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  1. Abstracts of journal articles, books, chapters, association papers, dissertations, and book, film, and software reviews related to theoretical and applied social sciences.
  2. Broad coverage of social science journals.
  3. Comprehensive Canadian periodical collection for reference and current events. Publications include scholarly journal articles, trade publications, dissertations, books, newspapers and magazines.

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  1. Literature on social gerontology, including articles from journals and magazines, books, research reports, and videos, with a focus on the social, psychological, and economic aspects of middle age and aging.
  2. Designed to serve the information needs of the caring professions, including practitioners, researchers, and students in health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. Covers aspects of health and social care, and the practical problems of society from a broadly social scientific perspective (sociology and psychology).
  3. Periodicals, individually authored monographs (published 1971 to 1992 only), chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, anthologies, and Festschriften on East, Southeast, and South Asia.
  4. More than 80,000 citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents on all aspects of Native North American culture, history, and life. Topics include archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy. Coverage is from the sixteenth century to the present.
  5. 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.
  6. Current research and policy documents on international development issues.
  7. 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.
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  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. Books, journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers on Latin America in the social sciences and humanities.
  10. Full-text books, periodical articles, manuscripts, site reports, dissertations and theses on archaeological traditions from around the world. Use the 3-digit codes to quickly search data on a subject.
  11. Books, articles, and manuscripts on cultures of the world, past and present. A research tool for archaeologists, anthropologists, sociologists and beyond. Note for the Collection of Ethnography: the online version includes more recent source materials; the microfiche version retains older sources (before the annual installment 42).
  12. Articles published in over 350 English-language periodicals. Topics include: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Communications, Community Health, Economics, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Planning & Public Administration, Religion & Theology, Minority Studies, Performing Arts, Psychology, Philosophy, Political Science, Urban Studies etc.
  13. Reference entries on a wide range of behavioral and social science fields.
  14. An archival collection of scholarly journals mainly in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Subject coverage includes: African American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Botany & Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, General Science, History, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Sociology and Statistics.
  15. 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).
  16. Lists key books, articles, and other sources on a wide variety of subjects via annotated and curated bibliographies. An excellent starting point for locating important literature and scholarly sources on a topic. Focuses on the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
  17. Index of current and retrospective literature on post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health issues resulting from traumatic events.
  18. Journals, reference books and monographs, and conference papers on political topics with a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse.
  19. Humanities and social sciences peer-reviewed academic journals and ebooks from university presses and scholarly societies world-wide.
  20. Worlds most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world. Historic and ongoing coverage.
  21. International literature in sociology and social services, and related fields. Searches multiple databases including: Applied Social Science Index, ProQuest Sociology Database, Social Services Abstracts, and Sociological Abstracts.
  22. Literature and audiovisual materials in sociology and social work, including culture and social structure, history and theory of sociology, social psychology, substance abuse and addiction, and more.
  23. 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.
  24. Search or browse a wide variety of sources on research methods, including ebooks, articles, reference sources, and videos. Also includes research tools and instructional content.
  25. Videos on all aspects of the research process and methods. Also covers practical skills such as project management and writing for publication.
  26. Article abstracts, citations to book reviews, and dissertations in social work, human services, social welfare, social policy, and community development.
  27. Documents on social behaviour and organization from major social sciences theorists.
  28. Data and statistics provided by the Government of Canada, covering the population, resources, economy, society, and culture of Canada. Includes: data tables, statistical analyses and reports, survey methodologies and documentation, and census information
  29. 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.
  30. Global statistics and indicators on gender, population, and social development. Data has been compiled and updated in close cooperation with the statistical services of the United Nations agencies.
  31. Interpretative essays and documents including charity and international relief reports, pamphlets, photographs, press cuttings, magazines, posters, correspondence, minutes, records, diaries, memoranda, statistics, circulars, regulations and invitations on women's involvement in 20th-Century social, political, military and gender history. Focus is on women's roles in World War I Britain.
  32. Citations, abstracts, and scholarly articles in women's studies and feminist research. Online equivalent of Women Studies Abstracts, Women's Studies Bibliography, and Women's Studies Database.
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