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  1. Theoretical and applied sociology, social science, and policy science.
  2. This full-text resource provides access to a wide assortment of the most important English-language social science journals.
  3. Canada's reference and current events - scholarly journal articles, trade publications, dissertations, books, newspapers and magazines.

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  1. AgeLine is an online index to articles from journals and magazines, books, research reports, and videos related to issues of aging and life at 50+.
  2. ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts is an indexing and abstracting tool covering health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education.
  3. Humanities and social sciences information on East, Southeast and South Asia.
  4. Index for all aspects of Native North American culture, history, and life.
  5. All World Development Reports since 1978 in one convenient, cross-searchable website
  6. By Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex (U.K). Includes research & policy documents on ageing, population, climate change, corporate social responsibility, debt relief, food security, gender, globalization, health and more.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Full-text data on archaeological traditions from around the world. Text is subject-indexed for quick information retrieval.
  10. Source documents on cultures of the world.
  11. Authoritative, foundational, interdisciplinary knowledge across the wide range of behavioral and social sciences fields
  12. Searchable, archival collection of core academic articles, books, and primary sources in arts, humanities and social sciences.
  13. 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.
  14. Political Science Complete (PSC) contains full text for over 480 journals, and indexing and abstracts for nearly 2,100 titles.
  15. Humanities and Social Science e-books and journals.
  16. This database is the world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day.
  17. Search multiple databases covering sociology from ProQuest.
  18. ProQuest Sociology covers the international literature of sociology and social work, including culture and social structure, history and theory of sociology, social psychology, substance abuse and addiction and more.
  19. A searchable database of select Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) records.
  20. Access to research methods online from books and numerous reference sources.
  21. Social Services Abstracts provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development
  22. Documents that explore the complexities and interpret the nature of social behavior and organization from prominent social sciences theorists.
  23. Online access to data and reports from Statistics Canada.
  24. 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.
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