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Business & Econ Liaison Librarian, Mark Bodnar, was very helpful

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Q: I've been having a difficult time with a scoping review I'm performing, getting into databases I'm not all that familiar with (like Business Source) and altogether not knowing what I'm doing. I reached out to the library about having export issues and was referred to Business & Econ Liaison Librarian, Mark Bodnar, and honestly...I'm blown away.

Renaming the Bennett library

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Q: In light of SFUs proclaimed commitments to reconciliation and the library as a public space for community learning, it would be wonderful to see SFU put forward the action to rename the WAC Bennett Library.The opening statement on SFUs 2019/2020 Annual Report on Reconciliation states, "There is no endeavour more important to Canada’s well-being than the national process of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. With this in mind, we at Simon Fraser University have committed ourselves to serve as an instrument for reconciliation" (p.3).

Censoring Freedom to Read Week?

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Q: This link (and others) were published to a "Freedom to Read Week" listing. Unfortunately none of the SFU pages are actually readable and are inaccessible to the public. Ironic?

A: Never fear -- we aren't censoring our Freedom to Read Week information. Last week we added a link from the Library home page to a new and updated page that includes more online-friendly features. (You can also go directly to our FtRW information here.

Access to Bilingual Research Journal

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Q: I can't get access to the following journal article online: Lee, Jin Sook, & Oxelson, Eva. (2006). "It's Not My Job": K-12 Teacher Attitudes Toward Students' Heritage Language Maintenance. Bilingual Research Journal, 30(2), 453–477.

The error message that I'm getting from Google Chrome is that "www-tandfonline-com.proxy.lib.sfu.ca redirected you too many times." I cleared the cookies but it didn't make a difference.

Inter-library loan for The Papers of Chief John Ross

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Q: I am working on a research project and am in need of a book for references. It looks like your library had the book in ebook form which would make the reference search easier by using keyword searches. I was wondering if it was possible to obtain the ebook via inter-library loan?

The books are: The Papers of Chief John Ross, vol. 1 and The Papers of Chief John Ross, vol. 2.

Accessing Fundamentals of Microfluidics

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Q: How do I get the full text of the following book in the SFU library? The full text link didn't work:

Fundamentals of Microfluidics and Lab on a Chip for Biological Analysis and Discovery

Access to an H.P. Lovecraft book

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Q: There is a difference between a book I found on the SFU Library website and the link it sends me to when I try to access it. The ISBN number is 978-0812974416. The two websites do not show the same book. Could you advise?

A: Thanks for bringing this incorrect edition's catalogue record to our attention. We will work with our catalogue vendor to remove this content.

Donating books to the library

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Q: Is there is any interest or is SFU is accepting resource donations?

A: Thank-you for thinking of the SFU Library.

NFB campus access link

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Q: The NFB Campus Access link for the video, "The Sterilization of Leilani Muir" (National Film Board of Canada) doesn't seem to be working. The link takes me to the NFB site, but there is no online access to the film.

A: We've contacted the vendor and believe that the problem has been resolved. 

Chelsea Richards
Serials Specialist


Subscription to EdCan network

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Q: I am wondering why the SFU library does not have a subscription to the EdCan network?

A: The library is in fact subscribed to Education Canada magazine. The library has it in print format since the as early as 1969 and it is also indexed in one of our subscribed databases “Education Source” with full text since 2002. As an open access journal, the record also refers to the journal’s archive on its website.