One of the assignments for some of the BUS 237 classes requires finding recent articles from a short list of publications. This guide is meant to save you some time finding those magazines & newspapers in the SFU Library.
If the publications you are looking for aren't covered here, send me an email and I'll add them! -- Mark: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Magazine/Newspaper||Recent Print||Recent Online|
|Financial Times of London||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Globe & Mail||Yes||Yes||Yes||See note 5 below||Yes|
|New York Times||Yes||No||Yes||No||Yes|
|Wall Street Journal||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Washington Post||No||No||No||See note 5 below||Yes|
Notes about the Table
- Recent issues of the print magazines & newspapers we carry in Burnaby are in the Current Journals/Newspapers area on the north side of the 6th floor of our Bennett Library.
- In cases where we've indicated that PDF copies are available, they are page images: copies of exactly what you would see if you were to read the print version of the publication.
- HTML copies, on the other hand, are generally text-only, with any images and special formatting removed. Possibly not acceptable for your assignment -- check with your TA or instructor if unsure.
- The HTML versions of a few of these publications (Financial Times, New York Times, WSJ, and Washington Post) are available via Factiva. The links in the table will take you to a pre-run Factiva search of each publication with the most recent articles at the top. You can either browse the titles, or click on Modify Search to refine your search with further terms.
- The Washington Post and the Globe & Mail are special cases in that recent issues (last 3 months) are also available in page-image format through our PressReader database: Globe & Mail + Sunday Washington Post + Non-Sunday Washington Post.
- To get a PDF version of an article, you'd need to use whatever print-to-PDF function is available on your computer (the SFU LIbrary machines all do this sort of thing).
- If possible, browse the publication instead of searching for random keywords. An article may not include any of the common keywords (information technology, information systems, etc.) yet still be perfectly relevant to your topic.
- If you need to make a PDF of a print article to send to your TA, all of our libraries have both flatbed scanners and photocopiers with scan-to-email functions. See this FAQ for details.
- Also try your local public library for many of these publications, or pick up an issue at your local bookstore or convenience store.
- For many of you, this will be the first time you've used our library system to find resources. Please don't hesitate to ask for help at the reference/help desk in any of our library branches.
- Also try our guide to News resources: Finding newspaper articles and newspapers
Good luck with your assignment!