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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 encyclopedias and handbooks
Use encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks to obtain definitions and overviews of a topic and also to identify key authors.
- Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change
- Encyclopedia of Global Warming Science and Technology
- Handbook of migration and globalisation
- Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society [print]
- Routledge Handbook of Climate Change and Society [print]
- Routledge international handbook of globalization studies
- Trade Unions in the Green Economy: Working for the Environment [print]
How to use the Library Catalogue [guide]
Do a Library Catalogue search to see if the Library owns or provides access to the sources that you've identified.
For known items it is best to check using "Browse by title" icon.
Note: In the searches below, you can limited results to "Online Resources only" and "Resource type" of "Books" and "Subjects"
How does government policy about the environment affect labour?
government* AND (policy OR policies) AND (environ* OR climate) AND (labor OR labour OR worker*) AND canad*
You can limit search results by "Resource type" of "books"
- (environm* OR climate) AND (labor OR labour OR worker*) AND Canad*
- Climate Change AND (labor OR labour)
- green AND (labor OR labour OR worker*) AND Canad*
- "green economy"
- (climate OR environm*) AND (work OR labour)
- "trade unions" AND (green OR environm* OR climate)
Combine different concepts using AND
Combine same concepts using OR
Use quotation marks to search for a phrase
Use brackets for synonyms
Use asterisk (*) for different endings of words
Use pull-down menu and select, "Source Types" as "Books"
Note: For Catalogue Search, when combining concepts, use CAPITAL letters ( "OR", "AND")
Catalogue Search / Browse then change "Title" to "Subject" and enter your subject term
- Business enterprises -- Environmental aspects
- Climatic changes
- Climatic changes -- Government policy
- Environmental policy.
- Global environmental change -- Government policy
- Green movement - works on the movement that embraces a political culture and lifestyle focused on environmental and other issues, such as ecological accountability, grass roots democracy, and pacifism, often based on a separate political party
- Women and the environment
Find journal articles
Search for journal articles on your topic using the databases, below. From within the database, use the "Get@SFU" icon will to find copies of articles which are not full-text within the database.
ProQuest Sociology Collection International literature in sociology and social services, and related fields. Searches multiple databases including: Applied Social Science Index, ProQuest Sociology Database, Social Services Abstracts, and Sociological Abstracts.
Social Sciences Full Text Provides access to a wide assortment of the most important English-language social science journals. Social Sciences Full Text includes full-text articles from hundreds of journals, covering the latest concepts, theories and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences.
Articles on ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more.
ScienceDirect Ebooks and journal articles on science and medicine, from Elsevier.
CBCA Complete Comprehensive Canadian periodical collection for reference and current events. Publications include scholarly journal articles, trade publications, dissertations, books, newspapers and magazines.
Government of Canada
Statistics Canada - the major statistical gathering agency of the federal government. It publishes the "whole range of statistics on the economic and social activities of the Canadian people". There are daily, weekly, quarterly, annual and irregular publications. They also publish the Census of Canada at five-year intervals.
- how many people are employed or unemployed; the unemployment rate; which industries or occupations people work in; the hours they work; commuting patterns; wage and non-wage benefits; job training; labour mobility;
- work absences; unionization; unpaid work; and other topics. Also includes geographic and demographic characteristics.
- Labour Market Overview
- Search: labour and climate
USA.gov A centralized place to find information from local, state, and U.S. Government Agency websites.
International Labour Organiazation (ILO)
Google search tips
Search results limited to words in the title of document, using "intitle:". Use capital "OR" for synonynms. Put braces "()" around words that mean the same thing.
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