Cycles may be an unavoidable feature of the financial system, but crises don't have to be... as long as we learn from the past. To that end, here's one of our newest ebooks here in the SFU Library: Elgar Encyclopedia of Financial Crises.
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As with my last post, this one is meant to highlight a few search tricks & strategies, as well as some key resources. There's no way I could cover all possible resources in a single post, even if I knew your specific research questions, so it's the search strategies and tips that are the most important in what follows, starting with a short discussion about how to think about your research goals...
Even if this isn't your current research topic, the sources and perspectives I discuss here may get you thinking about different ways to approach your own research topic and about the wide range of library resources available to support you.
Problem solved! Thanks to our wonderful eBranch team here in the library, we now have a simple little tool that can create a link to a specific Factiva article for you in seconds.
Sage Research Methods: Business combines practical how-to guides, case studies of real research projects, video tutorials, and practice datasets, resulting in a well-rounded learning experience for all those conducting academic or workplace studies.
Let's start with my recent post about the learning & current awareness resources available from our national statistical agency: Not just numbers: Statistics Canada's educational resources. [...] Just this morning, Statistics Canada released another episode (season 4, episode 3) of their Eh Sayers podcast. This new episode is focused on misinformation in society and features a conversation between a UAlberta misinformation/disinformation expert and the Assistant Chief Statistician of Canada.
And if you know and use our services to any extent at all, you probably have some opinions on what's working and what could be improved.
And if you have such opinions, you may have also wished that there was an efficient and impactful way to share them...
Take, for instance, GIS (Geographic Information Systems): this standard tool of the Geography Dept. has wide application in almost any subject. Visualizing, and thinking spatially about, a topic can unlock new insights obscured by standard data tables and dense text — regardless of whether you're analyzing supply chains, economic development, consumer behaviour, or housing prices.