Get lengthier and more specialized research help with our book an appointment service.
Visit the Research Help Desk on the main floor of the Library for help.
Workshops are scheduled throughout the term.
How-to guides and videos on writing, research and citation
Type in your keywords and click the Go button.
Use the menu on the left side of your result page to limit your results to:
If your source is online, there will be a "Full Text” link.
If your source is a book, there will be information on its location and availability status
1. On the Library Homepage, click on the Research Databases tab.
2. From the pull down menu choose your subject area.
3. You'll get a list of databases (each database contains 1,000s of articles). The "best bets" are the most widely used databases for this subject. On the right of the page, you'll find the subject librarian and some helpful guides.
4. Choose a database and start your search using your keywords. You will have to search more than one database because different databases contain different articles on your topic.
If you love Google, Google Scholar can be an easy way to search for articles. You can use Google Scholar to search Ryerson’s databases. When searching at home, follow these instructions to enable access.
*You can only enable Google Scholar to access Ryerson databases and articles and you will be asked to log in using your Ryerson ID.
1. Click on Settings (Top Right Corner)
2. Next click on “Library Links” (On the Left-hand Side)
3. Type in Ryerson University and Check it off.
(Now you have access but you will be asked to log-in with your Ryerson ID)