Douglas College Library Catalogue
Find books, DVDs and more in the Library's collection. Begin with a KEYWORD search using words and phrases that describe your topic. eg. Maillardville or Fraser Mills.
SFU Library Catalogue
Some titles available at SFU Library
Newspaper, magazine and scholarly journal articles from Canadian publications.
Another database that includes Canadian journal and magazine articles.
Academic Search Complete
A multi-disciplinary full text database, with a more international and US perspective. Good for more general articles on formal cultural regions.
Includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
The terms academic, scholarly, refereed and peer-reviewed are different ways to describe the intellectual rigour of an article. The terms tell the reader that the article is reliable and authoritative, and makes a valuable contribution to the topic of study. Before the article is accepted for publication in a refereed or peer-reviewed journal, an editorial group of experts in the field reviews the article to ensure that the work meets a certain academic standard.
Some of the Library's article databases allow you to limit your search so that only articles published in academic/scholarly/peer-reviewed/refereed journals are included in your list of results. Watch this short video describing the difference between scholarly and popular publications.
Sometimes the full text of a journal article you find in an database is not available in full text - that is, the complete article is not available in the database that you are searching. When this happens, look for the words FIND THE ARTICLE and click on them. A search will automatically be done for the exact article you are looking for. You do not need to do anything. (Watch the video below.)
If the journal is available through the Douglas College Library, either in print (hard copy on the shelf) or online in a different database from the one you are searching, the screen will tell you where you can find it. If you do not see a screen that looks like this, the article is unfortunately not available through the Douglas College Library. All is not lost! You can use our interlibrary loan form to request a copy of the article from another library.