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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. Canadian health and public policy documents, and Canadian e-books. Includes three major components: Canadian Health Research, Canadian Public Policy documents, and fiction and non-fiction e-books from Canadian publishers.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 from 1961-1999 on a national accounts basis. Information on key economic processes such as production, income, capital formation, consumption and savings are translated into a consistent system of statistics, including measures of Gross Domestic Product by industry.
  3. Thousands of scholarly business journals, industry magazines, company profiles, and industry & market reports. This database offers information in virtually every area of business including accounting & tax, banking, finance & insurance, construction, computer science, economics and many more.
  4. Full text access to major Canadian daily newspapers (such as the Globe and Mail, National Post, The Gazette (Montreal), and Vancouver Sun) as well as small market newspapers and weeklies published in Canada.
  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. Reports and briefings on organizational effectiveness, Canadian economic forecasts and national policy issues. Only a selection of the reports are free, dealing mostly with public policy issues, which are marked as "No charge".
    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. Citations with abstracts to economics journals, books, and working papers. Coverage includes Accounting, Business Finance and Investment, Consumer Economics, Economic Growth, Health Economics, Industry Studies, International Economics, Labor, Natural Resources, Urban and Regional Economics, and Welfare Programs
  8. Current research and policy documents on international development issues.
  9. Comprehensive coverage (over 1,900 journals) in environmental and many related disciplines. Also available is fulltext access to over 200 monographs.
  10. 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.*
  11. Custom tabulation covering Experienced Labour Force Population: 15 years and over in Private Households by sex, age groups, industry and occupation for Canada, Provinces and Territories, 2016.
  12. Custom tabulation covering Experienced Labour Force Population aged 15 years and over excluding institutional residents by sex, age groups, and occupation for Canada and its Provinces and Territories for 2002 and 2006.
  13. Data related to food and agriculture around the world, provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
  14. An extensive collection of bibliographies of books, articles, monographs, reports and theses in physical and human geography, geology, mineralogy, ecology and development studies. The scope is international, dating back to 1980. The interdisciplinary coverage makes it suitable for researching environmental issues.
  15. Annual statistics on competitiveness of nations. Countries are ranked based on economic performance, government efficiency, business efficiency and infrastructure. Based on time series data from the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, published since 1989.
  16. Abstracts of political science articles published in journals and yearbooks around the world.
  17. In-depth reports and opinion pieces on under-reported Canadian stories in the areas of climate change, energy, politics, the natural world, and related societal issues.
  18. Literature on the marine and brackish-water environment. Covers marine biology and physical oceanography, fisheries, aquaculture, non-living resources, meteorology and geology, plus environmental, technological, and legislative topics.
  19. Journals, reference books and monographs, and conference papers on political topics with a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse.
  20. 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.
  21. Abstracts of journal articles, books, chapters, association papers, dissertations, and book, film, and software reviews related to theoretical and applied social sciences.
  22. Bibliographic and physical location information on research publications about the polar regions, with good representation of the Canadian North (Yukon and Northwest Territories). Diverse subjects covered ranging from science to law and history. Coverage is 1671-2015. For 2016 onward, search Cambridge Libraries Collections.
  23. Online media resource with news articles and opinion pieces written by academics and researchers who are experts in their field. Covers June 2017 to present.
  24. Canadian legislation, case law, and commentary. Contains the databases BestCase Library, CriminalSource, and LawSource.
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