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Fraser Library welcomes students in the Semester in Dialogue to SFU Surrey. This guide will help you to use our library to find and evaluate research material for your projects. If you have any further questions about library services, please Ask a Librarian!
To find ebooks, print books, journals, articles, background sources, and more, search the SFU Library Catalogue.
If you're new to searching all of our Library resources, start with the Library Catalogue search guide.
To look for relevant resources more systematically, try searching using these subject headings related to virtual reality: (To search for books by subject heading, use the Browse Search option in the SFU Library Catalogue, then select Subject browse from the drop-down menu.)
- Virtual reality
- Augmented reality
- Human-computer interaction
- Immersive Media
- Virtual reality in education
- Virtual Reality Therapy
- Virtual reality -- Social aspects
- Virtual reality -- Philosophy
- Avatars (virtual reality)
- Shared virtual environments
If the item is not available at Fraser Library, or is out on loan, please request it!
Journal articles and databases
Suggested journals for virtual reality
- Virtual Reality
- Science and Engineering Ethics
- Ethics and Information Technology
- History of the Human Sciences
- Technology in Society
- Cyberpsychology & Behavior
- Presence Teleoperators and Virtual Enviornments
- Computers in Human Behavior
- Frontiers in Robotics and AI
Connect to Article databases to find articles in academic journals, trade magazines, reports and newspapers, as well as financial and statistical data. Many databases provide online access to the full text of the articles or allow you to directly request copies of articles.
Suggested article databases for virtual reality
ACM Digital Library
Journals, conference proceedings, and technical reports published by the Association for Computing Machinery.
IEEE Electronic Library
Books, journals, conference proceedings, and standards published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Thousands of in-depth step-by-step video tutorials, taught by experts, on software development, design practices, business skills, web development, and photography.
Web of Science
Excellent multidisciplinary source. References thousands of social science and humanities journals in addition to science journals.
LearnTechLib: The Learning and Technology Library
Covers educational technology and e-learning.
Frost & Sullivan
In-depth market research and strategy reports of emerging technologies. For example, see the report on Augmented and Virtual Reality in Healthcare. (Access to PDF download available upon request. See database description for more details.)
Journal articles, books, and contributions from anthologies in all areas of philosophy research.
Articles, books, book chapters, technical reports, and theses and dissertations in the field of psychology and the psychological aspects of other disciplines.
Try using the same subject terms as suggested for books. You can also check the thesaurus or list of subject terms within the database. For help with searching databases, check Finding Journal Articles and/or Moving From Citation to Article.
For books and articles not online or at SFU, request an Interlibrary Loan.
Selected internet sources
Governments, research institutes, non-profit organizations, industry and other associations and companies all have web sites - many with publications freely available.
Internet sources for virtual reality
Virtual reality: the essentials
Video course loaded with information about VR development.
Note: SFU students have access to this resource via Safari Books Online. You will be prompted to enter your SFU email address to gain access to this resource.
The SFU iSpace Research Lab investigates what constitutes effective, robust, and intuitive human spatial orientation and behaviour in computer-mediated environments. Also check out their YouTube playlist.
MIT Media Lab blog
The MIT Media Lab's mission is to anticipate and create technologies that make our lives safer, cleaner, healthier, fairer, and more productive. Their blog is full of interesting articles relating to cutting-edge technology.
Research guides for related subjects
Research guides are produced by SFU liaison librarians to point you to the best external sources as well as providing information about publications available in the library. Try these guides for further suggestions:
- Interactive Arts and Technology
- Computer Science
- Cognitive Science
- Government Resources
Writing and citing
Writing and Style Guides
Will tell you how to cite your sources properly.
Citation or reference management tools
Collect your journal article, book, or other document citations together in one place, and help you create properly formatted bibliographies in almost any style — in seconds. Citation management tools help you keep track of your sources while you work and store your references for future use and reuse.
If you would like any further assistance or information about the library or your research, don't hesitate to Ask a Librarian.