LBST 203: Work and Health

 Contact info

For Library research help, please contact Moninder Lalli, Liaison Librarian for Labour Studies by email or Ask a librarian.


Start Your Research Here - This page gives you an overview of the research process, or in other words how to find materials for your essay.

    Selected reference works

    It is useful to start by obtaining an overview of a topic by consulting scholarly encyclopedias, handbooks or even textbooks.  These assist with identifying key authors, debates and resources.

    Find journal articles

    Finding articles: Advanced search techniques [video]  - This three-minute video introduces some advanced search techniques, demonstrated in Academic Search Premier. 

    Use the databases below for find scholarly articles on labour topics. Each database indexes several hundred journals  so searching them provides you with relevant articles for those disciplines.  For articles not available in full-text within the database, use the "Get@SFU" icon to search for a copy.

    Limit your search to "academic", "scholarly" or "peer-reviewed."

    • CBCA Complete  - Canadian Business and Current Affairs (CBCA) - indexes trade & scholarly journals;management, accounting, finance, marketing, industries, country profiles, labour
    • Business Source Complete
    • Sociological Abstracts : Sociological aspects of twenty-nine broad topics, including anthropology, business, collective behaviour, community development, disaster studies, education, environmental studies, gender studies, etc.
    • Social Sciences Full Text  - Multi-disciplinary, social sciences database
    • Women's Studies International -- Main database for GSWS topics.  
    • Canadian Newsstream -- Full text access to major Canadian daily newspapers (such as the Globe and Mail, National Post, The Gazette (Montreal), and Vancouver Sun) as well as small market newspapers and weeklies published in Canada.
    • Canada Commons (formerly, Canadian Electronic Library from desLibris) - for public policy documents from Canadian institutes, think-tanks and research groups.

    Find books in the Library

    Library Catalogue search guide 

    The Library Catalogue provides access to books, journal articles, videos, government documents and much more.  To limit the search results to "books", use the filter (left-hand column in search results) to "resource type" of "books."

    Search the SFU Library Catalogue, either the Basic or the Advanced search

    Note: In the searches below, search results can be limited by "Resource type" such as "books or by "Subject"

    If you have found one book that is particularly relevant to your research, but need more, search that book in the library catalogue and use the subject headings associated with that book!

    Selected books

    Selected "subject headings"

    Browse by subject ("Browse" tab is at the top, when using "Catalogue Search"]
    Limit by subject" (in search results, check the left-hand column)

    Government information



    British Columbia

    • British Columbia Employment Standards Act  The provincial legislation that ensures that employees in British Columbia receive at least basic standards of compensation and conditions of employment. The British Columbia Employment Standards Act and Regulation sets out minimum working conditions for all employees covered under provincial labour laws. A number of sectors or industries in British Columbia are subject to specific regulations that only apply to them. Click here to see the regulations for specific industries.
    • British Columbia Labour Relations Code  The provincial legislation that protects the right of employees in British Columbia to be a member of a trade union and to participate in its lawful activities. The Code further delineates the rights of employees and employers.
    • Human Rights Protection  "British Columbia has a law to protect and promote human rights. It is called the B.C. Human Rights Code or the Code. The Code helps to protect you from discrimination and harassment." [from the website]  [BC] Human Rights Code

    Library guides

    Writing help

    For undergraduate students, thStudent Learning Commons provides assistance and numerous, helpful guides.