MRU Library Blog

Get Free Access to The New York Times Digital

New online resources have been added to the Libary database collection that will give you access to the latest news and films from home.

 

The New York Times

Mount Royal University now has a subscription to the New York Times Digital platform.  The subscription includes new daily NYT content as well as the title-searchable archive back to 1851.  Some other features include newsletters, audio and video content, VR/AR features, access to the mobile app, and reading lists.

Login with your MyMRU username and password to set up an NYT account to access the platform from your personal devices.

 

Criterion-on-Demand

Criterion-on-Demand is a streaming video platform hosting over 2,600 feature film & documentary titles from a wide variety of major producers including, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Alliance Films, Entertainment One, Mongrel Media, and many more! These titles include english, french and subtitled/captioned versions.

 

Browse all databases available through the MRU Library website.

A Safe Way To Get Your Hands on Summer Reads

 

We now have a contactless book pick up service for MRU students and employees who want access to on-shelf main collection books. Request up to 10 books by following four easy steps:

1. Login to Library Search
2. Search for main collection book title(s)
3. Select “Place hold or book time” under “Get it”
4. Wait for an email to select pick up day/time

More details: https://library.mtroyal.ca/covid/contactless

We will continue with virtual offerings until regular on-campus activities are able to resume.

Cancellation Notice – GeoRef

Final day of access: June 30, 2020

Cost of resource: $5,280 

Reasons for cancellation:

  • Provides access to a limited number of full text titles, most of which are available through other Library databases
  • Usage for this resource has decreased in recent years

Alternate resources:

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at librarycollectionsmanager.gg@mtroyal.ca

 

Criteria for cancellation of electronic resources:

  • Usage: The use of each resource is considered, including frequency and relative amount of usage (for example compared to program size).
  • Cost: This criteria includes the cost of the resource but also consideration for a constellation of other factors such as continuing and unsustainable price increases from publishers, USD exchange rates, and recent government budget cuts. 
  • Uniqueness: Availability of alternate ways to access the same or comparable information source.
  • Content/access or interface design considerations: Unreliable access to full text results; poor user interface, currency, poor linking or indexing.

Cancellation Notice – Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)

Final day of access: June 30, 2020

Cost of resource: $1,697 

Reasons for cancellation:

  • Aggregated content is not unique and isn’t always compatible with LibrarySearch
  • Usage for this resource has decreased significantly in recent years

Alternate resources:

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at librarycollectionsmanager.gg@mtroyal.ca

 

Criteria for cancellation of electronic resources:

  • Usage: The use of each resource is considered, including frequency and relative amount of usage (for example compared to program size).
  • Cost: This criteria includes the cost of the resource but also consideration for a constellation of other factors such as continuing and unsustainable price increases from publishers, USD exchange rates, and recent government budget cuts. 
  • Uniqueness: Availability of alternate ways to access the same or comparable information source.
  • Content/access or interface design considerations: Unreliable access to full text results; poor user interface, currency, poor linking or indexing