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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
The Archives of Sexuality and Gender from Gale provides a significant collection of primary sources for the historical study of sex, sexuality, and gender. With material dating back to the sixteenth century, researchers and scholars can examine how sexual norms have changed over time, health and hygiene, the development of sex education, the rise of sexology, changing gender roles, social movements and activism, erotica, and many other interesting topical areas. This growing archival offers rich research opportunities across a wide span of human history.
Fairchild Books Library provides content that covers a full spectrum of topics in fashion including construction, draping, fashion business management, history, illustration, journalism, marketing, promotion, theory, pattern making, styling, product development, sustainable fashion, textiles, and more.

Fairchild Books Library is part of Bloomsbury Fashion Central.
Gartner Insights provides accurate and current research for the technology industry, informed by Gartner-specific research methodologies to help you:

  • Find information technology-related research.

  • Translate complex IT issues.

  • Conduct market analysis for IT decision makers.

The tool also provides comprehensive advice, meaningful analysis and educates you on anticipated issues. Gartner offers the combined brainpower of 1,900+ research analysts and consultants who advise executives in 80+ countries every day, helping you make smarter and faster decisions.
GlobalData Explorer is a comprehensive database including cross-sector and market data such as sector activity indicators and global ads, expert analysis, thematic research, business fundamentals, and alternative data such as tenders, job analytics. GD Explorer meets the needs of multiple disciplines and departments with cross sector coverage.

When accessing GlobalData Explorer and after entering your Ryerson credentials, should you encounter a landing page with a login, just click on IP Access which will take you directly to GlobalData Explorer. Click here to see an example.
The Hit Songs Deconstructed platform offers unparalleled insight into the craft and trends behind today’s hit songs and empowers music industry professionals with actionable data and analysis that can't be found anywhere else. It is the only resource that unites compositional analytics for the Hot 100 Top 10 with analysis of the songwriting and production techniques that went into crafting them.
InCites Benchmarking & Analytics is a customized, web-based research evaluation tool that can help you develop your research strategy. InCites B&A allows you to analyze institutional productivity, monitor collaboration activity, identify influential researchers, showcase strengths, and discover areas of opportunity.

How to access InCites:
- Users will need to log in using their existing EndNote Web, Web of Science, or Journal Citation Reports account.
- New users need to register for an InCites account by entering email address and password from Ryerson University computer.
ESG Rating Report - Environmental, Social and Governance report measuring a company’s exposure to, and management of, ESG issues through charts and tables. Data includes business description, ICB classification information, ESG rating, rating history, pillar scores, country and industry averages, and their exposure.
SciVal is an on-line bibliometric tool based on the Scopus database that offers research metrics such as publications and citations. Using advanced data analytics, SciVal processes large amounts of data to generate uniquely tailored reports, which include visualizations such as charts, graphs and tables.

How to access SciVal:
- Users will need to log in using their existing Elsevier or ScienceDirect account.
- New users need to register for an SciVal account using their Ryerson credentials.
The Toronto Star is a multi-platform news organization that makes things happen. They inform, connect, investigate, report and effect change. The purpose of the Toronto Star is to keep customers informed about what matters most to them, to help make their life, community, country and world better.

To access this content, you will need to create an user account with Toronto Star. Go to Toronto Star – Account Creation and follow the instructions to create your own account. Please note, you need to use your Ryerson email to create the account