Publishing information resources: Home

This guide is designed to help you get started with your Publishing research.  Find books, journal articles, and additional research resources available to you at SFU Library.  

Contact info

If you need help, please contact Megan Sorenson, Liaison Librarian at 778.782.7588 or; or Ask a librarian.

New Publishing books

Highlighted resources for Publishing

Quill and Quire
The foremost magazine for Canadian publishing news. Available in print at Belzberg and Fraser libraries. We also have access to Quill & Quire Omni for the latest Canadian book industry news.

Publishers Weekly Digital Archive
The premier source for American publishing news and book reviews, with added coverage of the British book trade. Contains the full run of Publishers Weekly, including industry articles, book reviews, advertisements, and illustrations, in high resolution and full colour.  

CBCA Complete
This database includes articles on the Canadian publishing industry and indexes older articles from Quill & Quire.

Business Source Complete
This database contains articles from academic business journals, industry news sources and magazines (e.g. Publishers Weekly), and industry & market reports.

Chicago Manual of Style
The online version also includes the Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide, sample forms, letters, and style sheets.


Publishing @ SFU's Engage Blog, which includes occasional Library and research news.

The Library also maintains a periodically updated list of publishing programs around the world.

Help with course assignments

Note: Course guides are usually only updated when there's a new instruction session for that class, so information on these pages might be dated.

Undergraduate Minor in Print and Digital Publishing (see their page for a complete list of courses)

  • PUB 372  The Publishing Process
  • PUB 375  Magazine Publishing
  • PUB 450  The Business of Book Publishing
  • PUB 480  Buy the Book: A History of Publication Design (Special Topics)

Master of Publishing (see their page for more information)

  • PUB 601 Editorial Theory and Practice
  • PUB 602 Design and Production Control in Publishing
  • PUB 606 Magazine Publishing Project
  • PUB 801 History of Publishing 
  • PUB 898 Internship Project Report