Communication information resources: Home

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?

These days, due to COVID, my communication with researchers is usually via email, phone, Zoom and other platforms.  Remember when we used to run into people on campus?

I'd be happy to hear from you by email, especially if you have a question about research for a CMNS course or one that can be addressed by finding an appropriate information source.

If we need to have a more in-depth conversation, we can schedule that at our mutual convenience. 

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)

200 level

  • CMNS 201 Empirical Methods for Communications Research [Ahmed Al-Rawi) (updated: Spring 22]
  • CMNS 210 Media History (Cait McKinney) (updated: Fall 20]
  • CMNS 220  Understanding Television (Zoe Druick) (updated: Spring 16)
  • CMNS 230 The Cultural Industries in Canada: Global Context (Matthew Greaves) (updated: Fall 21)
  • 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 334 Cultural Policy research guide  (updated: Fall 17)
  • CMNS 362 Evaluation Methods for Applied Communication Research (J. Marontate)  (updated: Spring 22]

400 level

  • 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

New Communication books