SA 363: Process of Development and Underdevelopment

Contact info

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

Services for Distance Education students

Consult the guide Services for Distance Education students if you are off campus.


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

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

Databases for journal articles

How to find journal articles" tutorial. 

The databases below will provide articles on information technology and society.  If the full-text of the article is not available, use the "Get@SFU" link to find it.  For more examples of search strategies and the keyword combinations that you could try, see the examples under the section, "Finding books - Keyword searches for topics" in this guide.

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
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 books

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.

Writing help

Selected resources on writing essays: