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Use these core indexes to find articles in the field of Communication. You may also want to view database lists such as News Sources, Publishing, Computing Science, Film, Public Policy, etc. as appropriate for your specific research.

If you need additional help selecting an article index for your topic, contact Sylvia Roberts, Liaison Librarian for CMNS (sroberts@sfu.ca / 778-782-3681)

Top Resources

  1. Indexing & abstracts for over 550 journals in the fields of communication, mass media studies, linguistics and film including full text for over 400 journals.

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  1. Multidisciplinary index to academic & popular journals.
  2. Worldwide coverage of all aspects of computers and computing literature in English.
  3. Alternative & radical media
  4. A multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the arts and humanities. Some of the disciplines covered include: Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Asian Studies, Classics, Dance, Folklore, History, Language, Linguistics, Literary Reviews, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Poetry, Radio, Television, & Film, Religion, Theatre.
  5. Thousands of business journals, industry magazines, and industry & market reports.
  6. Canadian government publications.
  7. Canada's reference and current events - scholarly journal articles, trade publications, dissertations, books, newspapers and magazines.
  8. Survey of consumers, media and publications in Canada. Start with the Vividata Target Snapshot database (available remotely for SFU researchers) first as it may provide faster answers.
    Access: Available at the standalone computers at Bennett and Belzberg Libraries.
    Reserve/book time: You can book or reserve time on the computer in the Bennett library on Burnaby Mountain which runs this resource by clicking here.
  9. The Digital National Security Archive contains a comprehensive set of declassified government documents central to U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945.
  10. Index to high-quality, peer-reviewed publications of regional importance and in emerging scientific fields.
  11. This database combines over 35,000 sources (newspapers, newswires, industry publications, websites, company reports, and more) from 200 countries (including Canada and France), in 26 languages.
  12. Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text is the definitive online tool for film and television research.
  13. References articles in film and television journals and magazines.
  14. Human and physical geography.
  15. Search specifically for scholarly literature.
    Should you encounter an error message, you can also obtain full text links to SFU Library resources, by going to Google Scholar and clicking on More - Settings - Library links. Then type and select Simon Fraser University - Where can I Get This? and Save.
    OR use the Off Campus and Wireless Access Bookmarklet to gain access to the full text on publisher sites.
  16. Online access to Harper's Magazine.
  17. A set of digitized newspapers, journals, and magazines originally published by the alternative press during the 1960s, '70s and '80s.
    The full collection is available to funding libraries during the funding/digitization campaign (through December 2018), Simon Fraser University is a funding library. The collection will become open access in January 2019.

    A limited number of publications are open access for public viewing now.

  18. Search or browse contents of scholarly journals
  19. Polls, public opinion and research information on international topics including politics, technology, health, finance, consumer products and consumer trends.
  20. Searchable, archival collection of core academic articles, books, and primary sources in arts, humanities and social sciences.
  21. International news coverage, business news, legal cases and law reports.
  22. Good for interpersonal and cultural communication topics
  23. A training library featuring video tutorials on software programs, design practices, and business skills.
  24. Online access to original manuscript and typescript papers created and collected by the Mass Observation organisation, as well as printed publications, photographs and interactive features. Mass Observation was founded in 1937 by anthropologist Tom Harrisson, film-maker Humphrey Jennings and poet Charles Madge. Their aim was to create an 'anthropology of ourselves', and by recruiting a team of observers and a panel of volunteer writers they studied the everyday lives of ordinary people in Britain.
  25. National Observer focuses on news and in-depth reports on under-covered Canadian stories in the area of climate, energy, and related culture, business and politics.
  26. Watch hundreds of NFB films online, including documentaries, animation and alternative dramas.

    Authorized Users may access the Website and the Content outside of the premises of Subscriber’s educational institution solely for bona fide educational and research purposes, including presentations by student teachers conducted as part of a practicum.

  27. identifies the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects. Online index to bibliographies in Cinema, Classics, Communication, Criminology, Ecology,Linguistics, Literary Theory, Philosophy, Political science, Public Health, Renaissance & Reformation, Victorian Literature, etc. with a bibliographical essay on sources.
  28. Access to substantial collections of original archival material – manuscript, typescript and ephemera – from key libraries in Britain and America covering music, politics, fashion and youth culture from 1950 to 1975 in Britain and America.
  29. Humanities and social science ebooks and journals.
  30. A directory for the film, video, internet and digital production industry in Western Canada.
  31. Sage Knowledge provides SFU with access to e-books from Sage.
  32. Access to research methods online from books and numerous reference sources.
  33. Streaming videos on tutorials, interviews, video case studies, and mini-documentaries covering the entire research process. Also includes areas such as writing a research proposal, planning and designing a research project and securing ethical approval. Practical skills such as project management, writing for publication, presenting work, and building networks are also presented in explanatory videos.
  34. Multidisciplinary social sciences index which allows citation searching.
  35. Theoretical and applied sociology, social science, and policy science.
  36. Access to online looseleaf titles published by Thomson Reuters Carswell
  37. A scholarly, primary source database focusing on adult comic books and graphic novels.
  38. Indexes core journal articles, conference proceedings, and other resources in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, can be used for citation analysis of research. A citation index contains the references cited by the authors of the publications covered by the index. You can use these references to do a cited reference search. This type of search enables you to find works that cite a previously published work.
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