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New Research Guide! Media Literature Reviews

Published August 2, 2017 by Yolanda Koscielski

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:

Media literature reviews: How to conduct a literature review using news sources

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:

New: Elsevier Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences

Published April 24, 2017 by Yolanda Koscielski

Enjoy the latest edition of the online Elsevier Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences!

This encyclopedia's in-depth, multi-page entries cover the latest in forensic sciences. This is a good place to start when researching a forensics topic, before you explore deeper with more specific journal articles.

Encyclopedia entries cover a broad range of topics from forensics administration to DNA to urine analysis. Example entries:

New Resource: American Law Institute Library

Published January 26, 2017 by Yolanda Koscielski

I'm pleased to note SFU Library now has access to the American Law Institute Collection, via the HeinOnline database.

Highlights of the collection include:

--The US Model Penal Code

--Restatement of the law: codifications of common law judge-made doctrines that develop gradually over time because of the principle of stare decisis

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