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This is a selected list of periodical indexes for Public Policy topics. If you need additional help contact Nina Smart, Liaison Librarian for Public Policy, Gerontology and Urban Studies (nsmart@sfu.ca) .

Top Resources

  1. Access to Canadian health and public policy documents, and Canadian e-books.
  2. Covers political science articles published in scholarly journals and yearbooks worldwide.
  3. Index to economics journals and working papers.
  4. Indexes over 1,900 environmental journals, with fulltext access to about 750. Also available is fulltext access to over 200 monographs.
  5. Political Science Complete (PSC) contains full text for over 480 journals, and indexing and abstracts for nearly 2,100 titles.
  6. Theoretical and applied sociology, social science, and policy science.
  7. 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.

Other Resources

  1. Multidisciplinary index to academic & popular journals.
  2. A statistical picture of the BC economy on a national accounts basis.
  3. Thousands of business journals, industry magazines, and industry & market reports.
  4. This database offers access to the full text of over 350 Canadian newspapers from Canada's leading publishers.
  5. Canadian government publications.
  6. Reports and briefings on Canadian business & economics topics.
    To view reports purchased by the the SFU library, you need to register with your SFU email address and select Simon Fraser University as your organization. Anyone may register for a free account, but only persons affiliated with Simon Fraser University may view reports purchased by the library.
  7. 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.
  8. Human and physical geography.
  9. Provides annual statistics on competitiveness of nations. Ranks countries based on economic performance, government efficiency, business efficiency and infrastructure.
  10. 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.
  11. A searchable database of select Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) records.
  12. Access to BestCase, CriminalSource and LawSource. Contains former Criminal Spectrum content.
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