Most of SFU Library's electronic resources are article databases and provide you with 24-7 access to magazine, journal and newspaper articles via the Internet. To help you identify the most appropriate database for your topic/subject, check to see if there is a Research Guide for the subject area.
The DOAJ provides convenient access to a wide range of open access journals across all disciplines. Many are peer-reviewed. Peter Suber defines Open Access (OA) literature as "digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder."
Already have an article's citation information? Want to see if you can get full-text without using interlibrary loan?
Use the "Search Journals" link. Simply search for the journal name. If we have access to it you will be shown which database(s) have it, and what years they can provide access to.
Depending on the database you are using, articles may be displayed in different formats:
If we don't have it, we can probably get it for you!
Books - generally arrive within 7-10 business days
Articles - generally arrive within two business days. Sometimes the same day!!
CDs and DVDs - generally arrive within 7-10 business days