service that provides the platform to a host of educational video productions such as HBO, VideoFashion, Media Education Foundation, etc. The collection has over 20,000 video titles, covering a wide range of subjects. The current trial is a subset including sociology, business, hospitality, theatre , dance, literature, history and fashion.

The videos can be integrated with Blackboard courses, and accessed remotely. The majority of the videos are closed captioned and clip-making is allowed. PDA (Patron Driven Acquisition) is among the licensing options.

Please email your feedback.

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

Toronto Metropolitan 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.

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.

TRIAL! Map the Census with Simply Map Canada

SimplyMap, an Internet-based mapping application, is available on a trial basis until May 14, 2010.

Developed by Geographic Research, SimplyMap allows students to access thousands of variables, create professional-quality thematic maps and reports, and export information to Excel, PDF, Microsoft Word and more.

More information and links for accessing SimplyMap, are available on the Map and Data Resources website