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  1. A comprehensive Education database, covering all levels of education from early childhood to higher education as well as multilingual education, health education and testing. Includes journals, books, conference papers, book reviews and educational tests.
  2. A comprehensive Education database, covering education research and practice. Includes journal articles, conference papers, curriculum guides, lesson plans, theses and dissertations and more. *Use this version if you are a current student, faculty or staff member.*
  3. Articles, books, book chapters, technical reports, and theses and dissertations in the field of psychology and the psychological aspects of other disciplines such as education, health, sociology, anthropology, linguistics, business, and law.
  4. A comprehensive Education database, covering education research and practice. Includes journal articles, conference papers, curriculum guides, lesson plans, theses and dissertations and more. *Open access*

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  1. Multidisciplinary index to academic & popular journals.
  2. A growing collection of open access textbooks covering the top 40 highest-enrolled subject areas of higher education in British Columbia.
  3. Formerly called Microlog, this index covers publications of research value put out by the Canadian Government. This includes publications produced by federal, provincial, territorial & municipal governments, government agencies & departments, research institutes and government laboratories. It also contains theses and dissertations(1990 - 1998 only) from Canadian universities.
  4. Covers journals in the fields of communication, mass media studies, linguistics and film. Many major journals have indexing, abstracts, PDFs and searchable citations from their first issues to the present (dating as far back as 1915).
  5. Streaming videos of reenactments of therapy sessions, organized by therapeutic approach and clinician. Includes transcripts.
  6. Streaming videos for training and developing teachers, covering teaching methods, classroom management, content areas and student assessment.
  7. 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.
  8. A comprehensive Education database, covering education research and practice. Includes journal articles, conference papers, curriculum guides, lesson plans, theses and dissertations and more. *Use this version if you are a current student, faculty or staff member.*
  9. A multidisciplinary encyclopedia database, appropriate for grade 4 and up.
  10. 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.
    OR use the Off Campus and Wireless Access Bookmarklet to gain access to the full text licensed by SFU Library.
  11. 3,800 full text articles covering anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, and sociology and more.
    This resource has been updated. See the second edition, published in 2015.
  12. Reference entries on a wide range of behavioral and social science fields.
  13. Covers educational technology and e-learning. Includes peer-reviewed journal articles and proceedings papers.
  14. Citation information and abstracts for journal articles, books, book chapters, book reviews, and dissertations. Covers: anthropological linguistics; applied linguistics; descriptive linguistics; discourse analysis; language - pathological and normal; learning disabilities; nonverbal communication; phonetics; phonology; and psycholinguistics.
  15. 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.
  16. Films produced by the National Film Board of Canada (streaming online). Includes documentaries, animation and alternative dramas. Note: To access to CAMPUS features (e.g. learning bundles, study guides, searching by school subject), SFU users may contact to request the activation key.

    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.

  17. A growing collection of free, peer-reviewed, and openly-licensed textbooks. A joint collaboration between BC Campus and the University of Minnesota.
  18. 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.
  19. Information about colleges & universities, admissions, scholarships, test preparation (e.g. SATs) and more. Focuses on the educational institutions in North America.
  20. Worlds most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world. Historic and ongoing coverage.
  21. Articles from all journals published by the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association.
  22. Psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessment tools. In most cases actual test or test items provided, but without scoring key information.
  23. Encyclopedia articles on philosophers, philosophical themes, world philosophies, and world religions.
  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. Abstracts of journal articles, books, chapters, association papers, dissertations, and book, film, and software reviews related to theoretical and applied social sciences.
  27. Information on undergraduate and graduate study programs of universities in Canada.
  28. 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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