SA 315: New Information Technology and Society

Contact info

For Library research help, please contact Moninder Lalli, Librarian for Sociology / Anthropology by email ( or Ask a librarian.

Course syllabus

SA 315 New Information Technology and Society


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

Encyclopedias, handbooks or textbooks provide overviews, definitions and identify key authors and ideas.

Find journal articles

How to find journal articles" tutorial.  If the full-text of the article is not available, use the "Get@SFU" link to find it.

The databases below will provide articles on information technology and society.

Find books in the Library

Library Catalogue search guide

Search the SFU Library Catalogue

   You can also use  SFU Library Catalogue: Advanced Search

Books by title

Books can be searched by title using the "Browse by title" search, Catalogue Search or the Advanced SearchThe "Browse by title" will not show book chapters or book reviews.

Keyword searches for topics


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

Note:  For Catalogue Search, when combining concepts, use CAPITAL letters ( "OR", "AND")

Selected titles

Browse books by selected subject headings

Check subject headings of relevant titles in your list and click on the "subject" links.  You can also "browse by subject" to find books on a topic.  Examples  of relevant subject headings, below.

Library guides

Obtaining books or journal articles not in SFU Library collection

Please use the Library's Inter-Library Loans Service to borrow books or to obtain journal articles which are not in the SFU Library Collection (no charge).

To place an ILL request see Request items from other libraries.

Writing help

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

Selected resources on writing essays: