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This guide is designed to help you get started with your Communication research.  Find books, journal articles, and additional research resources available to you at SFU Library.  

Contact info


If you need help, please contact Sylvia Roberts, Liaison Librarian for Communication & Contemporary Arts at 778.782.3681 or sroberts@sfu.ca or Ask a librarian.

What's new?

Did you know that you can now book an appointment with me for a research consultation? 
I'm usually at the Burnaby campus on Mondays & Wednesdays and at the Vancouver campus on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  

During the Spring 2020 term, I'll be in Burnaby for office hours, Wednesday mornings, 9:30 to noon, in the Flex Research Lab (K7642) in the department of CMNS.  Please drop by to say hello and ask me anything!!!

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Help with course assignments

100 level

  • CMNS 110 (Burnaby)  Introduction to Communication Studies (Daniel Ahadi) (updated:  Oct 18)
  • CMNS 130 (Burnaby) Communication and Social Change (Svitlana Matviyeko) (updated: Sept 18)
  • CMNS 110 / 130 (Fraser International College) Explorations in Mass Communication (updated: May 14)

200 level

  • CMNS 201 Empirical Methods for Communications Research [Ahmed Al-Rawi) (updated: Spring 20]
  • CMNS 210 Media History (Cait McKinney) (updated: Spring 20]
  • CMNS 220  Understanding Television (Zoe Druick) (updated: Spring 16)
  • CMNS 230 The Cultural Industries in Canada: Global Context (Sarah Ganter) (updated: Spring 20)
  • CMNS 253 Introduction to Information Technology: The new media (Svitlana Matviyenko) (updated: Spring 18)
  • CMNS 253 (CODE) Introduction to Information Technology:  The new media (updated: Fall 17)

300 level

  • CMNS 326 Finding data (updated: Nov 15)
  • CMNS 334 Cultural Policy research guide  (updated: Fall 17)
  • CMNS 362 Evaluation Methods for Applied Communication Research (NoW, Vincent Andrisani )  (updated: Spring 19]

400 level

  • CMNS 431 (Burnaby) News Research and Analysis [Robert Hackett]  [updated: Spring16]
  • CMNS 487 (Burnaby) Collective Memory and Public Discourse (Jan Marontate) (updated: Sept 15)
  • CMNS 488 (Vancouver)  Art Worlds (Jan Marontate) (updated: Sept 15)

Graduate research

  • CMNS 800 (Vancouver)  Contemporary research in Communication studies (Zoe Druick) (updated: Fall 19]
  • CMNS 801 (Burnaby)  Design and methodology in Communication research (Ahmed Al-Rawi)  [updated Jan 20}

New Communication books