Welcome to SFU!
This is just a short guide to a few key resources and some ways to get help with your research. The SFU Library has many more resources and services to support you -- please ask!
-- Mark Bodnar (Business Librarian - Burnaby/Surrey campuses: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Business Source Complete
Key business database containing academic/scholarly business journal articles, as well as thousands of business news sources and trade magazines
- Canadian Newsstream
Search through the issues of major newspapers in Canada from the last several years
- LexisNexis and Factiva
Two news databases with much broader coverage than Canadian Newsstream
- SFU Library catalogue
Find out which books, ebooks, and journals we own
- Finding Business and Trade Associations
Short guide to key associations that are relevant to the subjects/concentrations within Business here at SFU
- Business Information Resources at the SFU Library
Your new super-favourite homepage! Lists business databases, research guides (including many for specific courses), and key resources -- including your most important resource: the Business Librarian team at SFU.
- Videos, Interactive Tutorials, and More on Researching at SFU
The Library's growing collection of multimedia guides will get you up to speed on research skills.
A few key guides:
- Start Your Research Here
SFU Library's overview of the research process, with links to further resources and guides at each step.
- How to Read a Paper
Learn how to decipher dense academic papers with this introduction to the "3-Pass Approach" by Srinivasan Keshav of the University of Waterloo.
- How to Read a Book, v5.0
Similar to the resource above, this guide from Paul Edwards of the University of Michigan will help you save time and improve comprehension when reading/scanning the sorts of complex books you need to read at university.
- Strategies for Learning, Reading, Writing, Time Management and much more
These resources from SFU's Student Learning Commons will make your academic life so much smoother!
- Ask a Librarian services at the SFU Library
So many ways to reach us: Chat, email, text, in-person...! Don't hesitate to ask for help. We are always happy to help SFU's researchers learn how to use our resources efficiently and effectively.