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Good news! As of today, interlibrary loan times for some books has now been extended from 3 weeks to 6 weeks*. This added loan time applies to books borrowed from partner COPPUL libraries (a collection of university libraries in Western Canada). In addition, there is a possibility of renewal for another six weeks, for a maximal potential loan time of 12 weeks!
Check out Ryerson Democratic Engagement Exchange’s guide to voting in the 2019 election: The Power is Yours: Your Federal Election Handbook.
The handbook "is a non-partisan guide that equips first-time and infrequent voters with the knowledge to make a confident, informed vote in the 2019 federal election. The workbook-style handbook is engaging, and easy to read and most importantly: fun!"
I'm pleased to announce SFU Library now has full access to the archives of the Canadian magazine, Maclean's. Coverage goes back as far as 1905 (when it was first titled, "Busy Man's Magazine"), and spans up to 2015. Maclean's magazine is a useful source for news coverage of Canadian events, including of course, articles on Canadian criminal and legal topics. Here are some sample articles:
As you may have heard, the Cannabis Act is in effect from October 17, 2018 onwards. This will undoubtedly raise lots of interesting questions and novel scenarios. Here are some library resources that can help.
Check out our legal databases for analysis from a legal perspective:
1. Westlaw Next Canada contains all sorts of legal materials, such as:
Are you conducting a content analysis of news media (newspapers, broadcast news, news websites, etc.)? If so, check out our new guide on conducting a media literature review:
Use this guide if you are conducting a literature review of news sources on a certain topic, and need help locating a sample of news sources for your analysis. For example:
Good news: a number of print legal titles (by Carswell) are now available online. Until now, these titles have only been in print. Their new online format allow for significantly greater access, as well as legal content that is updated more quickly!
Titles now online include: