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CED Research Guide: Sources of Academic Research

Assistance in Academic Research

All resources listed on this page have help screens or tutorials.  For additonal guides to maxmize your research, go to the Start Here page.  Feel free to contact me as well.

Eldis - Great for International Development Research

Eldis includes some of the best research papers, policy documents, and case studies on development issues.  Click "Topics" at the top of the page for access to excellent research papers, policy documents, and case studies on development issues. Eldis is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

Find CBU's Journals

For a specific journal or magazine title check CBU's Journal Titles List .  For journal titles by subject, click here.

Find Journal and Magazine Articles, and More

If you want to find journal or magazine articles on a specific topic, the following electronic resources will be useful.  All of these resources have help screens or tutorials. For improved searching, consider keywords that describe your topic before you search.  If we don't have an article you require, ask for it through Interlibrary Loan. It's free!

Ebook Access

It isn't necessary to be at CBU to get access to a large collection of books.  Here are links to many of the ebooks CBU users can access:

EBSCO Academic ebooks -  Not used to using it?  Here's help  and a PDF to show you how to download EBSCO ebooks

Canadian Electronic Library  -  Searchable access to public documents issued by Canadian public policy agencies and think tanks, as well as books from 100 Canadian publishers. Documents may be downloaded in PDF; book titles are available for online access only.

ProQuest Ebook Central  -  And, here are online tutorials.  Because of the terms of use for this collection, make sure you really want to read it before checking the book out.


Novanet Search for Books at CBU

Use the search box below then, on the left of the screen, filter results by "Resource Type" to "Books". It is not advisable to use "Novanet Search" to find articles. Those not on CBU campus should use the e-book collections noted above and/or ebooks within Novanet.