Books & articles: Communication information resources

Start Your Research Here: A brief overview of the research process, including some general ideas of where to start your search for books and articles.


  • New books in CMNS
  • All of SFU's books and journals -- both online and print -- are listed in the Library Catalogue. See the Library Catalogue search guide for tips on advanced searching. 
  • Collections of digital books
    • ebrary: Books and reports in all subject areas from a wide range of publishers
    • Canadian Electronic Library: This collection brings together monograph publications from a variety of Canadian public policy institutes, research institutes, think-tanks, advocacy groups, government agencies and university research centres.

Journals & magazines

Communication & Mass Media Complete
Covers journals in the fields of communication, mass media studies, linguistics and film. Many major journals have indexing, abstracts, PDFs and searchable citations from their first issues to the present (dating as far back as 1915).

Sociological Abstracts
Abstracts of journal articles, books, chapters, association papers, dissertations, and book, film, and software reviews related to theoretical and applied social sciences.

Humanities & Social Sciences Abstracts (1983 to current)
Articles published in over 350 English-language periodicals. Topics include: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Communications, Community Health, Economics, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Planning & Public Administration, Religion & Theology, Minority Studies, Performing Arts, Psychology, Philosophy, Political Science, Urban Studies etc.