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Two trials: iPolitics and Criterion on Demand

Published by Mark Bodnar

The SFU Library has a couple new database trials underway. Neither are purely bus/econ-focused resources, but I'm sure we can all agree that both business and economics have very wide scopes -- almost anything is potentially useful to a good bus/econ researcher!

So, with that in mind, maybe kick the doors on these databases and let us know what you think:

a. iPolitics (ends Nov. 6th) -- A database that "includes coverage of the legislative, regulatory, political, and policy developments that matter most to business people, professionals, politicians and public servants (at all levels), political activists, and the more politically attuned." Try a search for competition or oil or consumers to start.

b. Criterion on Demand (ends Dec. 31, 2014) -- Online access to educationally relevant feature films used in Canadian Higher Education Institutions. Features more 1500 English titles and over 1100 French titles, and approximately 135 Foreign Language Films with English subtitles. (Majority are major motion pictures from Hollywood.)  The collection offers both streaming and download options.

Note that the page at the link above will direct you to our catalogue where each individual film has a temporary record during the trial with a link to the online version. See this link for a subset of the collection (english language films, ranked with the newest ones first).

Again, comments are welcome on both trials. Send them to us and we'll pass them on to the librarians responsible for each trial.


…. On behalf of your Business/Economics Librarian team:

  • Mark Bodnar (Business – Burnaby): mbodnar@sfu.ca
  • Megan Sorenson (Business – Vancouver): megan_sorenson@sfu.ca
  • Ania Dymarz (Business – Surrey): adymarz@sfu.ca
  • Carla Graebner (Economics): cgraebne@sfu.ca