This guide is a starting point for library research required for the PUB 898 assignments. You can also refer to the main Publishing Research Guide
for more resources.
If you need help, please contact Matt Kingcroft, Librarian for Interactive Arts & Technology and Publishing at 778.782.7588 or email@example.com or Ask a librarian.
There are a number of databases which provide reports on the publishing industry.
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.
Contains industry reports that include information such as products and services segmentation, cost structure benchmarks and key statistics. Use the tabs at the top of the report to navigate.
Plunkett Research Online
Includes the most Entertainment, Publishing, and Media Industry Almanac.
Technavio (through Factiva)
Contains industry forecast reports, including a report on "Global Content Publishing Market 2017-2021". This report contains market segmentation by type such as newspaper, magazine, and book publishing.
MPub Internship Reports
MPub Internship Reports
completed from mid-2004 onwards are freely available online in Summit
, SFU's research repository. Internship reports published prior to this point are listed in the Library catalogue and available in print only. You can view the full list of MPub Internship Reports
(print and digital) via the catalogue.
If a recent report you're looking for is not yet in Summit, try our Thesis Registration System
instead, and search using Publishing
in the Department field.
When your own report is complete (congratulations!) you will also submit your thesis
and it will be added to Summit.
Borrowing privileges at other libraries in Canada
SFU students have reciprocal borrowing privileges
with several universities across Canada, all the way to Ontario, Quebec, and the Atlantic provinces. To access these services, pick up a COPPUL card at the downtown campus Belzberg Library loans desk. This COPPUL card, along with your SFU Library card, will enable you to borrow books directly from other academic libraries (see the full list of participating libraries
).* Make sure to pick up this card before you leave town!
*NOTE: U of Toronto Library has extra restrictions and charges a fee for external researchers.
Access to research materials
As registered SFU students, you will continue to have access to all of our online SFU Library resources, via the Library website or using the SFU Library bookmarklet
MPub students can use the Telebook service
during their internship semester to have books, articles, and other materials sent by mail.
If you want to access wifi on your own laptop or device at another university over the summer, make sure that you are signed up for the eduroam network
(see the map of participating institutions
in Canada). It's a good idea to get eduroam set up before leaving, while you still have access to support from SFU's IT services.