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  1. The ACM's (Association for Computing Machinery) fulltext journals, conference proceedings, technical reports, and special interest group (SIG) newsletters. Includes technical and social aspects of computing technologies. Access the ACM Online Guide, a comprehensive bibliographic database on computing, via the Advanced Search function.
  2. Articles from the journal club of the American College of Physicians and the British Medical Journal Group.
  3. The Audio Engineering Society (AES) E-Library includes convention and conference papers, JAES journal articles, and engineering briefs on the subject of audio technology. Coverage: 1953-present.
  4. Regularly updated biographies of significant, influential or notorious figures from American history written by prominent scholars. Biographies range from missionaries to musicians, social workers to statisticians, cowboys to chemists, and Vikings to astronauts. The American National Biography include illustrations, bibliographies and links to select websites.
  5. Use for historical research into your academic field. Contains: Scans of American newspapers; general, special interest, childrens and womens magazines; literary, trade, and scholarly journals from 1740 1940. Titles include: General Magazine, Medical Repository, Publications of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vanity Fair, McClures, Puck etc.
  6. NOTE: For use by current SFU faculty, staff and registered students only.
    French literature, non-fiction and technical writing.
  7. A collection of research papers in physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics.
  8. Analytical scientific methods developed, reviewed and approved by the American Society of Brewing Chemists (ASBC) to ensure quality, consistency and safety of malt-based beverages and their ingredients. Comes with built-in calculators, videos, spreadsheets, audio PowerPoints, and color images to help users understand and perfom analytical methods better or more quickly.
  9. Case reports and decisions from Advertising Self-Regulatory Council (ASRC), a self-regulatory body for national advertisers in the US. ASRC includes materials from the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, the Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU), the National Advertising Review Board (NARB) and the Electronic Retailing Self-Regulatory Program (ERSP).
    Library staff can find the details on the library staff website.
    Access: Access to the documents in this database is restricted to current SFU students, faculty and staff. To get the user name & password, contact an SFU librarian.
  10. BCC Research provides market analysis and forecasting reports on major emerging technological and scientific developments, including: Biotechnology, Energy and Resources, Instrumentation and Sensors, Nanotechnology, Healthcare, Photonics, and Advanced Materials.
  11. Canadian law reports, including criminal cases, Dominion Law Reports, and Labour Arbitration Cases. Also includes reported decisions, original court judgments, and unreported cases.
  12. Bioline International is a not-for-profit scholarly publishing cooperative providing open access to research journals published in developing countries. These journals contain timely research on public health (tropical medicine, infectious diseases, epidemiology, emerging new diseases), biodiversity, the environment, food and nutritional security, conservation and international development.
  13. Continually updated text, photographs, and videos for life history information on over 700 different bird species.
  14. Strategic management reports, including industry reports in consumer products, energy, financial services, healthcare, and technology.
  15. Thousands of scholarly business journals, industry magazines, company profiles, and industry & market reports. This database offers information in virtually every area of business including accounting & tax, banking, finance & insurance, construction, computer science, economics and many more.
  16. Access to decisions from 1980 to current, the Canadian Human Rights Reporter eVolumes (from v.78 to current) as well as Current Law and Human Rights Digest. Click on the e-Volumes tab to view pdfs for Canadian Human Rights Reporter and the related index volume.
  17. A database of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Each article has an overview, point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide.
  18. Publications from 1600 to 1920 about Canada, or written and published by Canadians.
  19. Canadian case law and statutes. Includes federal, provincial, and territorial material.
  20. Japanese studies index with some full text reports and journal articles
  21. Provides regularly updated systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare prepared by The Cochrane Collaboration.
  22. Controlled trials from articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, and reports related to health care and social interventions.
  23. Repository of self-archived papers on cognitive science (including the disciplines of psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, computer science, philosophy, biology, medicine, and anthropology. Coverage: 1950-2017
  24. Articles on cell and molecular biology protocols including, genetics, bioinformatics, protein science, basic microscopy, and electrophoresis and imaging.
  25. In-depth analysis and policy recommendations on development in agriculture, the role of the state, transition economies, and labor to infrastructure, health, the environment, and poverty.
  26. A sub-section of, CoRR is a fulltext repository of self-archived e-papers in Computing Science. 40 categories listed.
  27. Canadian criminal case law, criminal and related legislation, law reports and digests, and expert legal commentary. Also includes annotated Criminal Codes (Tremeer's and Crankshaw's).
  28. Holds the proceedings of the Court of Justice of the European Union. Includes judgments, summaries of decisions, press releases and other information about the court.
  29. Biographical reference entries on Irish people who have made a significant contribution in Ireland or abroad, as well as those born overseas who had noteworthy careers in Ireland.
  30. Information on authors and their works throughout global literary history. Includes: biographies; critical responses to works; essays on publishing houses and literary topics; scans of manuscripts, proofs, title pages etc.
  31. The 5th edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), published by the American Psychiatric Association. This is the standard diagnostic tool used by mental health professionals worldwide.
  32. Christian church history from 0-500 CE. Contains: over 220 original Greek and Latin language texts with online dictionary links, English translations, textual notes and a search feature; information on over 800 people and themes and 230 Church Councils; and external links to complete texts and translations.
  33. Sample essays on a wide range of topics. Can be used to help spark new ideas, craft a better thesis, and overcome writer's block.
  34. Comprehensive access to the laws of the European Union law and other related public documents. Includes access to the Official Journal of the European Union.
  35. Economic, political and geographic information and statistical data of countries and territories, and profiles of organizations.
  36. Official reports and documents published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
  37. Transcripts of interviews with scholars, researchers, and university professors, as well as artists, filmmakers, and creators. Figure/Ground is an open-source, para-academic, inter-disciplinary collaboration.
  38. In-depth market research and strategy reports of emerging technologies, including Aerospace & Defense; Chemicals, Materials and Food; Electronics & Security; Energy & Power Systems; Environment and Building Technologies; Healthcare; and Information & Communication Technologies.

    SFU faculty and staff are eligible to use a separate version which includes PDF downloads. Please contact or from a valid SFU email account to set up access to that version.

    SFU students may request PDF delivery of specific reports from Frost & Sullivan for legitimate use. Please contact or from a valid SFU email account with your request.

  39. 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.
  40. Provides information on ongoing health technology assessments (studies of the medical, social, ethical, and economic implications of healthcare interventions).
  41. Law and law-related research material, including legal journals, government documents, classic legal treatises, and world trials. Contains Canadian, American and international laws and agreements.
  42. Company profiles and financial information for thousands of publicly-traded companies in the USA and Canada. Profiles include key financial details as well as lists of top officers and main competitors.
  43. Analysis of Canadian, US, Chinese and global industries providing insight into current and future industry performance, changing trends, operating conditions and supply chain linkages. Each report covers the industry's description, outlook, and life cycle stage, as well as the competitive landscape, major companies, and key statistics.
  44. Publications from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET, formerly the IEE.) Document types include books, journals, conference proceedings, and standards. Topic areas include electrical and computer engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, physics, and materials science.
  45. Searchable collections of physics ebooks from IOPscience.
  46. Full text access to various versions of Shakespeares plays and poems (old-spelling transcriptions, modern editions, scans of the Folio editions); text and audio on Shakespeares life and the Renaissance period; images and production information for stage and film adaptations; and literary essays.
  47. Polls, public opinion and research information on international topics including politics, technology, health, finance, consumer products and consumer trends.
  48. A collection of books, newspapers and government documents focusing on the history and culture of Italian Canadians. Items are written in English, French and Italian.
  49. Citation information for over 1.3 million books, book reviews, dissertations, essays, and journal articles about the time period 400 1700 CE; a finding list of Renaissance humanistic manuscripts (Iter Italicum); an iconographic index of baptismal fonts (Baptisteria Sacra Index).to Medieval and Renaissance journals and books.
  50. International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and CPA's Canada Standards and Guidance Collection, such as the Accounting Handbook, the Assurance Handbook, the Public Sector Accounting Handbook, and the Risk Management and Governance Collection.
  51. Canadian court cases and tribunal decisions, current and point in time legislation (for selected jurisdictions), and commentary. Contains all decisions of courts and labour arbitrators reported since 1970.
  52. Full texts of over 350 000 English literary works of poetry, drama and prose; video and audio of poetry readings; unabridged audio recordings of Shakespeares plays; essential literary criticism journals and reference resources.
  53. International law and legal information resource, which includes historical coverage. Canadian content includes Annual Statutes of Canada from 1867 and historical provincial session laws, statutes, and law reports. International jurisdictions include the US (federal and state), the UK, and others worldwide.
  54. Full text of book reviews from 1979 - present.
  55. A multidisciplinary database, appropriate for secondary school and up. Includes popular magazine articles, book reviews and historical documents and publications like CIA World Fact Book.
  56. Provides articles from worldwide biomedical and health literature, covering research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues, and health care services. Available to current students, faculty and staff members (and alumni and external SFU cardholders from within the library).
  57. Online proceedings from Materials Research Society Symposia. Contains work across the broad field of materials research, including: Biomaterials, Biomimetics, Nanomaterials, Quantum matter, Plasmonics, Nanophotonics, and more. Coverage: Volume 1 (1980) to Volume 1810 (2015).
  58. Database of recent Canadian collective agreements.
  59. A free repository of software for scientific computing comprising a large number of separate programs and libraries. Most of the code is written in C and Fortran, with some programs in other languages. Of interest to the numerical, scientific computing, and other communities,
  60. This database provides cost-benefit analyses about health care interventions.
  61. Publications from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, including country studies, forecasting publications, reports, periodicals, and socio-economic databases. Topics covered include agriculture, developing economies, education, employment, energy, environment, migration, social issues, and sustainable development.
  62. Open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world from colleges, universities, and research institutions.
  63. Open access books, journals, reports, and other research documents from the World Bank.
  64. Open-access, peer-reviewed journals across the humanities disciplines, including: classics, modern languages and cultures, philosophy, theology and history, to political theory, sociology, anthropology, film and new media studies, and digital humanities.
  65. 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.
  66. An illustrated collection of thousands of specially written medium-length biographies of prominent British people and also foreigners who have influenced British history. Does not include articles on people who are still alive.
  67. 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.
  68. Covers classroom practices and principles of teaching for quality learning. Includes research-based, teacher-generated resources by the Project for Enhancing Effective Learning (PEEL).
    Restricted to current students, faculty and staff.
  69. Indexes French language social science and science journals published in France.
  70. The American Physical Society's online archive for Physical Review Letters, Reviews of Modern Physics, and Physical Review AE. Contains all APS journal articles published from 1893 to 2010.
  71. Access to millions of pages of digitized historical content. Includes books, magazines, and primary source material: maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits, sermons, poems digitized by the Gale company.
    Free for residents located in British Columbia and the Yukon, Canada. SFU Authorized Users may access the same Gale Digital Collections from anywhere with a valid SFU ID and password.
  72. Journals, reference books and monographs, and conference papers on political topics with a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse.
  73. Articles from all journals published by the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association.
  74. Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) records selected by Library and Archives Canada (LAC). Transcripts of hearings, research reports, submissions from tribal councils, organizations and interest groups, and more.
  75. Canadian drug and therapeutic information for prescribing and managing drug therapy.
  76. A repository of open access journal articles in the field of High-Energy Physics.
  77. Biographical and autobiographical information about the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults, includes all volumes to present.
  78. Ebooks, journals, conference papers, and reference works published by Springer. Covers a wide range of disciplines, with an emphasis on the sciences.
  79. Open access ebooks and journals covering a range of disciplines, from SpringerOpen.
  80. Summit is the Simon Fraser University research repository, a place to bring together selected scholarship and research of SFU and to promote this work to the wider world via Open Access. These selected research outputs include theses, research reports, journal articles, digital images, book chapters, data and other scholarly and teaching related works. These works are open to the world - search or browse the content. No registration is required to read and download the material.
  81. Online access to a custom collection of standards from the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Wide ranging topics, including standards for electricity, medical electrical equipment, power systems, and risk management. To view and read documents, users will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader and FileOpen installed.
  82. The ALI is a US non-profit that promotes simplifications and reforms of US common law. This resource contains the ALI's Annual Reports, Proceedings, speeches from the annual meetings, and their newsletter, the ALI Reporter, as well as current and archival Restatements of the Law.
  83. Provides: full text access to most literary texts written in Greek from Homer (8th century B.C.) to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453; author information; and bibliographic information about existing text editions for each work.
    To access the Full Corpus, please create an account.
  84. Treaties and international agreements published by the Secretariat since 1946. The UNTS includes the texts of treaties in their authentic language(s), along with translations into English and French, as appropriate. Note: Please ensure that any popup blocking software installed in your browser has been disabled prior to accessing the UNTS.
  85. Un dictionnaire du français standard en usage au Québec.

    Québécois Dictionary.

    Restricted to current students, faculty and staff. Users must create a personal account on the Usito website to access this resource.
  86. Canadian legislation, case law, and commentary. Contains the databases BestCase Library, CriminalSource, and LawSource.
  87. Current constitutions of every country in the world in its original language, alongside at least one English translation. Also contains books on constitutional law and history, and historical documents relating to the development of constitutions.
  88. Trade Policy Reviews published by the World Trade Organization.
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