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This is selected list of periodical indexes for Publishing topics. For more specific recommendations for particular Publishing courses, see the Help with course assignments section of the Publishing resources page or contact Megan Sorenson, Publishing Liaison Librarian ( / 778.782.7588 ) .

Top Resources

  1. Continuously published since 1872, Publishers Weekly has been the voice for US publishing industry news and book reviews, with ongoing coverage of the British book trade. The complete archive includes nearly 200,000 book reviews, and bestseller lists.
  2. Online version of the Chicago Manual of Style.
  3. Information on British Columbian authors.
  4. Provides references to articles about Canadian publishing that were issued between 1935 and 1985.
  5. Describes over 1400 archival collections beginning before 1995 which relate to the history of secular English-language book publishing in Canada. It includes records of publishing companies, authors, editors and organizations.
  6. PMB is produced by the Print Measurement Bureau from their annual survey of consumers, media and publications. The database contains a wealth of information on the use of media, including readership of specific Canadian magazines, consumer products, and services such as financial and travel.
    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.
  7. Advertising rates and related data are available on every significant medium in Canada. Includes magazines, newspapers, radio and television stations and other advertising media.
  8. The OED covers words from across the English speaking world.
  9. Provides international bibliographic information on periodicals: magazines, journals, newspapers, and newsletters.
  10. A database which lists the items held by many libraries around the world. Good for finding different editions of books for book history.

Other Resources

  1. Cross search Gale sources of literature. Contains: Dictionary of Literary Biography; Gale Virtual Reference Library; Literautre Criticism Online; Something About the Author
  2. Details on Canadian organizations and international groups including industry, commercial and professional associations, registered charities, and special interest organizations.
  3. Thousands of business journals, industry magazines, and industry & market reports.
  4. Primary source. Bio-bibliographical information on more than 470 women who lived in Canada or wrote about Canada, and authored an English-language material published before 1940.
  5. 24,000+ electronic books spanning a wide variety of discipline, including desktop publishing manuals.
  6. The John Johnson Collection is the product of a unique partnership between the Bodleian Library and ProQuest to conserve, catalogue and digitise more than 65,000 items drawn from the Bodleian's John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera.
  7. Searchable, archival collection of core academic articles, books, and primary sources in arts, humanities and social sciences.
  8. International news coverage, business news, legal cases and law reports.
  9. A unique archive relating to the history of printing, publishing and bookselling dating from 1554 to the 20th century.
  10. This database is the world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day.
  11. Access to Quill & Quire's online news service for book trade professionals in Canada.
  12. Electronic versions of a broad range of technical books.
    2018-01-08. Access to Safari Books Online will be changing platforms on May 1, 2018. Please note that the new version will include unlimited user access, but requires an SFU email account for access. You can try the new Safari platform now. Please contact if you have any questions.
  13. A scholarly, primary source database focusing on adult comic books and graphic novels.
  14. 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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