Tips for starting out
Browse research guides
It's a good place to start with any subject you are researching. Go to the Math research guide to look at general Math resources. Also, check out the research guides for Earth Science and Resource & Environmental Management!
- Student Learning Commons
Provides consultations for one-to-one help with developing your outline, writing your paper, and reading comprehension.
Understanding and avoiding plagiarism
Test your knowledge of what plagiarism is and learn several techniques for avoiding it.
Finding journal articles
Think broadly; It's helpful to consider what fields are spanned by your research question, and therefore what databases may contain useful information. In addition to math databases, you may also want to consider searching science and environmental databases.
Some of these are index databases, which means the full-text of the article isn't included in the database. You'll notice "Where can I get this?" links that will point you the SFU Library's copy of the article. If this doesn't work, take a look at From citation to article: Find the full text of an article from an article citation.
Web of Science
Search for journal articles in all areas of science.
Search for articles about environmental studies, including marine & freshwater science, pollution, and waste management.
Search for articles about mathematics.
Academic Search Premier
Covers all academic disciplines, including astronomy, physics, math, science and history.
- Google Scholar