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  • Limited access to the top 500 articles

    The Harvard Business Review (HBR) imposes restrictions on access and use of its 500 most popular articles.

    If you try to access one of these top articles directly, you will see a message saying,  "Persistent linking is NOT permitted," or "The publisher offers limited access to this article. The full text cannot be viewed from a persistent link" (or something similar). 

    You can still access these top articles for personal research purposes, by following some additional steps.

    For instance:

    Search within the Harvard Business Review 

    You can go directly to the HBR through the Library Catalogue, then "Search within this publication" or "drill down" to find your article:

    "Search within this publication" for your article title

    Search tips [[fa key]]:

    1. Make sure JN "Harvard Business Review" stays in one of the search boxes 
    2. Use quotation marks around your article title for best results

    Or: 

    If you have a citation: The "drill-down" method

    If you have a citation, including the date, volume, issue, and page numbers in which the article appeared, you can also drill down by browsing for the year in which your article appeared, then the volume, and so on. 

     

     

  • The email function in Factiva will only send you the links to articles, rather than the articles themselves. Unfortunately, those links won't open from off campus.

    You can avoid this problem by downloading your articles in pdf and rich text format and saving and/or emailing them so you will have access to them from anywhere.

    Image showing location of PDF and RTF download buttons in the Factiva interface.

    See also: How do I create a stable link to an article in Factiva? (FAQ).

    If you need help, please ask a librarian for assistance.

  • The Library at SFU Surrey is called the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board Academic Library, or Fraser Library for short, in recognition of a generous donation to SFU Surrey made by the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board. 

  • Copyright owners and creators of works have the right to charge a fee for the use of their materials unless fair dealing, another Copyright Act exception or a Library license otherwise covers the use. The cost of course packs varies depending on the copyright fees charged by the copyright owner, the number of pages and documents, and the volume of course packs being produced. Those costs are generally reflected in the selling price of the course pack, over which SFU has no control. Copyright fees are collected on behalf of the copyright owners and remitted to them.

  • Use of copyrighted materials is protected under the law in Canada and we are subject to the Canadian Copyright Act. Additionally, the University has implemented policies, standards and guidelines that, as members of the university community, we are required to follow.

    Simon Fraser University respects intellectual property and intellectual property laws, and will take appropriate steps to ensure consistent application of legal requirements throughout the University. It is the responsibility of each member of the university community to comply with copyright law and respect copyright ownership and licensing.  

    Please note that staff at the University Library, Archives, Bookstore, Centre for Online and Distance Education, Teaching and Learning Centre, Creative Services and Document Solutions have a professional responsibility to respect copyright law and may refuse to copy or print something if it is thought to be an infringement of copyright law.

  • The Library is not authorized to stamp, initial or otherwise acknowledge or receive assignments on behalf of any SFU instructor, Department or Faculty. To ensure academic integrity, assignments must be submitted as directed by your course instructor.

    If you have any questions about the Library's role regarding assignments, please contact Elaine Fairey, Associate University Librarian, Bennett Public Services, at efairey@sfu.ca or 778.782.3252.

  • The Student Learning Commons (SLC) provides assistance for most writing with an academic purpose, including papers, theses, applications for graduate programs, and cover letters and resumes for positions related to your academic program, such as Co-op. 

    For assistance with job-related cover letters and résumés, consult SFU Career Services or the Career Management Centre.

    SLC staff and peer educators do not proofread or edit your work but do help you develop your own effective proofreading and editing strategies.

     

  • The Student Learning Commons (SLC) consultants will review portions of your work with you and help you develop your own effective proofreading or editing strategies. 

    If you have approval from your course instructor or thesis supervisor to work with a professional editor, see the recommendations set out by the Dean of Graduate Studies, and the guidelines from the Editors' Association of Canada (EAC).  The EAC also provides suggestions for working with an editor and a directory of editors for hire.

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