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  1. Search Gale Directories purchased by SFU Library: Encyclopedia of Associations, Market Share Reporter and Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media.
  2. Directory of Canadian, American, and international print and broadcast media, including newspapers, magazine and journal publishers, radio and television stations, and cable companies. In addition to general contact and descriptive information, some listings include advertising, circulation, and subscription rates.
  3. Aggregates several literary databases for biographical and critical essays about the worlds most influential literary figures; literary commentary (popular and scholarly) from 1400 present; biographical information about childrens and young adult authors and illustrators; multidisciplinary encyclopedias and specialized reference sources.
  4. Historical newspapers primarly from the United Kingdom and the United States. Covers 17th to 19th century newspapers as well as the 20th century. Includes some significant titles such as: the Daily Mail, the Economist, Financial Times, Illustrated London News, the Independent, Liberty Magazine, the Listener, Picture Post, Punch, the Sunday Times, The Times (of London), and the Times Literary Supplement.
  5. Search across multiple Gale collections for monographs, manuscripts, newspapers, photographs, maps, and other primary sources.
  6. Encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, almanacs, and manuals in many subject areas.
  7. Lists of bibliographic references to complete biographies or critical essays about over 130,000 authors and over 140,000 titles, with no links out to the referenced products. Search in Gale Literary Sources or Library Search.
  8. Created by La Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Gallica is a large digital library of documents in the French language, which offers over a million documents, such as books, manuscripts, maps, images, periodicals, music, scores and sound recordings. You can find a large number of full-text documents, ranging from newspapers, such as Le Figaro from 1854 and Le Petit Parisien, to the manuscripts of letters of Alexandre Dumas, to nautical charts on parchment, to images of old Paris.
  9. This portal gathers together government and legislative documents from the collections of the members of the Association of Parliamentary Libraries in Canada.
  10. Video collection that demonstrates general laboratory techniques.
  11. An index to general science journals, magazines, and some trade publications with coverage back to 1984. Subject coverage includes astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, conservation, health & medicine, oceanography, physics, zoology and more.
  12. An extensive collection of bibliographies of books, articles, monographs, reports and theses in physical and human geography, geology, mineralogy, ecology and development studies. The scope is international, dating back to 1980. The interdisciplinary coverage makes it suitable for researching environmental issues.
  13. Geographically related literature in German, French and English, with more than 60000 entries. Produced by the Department of Geography of Erlangen-Nuremberg University.
  14. Covers worldwide literature in geology and earth sciences. Indexes journals in 40 languages as well as books, maps, reports, most U.S. Geological Survey publications, and American and Canadian masters and doctoral theses. Coverage: 1785 to the present.
  15. Covers Earth Sciences, primarily mining, materials and energy from 1865 to present. Includes: Bibliographic information, abstracts, plain language summaries, and links to online articles, Geographical Survey Canada publications, National Atlas maps, topographic maps, remote sensing publications, external publications by NRCan scientists and researchers, and other information regarding NRCan programs.
  16. A collection of Earth Sciences Sector geoscience databases that is managed and accessed by a series of Information Services (GDRIS). From Earth Sciences Sector and Natural Resources Canada.
  17. A collection of documents and images focusing on German settlement in Canada, particularly in the province of Alberta. The selection of print resources found here is about 50% in German and 50% in English.
  18. Publications by researchers affiliated with the Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre. This collection is a companion to the SFU Library's Summit Institutional Repository's Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre series of documents and other scholarly research from researchers in the GRC.
  19. Access to IDRISI GIS, a raster-based GIS software developed by Clark Labs of Clark University. Access only available to SFU departmental computers in the Burnaby campus.
  20. Manuscripts, print, and visual primary sources on global history and trade of commodities, such as sugar, chocolate, coffee, fur, tobacco, opium, oil, wine, and more, from c1550. Collection also includes scholarly essays, which provide background information on materials.
  21. Provides information on international health, biomedical life sciences, non-communicable diseases, public health nutrition, food safety and hygiene, and much more from around the world.
  22. Demographic and economic data on every country in the world (with forecasts), as well as statistics, market reports, company profiles and information sources for country, market, consumer, and lifestyle profiling.

    Restricted to current SFU students, faculty and staff with a valid SFU computing ID.

    Effective January 22, 2018, a name and email address is required to download PDF reports. Euromonitor implemented this requirement for security and will not use for sales or marketing purposes.

  23. Personal narratives and organizational records documenting religious missionary activities, and biographies of leaders, missionaries, and churches in 19th-century United States, as well Africa, Fiji and Sandwich Islands, India, China, Southeast Asia, Japan, and Hawaii.
  24. Full-text of the Globe and Mail newspaper from 1844 to three years ago. Covers major news and events in Canada and around the world. Includes images, advertisements, cartoons, classified ads, birth and death notices, and full content of the Report on Business section.
  25. A dictionary of geological terms published by the American Geological Institute. Provides access to the more than 39,000 entries that appeared in the print version of the Fifth Edition.
  26. Demographic and economic data on every country in the world (with forecasts), as well as statistics, market reports, company profiles and information sources for country, market, consumer, and lifestyle profiling.

    Restricted to current SFU students, faculty and staff with a valid SFU computing ID.

    Effective January 22, 2018, a name and email address is required to download PDF reports. Euromonitor implemented this requirement for security and will not use for sales or marketing purposes.

  27. Online tutorials providing professional-level instruction in design, drawing, sculpting, painting, modeling, lighting, rendering, texturing, rigging, storyboarding, animation, and other areas related to visual effects.

    NOT licensed for public performance.

  28. Provides information regarding complete and ongoing genome projects around the world.
  29. Scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.
    SFU Authorized users can obtain full text links to SFU Library resources, by going to Google Scholar Settings and clicking on Library links. Then type and select Simon Fraser University - Get@SFU and Save.
    OR use the Off Campus and Wireless Access Bookmarklet to gain access to the full text licensed by SFU Library.
  30. Contains official publications put out by the Government of Canada, covering a wide range of topics and formats. Most electronic resources are freely available, and there are searchable indexes for printed resources.
  31. Canadian fundraising database of foundations and granting agencies.
    Off-campus access to this directory is not available. Users may continue to access from on campus.
  32. Scholarly literature, general interest titles, government documents and reports on the relationship between human beings and the environment. Topics include global warming, recycling, alternate fuel sources and beyond. Use Citation Finder to locate the items.
  33. Reference resources on all aspects of visual arts, and links to art images from around the world. Sources include Grove Art Online, Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics & Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.
  34. Reference resources on all aspects of visual arts, and links to art images from around the world. Sources include Grove Art Online, Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics & Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.
  35. Comprehensive reference source on all aspects of music. Includes access to Grove Music Online,The Oxford Dictionary of Music and The Oxford Companion to Music. Includes links to related sites, including sound archives and illustrations.
  36. Open access e-books from the American Historical Association and Columbia University Press.
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